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 Post subject: Noctua does it again!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:47 am 
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Noctua did it before with LGA 1366 and they're doing it again with LGA 1156. Noctua's free NM-I3 Mounting-Kit supports "all Noctua CPU coolers compatible with Intel's LGA1156 & LGA1366 sockets."

I have to search, wait, and probably pay $15 if/when I can find an 1156 kit for my old Socket 755 Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme. I'm definitely not going to buy the castrated 1156 Thermalright MUX 120, which doesn't support 1366. The 1366 kit cost even more. It almost makes me wish I purchased a Noctua NH-U12P instead of the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme. I'll remember it in the future when buying and recommending CPU Coolers.

Intel sucks for putting us in these situations, and its a shame AMD can't make a decent chip.


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Intel sucks for offering options?

They can't (can not ... no choice available) put a tri-channel chip into the same socket as a dual-channel chip. They can't (can not .. no choice available) put a chip with an on-board memory controller into the same socket as a chip with an external memory controller.

You're offering Intel two choices: do not evolve your chips, or offer less choice for the consumer. Neither of those options appeals to me. Thankfully, neither of those options appears to appeal to Intel either.


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WHAT :? I didn't write anything about my i7 860 working on my P35-DS3L. That's just stupid. My little rant was about the need for different CPU cooler mounting kits. On-board memory controllers aren't the reason. Maybe an excuse for some, but I call BS. ASRock figured out a way to do both.

1156 and 775. C.C.O. (Combo Cooler Option)
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Its nice to see motherboard companies taking matters into their own hands and companies like Noctua providing the kits for free, but like I said before.... Intel sucks for putting us in these situations. If they gave 2 shits about consumers they would have made 775 dimensions standard for 1156.


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