Intel 3930k shortage?

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Well, I know one onlione store I spoke to has 1850 on order. And it wasn't Newegg or Amazon. Bases on the response on this site and a few others I read, I would say a LOT.

Obviously enough that Intel hasn't been able to keep up with demand.

Outdated is a relative term. This chip will perform and do the job I need it to do for at least 3 years. At that point, it will probably get moved to a different computer for another use.
 

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It's not a question about buying something that is going to be outdated soon....Every chip is going to be outdated as soon as you get it. I happen to like the features of the x79 chipset, particularly the quad channel memory controller. Since the 775 socket has gone the way of the dinosaurs, it made sense to upgrade to the latest socket. What will irritate me is if Intel drops the socket.
 

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What pray tell is going to be outdating the 3930K soon? Oh, you must mean Ivy Bridge. lol. Yeah, don't hold your breath. There won't be a single IB chip available that's going to touch the 3930k.

IB at best is going to be a 10-15% increase in performance of SB.

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-3930K+%40+3.20GHz

Not exactly the kind of improvement it's going to take to catch these 6-core beasts. Even if somehow a simple die shrink does push IB to the 40% gains required, you'd still be stuck on the exceptionally limited 1155 platform vs 2011.

3930K is quite simply the best overall performing chip on the market today (minus it's 3960X overpriced brethern) and until IB-e ships, that's not going to change.
 

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I just got off the phone with tiger direct, they told me that my order should be shipping this week, plus took off $15 for the wait. he also said that they are expecting around a 1000 units coming in
 

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Good News Good News!

The wait was worth it. It looks like I got a c2 stepping. CPUZ is reporting stepping 7 which I believe to be the c2 stepping. So I guess that is was what holding everything up. Even better, my motherboard didn't need a flash. It took the cpu just fine (but I did flash anyway).


 

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Mine was delivered today!

When i get out of this bank I work in, I'll find out what stepping it is and let you all know here.
 

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good to hear both of you guys got yours.
 

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"Yeah...What he said"
 

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Glad some of you guys are getting yours, I haven't spent much time looking. I check Amazon, Newegg and Tiger Direct just about daily, but that is it.
 

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What board are you using? I am considering buying another HDD and SSD and going raid 0. I hope I don't run into problems if I do. Good luck getting it up and running.
 

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I'm running an asrock extreme9, I believe the problem is with my old 500g WD SATA2 hdds, not the motherboard itself.

I am also not running the Raid for windows setup, my boot drive is an SSD.
 

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Got ya. Supposed to be a good board, I considered it myself before I went with the Rampage board. Let us know how it is going, should be a nice set up, good luck.
 

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I don't want to spend any more money so for now I just took the band-aid route and striped them through windows, pending more research... I haven't found anyone else with the same problem yet...
 

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do you have the rampage iv extreme? if so how did you get ssd cache to work? if you did that i just assume u did.. lol
 

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If I would have had $1,500-$2,000 to spend on a computer at the time that I built mine, I would have chosen this one. The performance gains over the 2600K are significant (arguably worth the extra $300), and it is future-proofing for the next 3-5 years at least. The 2011 socket will be around to see IB-E; perhaps the inconceivable will happen and Intel will break their recent habit of making sockets good for only 2 generations of processors, and the 2011 might also be compatible with a Haswell-extreme processor? It's okay to dream sometimes.
 

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Yes, i have the Rampage IV...sitting in a box in my closet :( I ordered a processor tonight, I will see if it gets shipped or not.

Here is a small article on the SSD caching.
http://www.gadgetsmagazine.com.ph/gadgets/asus-outs-p9x79-series-of-boards-for-mainstream-users-easy-ssd-caching-built-in-wi-fi.html

Not really in depth, but I came across it when I was doing a bit of research.
 

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+1...That pretty much sums up my thoughts as well.
 

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lol thats exactly what my rampage is doing lol.. ah ok thanks, i wasnt able to find anything about the rampage and ssd cache.
 

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Yes, I guess I shouldn't have stated it as if it were fact, yet. There is nothing really stopping Intel (except for time constraints, maybe) from coming up with a new socket for IB-E, but how often has that happened, even from Intel? Considering that 1155 accommodates two generations of processors, you would think that the corresponding enthusiast socket would do likewise.
 

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