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How much will the first gen I7 drop in price

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HI guys, Just wondering how much you all think the first gen i7's will drop in price and when? After Ivybridge. i would love to grab a 990X for $500 lol.
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post #2 of 7
IIRC. Unless you're buying a 990X used. You will find that they won't drop in price.
I remember a lot of the older guys on the forum saying that Extreme chips never drop below their 999$ price tag from places like NewEgg etc.
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Never lol, Extreme chips will sell for that used only, stores will sell it @ 1000 for ever and ever and ever...maybe dip to ~800 once in a while.

An i7 970 will be much more pausable ~300 or so.
Edited by Sean Webster - 12/14/11 at 7:12am
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Legacy pricing, doubt it will decline much if any. Intel CPU's especially highend/extreme keep their price steady.
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So what do you all think about the 920 and 930, 950 and 960?
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Originally Posted by Warfox101 View Post

So what do you all think about the 920 and 930, 950 and 960?

They are the same CPU when overclocked...get one used right now for ~125-150 lol
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you can get a 960 at micro center for 220 new
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