Originally Posted by Nasgul
So, it's not ok to pay $1k for a killer performer CPU but it is okay to pay over $150 for a 74GB hard drive? And $300+ for RAID 0
Lol dude, per unit HDD's cost a hell of a lot more to make than a cpu (granted there's alot more R&D on a cpu, but still). So something that costs more to make for $300 (for TWO no less-still less than a third of the cost for ONE cpu) - vs $1000 for something that costs them almost nothing to make per unit? So ummmm ya I do think it's OK to spend less than a third of the cost for TWO of something which more deserves to be priced that way. And there's a far cry between $150 and $1000 dude, almost ten times more. I don't even see your logic here, not in the slightest bit.
Did you even think about that before you posted? Your helping me prove my point, so thank you.
No offense man, but $1000 for a tiny silicon wafer that costs them a dollar to make (I don't know it's a dollar, just making a point, but I can tell you it's not EVEN CLOSE to how much they rape you for it). See, they won. They got guys like you thinking it's no big deal to spend over a thousand dollars, for a chip! OK one more time, a CHIP. lol wow I guess you and I think differently on this, but to me, anything over $400 for a cpu is not worth it at all. Especially when the performance between the two is usually small. They charge twice as much for the extreme for example, just
because it's the extreme, you don't think it does sooo much better than the 200mhz slightly slower one below it for $500 less, do you?
Dude I'm not trying to be rude really, but me spending a measly $300 to have a fast main drive (which if lasts, will hold me through a couple rigs) has nothing to do with the price of tea in China. I'm not arguing with you, if you think it's worth it then fine, to me it's crazy. I was just saying how I felt about the criminally insane price of some cpu's.