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i5-2500k is $139.99 at micro-center?? what gives??

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Really contemplating picking one up. Closest one is about 100 miles away - might be able to make a trip out of it. But is there any catch here??
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post #2 of 31
No catch just MC is ridiculous. Id see if you could get an OCNer to ship it to ya.
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post #3 of 31
Gotta love MC's CPU prices.. biggrin.gif

Just picked up a 3770K for $230 a few days ago.

BTW, that 2500K is an OEM CPU.. So will probably come in just a brown box with no HeatSink.
Edited by ep45-ds3l - 2/21/13 at 8:31pm
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post #4 of 31
Probably just clearing stock. It's a great deal - I'd try to grab one. Although a 3770K for $100 more is tasty also.
post #5 of 31
I can't find the link to the price. 2500k is not even showing up on their website. Where did you see this?
post #6 of 31
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Well, went ahead and pulled the trigger. Gonna cost me waay more than $139.99. Made a deal with the wife that if we go she gets to shop at Lulumon ! ouch ! I might as well pickup a motherboard and just upgrade my stuff in sig rig.
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post #7 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by ep45-ds3l View Post

Gotta love MC's CPU prices.. biggrin.gif

Just picked up a 3770K for $230 a few days ago.

BTW, that 2500K is an OEM CPU.. So will probably come in just a brown box with no HeatSink.

who cares, get an el-cheapo hyper t4
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post #8 of 31
Here is a link to one in Cinci http://microcenter.com/product/406960/Core_i5_2500K_33GHz_LGA_1155_Processor_-_OEM

Definitely a good deal for a quad core unlocked Sandy
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post #9 of 31
Well, the closest MC to me only has 3 Intel CPU's in stock ... 3570K for $189.99, 3770K for $229.99, and 3225 for $119.99.

The other MC in my area does have a lot more Intel CPU's in stock, including the 2500K for $139.99

Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Processor - OEM

One thing to remember on this price though, it's the OEM version, so there is NO heatsink/fan included. Not a big deal for most people, but you will need something, even if it's just another $25 after market (and better) unit.
post #10 of 31
Why not just price match @ NCIX or Tiger?

Unless they no longer do that.
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