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there can't be that much of a market for 478 hardware any longer so one would think that prices would drop much more than they have
 

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same goes for 7800GTs and 7800GTXs huh?
 

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</div>Socket 478's arent obsolete yet and wont be for quite some time..<br />
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The demand is probably still there, while the supply most definately is not..hense higher prices!
 

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Low end 478 gear can be had dirt cheap these days. The enthusiast products have actually appreciated with they are no longer in production. I've seen many P4P800-E Deluxe mobos on eBay go for twice what I paid for mine new. It's all a function of supply and demand. While the demand is certainly a lot lower than it used to be, the supply had dropped by a larger margin now that things have been out of production for a while.
 

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Seems to me like the value of hardware kinda does this:<br />
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^^ thats a hell of a steep bank. i still like my northy its never failed me!!!
 

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The truth is that the processing power being made available is still not being taken advantage of for the majority of applications. I imagine with the resource hog known as vista set to debut soon, we'll see the actual <i>need</i> for this (and last) year's technology.
 

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Well, when the newer stuff comes out and the older tech has taken a nosedive in price drop, thats the time to buy the older stuff! It sounds odd, your probably thinking to yourself: "Why buy the old crap? New stuff is out!" Well, theres a simple answer: Better Performance per dollar. So yeah, as long as you dive into the market at the right time, its a good deal. So basically, wait about 2-5 years down the road and pick up a C2D for cheap, and bam, thee best value. <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I wouldn't wait more than a year as things go absollete so fast. I plan on getting a C2D in March, but my VC will be top end and most like just a single gpu.
 
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