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Intel Core 2 quad prices

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by mikeo, 11 Oct 2009.

  1. mikeo

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,621

    Location: SW Scotland

    Must admit that I sort of thought that when I5 appeared, that the prices for the existing core 2 quads would start to ease a bit (IE. get a little cheaper). But certainly doesn't look like that yet.

    Or is it that they will just be phased out?

    Just that I have a hankering for a quad core. Yes I know that it's not a big move from the E8400 but...
     
  2. Happy

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Jan 2008

    Posts: 7,121

    Location: Tunbridge Wells

    You can't even seem to pick them up second hand :( I just bought a new Q9450 for £125incl which will be replacing my Q6600. So about £40/45 for the upgrade which isn't too bad considering it should see me through another year at least.
     
  3. the1gooner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

    Posts: 2,259

    Location: Swindon

    There are obviously lots of users that will want to upgrade their S775 setups with quad core processors. So I can't see prices coming down much in the near future.
     
  4. Clairvoyant

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,140

    Location: Torbay, Devon, UK

    Yep 2nd hand C2Qs are hard to find at a good price. I got mine for £149.95 off the bay, and sold my E8400 on the bay. So my upgrade cost just over £50.

    I was willing to pay £150 new rather than £135 for 2nd hand.
     
  5. nightmare99

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    Joined: 19 Oct 2006

    Posts: 3,686

    This, sorry.
     
  6. mikeo

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    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,621

    Location: SW Scotland

    O'well.. bit the bullet and ordered a Q9650. Now I know the Q9550 is a fair bit cheaper, but my experience is that the fastest in the range alway (well... usually) holds the best 2nd hand value. I seem to remember getting slightly more for my Opteron 180, than I paid for it! Well this is the excuse that I'm using to justify this purchase to myself (ha). Also ordered an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2, I can also use this when moving to I5/I7 at some point. Just hope it fits my motherboard (GA-P35-DS3L). Currently have an Arctic Alpine 7, but thought a bit better cooling would not go amiss. So one E8400 for sale soon I suppose.

    The only pain with this sort of fixing (IE. 775) is I expect that I will have to remove the mobo to fit the new cooler. (IE. not a lot of manoeuvring room in my case).
     
    Last edited: 12 Oct 2009
  7. Sean_UK

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    Joined: 6 Jul 2006

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    Location: South East

    Edit: nm