MSI Starts X299 Motherboard Pre-Orders With Free CPU Cooler Promotion

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dstarr3

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Ugh, I do not like this new trend of motherboard pre-order incentives. It's a bad idea in video games, and it's a baaaaaaad idea in motherboards. Why would someone not wait until it was clear that it was, y'know, a good product first?

Whatever. Fools and their money.
 

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from what I read about the Core i9 7900X, that cooler won't be enough. The CPU will start to throttle itself under full load.
 
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10/20 will just run too hot no matter what with anything clock speed above 4.0 Ghz. Honestly i cannot even imagine 12/14/16/18 core and its temperatures. Those CPUs won't be worth buying at all since they will end up with rather low clock speed.
 

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This seems to echo my concerns regarding these CPUs. The decision to use thermal paste seriously compromises an otherwise decent product.

Even motherboard manufacturers seem to think that the new X-series is depending on false expectations to sell. This was a serious misstep on Intel's part. I hope motherboard companies don't end up suffering for it.
 

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For the CPU's internal TIM? The other option is solder, as all prior Intel HEDT chips have used, as well as all AMD chips.

Normally, it's an indium based alloy with a low melting point, and it's used to bond the CPU's silicon die to the copper heat spreader.
 
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