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Any future price drops for Intel Quad core chips in the next month or two? I'm pissed I missed that deal for the Q9550 from frys last month and I been waiting for the Q9550 to come down in price. Any ideas?
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Not sure about that, but look around for a used one. I got one here on OCN for $230 that was a proven overclocker. It's a C1 stepping that's stable at 4.0. If you can, try getting the E0 stepping.
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Not sure about that, but look around for a used one. I got one here on OCN for $230 that was a proven overclocker. It's a C1 stepping that's stable at 4.0. If you can, try getting the E0 stepping.
I found one for 286 shipped thats E0. I'm just wondering if I should jump on it or wait still.
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post #4 of 11
I got a Q9550 E0 (new sealed in box) for $247.50 on eBay. I've had it up to 4.25GHz.
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post #5 of 11
Yeah, keep looking like Big E says.
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post #6 of 11
Intel really needs to do price drops on the Q9550 E0 and the Q9650. Those are both great quad cores and deserve a price drop.
post #7 of 11
The Q9550 price seems all right, it's the Q9650 that desperately needs to drop.
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post #8 of 11
i agree drop the price on the q9650 to $369.99. newegg did drop the price on the q9550 to $309.99
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i agree drop the price on the q9650 to $369.99. newegg did drop the price on the q9550 to $309.99
350+ for a Q9650 would be a sweet deal. I would jump on that right now if I saw it for that.
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post #10 of 11
All right this is how you get a brand spanking new Q9550 E0 for cheap on eBay.

First decide how much you want to pay. Name your own price. $290? $285? $275? Even less?!?

Next go through eBay's listings and add all the Q9550 E0's which are auction-style listings to your watch list.

Finally, go to My eBay and add them to an eBay Bid Assistant group. You choose how much you want to pay, sit back and relax. eBay will do all the work.

Come back every couple of days and add new eBay listings to your group, until you finally win one!
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