Originally Posted by looniam
LOL! i can appreciate the time and effort you put into gathering your "information". however i find a major flaw with your prices; they are all from newegg. now if all etailers set their prices the same then its all good. but by helping several hundreds of folks find the best pricing for their builds newegg isn't always the best, thats why i linked to pcpartpicker. now you may pointed out certain manufacturer's pricing is just not logical. but lets take for instance the $90 mobo you posted:GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 $89.99
and compare it to:GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3 $79.99
so what is the $10 difference?
though the DS has 2 more USB headers and 6 channel audio I/O and " Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header" (whatever that is) it appears the D3 is worth the $10 because it has Realtek GbE LAN chip instead of the Realtek RTL8111E chip ??? so not disputing that part
now where you get the $20 difference is a bit mysterious to me. but still its all well and good if there is a discussion on why motherboard manufacturers set their prices and why an etailer would adjust them for sales. however they you may find a detail that would dispute pricing as far as features, ok i ought to amend that to features and component quality
there still is no validity to the argument that everyone knows intel motherboards are more expensive than amd
. and that is what i am replying to.
but dude seriously? you spent that time and effort just to prove . . . . what now? oh that mysteriously you get $20 to spend on a case if you go for AMD. . . go poke someone else.
It was a random number, I didn't mean any specific case. As the saving $20 was to be used as an example (just as in the same sentence, it was used as an example of where you can spend it), thought somebody would be able to infer I was using examples. My lack of specifics was done intentionally. I wasn't trying to give the impression the cost save was much, as far as motherboards go it isn't. Hence why I also stated when you compare the price difference to the CPU price difference, it's negligible. Not the same wording, same concept.
I also used Newegg as a baseline, because without setting a base line we get into which retailer is cheaper. That skews the pricing, hence why some people on here only talk about MSRP prices. Anything else makes things more difficult. If you don't like logic, I suggest you don't argue people who are going to use it.
We are done here.