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post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by Sasquatch in Space View Post
Damn you Newegg!

Same crap they did with the 88GTs and the a month after I buy mine somewhere cheaper they drop the price lower than that.

I think they are taking their Q from gas prices.You know how people get ignorant when gas goes up and they flock to the pumps to fill up because they think it's going up again tomorrow! Doh!
That would be supply and demand. Intel knows they are in demand, they only give so many to each retailer, prices go up.
Just be glad there isn't an OPEC of the computing industry......
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you don't see retailers selling wiis at $300 do you?


... supply and demand...

newegg's gouging sometimes is quite rediculous. Whenever a new video card comes out for example, starts at retail, and then instantly jumps $25+ in a day or more for weeks (8800gt)
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post #13 of 23
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4.0Ghz on basic air cooling setup is nice though
Why are you only running yours at 3.8ghz? Also, are you using a stock cooler?
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post #14 of 23
this happens at newegg because they have devised a macro that is dependent on the number of times the add-to-cart button is hit.

the more you hit the add-to-cart button, the higher the price.

Which makes complete business sense: if there is a lot of demand,
increase the price to increase your profit margins.

This is why Newegg is so big now...they have more money than
what they know what to do with.

Honestly, I am steering my business away from Newegg (unless
the price is hot) and looking for smaller businesses, ie motherboardpro.
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post #15 of 23
Hahaha 97% gave it 5/5 for a rating. That's pretty damn good for newegg because I haven't seen that before that's for sure.
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This is basic Supply and Demand. But I have to agree Newegg does tend to price gouge.
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
Why are you only running yours at 3.8ghz? Also, are you using a stock cooler?
4.0Ghz for me takes me past my 1.36v limit that I've chosen to uphold

However, my batch doesn't seem to be as good at others that are hitting 4.2-4.5 with less voltage than that. And at 4.0Ghz I was around 65C load with a "near-stock" cooler.

My cooler is a generic $7 copper HS a little taller than stock, same design, same fan pretty much as well.

With the cheap aluminum stock cooler I could get to around 3.7Ghz and 62C load. However, the better batches are doing better with voltage, if you get a good batch you could get 4.0Ghz on air with a stock cooler as long as your case gets good ventilation and your ambient temps aren't 85F.
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post #18 of 23
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4.0Ghz on basic air cooling setup is nice though

I paid $230, but that was about a month ago
I don't see the point of going 45nm...

Most people have to put to much voltage into their 45nm chips to get 4Ghz. If for some reason you have not read the many post concerning the 45nm voltage then you definately should. People (including OCN members) have been killing their chips from voltage.

Get the Quad. Even with 1.3+ VID's (like mine) they are safely OCing to 3.6Ghz on air (w/ a TRUE). 3.8Ghz (a "safe" OC) on a dual core even with 6mb of cache is not nearly as good as a quad at 3.6Ghz. People buying brand new 45nm chips (other than the Qx9650) are wasting their money.
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post #19 of 23
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I don't see the point of going 45nm...

Most people have to put to much voltage into their 45nm chips to get 4Ghz. If for some reason you have not read the many post concerning the 45nm voltage then you definately should. People (including OCN members) have been killing their chips from voltage.

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Too much voltage? I've seen people getting up 4.2-4.5 under 1.3v!

People are killing their chips because they don't know what they're doing. You can kill an q6600 with the same % voltage increase. It is just that they run too hot to do that.
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post #20 of 23
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3.8Ghz (a "safe" OC) on a dual core even with 6mb of cache is not nearly as good as a quad at 3.6Ghz.
For a majority of today's applications, the above statement has been shown to be false. Very few applications can utilize any additional cores, so the bottom line is the clock speed. The dual cores are outclocking the quad cores, in general, and are even faster clock for clock if you consider the additional cache the 45nm chips have.
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