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    Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Reports suggest that Intel will once again lower the cost of a selection of Core 2 processors on October 19th.
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Phew, it's just as well I can't afford the rest of the bits for system upgrade at the moment then - It's a shame that some of my friends have already stumped up the cash for their system upgrades though - they will be fuming if I tell them they could have waited a month and gotten a better deal...

    But, thinking about it, whilst that has happened to me before, if you always wait to see what price drops there are going to be, you'd end up never buying anything.

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    You can nearly always wait another month and get more for your money.

    It's one of the most reliable trends in computing.

    Choosing the point before diminishing returns kick in is where its at if you really are the bargain hunter though....and these price-cuts are maximum $20. So, 5-10 quid if your lucky. Not worth waiting a month for IMO.
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600...

    AND after a price rise of £20 last month! God damn I'm really angry now!

    I'm a student and I cant afford this bulltripe! After this computer I'm boycotting Intel!
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600...

    AND after a price rise of £20 last month! God damn I'm really angry now!

    I'm a student and I cant afford this bulltripe! After this computer I'm boycotting Intel!
    lol, its not intel fault the price went up and you bought at the wrong time

    im buying end of october, please drop the Q9650 price to £275 or the E8600 to £140

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600...
    Cancel the order, wait a month and save a tenner then
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600...

    AND after a price rise of £20 last month! God damn I'm really angry now!

    I'm a student and I cant afford this bulltripe! After this computer I'm boycotting Intel!
    If you're a student, look up the US dollar to pound sterling exchange rate and that will explain the price rise ... and if you're a poor / hard up / whatever student, then why are you buying a quad when an E5200 will do exactly the same job in 95% of tasks at 1/3 the price (and power)???

    I've just replaced my X3220 with an E5200 and it's doing just fine.

    Bah! I'm being grumpy old man again ....

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by richieuk View Post
    I have JUST THIS LAST HOUR ordered a Q6600...

    AND after a price rise of £20 last month! God damn I'm really angry now!

    I'm a student and I cant afford this bulltripe! After this computer I'm boycotting Intel!
    Damn those intel scum and their price cutting ways.
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    no eta yet on the i7?

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Hmmm, not so sure now about my e8400 purchase 5 minutes ago!

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Would be Blo0dy nice of you to state the Prices in £'s you american fags
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by smithy1158 View Post
    Would be Blo0dy nice of you to state the Prices in £'s you american fags
    Who are you referring to?

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Who are you referring to?
    Some people can't use an exchange converter

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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    Quote Originally Posted by smithy1158 View Post
    Would be Blo0dy nice of you to state the Prices in £'s you american fags
    Well smithy,

    There are these things called EXCHANGE RATES.

    Now these actually change.

    So you quote, in the currency used for the pricing.

    In the last 1 month, the pound has slipped against the dollar, so prices will have to go up in the UK.
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    Re: Beans - Intel preparing pre-Nehalem price cuts for Core 2 chips

    its called Convenience


    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Well smithy,

    There are these things called EXCHANGE RATES.

    Now these actually change.

    So you quote, in the currency used for the pricing.

    In the last 1 month, the pound has slipped against the dollar, so prices will have to go up in the UK.
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