Intel's D5400XS Should Hit E-Tailers In Coming Weeks

Rob Williams

Staff member
From our front-page news:
The other day, I posted 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 and Puget 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 rig looking more tempting?