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Will Sandy Bridge drop in price when it's rereleased?

post #1 of 10
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Hey all, just wondering about this because I'm saving some money to start a SB build as soon as the chipset issue is taken care of.

What are your opinions on whether or not the SB CPUs and MBs will drop in price when they are rereleased?

I'm thinking (hoping) there will be a small price drop at least as an incentive for people to buy the platform after some bad publicity.
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post #2 of 10
I would think so due to the problems that some are having and new buyers will be wary of buying.Just my opinion.
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post #3 of 10
I'm guessing no.
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post #4 of 10
I would also guess no. The only thing that would force Intel to drop prices is if AMD actually pulls up some competition. In the world of marketing, there is no such thing as "bad" publicity.
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I'm thinking that the price won't be dropped because of the chipset issue, but will be dropped due to anticipation of the mighty AMD Bulldozer.
 
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post #6 of 10
no, i really doubt it. SB performs amazingly, having a fault with the sata II controller is hardly an issue to most of us that bought new p67 setups, and it doesn't affect the performance of the cpu so IMHO there should be no difference in price. Do what i did tho, get a combo at MC, i got my 2500k and my p67 mobo for $300.
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post #7 of 10
Probably not, due to the spike in demand, so they'll keep prices high for as long as they see fit. And yes, Bulldozer will be the thing that levels out the competition, so when that comes out, expect some price drops
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post #8 of 10
The way Intel handled this unfortunate event has definitely bolstered my confidence in them along with my respect. I don't think that I'm alone in this.
Even though some people will now wait on Ivybridge just a few more months after the updated Sandybridge mobo's reappear I think that the prices will generally be the same.
It also depends on whether the manufacturers repair their P67 mobo's or trash the 1st lot and build completely new ones. They could also rework the ones that are returned and the ones they never shipped and sell them as refurbs. This is about the only time I'd buy a refurbished mobo. Depending, of course, on the price difference.
A very good question Degausser! It's sure given me something to think about. Especially since I already bought a 2600K and a set of Team Group memory. I was just waiting for the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme to become available.
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post #9 of 10
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It also depends on whether the manufacturers repair their P67 mobo's or trash the 1st lot and build completely new ones. They could also rework the ones that are returned and the ones they never shipped and sell them as refurbs. This is about the only time I'd buy a refurbished mobo. Depending, of course, on the price difference.
If they never shipped the board, would they still have to call it a refurb? It wasn't previously owned anyways.. They might be able to get away with just calling it a revision, especially if it's one of the +85% of the boards not affected.
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We would all prefer it, but then everything else would have to drop in price right? So I doubt it will happen like we'd like lol
    
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