Originally Posted by patricksiglin
Its worth $80-90 and doing some searches comes back with that range also.
Then how do you explain this?http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Core2-DUO-E6850-3-0Ghz-4MB-1333Mhz-SLA9U-LGA-775-Desktop-CPU-Processor-/140832403444?pt=CPUs&hash=item20ca43eff4
That is the cheapest new(not used) Intel C2D E6850 on ebay. I think you guys are looking at the prices for used ones. Mine is new not used.
I do understand that it isn't worth all that much to people in the overclock.net marketplace, but I am selling it on eBay and people on there probably will pay at least $120 for it if not more.
I would not spend that much on it. I probably wouldn't even bother with that old of a CPU and save my money for something like a 3770k or 3570k, overclock to 4.8-5.0GHz on water cooling.
But for a budget gaming PC the E6850 could be a great CPU if the owner can't afford a motherboard with a chipset and socket designed to support anything other than an LGA775. Even with just a Corsair H60, H80,or H100 water cooling kit, that E6850 could easily run at or over 4.0GHz comfortably. Motherboards with chipsets like the P45, X38 and X48 are really cheap now so that would more than make up for the cost of the best C2D 65nm CPU ever made.
I will let you know how much I get from it when it sells. Honestly, i am expecting near $100 but would be happy with $75. These prices are shipped too. The shipping will cost me $12.35 and for items like these I always purchase shipping insurance just in case the item is damaged during shipping.
Now I would agree with a price of a used Intel E6850 being about $50 shipped or maybe even a little bit cheaper like $40-$45.Edited by Dark Volker - 2/16/13 at 9:13pm