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The problem is, 1366 owners are butt hurt that a processor that's not even meant to compete with their socket is nibbling at their toes or throwing them off the cliff. It's funny now when I see people that have SR-2's and everything and all this money put into their rig and then SB comes out... lol Not to mention the resale value on 1366/1156 is going to take a tumble.
And? This is the natural order of things. I shelled out close to 3 grand on my SR-2 build just a month or two ago and have no remorse whatsoever. I needed it for video encoding and it has served its purpose very well. If you choose to wait because something new is coming out "soon", you will never get anything, as something new and better is always coming out "soon".

You can laugh at people with 980x's/dual 56xx's or the fact that older sockets are going to lose their resale value all you want. The same will happen to people that purchase SB parts not long after they are released, either to a newer Intel CPU that will follow soon or AMD and BD, etc.
post #222 of 377
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Originally Posted by wuttz View Post
i dunno, this sounds a bit more socialist.
remote kill switch + hardware DRM.....


The remote "Kill Switch" only works on laptops with an activated 3g network card installed. So unless you have a 3g card installed in your desktop and you have activated the "Kill Switch" and you give the password out on the internet . . . Hardware DRM isn't anything new (ViiV).


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Why would intel kill switch your proc without reason?

People would sue so hard if they did without permission

Edit about HWDRM:

http://www.overclock.net/11879086-post2395.html
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Hey guys, great discussion here. I'd really like to tailor part 2 of my review to answer as many questions as possible. If you'd be so kind as to chime in with a vote in my poll, it would be most appreciated
http://www.techreaction.net/forums/s...ead.php?t=4706
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I am rather impressed by all this. I just upgraded x58 boards and fill a bit silly, but this computer is still MUCH faster than I need, so no need to go overboard and redo it all again.

Can't wait to see users put this under water and I wanna see the kinda PPD it puts out.
    
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Why would intel kill switch your proc without reason?
yes obviously intel can't make mistakes and killswitch the correct processors everytime. i'll sleep soundly now.

now, if you tell me it can't be hacked, i'd be delirious too.
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That's where companies don't agree with you. It's THEIR software, YOU just use it. That's it. I'm sure if you were some big corporation too, you'd want this too. But you're not. You're the lower end of the food chain, so you see things different.
Only in America... they love those patent laws that do more damage than good... I am happy that Chinese are able to "copy and paste" everything. I will give it few more years.
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yes obviously intel can't make mistakes and killswitch the correct processors everytime. i'll sleep soundly now.

now, if you tell me it can't be hacked, i'd be delirious too.
......


I highly doubt that that will happen often, and if it did, Intel has enough capital to correct the problem.
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No I have the 9650, didn't think i7 was worth upgrading to. Now I'm questioning whether a 2600k will be. I'd have to get a new mobo and RAM as well. If it will make my games perform much better I might consider it.
I had a 9550 at 4 ghz before I got a 920 and there was a dramatic difference in everything especially since I Use 2 graphics cards. You will not have any bottleneck with a single GTX 460! I run one with a Athlon II X4 635 at 3.6ghz just fine.

Also if you are happy with your setup, who cares about others!
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I highly doubt that that will happen often, and if it did, Intel has enough capital to correct the problem.
right, and people who buy these computers at bestbuy will know everytime what went wrong with their hardware.
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sigh, some info about SB DRM for the misinformed (or flamers )

1. not applicable for P67 chipsets
2. only affects media streaming (i.e makes "impossible" to record Netflix shows)
3. and you do realize that both AMD GPU and Fusion got DRM on the video output right ?

now where's that -1 button
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