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#1 Aug 31 2010 at 3:31 PM Rating: Excellent
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For all the people who are still building their systems for FFXIV. Price drops for intel processors were rumored to occur at the end of august. I have not seen the new prices posted on newegg yet, but Microcenter has posted some new lower prices for their intel processors. I7 870 is currently running for 229.00. Just picked up one from a local store. I'm sooo happy. Other processors have reduced prices as well respectively.

http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?N=4294966995

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#2 Aug 31 2010 at 3:38 PM Rating: Good
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does this mean they are coming out with a new line of processors soon?
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#3 Aug 31 2010 at 3:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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I saw people posting around about that sale. I've been looking to get a i930 for my pc build but the closest microcenter is about an hour away.

i930

NewEgg $289.99 (cheapest I could find online)
MicroCenter $199.99

Think it would be worth it to drive 2 hours to save 90 bucks?
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#4 Aug 31 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Good
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does this mean they are coming out with a new line of processors soon?


I'm not completely certain. I was under the impression that they were moving down prices to be more competitive with AMD and to eventually lower the price of their hexa-core processor.
#5 Aug 31 2010 at 3:56 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm not completely certain. I was under the impression that they were moving down prices to be more competitive with AMD and to eventually lower the price of their hexa-core processor.


I wouldn't be surprised if you hit the nail on the head with this. Probably pre-positioning to be more competitive when AMD's bulldozer hits early next year
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#6 Aug 31 2010 at 4:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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I live in Hayward,CA and my microcenter is about 40min-1hour away in Santa Clara depending on traffic. Cost me about $7 in fuel so yes, totally worth saving around $80-90. :)

btw* How come you decided to go with the 1156? All the new processors will be 1366 :/

Trying to save cost on hardware?

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#7 Aug 31 2010 at 4:53 PM Rating: Excellent
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I saw people posting around about that sale. I've been looking to get a i930 for my pc build but the closest microcenter is about an hour away.

i930

NewEgg $289.99 (cheapest I could find online)
MicroCenter $199.99

Think it would be worth it to drive 2 hours to save 90 bucks?


Totally worth it. Enjoy the ride, crank the tunes, and pick up a kickass cpu heatsink with the 90 bucks you saved.
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GuardianFaith wrote:
I live in Hayward,CA and my microcenter is about 40min-1hour away in Santa Clara depending on traffic. Cost me about $7 in fuel so yes, totally worth saving around $80-90. :)

btw* How come you decided to go with the 1156? All the new processors will be 1366 :/

Trying to save cost on hardware?

Edited, Aug 31st 2010 3:27pm by GuardianFaith


Last year people thought they would not make any more of the 1366 processors line when the 1156 line was announced.... I'm sure more 1156 will get announced in the future.
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#9 Aug 31 2010 at 5:06 PM Rating: Good
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I live in Hayward,CA and my microcenter is about 40min-1hour away in Santa Clara depending on traffic. Cost me about $7 in fuel so yes, totally worth saving around $80-90. :)

btw* How come you decided to go with the 1156? All the new processors will be 1366 :/

Trying to save cost on hardware?


Yeah, I'm building a budget computer. I originally set money aside for an i5, but the price drop helped me scale up a bit. I have been checking the daily deals on newegg and have scored a decent budget rig for around 800 bucks.



#10 Aug 31 2010 at 5:08 PM Rating: Good
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Im not to good with computers, but my question is how much would it be to have some one put the processor in your pc? i struggled putting a video card in (yah a monkey can do it but im no monkey) so i dont really want to mess with that. Also would getting a new processor mean i have to get a new motherboard?
#11 Aug 31 2010 at 5:17 PM Rating: Good
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All depends what CPU socket. The AMD's are currently using AM3. Wich means if you have a AM2+ Mobo, you can plug tripple and quad-core in it. And the newer mobos are Am3, alil older are AM2+ and AM3. But usually dont support DDR3 RAM.

Some claim it saves money for the little man, buying budget PCs and upgrades alittle each time. Like going from AMD 555 2x, to newer 900 serier with 4 cores still doable as they use same socket still.

Intel still use 3, but dropping down to 2, or have.. 775 not in production anymore if i recall.

I stick to AMD, for that upgrade reason, not have to buy new mobo for 1 or 2 CPU upgrades. Atleast it saved me some cash.

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#12 Aug 31 2010 at 5:24 PM Rating: Good
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Im not to good with computers, but my question is how much would it be to have some one put the processor in your pc? i struggled putting a video card in (yah a monkey can do it but im no monkey) so i dont really want to mess with that. Also would getting a new processor mean i have to get a new motherboard?


If you know someone that is knowledgeable about computers it should be a fairly straightforward process. Just make sure you check compatibility with your motherboard. Here is a really simple example of putting in a processor on the motherboard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSFM0_9wbCg
#13 Aug 31 2010 at 5:44 PM Rating: Good
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Raionn wrote:
does this mean they are coming out with a new line of processors soon?


Yes the new 32nm Sandy Bridge line of i7's in Q4 2010. These are supposed to be another jump in speed similar to Core vs Nehalem.

