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[Microcenter InStore] i5 K, i7 K, Combos - $70 off i5, $90 off i7

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I'm sorry if this has been posted before but did not see it in the first 7pgs.

Visited my local Micro Center today and was pleasantly surprised when I picked up their ad. I'd still like to know if these are good prices for these chips / deals As normally Micro Center is priced higher than the Egg or other places. So if you have any information please let me know.

Core i5 2500k
Original Price: 249.99
- $70 in-store only savings
Final Price: $179.99 + Tax

Core i7 2600k
Original Price: 369.99
- $90.00 in-store only savings
Final Price:$279.99 + Tax

They also have a few combo deals available. Motherboard + 2500k.

LINK http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/...d#/4f23896d/28
Edited by WuLF - 5/16/11 at 10:08pm
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Yes microcenter always sells chips cheaper than anywhere else.


I find MC to be cheaper on most HDD, Ram, Mobos and sometimes Gfx cards. I know I have to pay tax there but the peace of mind knowing I can run up the road and replace something that died within the 30 days is nice.
    
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Yes microcenter always sells chips cheaper than anywhere else.


I find MC to be cheaper on most HDD, Ram, Mobos and sometimes Gfx cards. I know I have to pay tax there but the peace of mind knowing I can run up the road and replace something that died within the 30 days is nice.
Thanks for the info Patrick. They had 4GB of DDR3 ram on sale for about 40 bucks as well. So yes I think their pricing has gotten better since the last time I visited... Moths ago.

I am wondering if you have a suggestion for myself who games, but does a little video editing, rendering on the side. I realize the i7 would be superior at the Video Editing part as it has Hyper Threading. However, I also want my CPU to run fast when playing games, which the i5 excels in. Is it easy to turn HT off while gaming? Also, if I were to use a program to record gameplay, would it be beneficial to leave it on? I will try to dig up a few videos going over time to render between the two processors.

I'm trying to spend the least amount of money, but also have a very nice rig that is stable for OCing at least 4.5GHz and maybe a little above that.
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yup, AFAIK Microcenter started doing this (selling CPUs at super deep discount) back when the first quad core CPUs started coming out

they do this to get you to come in to the store where they hope you end up buying several other components at or above MSRP (they used to be pretty bad on motherboard prices, but now they're relatively fair, and their GPU prices in particular are way too high relative to online)

I'll admit, its worked on me. I've often stopped in (my Microcenter is fortunately/unfortunately only a few blocks away ) just to grab some items such as heatsinks/fans/even a sound card if only because I didn't want to wait for shipping. I made sure they weren't terrible prices but I've often paid higher than I would have if I looked for deals online.
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I hope they open one up in canada...
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I hope they open one up in canada...
They only have 12 stores in the U.S.
    
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They only have 12 stores in the U.S.
23 Locations? :

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/index.html
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post #8 of 26
anyone willing to help out a fellow ocner :-P
post #9 of 26
Well, I'm going to MC in Philly on the 4th,
Hope the i5's price is still good to go.
dudenell, Need some help, Just pm me.
post #10 of 26
Live 15 minutes from one if anyone needs help haha.

I seriously wish these SB deals would stop so that I wont be tempted to buy a SB.

Also Frys is selling 2600K for 250 according to their newest ad


Edited by Kaze105 - 5/12/11 at 9:36pm
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