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Decent case using alot of material cost around 70$
now lets take a look on the new i7 3970X.. $1,049??



Edited by insyxion - 11/24/11 at 9:49pm
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You're paying mostly for the development, but you're also paying for the equipment found in the fabrication rooms. You can buy the equipment for making cases in the low millions, but it takes billions to fabricate chips.
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Top end chip costs top dollar to buy it. They have to make money off them afterall. wink.gif
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its wired how much we all spend on sand
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Those sand poking machines are expensive.... especially when they have to press really hard. rolleyes.gif
 
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i5 2500k - $150

Err?
post #7 of 28
i would buy if it was guaranteed to clock well smile.gif
was going to buy a 2600k for a 1000usd, but someone bought it before me frown.gif

but to the point.. look at the other chips besides the top top end one.. 600 for a six core sb-e is not bad, and of course sb is super cheap (bought retail)
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post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by insyxion View Post

Decent case using alot of material cost around 70$
now lets take a look on the new i7 3970X.. $1,049??

You do realize that CPU's have billions of transistors in them that are many times smaller than human hair?
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post #9 of 28
because people will pay it

and material cost is little compared to the billions in R&D

but mostly just because people will pay it

capitalism works sometimes
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Its new technology. Is able to do amazing things, its like going to the fair and buying that amazingly tasty smoothie. You love it so much you will pay anything to get it, it took less than $1 to make yet you paid $10 for the jumbo. You payed $1000 because that 3970x is SOOOO cool. You just can't get enough, technology is like chew or cigarettes. You keep buying it because you need/want it. So they make you pay outrageous prices for it because they know you will buy it.
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