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LGA1336 motherboards, the prices

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July 14, 2009 12:21:31 PM

:hello:  I am just wondering here... the only chipset atm that works for LGA1336 cpus is the X58 Express Chipset, right? And the motherboard prices are much higher than their counterparts(AM3, and the older LGA775<- dead), is it because nVIDIA haven't made a chipset that works for the LGA1336 cpus?? Just wondering here maybe weird question hehe but yeah :??:  :??:  :??: 
July 14, 2009 1:51:47 PM

No it cost a bit more to make LGA1336 x58 chipsets. For any company something new and has no competition they drive prices up. Much like the 8800ultra it was like over 600$ ati could not compete.
July 14, 2009 8:17:11 PM

the best board is the aus p6t
stick with the basic mobo - most sales and best support
do not consider any other unless there is something you need like a sas controller or 2 lan ports

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July 15, 2009 1:07:05 AM

The lack of competing chipset surely doesn't help prices, but one also has to consider that X58 is a high-end chipset like X48 was. Prices would have been much lower if they had released a P45 equivalent for the i7, but then they would have had a harder time leveraging the money they put into i7 R&D.