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How long until 1156 CPU's are dirt cheap?

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I got a gigabyte 1156 itx motherboard for Christmas and was going to throw in an i3. Now that sandybridge is out should I wait a little for the CPU's to become dirt cheap? If so how long do you think I will have to wait ?

Instead of an i3 I may be able to slap in an i7 for $100 I can dream.
    
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lol, yeah should be nice to know, i wanna make a lil torrent box
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They will not be dirt cheaper. Intel will slowly phase them out.
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I bought my i5 760 for $175 at the EGG. I would be surprised if it goes lower than that in the next year
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post #5 of 9
The price will become lower by like 20 or 30 bucks, but it will come back up since they're no longer being made... Also the old mobos and chips are no longer compatible.

Go check the LGA 775 Processors... A Q9550 is still more than 200.
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Go check the LGA 775 Processors... A Q9550 is still more than 200.
Lol, a Q9550 is $275. An E8600 is $290. Unless you're looking for used parts, no 1156 CPU's are not going to be dirt cheap via retail channels.
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If this was AMD I'd say that there's a decent chance for such to happen but that's because AMD has two sources of income and can afford to sell them dirt cheap.
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post #8 of 9
Intel doesn't price their chips based on demand it appears.
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From all the charts I've seen (thru the end of the year), Intel will continue to support 1156. After that? Who knows?
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