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post #21 of 37
I picked up my E6420 for 115$ here in OCN when they were still going for over 200$ on new egg.
    
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What about the multi?

High multi = ftw

If you have a good MB with decent RAM multi does not matter much. High FSB makes your e-penis bigger too.
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post #23 of 37
Laptops are obviously the biggest reason for this. I would say that more people buy laptops, and with Centrino there are a lot of Intel laptops in comparison to AMD. Plus, I would guess that 70% of the laptops have a sub $200 processor.
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post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by justarealguy View Post
What about the multi?

High multi = ftw
what about FSB?
high FSB FTW
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post #25 of 37
yeah at microcenter you can walk in and get a Q6600 or E8400 for $199. My 6420 was $186 from newegg!
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post #26 of 37
Mine was 2€ below the 200€ mark.
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post #27 of 37
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Believe it. I have a friend(who also has a fair amount of money to blow) who knows little about computers but wanted to get into PC gaming, so he went out bought a prebuilt with the recommendation that Intel makes better processors. And guess what? It's a Pentium D.

/Galidan
A nub buying an old cpu is sort of understandable. No pc-smart person would ever do that.
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post #28 of 37
thats how it is with most products. take cars. the 3 series is BMWs bread & butter. its not flashy like an M5 but it keeps the Quandt family eating caviar.

cheap sells.
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post #29 of 37
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Yeah. I doubt I will ever buy a $150+ CPU anymore. Get a cheap chip, overclock the crap out of it, and call it a day.
Agreed man. Obviously there is a large percentage of Q6600-type owners on OCN compared to the rest of even the computer-building world, but I set the $150 limit a long time ago and my computer has always run most every current game at max settings. $100 for me 5000+ BE? A steal when I get stock $6400+ performance out of it. It's even less now!
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post #30 of 37
I wonder if mine would count. I got it back when it was $230 and know a Q6600 be had for $200.
    
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