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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    I'm on a 2600K with a GTX 760, so I have all the patience in the world! :D
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    IgorsLab will have an updated article soon where they tested different boards and the different socket makes. The Lotes does appear to apply less pressure from what I've read, but that could vary wildly between boards since the tolerances that Intel specify are not that precise. What a mess...
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    I was on my phone! Sheesh! :p Here is Buildzoid's take on the issue:
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    JayzTwoCents uploaded a video on this topic... sort of.
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    I just worry about hitting traces. A metal washer with even the slightest surface imperfections could cause issues down the road. And what about the warranty?
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    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    This is not good. I've been following this since Igor's Lab posted the original article weeks ago. So far none of the popular YouTube channels have picked up on it, but we need to change that. Once it gets traction, hopefully then we can start to get some answers. I'd rather not bend a $300+...
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    3080 12 GB

    It is clear to nVidia that gamers will pay to play with the latest gear, so it would be stupid to not capitalize on it. 4070 - $699 4080 - $899 4080Ti - $1499 4090 - $1999 At the very least.
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    [DEAD] i7-12700K $299.99 Micro Center In-Store Only

    I'm seriously onsidering buying DDR5 from a scalper because I just want to build a new system, and retail prices seem to be increasing anyway. Buying from Amazon, Newegg, and Corsair is nearly impossible due to bots. I have seen a few G.Skill kits pop up but my issue is that I need Corsair...
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    [DEAD] i7-12700K $299.99 Micro Center In-Store Only

    About 300 miles away. The BestBuy agent never asked.
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    [DEAD] i7-12700K $299.99 Micro Center In-Store Only

    I used the chat feature on their website, and the best advice I can give is to not give up. It took me several tries until I was able to get an agent that was cooperative. Start by just being friendly and saying hello, and that you hope they are doing well. It's always good to be nice! Then...
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    [DEAD] i7-12700K $299.99 Micro Center In-Store Only

    It's crazy, and prices are now lower than Black Friday. I bought one launch day from BB for $453, then at $417 with coupons. Getting one for $323 almost feels like I'm stealing from Intel! :D
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    [DEAD] i7-12700K $299.99 Micro Center In-Store Only

    This is very YMMV, but I was able to get BestBuy to price match the 12700K. I'm in shock that it worked actually, but the total came to $324 including tax. :cool:
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    12600k 12700k already getting big price cuts.

    I would love to have a Micro Center nearby, but they seem to have no desire to build new locations. The closest one is several hours away. When you were there, did they happen to have any DDR5? I'm curious if stock is actually getting to stores. While not a direct price cut, PayPal did have a...
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    What Z690 board are you eyeing?

    Where is the Z690 Aorus Pro DDR4?! o_O
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    Scalpers Flip DDR5 RAM on eBay for Up to $2,500

    hE HaS aLL tHe DDR5!
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