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Originally Posted by DaClownie;13482058 
No its not. Your GDP is like $22k (in USD)in your country. With exchange rates, that means on average your country earns like 15,000 EURO per year? therefore your bundle rate is a SUPER SILLY HIGH PRICE.

Our GDP is about $45k. Therefore, $100 to me is like, oh, I dunno, 50 euro to you. That explains the lower price for the used market.

I'm gonna use that arguement next time someone chinese says my price is expensive. I'll all be like "don't use exchange rates bro, used ones in your country like 74000 yen, its like 80 bucks here. WAY CHEAPER 74000-80 = 73920!"

What I tried to say is that for the same reason that we have the 1$ = 1€ pricing scheme over here, (which I honestly don't know why it happens), the same thing would apply on the used market.

I just thought that if I can find 100€ Q9550s here, it would make sense to find 100$ Q9550 there.
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post #62 of 75
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Originally Posted by PanicProne;13482065 
Yeah, like there's no other market place on earth.

Maybe we should just tie down the OP, in case he tries to buy stuff somewhere else?
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You've been trolling this thread for too long. kookoo.gif
Please try to stay on topic and stop ruining the thread.

On topic:
OP, if you can find the Q9550/Q9650 within $180 then I would go for it.
If you cannot, I would hold out until Bulldozer is released. The prices will probably drop low enough for you to be able to pick up an i5 quad core and a motherboard fairly cheap.

You'll see a small improvement in games that utilize 1-2 cores and a large increase in games/applications that utilize all 4 cores and can max out all of that L3 Cache.
    
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post #63 of 75
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Originally Posted by KingT;13482094 
Actually US people do not understand one thing..

If something is worth for example a Asus P8P67 Pro mobo a 180$ in US, In Europe it usually costs 180 Euros (which is 255$)..

CHEERS..

I payed 1295,- Norwegian Krones (166 Euros + shipping = About 185 Euros) for my Asus P8P67 Pro here in Norway
    
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post #64 of 75
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Originally Posted by KingT;13482094 
Actually US people do not understand one thing..

If something is worth for example a Asus P8P67 Pro mobo a 180$ in US, In Europe it usually costs 180 Euros (which is 255$)..

CHEERS..

Exactly what I was trying to say, KingT.

Thanks.
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post #65 of 75
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf;13482134 
You've been trolling this thread for too long. kookoo.gif
Please try to stay on topic and stop ruining the thread.

On topic:
OP, if you can find the Q9550/Q9650 within $180 then I would go for it.
If you cannot, I would hold out until Bulldozer is released. The prices will probably drop low enough for you to be able to pick up an i5 quad core and a motherboard fairly cheap.

You'll see a small improvement in games that utilize 1-2 cores and a large increase in games/applications that utilize all 4 cores and can max out all of that L3 Cache.

Yay! I'm trolling for simply stating the prices that things sell for over here!

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post #66 of 75
PanicProne and KingT are right about the prices here in Europe.
    
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post #67 of 75
Get either one as cheap as you can find it.

Also stating pricing for a different country for someone in the US is pointless.
post #68 of 75
i wish the exchange rate was 1;1 the prices people pay in the states are a lot cheaper than in uk and europe plus theire are different tax laws import duty ect
sommthing that cost £100 over here is like about $60 the euro price is about 85 90
    
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post #69 of 75
wick001 please fill out your system specs. it would help a lot if we knew what mobo your currently have and what OC if any you are currently running as well
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post #70 of 75
PanicProne: You're wrong. And if you're not, you should be buying every Q9550 in Portugal and reselling them for an $80 profit. But you won't, 'cause you can't, 'cause you're wrong.

OP: It completely depends on your board. Basically unless you have a UD3, save for SB.
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