04-16-2004, 10:52 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Northeastern USA
Intel advises to build, rather than buy
A NEWSLETTER SENT to Intel partners advises people how to build your own PC for "creativity or gaming" which it points out is probably easier than you imagine.
In fact, Intel has what it describes as a growing library of interactive guides which advise you on cases, components and accessories.
Building your own computer, says Intel, mean "you get a computer precisely tailored to you". You build it with the "hand picked components you need to maximize your individual computing experience".
Needless to say, a "screaming fast platform for extreme gaming" will probably require an Intel Pentium 4 with HT Extreme Edition 3.40GHz [surely 3.20GHz? Ed.]. These chips use the Gallatin core, formerly exclusively confined to server customers.
If you do a search of Dell's site using the string Extreme Edition, it's extremely difficult to find a system using this screaming chip.
But advising people to build their own PCs rather than going through the usual channels of Intel's PC customers. That's a bit off, isn't it?
Intel also handily supplies a list of retailers selling 3.2GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition chips. The chip ranges in price from $936 through to $1079, depending where you're buying.
We've asked Intel how many of these EE chips have been sold in the USA and Europe since we pre-announced it for the chip firm last year. The result - so far - has been a stunned silence on those numbers.
Inquirer article: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=15354
Intel's article: http://www.intel.com/personal/resour...d=tw_us+build&
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