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View Full Version : Intel's D5400XS Should Hit E-Tailers In Coming Weeks


Rob Williams
03-14-2008, 12:39 AM
From our front-page news: The other day, I posted (http://techgage.com/news/intel_d5400xs_where_are_you_hiding/) about the lack of the Intel D5400XS motherboard on the market... the key piece in building a full Skulltrail system. Since that post, I've found out quite a bit, so much so that I'll be posting a brief article on it next week. For now, I can delve into the basics.

The reason no D5400XS motherboards are available right now is because Intel have allocated their inventory to system builders, which left e-tailers with none. Apparently, there were far more Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors than the motherboards themselves. D5400XS availabilty at your favorite e-tailer should come within a few weeks, according to Intel.

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For those who don't want to build their own Skulltrail rig, so far there are very few who are taking orders, but Maingear (http://www.maingear.com/boutique/pc/configurePrd.asp?idproduct=815) and Puget (http://www.pugetsystems.com/configliquid.php?app_type=w) are there and waiting. You'd better have the cash and stomach for it, however, as their pre-configured systems both begin close to $9,000! Is building an affordable Skulltrail (http://techgage.com/article/building_an_affordable_skulltrail_system/) rig looking more tempting?