Remember when I said I was going intel? Well, that's happening. It would have already happened had UPS not fucked up and, apparently, delivered the CPU to the wrong address.
I've been waiting for my CPU, the Intel Core i7 3770K. While checking the tracking page for what must have been the hundredth time, I noticed that the package had been delivered... wha? They said it was left at the front door. I checked all around the front, side, back, nothing. Nowhere.
Now, before you think that it could have been delivered here and simply stolen off the front porch, that isn't possible. Our dogs are pretty damn good watch dogs. More specifically, the Spitz and Shepherd mix, Harley, is a good watch dog to the point of paranoia. You couldn't pay money for a better one. If a UPS or FEDEX truck even stop on the street near here they go ballistic. If they showed up, I'd know.
I contacted UPS via their live chat on the website and was told to contact Newegg. Okay, fine. Did that and they helped me file a claim for a Mis-Delivery or some such. Hopefully that will move along and I can get a replacement, if UPS doesn't find the original that is. Pisses me off.
So, until something happens there I'm stuck with the motherboard, an ASUS Sabertooth Z77. It's an absolutely slick looking motherboard. It should be worth the wait to see it in action, but I still don't have to like it.
Whenever I can actually get the CPU and test it out, I'll let you know what I think of it.