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I have read that there is some or other problem with Sandy bridge motherboards. Is this true? Has it been fixed? Is it a serious issue? Thanks.
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Yes there is an issue, it's only with the SATA 3Gbps ports so no it isn't a major one. It is being fixed in revised motherboards and replacements will be given out.

Expect replacement boards to be available in 2-3 weeks.
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Ok great. So wait for 5 weeks (live in south africa so probably take longer) or must be just get the AMD 1090t (he is AMD fan, but he wants good performance for games). He is currently interested in the Intel I5 2500 and ASUS p8p67 PRO mobo.
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Ok great. So wait for 5 weeks (live in south africa so probably take longer) or must be just get the AMD 1090t (he is AMD fan, but he wants good performance for games). He is currently interested in the Intel I5 2500 and ASUS p8p67 PRO mobo.
Well, the issue won't present itself if he uses the SATA 6Gbps ports and that board has 4 of them available.
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Yup. Either wait for the P67 hardware or snag the AMD setup now.
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The new boards should be out next week or so, they have already started shipping.
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Here's going to be my next board:

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1529/1/
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