Originally Posted by QuickS
I can guarantee you that these intel high end overclockable chips will cost $800+ though. Theres no way that they will only cost around $300 if they are calling them the extreme/high end chips.
Actually they would lose a lot more than .5% of the computer market. Believe it or not a lot of enthusiast's are also IT and have a lot of say in their customer's computer builds and gamers tend to go with w/e most overclocking enthusiast's buy also.
I doubt it. We're looking at a locked type of motherboard for lower-end/business use, and a higher-end socket for enthusiasts. The higher-end chips for LGA1336 aren't all going to be Extreme chips, just ones that can overclock. There most likely will be Extreme chips, but those will have unlocked multipliers, and as you said will likely cost well over $800.
As for the second bit, that's somewhat true - but only for those people that recommend builds to other enthusiasts or soon-to-be-enthusiasts. If I were running an IT department at a local business, and I had the choice between a chip that performs better than another at stock but cannot overclock or a chip that performed worse at stock but could overclock to a level better than the former chip, I'll recommend the first one every time. Any professional would do the same, I hope.