i see p4's with ht for like $250.. but you can get a pentium D for $200??
does this mean that a pentium D isnt as good?
well, currently, the price is lower for the Pentium D's because intel is currently making them and now selling them... Some older P4's are more expensive because intel has stopped production on those, which drives up the price... (supply vs. demand)... Also, some people dont want to go dual core, due to heat and other stuff like that, and i dont blame them...
i just bought my P4 3.0E with hyperthreading, brand new factory sealed on ebay for 167! thats even lower then newegg!! and, the guy was local so i got next day pickup so no shipping! i got a hell of a steal. i can ebay it when im ready to upgrade again and actually MAKE money on it.
Some of those older CPU's that aren't in production anymore also are known for better OC's and the like, thus driving up the demand and in turn the cost as well. Look at the high end AGP market...same thing. Those "lesser" cards are more expensive than the newer PCI-E cards just because of the demand...people don't want to have to deal with swapping out a mobo just to get higher FPS. In fact, at least a month or so ago, you could get a PCI-E mobo with SLI AND graphics card for just a little bit more than a high end AGP (6800GT/Ultra or X850). Then you could spend even less a little later and double up on the video to go SLI and get FPS very close to the best stuff out.
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