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What a lame move. Intel don't offer really any bang for the buck. My AMD 965 hasn't hit 100% in any game I've played, and was half as much as an i5. Forget Intel for desktops.
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Here in germany the prices at the largest company were a bit higher (from July till now it raised ~€20).
But when BD came out the price went up about ~10€.
But only a few days after that the price dropped again to the former level.
The 2600K is now at €280 which is~$390.
The 2700K is at €299 (~$415).
And guess what: The boxed version costs $48 more. LOL. $48 for a crappy boxed cooler.
No thanks. Who buys a 2700K and use a boxed cooler?!

Edit: Yeah, thanks to import and taxes we have wicked prices
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Originally Posted by willis888 View Post
It could be. If you are the only game in town, customer loyalty might be low on your list of priorities. Look at what cable, ISP, and cellular companies get away with.
Yup, just wanted to people understand that supply/demand is not the be-all and end-all of economics.

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What a lame move. Intel don't offer really any bang for the buck. My AMD 965 hasn't hit 100% in any game I've played, and was half as much as an i5. Forget Intel for desktops.
AMD is lower cost per performance in most cases.... however, AMD does not have anything to compete in the high-end segment.
Edited by DuckieHo - 10/24/11 at 12:20pm
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post #164 of 182
Perceived value pricing. You could be flooding the market with your goods, but if they're perceived as high-value products by consumers (especially in comparison to competitor offerings), then the traditional idea of supply and demand as a dictator of price doesn't really mean much.

That being said, I don't understand the price hike. If I were considering getting a 2500k but not purchased anything for it yet, I'd be even more inclined to go the other direction.
    
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What a lame move. Intel don't offer really any bang for the buck. My AMD 965 hasn't hit 100% in any game I've played, and was half as much as an i5. Forget Intel for desktops.
Just because you do not need to additional CPU power, does not mean that other people do not. AMD offers better low to mid end bang for the buck, but have failed to compete with Intel in the high end market on any terms.
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post #166 of 182
Exactly.

Anyway...just checked prices at MC. They look the same. The 2500K was actually cheaper than I anticipated.
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2500K price is up like 6% here... might buy one anyway if I grow impatient. It's not a big deal and I've been wanting to replace this motherboard ever since the rest of my rig started to look good.

I've become a fan of the ASRock P67 Extreme4 (not gen3) looks, apart from the fact that it's got a dark brown PCB instead of black. Ivy support shouldn't be a problem, right?
 
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post #168 of 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by JonnyBigBoss View Post
What a lame move. Intel don't offer really any bang for the buck. My AMD 965 hasn't hit 100% in any game I've played, and was half as much as an i5. Forget Intel for desktops.
Lol fail.

You do realise that the i5 2500k is probably the best bang for buck CPU out atm right?

Not to mention, as with most of the other idiots in this thread you can't read. It is NOT Intel raising the price. The msrp is exactly the same. It is just RETAILERS in Europe who are capitalizing on bd's failure. Not Intel themselves.

So please leave and come back when you learn to read
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post #169 of 182
Newegg Canada now has it at $369.99 Still higher than list. I can't understand the prices at Tiger Direct in Canada. Their prices are ridiculous.

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No it isn't. But $479 IS!
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...569&CatId=6991

It hasn't hit NewEgg yet, it shouldn't be more than $349.

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Glad I got my i7 SB
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