The interesting thing is that Intel is dropping LGA 1366 and will be releasing these chips on LGA 1155 until Q4 2011 when they will introduce LGA 2011 as 1366's successor as the "enthusiast" socket. (40 line PCIE 3.0 and quad channel memory with a stock speed of 1600)

The LGA 1155 chips are rumored to be backwards compatible with existing 1155 and 1156 motherboards although you would not be able to get the increased DMI speed (you'll need the new MB chipset for that) Though that will only affect you if you need 6gbs SATA III. DMI is used to connect the CPU to SATA, USB, etc. PCIE 2.0 and the memory channels come straight off the chip and should be unaffected by running it on a P55 or H55/7 chipset) The LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge CPU's will *not* support PCIE 3.0, only PCIE 2.1

So everyone who thought 1156/1155 was a dead end while 1366 was future proof was wrong. It's actually the opposite situation.


EDIT corrected an error.

Edited, Sep 1st 2010 1:20am by Lobivopis
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#14 Aug 31 2010 at 6:14 PM Rating: Decent
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Those are some pretty nice price drops on i7 processors.
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#15 Aug 31 2010 at 6:24 PM Rating: Decent
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bsphil wrote:
Those are some pretty nice price drops on i7 processors.


Well they need to con people into buying them all up before the i7 2xxx series comes out and makes them look like a Core2 in comparison.


Edited, Aug 31st 2010 9:29pm by Lobivopis
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#16 Sep 01 2010 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
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Looks like AMD 1090T went down a bit in price too.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0334811
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#17 Sep 01 2010 at 3:46 PM Rating: Decent
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Hmm.. So i'll be pretty much wasting my money for upgradability if i get an i7 LGA 1366?
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The interesting thing is that Intel is dropping LGA 1366 and will be releasing these chips on LGA 1155 until Q4 2011 when they will introduce LGA 2011 as 1366's successor as the "enthusiast" socket. (40 line PCIE 3.0 and quad channel memory with a stock speed of 1600)

The LGA 1155 chips are rumored to be backwards compatible with existing 1155 and 1156 motherboards


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#19 Sep 01 2010 at 6:35 PM Rating: Good
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There you go....

Newegg has the i7-950 at $299

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211&cm_re=i7-950-_-19-115-211-_-Product

Too bad I didn't know about the price drop or I would've get the 950 instead of 930 :/
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#20 Sep 01 2010 at 6:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Yes the new 32nm Sandy Bridge line of i7's in Q4 2010. These are supposed to be another jump in speed similar to Core vs Nehalem.

The interesting thing is that Intel is dropping LGA 1366 and will be releasing these chips on LGA 1155 until Q4 2011 when they will introduce LGA 2011 as 1366's successor as the "enthusiast" socket. (40 line PCIE 3.0 and quad channel memory with a stock speed of 1600)

The LGA 1155 chips are rumored to be backwards compatible with existing 1155 and 1156 motherboards although you would not be able to get the increased DMI speed (you'll need the new MB chipset for that) Though that will only affect you if you need 6gbs SATA III. DMI is used to connect the CPU to SATA, USB, etc. PCIE 2.0 and the memory channels come straight off the chip and should be unaffected by running it on a P55 or H55/7 chipset) The LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge CPU's will *not* support PCIE 3.0, only PCIE 2.1

So everyone who thought 1156/1155 was a dead end while 1366 was future proof was wrong. It's actually the opposite situation.


Why are they making their Hexcore 1366 if they are dropping it?? hmm wheres the source! lol
#21 Sep 01 2010 at 7:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Think it would be worth it to drive 2 hours to save 90 bucks?


2 hours there, or 2 hours round trip? plus what is the gas consumption in your car? lol. Seriously though, my Altima drinks up pretty much a full tank of gas ~$70 on a 4 hour trip, if its gonna cost you that much you might as well order online - on the other hand if you drive a Smart Car, I'll say go for it XD.
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2 hours there, or 2 hours round trip? plus what is the gas consumption in your car? lol. Seriously though, my Altima drinks up pretty much a full tank of gas ~$70 on a 4 hour trip, if its gonna cost you that much you might as well order online - on the other hand if you drive a Smart Car, I'll say go for it XD.


2 hours round trip. I'd either be taking our SUV 2008 ford escape (not hybird) or my 2001 Audi TT 225 Quattro (modded nicely) So either way gas consumption would be bleh. I'd definitely get there quicker and have more fun in the TT though.
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Tarutinkler wrote:
Hmm.. So i'll be pretty much wasting my money for upgradability if i get an i7 LGA 1366?


Actually according to Anandtech Sandy Bridge will in fact NOT be backwards compatible with existing boards (they actually have a sample of the LGA 1155 part). So no matter what you get you'll need a new MB when Sandy Bridge comes out if you want to upgrade.

So the rumor of backwards compatibility between 1155 and 1156 was just that, a rumor.
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I thought of it first:

http://ffxi.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=10&mid=130073657654872218#20
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