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Cougar Point Chipsets to reach normal stock levels in April


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According this TechSpot article, the Cougar Point chipset replacement will be back to normal stock levels in April. After Intel spotted the flaw in the design, they stopped manufacturing the chipset and worked on a release. Small batches have been shipped to the major manufacturers, presumably to replace the product recalls. Then they will ship the consumer boards.

 

This makes sad reading for those like me who are planning a system build in the very near future. I want to build a system asap, now I've put my mind to it, and have the money.

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I might have gotten away with a dodgy chipset board if I'd have bought a few weeks ago. I'd have 1x SSD, 2x 1TB and 1x 2TB. The Asus boards I'm looking at have 4x SATA 6Gbs, which would be fine for me. I could just plug my non-essential DVD drive into the 3Gbs.

 

Financially, it isn't that bad for the manufacturers, because I think Intel have said they will foot the bill. However, the headache of recalls, swaps, shipping and manufacture of the new boards is bad!

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Yea you would have been fine with that set-up, plus they said that it could be up to three years before any damage is done, I don't know about you but I would have upgraded again long before that.

On another note I think its good that intel are forking out the bills, there probably doing that though for PR more than anything.

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Yea you would have been fine with that set-up, plus they said that it could be up to three years before any damage is done, I don't know about you but I would have upgraded again long before that.

On another note I think its good that intel are forking out the bills, there probably doing that though for PR more than anything.

Yeah, it's a shame, because nowhere is doing that board any more, plus no where has the graphics card I'm after. :)

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Plenty of boards here mate http://www.ebuyer.com/search?page=1&store=2&cat=14&filtersubcat=3317

And what graphics card are you looking for?

Ebuyer or Scan are my usual port of call. My preferred brand of board is Asus. Always has been, one of those things. I've been looking at the P8P67 board, or different variants of it. (Must be ATX, not m-ATX) The card I'm looking for is a GTX 580. Since XFX stopped doing Nvidia cards (my last was an XFX 8800GTX) I don't know which are good brands. PNY or EVGA are probably the two I recognise most. £120 is my limit for the board, and £410 is my maximum on the card. I'd prefer to buy them all from the same place, at the same time, to keep things less complicated and in one order/delivery.

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PALIT GTX 580 1536MB GDDR5:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/254134

 

Asus P8P67 LE P67:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/252610

 

I'd defiantly recommend Palit there up there with the big boys; EVGA, PNY, Gigabyte, Asus etc.

Also is that the sort of motherboard your looking for?

 

And take a look at this board: Gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H (http://www.ebuyer.com/product/247107) I've had five gigabyte boards all very good and stable, good for over-clocking and never any problems with them.

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