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Intel Nehalem Preview @ AnandTech
DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Thursday

Processors
Intel Nehalem Preview @ AnandTech
Intel Core 2 Duo 45nm Wolfdale vs. 65nm Conroe @ TechSpot

Motherboards
Gigabyte MA-790FX-DS5 @ motherboards.org

Memory
Kingston HyperX KHX9200D2K2/2G 2GB DDR2 RAM Kit @ Trusted Reviews

Video
BFG Tech GeForce 9600GT OC2 @ TweakTown
BFG 8800 GT OCX w/ ThermoIntelligence Video Card @ I4U
PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT Video Card @ Legit Reviews

Displays
Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP 24" Widescreen LCD @ HotHardware.com
Samsung SyncMaster 2253LW @ bit-tech

Cases
Sigma Unicorn Mid-Tower Case @ OCIA.net

Cooling
Thermaltake Bigwater 760i Liquid Cooling System @ ThinkComputers.org
Noctua NH-C12P @ Legion Hardware

Power Supplies
Tuniq Miniplant 950W @ OCC

Storage
Super Talent MasterDrive MX 60GB SATA-II SSD @ Legit Reviews
LG BE06 External Blu-ray Burner @ gadget zone

Networking
QNAP NVR-1012 Wireless Network Surveillance Kit @ BmR

Peripherals
Razer Mako 2.1 Speaker System @ TheTechLounge
KEF KHT2005.3 5.1 Speaker System @ Trusted Reviews


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RE: Nehalem
By jbizzler on 6/5/2008 8:00:36 PM , Rating: 3
Agreed. DDR2 memory and motherboards are cheap, and the current Penryn chips are plenty powerful. My E6300 (Conroe, not Penryn) OCed to 2.8GHz has never felt slow, and I can't imagine why any regular computer-user would need more for a while. Getting a machine built around a Penryn processor today is a fantastic price/performance deal. Plus, it is the leading architectuire right now, and you have an unbelievable plethora of choices. You can get an nForce or Intel motherboard. You can use DDR2 or DDR3. But most of all, there are just hundreds of great DDR2 options.

Sure, Nehalem looks powerful, but we won't see anything short of the Extreme Editions for a while, and you also have to factor in the price of the new motherboards and DDR3 memory, even if Nehalem chips are at okay prices. And the first motherboards won't even look good.

If you're a power user and want the best, wait for Nehalem. I prefer to build computers when new graphics series come out because they require less commitment to other parts, and affect me a little more.

I built my last computer when GeForce 8 cards came out. I'm going to build a new one when these supposid GeForce 200 cards come.


RE: Nehalem
By walk2k on 6/5/2008 11:33:19 PM , Rating: 2
I already need a new motherboard and RAM, as I said I'm on AMD 939 with DDR2. If I was still buying new computers every 1.5-2 yrs I probably would already have a Penryn, but I'm not, so I don't, and I personally don't feel like buying into another dead platform with its sucessor just around the corner (by my definition anyway, again if you need something NOW, sure a Penryn is great).

Just my personal thinking, I'm not expecting everyone in the world to be in the same boat


RE: Nehalem
By walk2k on 6/5/2008 11:37:44 PM , Rating: 2
actually it's DDR(1) so I'd new ram for Penryn too


RE: Nehalem
By Silver2k7 on 6/6/2008 6:54:20 AM , Rating: 2
Actually most of my upgrades have been new cpu+mobo+memory, sometimes you can re-use the memory.

Right now ive got a 3.0Ghz core2duo, so well there are an upgrade path to a quadcore avalible.. but was planning to wait for a 3.0Ghz or faster quad.. might go for Nehalem instead..


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