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post #11 of 28
No competition, new tech, price it how you please.
post #12 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??

R&D cost of a case... $10,000?
R&D and licensing cost of a CPU.... $3B+


Capital costs of a case factory.... $10M+?
Capital costs of a CPU fab.... $2B+
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post #13 of 28
Couple the supply + demand along with how much it cost to fabricate chips. (look up how much it cost during the masking processes).
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post #14 of 28
trololol
post #15 of 28
They want to recoup R&D and manufacturing costs.
post #16 of 28
Steel is cheap. ABS is cheap. Manufacturing cost is cheap. Logistics is cheap.

You're using a brand new FLAGSHIP Intel processor while blatantly ignoring the i5 2500k and also the billions in R&D, and the cost to make transistors thousands of times smaller than the width of your hairs, millions are which are packed into a chip in a clean room.

Or we've all been trolled, seeing the video in the OP.
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post #17 of 28
You're talking about the Sandy Bridge E series CPUs. The E stands for extreme. They are not built to be budget friendly. They are made for two reasons, mainly: to market to enthusiasts who are willing to shell out that cash just to be on the "bleeding edge," and also to give Intel bragging rights to have the "king" of performance CPUs.
post #18 of 28
Lets put this in perspective.

A CPU runs your computer. It is the logic for the entire computer, and thus, it must be designed to handle all incoming requests. Those hundreds of millions of transistors are there for a reason, and they're all placed so precisely that it will make a perfectly accurate blueprint for a corporate skyscraper look like a page out of a coloring book compared to the complexity of a multi-core CPU.

As for a case... hell, if I had the proper machines, I could make a metal box to hold my computer components.

To answer your question, a case is about the craftsmanship, while a CPU is about the intangibles (development, quality control, etc). I have a pretty good idea which one is more difficult to make.
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post #19 of 28
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R&D cost of a case... $10,000?
R&D and licensing cost of a CPU.... $3B+
Capital costs of a case factory.... $10M+?
Capital costs of a CPU fab.... $2B+


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post #20 of 28
The people have pretty much answered already. The E series chips are not for people that worry about money, rather for people that want the very best that money can buy.

I5 2500K = R 2050.00
I7 3903K = R 5030.00
I7 3960X = R11450.00

As you can see, if you want a chip that is not so expensive, then you'd go for the I5, if you want the very best, then you have to pay for it!!
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