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Some of these chips were sold at incredibly high prices when they first came out. ~ $700 for a brand new AthlonX2 4800+?
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newest top-hardware is always expensive
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newest top-hardware is always expensive
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newest top-hardware is always expensive
Thus the stupidity of buying something just when it first comes out.

(So says the guy who bought a HD 4870 days after release...)

    
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thlnk3r got an attack of conscience!

But he's right; mine is a legit screenshot (i.e., I didn't chop it). Someone else may have, but not me...

And not thlnk3r the tricky trickster either.
Joe, I'm feeling a bit dangerous today

Weren't the S939 3800+ X2 $300 on release? They were extremely expensive when they first came out.
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Joe, I'm feeling a bit dangerous today

Weren't the S939 3800+ X2 $300 on release? They were extremely expensive when they first came out.
I don't know how much they were on release, but when I first put this rig together, my Manchester X2 3800+ cost me a whopping $169.99. The motherboard in my sig was $189.99.

And to think, I could EASILY have bought a Conroe paired with a 320MB 8800GTS for the same price as I paid for this stuff with a 7600GT!!!

Oh well, you live, you learn, then you buy AMD .
 
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Thus the stupidity of buying something just when it first comes out.

(So says the guy who bought a HD 4870 days after release...)

Well back then AMD was the top dog... So I can understand how they got away with it. The table has turned and Intel is now the top dog. Now Intel is getting away with rediculouse prices... good for AMD Fanboys
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Joe, I'm feeling a bit dangerous today

Weren't the S939 3800+ X2 $300 on release? They were extremely expensive when they first came out.


I've got to check out ads for a X2 3800+ to be sure about that price, but yeah. When dual-cores first came out, they were stupidly expensive. The Opterons were even more so (both dual-core and single-core varieties). LOL

What's even more amazing is the apparent lack of Pentium 4 advertisements from that same time period...
    
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I don't know how much they were on release, but when I first put this rig together, my Manchester X2 3800+ cost me a whopping $169.99. The motherboard in my sig was $189.99.

And to think, I could EASILY have bought a Conroe paired with a 320MB 8800GTS for the same price as I paid for this stuff with a 7600GT!!!

Oh well, you live, you learn, then you buy AMD .
Don't feel bad. Way back in 2005 my mobo was nf4 sli dr was $220.00, Cpu a64 3500+ $220.00, 2 gig of ocz platnum ram $220.00, 32gig WD raptor $90.00, 19" 4ms lcd monitor I don't remember but it was a lot... and leadtek 6600td like $100.00 so I so feel like I got raked over the coals...
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I think by them Intel was giving up on Netburst and didn't care. They weren't selling that well anymore, A64 was raping them without lube and they ran hot as hell.


Didn't help that Intel threw a random new socket into the mix. That always hurts when you aren't on top...
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