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    E8400 Breaks £200

    Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 LGA775 'Wolfdale' 3.00GHz (1333FSB) - Retail

    I knew this lot were not the best before. But this just takes the biscuit!

    Supply and demand does determine price more often than not but over £200 for a £110-£120 CPU..........thats why no one else has any...they have snapped them all up.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    I was talking to Biscuit today about this on X-Fire, I plan on that CPU for my next build in the upcoming month. Should I have issues or they want that kind of money where-ever I go then I shall head down a Q6600 route and wait the extra time.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Im not too suprised seeing it shooting this high considering OCUK's past reputation..

    But yes, supply and demand is the sandwich on the menu...
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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Can I ask what past rep, I've been blinkered a bit and only used OCUK for most of my tech needs over past years.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJ View Post
    Can I ask what past rep, I've been blinkered a bit and only used OCUK for most of my tech needs over past years.
    Well, its purely subjective.. as I did not have too nice of an experience with OCUK both on their retail or aftersales side of things..

    OCUK only brings back these memories..

    Tatty boxes, faulty components, month's long RMA and dishonest forums..

    I'm going to stop flaming OCUK now as there are some honestly good sales.. but it was honestly not mine..
    Me want Ultrabook


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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Oh I know of their forums, where talk about OCUK is not permitted.. on OCUK's forums... yeah.. hmmm...Reminds me of that tv show on BBC2 with the "local store"

    Never any trouble with their services, but that cpu price is a joke, they know most retailers are out of stock and are milking it.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Anyone one that pays £200+ for that core needs medication i think.

    The Quad cores are £50 less and better. OK, so they dont clock as high but the life of a quad will be alot longer than a wolfdale.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    For real??? I plan on keeping my 8400 stock, with an aftermarket cooler to try to get more life out of it.

    I assume your comment on lifespan is related to how hard it's clocked?

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    thats pathetic what are they thinking i used to love ocuk but ever since scan+hexus=free delivery and cheaper prices in general i stay away from ocuk especially when i see things like this!
    plus my q6600 @ 3.8 spanks that
    Quote Originally Posted by Fraz regarding the Apple Mighty Mouse
    I just got so fed up with this thing for it's crappy erratically working scroll ball and poor right-click detection that I just threw it against a wall and it exploded.

    Good riddance. Wish I'd done it about a year ago.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewJ View Post
    For real??? I plan on keeping my 8400 stock, with an aftermarket cooler to try to get more life out of it.

    I assume your comment on lifespan is related to how hard it's clocked?
    Not at all.
    Quads will be utilised more and more so the Quads, i would say, have a better longevity than any dual core.

    Thats only my opinion though.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Because adding the Q6600 to my build is affordable but is the top end of my budget for my next gaming rig, where the E8400 sits in the nicer end.

    How long of a life should I expect, my X2 AMD 4600 is about 1.5years old now and runs fine.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Intel, AMD need to ship product to make money, they wont sell to us at stupid prices so its only a matter of time till supply gets going and prices come back to normal.

    Some people will exploit the shortage, more fool who pays it, unless they have no chioce. Lets pray AMD stays in the game with some new CPUs to give a bit of competition.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Well i have just given up on the Wolfdales and bought a Q6600.

    Dodgy temp sensors and ridiculous price points (most companies are now £135+ which is still too high for that), has put me off them.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Given my lady friend has told me that I shall have £500 beginning of March to play with a Q6600 is going in my next bad boy.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    wow thats ridiculous and the stupid ones will buy that, if only AMD had much better competition then intel would be sellings these dirt cheap and not holding out on stock.

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    Re: E8400 Breaks £200

    Glad I got mine from Scan for £130 inc VAT ... Silly prices, although I don't go near OcUK anymore since I experienced their RMA services. Although, that was over 3 years ago...

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