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Poll Results: What do you think availability for Sandy Bridge will be like on release day (1/9/11)?

Poll expired: Jan 11, 2011  
  • 22% (14)
    Get there before they open, you'll be waiting in line for one.
  • 29% (18)
    As long as you show up earlier in the day, you'll be fine.
  • 47% (29)
    Don't sweat it, they aren't going to run out.
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post #1 of 34
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Hey guys, so I'm going to head over to Micro Center tomorrow and pick up an i7 2600K and mobo. Not going to be my build (sadly), but it'll be for my dad, who's currently running WinXP on a Pentium 4 (it's about time he got a new computer ).

So here's my question. Does anyone have any idea how many of the new Sandy Bridge processors Micro Center's likely to have in stock? Am I going to show up at store opening to have a decent shot at scoring one of these sick processors? I'm not expecting Black Friday level crowds, but judging by the reactions on this forum at least, I am expecting all the local geeks to be there. Just curious. When I do my dad's build (next weekend probably), I'll be sure to keep ya'll posted.
     
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Update: Poll is now up.
     
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post #3 of 34
I chose the second option. They should have enough and as long as you show up early, you will get one.

BTW, I'm also expecting to get mine there too.
post #4 of 34
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post
I chose the second option. They should have enough and as long as you show up early, you will get one.

BTW, I'm also expecting to get mine there too.
Nice man maybe I'll see you there. Haha not that I'd know who you were.

It's really nice having a Micro Center in CO though.
     
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post #5 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3XPeriment View Post
Nice man maybe I'll see you there. Haha not that I'd know who you were.

It's really nice having a Micro Center in CO though.
Haha.

I wish they would have made all of the Circuit City's that went out of business a few years ago and made them into Microcenter's. Now that would be.. awesome.
post #6 of 34
I'm getting there within half an hour of them opening up, but I'm sad that the location I'm going to (Westbury, NY) doesn't seem to have mobos...I wanna build it out tmmrw! xD
post #7 of 34
I pre-ordered mine from a local supplier. No issue with pick up that way.
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Originally Posted by Shatterist View Post
I'm getting there within half an hour of them opening up, but I'm sad that the location I'm going to (Westbury, NY) doesn't seem to have mobos...I wanna build it out tmmrw! xD
i'll see you there tomorrow then
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post #9 of 34
A part of me believes that half of the regular clientele won't even be aware of what Sandy Bridge is...
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post #10 of 34
I would laugh at myself if I get there 30 minutes early and there is a 40 person line already formed up. I wouldn't be surprised for the Chicago Central location though, plus its on fricken Slickdeals.
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