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Why are Core 2 Duos so expensive, still?

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Why are Core 2 Duos so expensive, still?

The e8xxx series are more expensive than i7 and hexacore chips!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115054

$290! You could get a Sandy Bridge CPU with that!

It also seems to only be the high end Core 2 Duos that have ridiculous prices. Though, the low end Core 2 Duos are also, each, $70+. Compared to AMD's prices ($100 for a quad core + free motherboard at MicroCenter), that is really high.

Am I missing something here?

Do these old Core 2 Duos have collector value? Are they THAT old?

Do they overclock really well? I heard the high end Wolfdales do. But as much as you overclock them, they're still dual cores and obsolete when compared to newer processors, no?
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Yea and DDR2 prices as well... 30-40 bucks for a 2x1gb kit?!

For some reason last series of legacy equipment is insane with pricing (lg775 socket/am2 socket and DDR2 ram)
Edited by swat565 - 2/23/11 at 12:15am
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Because Intel CPU prices do not drop even when there are new ones released.
    
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post #4 of 16
people still buy them at that $ for some reason... Otherwise the price would come down. Simple economics.
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It might be old technology, but it's increasingly rare due to production on the CPU being halted quite some time ago.

My DDR2 OCZ SLI memory is going for more than I initially purchased it on Ebay for the same reason.

Edit: Sorry, I thought you were talking about the extreme edition chips.
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Because Intel doesn't have to drop the prices, that's why. If you are stuck on LGA775, then they get profit. Otherwise, getting a new platform? Good chance you will chose Intel, so they only profit again
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To OP:

OMG.. Is your real name Greg Fields by any chance?

LGA 775 is still pretty good for budget builds
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tryagainplss View Post
To OP:

OMG.. Is your real name Greg Fields by any chance?

LGA 775 is still pretty good for budget builds
IdrA Starcraft guy?
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Originally Posted by SpeedNuggeT View Post
IdrA Starcraft guy?
yea. Maybe he's the real thing. Or an impostor...

Or just some guy at OCN named Idra
    
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I'm missing something? is Idra the name of some l33t starcraft player?
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