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Hey,
On the upcoming extra payment i get, im buying my CPU, an opteron. Froogle (the super catalog) searches say that all of the Opty 146 939's have skyrocketed. For a 2.0ghz Opteron it would of cost me £110 a couple weeks ago. Now it's going to cost me nearly £160! What happened?!

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle?...ff&oi=froogler
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I managed to get a 146 from scan.co.uk for £105 a few weeks back
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Originally Posted by The_Jester
Hey,
On the upcoming extra payment i get, im buying my CPU, an opteron. Froogle (the super catalog) searches say that all of the Opty 146 939's have skyrocketed. For a 2.0ghz Opteron it would of cost me £110 a couple weeks ago. Now it's going to cost me nearly £160! What happened?!

http://froogle.google.co.uk/froogle?...ff&oi=froogler
AMD has upped the price of Opterons and lowered the prices on some of the A64 range to encourage people not to buy Opterons, other than for Server use.
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Your my savoiur! Opteron city - here i come!
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Some retailes/vendors just take advantage of rumors. They up the price because people EXPECT the hike in prices.

AMD has YET TO announced an increase in price. As a matter of fact, According to the AMD website, Opteron Prices have gone DOWN...not UP.
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