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Well....I'm just having trouble understanding this costing over a hundred dollars more than this. Can anyone enlighten me as to why the Core2Quad is so stupidly overpriced STILL?

In every benchmark I've been able to find, the i5-2500k at STOCK speeds beats the Q9650 like a red-headed stepchild....

EDIT: I mean, seriously, look at THIS. The $95ish dollar Pentium is roughly on par with the most powerful Core2Quad. Now, I understand that innovation happens and I'm thankful for it, but why hasn't there been a Core2Quad price drop?

And read this if you REALLY want to laugh...
Edited by coachmark2 - 10/5/11 at 7:05pm
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Antique. Out of production = limited supplies. Law of supply.
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Because its no longer produced.

Just like vintage cars, so to speak.
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Price wont drop, because they want people to buy new tech....
if they drop the price people will only change the CPU instead of buying new CPU and motherboard and ect....

Correct me if i'm wrong
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LOL yea they get bought up so fast lol i built a rig just duped a d925 in it towait for a 9650 but now im like well would be better to build another rig with a FX or 15 or even an 17 for cheep and be able to update if need be.
    
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Because its no longer produced.

Just like vintage cars, so to speak.
Well neither are Pentium 4's and you can buy those on Newegg for $5. You think I'm making that up, don't you?
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Same reason why DDR2 is more expensive than DDR3. Lower quantities, but still very much in demand. Basically, they price it that way because there are still people willing to pay that much.
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Same reason why DDR2 is more expensive than DDR3. Lower quantities, but still very much in demand. Basically, they price it that way because there are still people willing to pay that much.
Yep, C2Q is cheaper than i5 2500K + Mobo + Ram.

Nobody is building new Core2Quads...people are updating older systems.
    
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Yeah paid £50.00 (uk) for my Q6600 g0 as a cheaper upgrade from an E6400

Well cheaper than new MB/CPU/RAM, give me time to save more money for a newr type rig
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Well....I'm just having trouble understanding this costing over a hundred dollars more than this. Can anyone enlighten me as to why the Core2Quad is so stupidly overpriced STILL?

In every benchmark I've been able to find, the i5-2500k at STOCK speeds beats the Q9650 like a red-headed stepchild....

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And read this if you REALLY want to laugh...
Supply and demand my friend. It's really not a mystery. The prices are dictated by what people with 775 platform will pay to get one now that they are out of production.
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