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Why is the AMD 3700 OEM version priced higher then the Retail version

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Sinister, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. Sinister


    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 76

    guys how comes the OEM cpu for the 3700 sd is higher then the retail version of the 3700sd?

    any ideas
  2. Reality|Bites


    Joined: 5 Apr 2006

    Posts: 6,830

    Maybe a better overclocker? who knows.
  3. mysticsniper


    Joined: 1 May 2003

    Posts: 9,958

    Send a webnote to the shop, you will get a better respone than posting on here m8 :)
  4. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I don't know for definite but I'd guess that OcUK simply got a better price on the retail CPUs and so could pass it on. I don't see it as any sort of problem though, I'd buy the retail as you get a 3 year warranty instead of 1 year and you get a cooler even if you never use it, unless with the OEM chips you get a guaranteed stepping there isn't a reason to pay more for it that I can see.