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it's called.. self control lol

most of the things at microcenter can be found cheaper online.. it's only their CPU's that make it worth the drive
Although factoring in the distance of the nearest store away from you and how many MPG your car gets it may not even be that great of a deal after all.
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Support your b&m by building there... More cheapskates like yall and there won't be cpu deals anymore.
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Support your b&m by building there... More cheapskates like yall and there won't be cpu deals anymore.
Normally I would, the problem with MicroCenter though is that they don't really have that great of a selection of parts aside from CPU's (at least mine doesn't). For instance they don't even carry G.Skill RAM, which seems to be one of the popular 1156/1366 brands with their Ripjaws series. And their motherboards do have some markup but in most cases it isn't much compared to Newegg, so in that case I may pick up something there if they have what I am looking for. It seems like to me though that my Fry's has a better selection of components, but they usually aren't the lowest price either.
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If you have warranty for chip and motherboard you can upgrade whenever it is, "defective". I did that to switch from i7 to AMD fail on me but I did it for a reason lol.
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Although factoring in the distance of the nearest store away from you and how many MPG your car gets it may not even be that great of a deal after all.
well, good thing santa clara MC is 10minutes from my office lol
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I'll believe the prices when I see them. MC is a business that tries to make money; it's not a charity.

Yeah I'm a debbie downer. And I'm Swedish.
they sell CPUs for a loss to get you into the store with the idea that customers end up buying other stuff that is actually marked up (their prices on video cards and motherboards are pretty much MSRP if not higher) in order to make up for that loss. And they're not dumb about it, they get your name and limit purchases to 1 per customer, so unless you pay with cash and make up a new address you can't really go around and buy up a whole bunch to resell online.

I'll admit, it has worked on me to an extent, although mostly for small nicknacks such as a heatsink or fan for some odd job that I wanted to do and didn't care to wait for a part to be shipped.
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Yeah it would be around 50m round trip for me, at like $2.70/gallon and 16 mpg.

I just remembered though Newegg doesn't charge me tax, but MicroCenter will, so in reality it may just end up being the same price.
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Yeah it would be around 50m round trip for me, at like $2.70/gallon and 16 mpg.

I just remembered though Newegg doesn't charge me tax, but MicroCenter will, so in reality it may just end up being the same price.
16mpg? ouch lol, SUV or sports car?

yeah in that case it may not be worth it.. newegg charges tax in CA so it's not much incentive for me
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So where can I get a mobo to slap one of these bad boys on top of?
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If you plan to OC, which if you are buying a K series CPU you should be, then hyper-threading was more of a limiting factor to how much of an OC you could get anyway. Most people would turn it off to increase their frequency.

On topic though, I kind of feel bad walking in there and JUST buying the CPU and leaving. It is the people like me who can and will go in there just to buy it because it is so much cheaper compared to everyone else that make them regret that market strategy. But hey... they don't MAKE you buy the other components there, they just want you to. Kind of like it is nice to hold the door open for someone, but people often do not.
Do you know how much the sandy bridges can OC? If they're like the i7 1366s/1156s, then they'd hit a wall around 4-4.5GHz. Since the top Sandys have a turbo of around 3.6-3.8, is it even worth it to get a top of the line K series? The anticipation for benchmarks is killing me...
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