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Remembering back the i7 950 and 960 costed around $500 to $600 dollars, but within the last year they dropped to less than $300. I figured the same should happen to the six core i7's. Just would like to get some insight on how long it should take before they drop in price.
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Originally Posted by Jov4nTh3Yu9o View Post
Remembering back the i7 950 and 960 costed around $500 to $600 dollars, but within the last year they dropped to less than $300. I figured the same should happen to the six core i7's. Just would like to get some insight on how long it should take before they drop in price.
Not until Z68 launches.
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Not until Z68 launches.
Why would you say that?
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With intel it seems like they don`t like price drops.
I would love to see the 990x@300$ but i think this will be in 3-4 years
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Why would you say that?
They will be old tech, and Z68 will be in that price range. I second this and think that they'll drop when the amd bulldozers roll out in the next few months
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Intel CPUs rarely drop in price, even if newer tech comes in
    
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Originally Posted by overclockingXTC View Post
They will be old tech, and Z68 will be in that price range. I second this and think that they'll drop when the amd bulldozers roll out in the next few months
Z68 brings nothing but a board that enables onboard gpu and overclocks. Its basically P67.
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i'd take a guess at whenever 8 cores launch
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Intel CPUs rarely drop in price, even if newer tech comes in
This is very true.It takes a long time.I saw a qx9770 sell for 500.00 the other day on ebay.And q9650's are selling new for the same price they did when they became discontinued.
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With intel it seems like they don`t like price drops.
I would love to see the 990x@300$ but i think this will be in 3-4 years
Seems understandable now that I see a core 2 quad can go as high as $300, the same price as a 960.
On another note, I still think the 975 extreme is $1000.
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