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    C2D price drops... early?

    Do you reckon these are the April 22nd price drops come early?

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=430633

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    Pretty sure that's what it's been at for a while now.

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    I think prices have been steadily dropping anyway, £163 is pretty cheap, it was at least £10 more a couple of weeks ago.

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    £200 -> £190 -> £183 -> £178 and £163 is the cheapest I seen today. Over almost 4 months £40 off. I dunno if its the real drop because its not the 22nd yet . We'll have to wait and see Sunday.

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    ebuyer have the E6420 for £116 much cheaper than anywhere else i wonder if it`ll go lower after the 22nd or whether they have already introduced the price drop already on this cpu?

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    There are a bunch of places that have reduced their out of stock chips early. Tekheads have a bunch including the e6700 at £200 and the Q6600 for £350.

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    Considering I bought my E6600 in January and it was £199, I think thats come down quite significantly. I can't see that chip going much lower than that price.

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    I think you'd be surprised. The E6700 is going down by about £100 everywehere on the 22nd.

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    That'd bring it to just over £200, still quite expensive. You can get one of the new conroes and overclock the socks off it and put the cash to something else tbh.

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    £200 for the second most powerful dual core chip in the world? I think that's ok tbh. And I agree that you can just buy a cheaper one and overclock it but there are a lot of people that won't want to overclock their CPU.

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    They shouldn't own a Core 2 Duo then

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishima View Post
    They shouldn't own a Core 2 Duo then
    So, just because we don't want to overclock we should get an AMD chip????

    I want the best value for money processor that gives me reliability and speed.

    Personally, with the price drops I'm really tempted by the E6700 now, more or less what I was looking at with an E6600 but no need to learn how to overclock

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    C2Ds also features hardware virtualisation extensions.
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    C2Ds also features hardware virtualisation extensions.
    The E4xxx chips do not. Not sure about the newer ones (E6420 etc)
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    Indeed, all the E6xxx series has the VT extensions. Intel still hasn't updated their product comparison chart, but you can see the pattern though.
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    What does VT do in laymans terms

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