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  1. Aztlan

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    What bothers me more is the apparent launch of a $220 Core i3 for the HEDT X299 platform... It's still only a dual core, the whole 7xxx-series is about to be replaced, it costs too damn much, there's only a 1.25% speed increase compared to the 7350K and it consumes almost double the power. Who's this for!?

    Intel preps dual-core i3-7360X for X299, but why? | VideoCardz.com
     
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    It seems they are doing that because the Kaby lake CPU's for X299 platform have been successful and they are expanding the list of CPUs
    Some motherboard manufactures are even designing motherboards to work specifically for Kaby Lake CPUs
    GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming (rev. 1.0) LGA 2066 Intel X299 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

    Some people don't like the integrated GPU in mainstream Intel processors.

    Regarding my previous post about memory prices
    Prices will not go down anytime soon with relief only coming in 2019.

    DRAM supply to remain tight in 2018, says DRAMeXchange
    Why Memory Prices Are Heating Up | EE Times

    By that time, DDR5 will be introduced.
     
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    Intel released their high end processors the 7940X, 7960X and 7980X to compete against Threadripper
    While all reviews focused on the 7960X and 7980X models, the 7940X model is the sweet spot for anyone considering these models.

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    It is built on the same process as it higher siblings and has higher base clock, which will come in handy in gaming applications.
     
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    I was considering the Coolermaster CP700 until I saw this video review
    - The tempered glass is too dark
    - only two hard drive and one SSD brackets; they used the second SSD bracket for the fan controller geez
    - the covers are useless
    - plastic exterior parts

     
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    You'd expect more from a fancy Cooler Master case...
     
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    I don't like where Cooler Master is going
    they are turning to hardware DLC in which user needs to buy additional components to complete a case
    ridiculous
     
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    They do seem to be really fast though.
     
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    Yes they are but the availability is very limited, with stock only plentiful early next year.
    Price and Availability Watch: Core i7-8700K, Core i5-8600K and Core i3-8350K

    The Z370 is a rebadge of the Z270 so is consider old platform now.

    AMD needs to improve the IPC of the Ryzen processor in the second generation or else they will start falling behind Intel once again.
    if the six core 8700 processor is faster than their 1700/1800 Ryzen CPUs, imagine how it will be once the eight core Ice Lake is released.
     
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    Eh, what's the idea behind that?

    Won't people just find out anyway?
     
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    The only reason I can think of is that since AMD is now competitive, they don't want the competition to find out ahead of new CPU releases.
     

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