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    Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    In its latest price list, Intel is cutting the price of a dual core by 31 percent and a quad core by 14 percent.
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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Oh, this couldn't come at a better time - I'm just about to get myself a new rig ^_^
    Now the question is - Q6600 or E8500?

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    I'm glad I didnt order yet, when do these prices filter down to us in the UK?

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Bah, no mention of the Q9xxx line
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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    These are all the price cuts on the latest list.

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Time to pick up a Q6600 I think, how long d'you reckon it'll take for the cuts to filter down to the likes of Scan?

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Well, it's going for £116 at Scan right now: http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=643237

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    I think I saw it on Aria for £105, quite a deal!

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    £116 now.. what was the price before it went down just out of interest?

    Good thing I delayed my dual core am2 build. Think it might just be intel quad core now.
    Last edited by 360bhp; 21-07-2008 at 05:16 PM.

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Crevan View Post
    Now the question is - Q6600 or E8500?
    If it's for a server then go for the quad. Otherwise, for games and desktop applications the 8500 will blow the socks off the 6600 according to the charts on Tom's Hardware.
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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    This seems to reflect the price cuts already: http://specialtech.co.uk/spshop/cust...productid=5149 E8500 £ 122.99 , inc VAT

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    If it's for a server then go for the quad. Otherwise, for games and desktop applications the 8500 will blow the socks off the 6600 according to the charts on Tom's Hardware.
    Would you be kind enough to provide me with a link to said charts?

    This seems to reflect the price cuts already ... E8500 £ 122.99 , inc VAT
    The news says $193 for q6600 and $183 for E8500. You'd expect to see the dual-core cheaper than the quad-core from that info. Let's hope this will be the case soon.

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    Re: Headlines - Intel axes some desktop CPU prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    If it's for a server then go for the quad. Otherwise, for games and desktop applications the 8500 will blow the socks off the 6600 according to the charts on Tom's Hardware.
    8500 will be quicker but it wont 'blow the socks' off it TomsHardWare is not a great site for correct information. I remember once, that site equated the old FX5200 to a 9800Pro
    Remember......the 8500, when all said and done, is just a dual core

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