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    How low can they go?

    No, not the fame obsessed big brother house mates, but X2 processors. I have £250 burning a hole in my pocket for a new X2. My 3000+ is getting a bit long in the tooth.

    lowest on the web, has a 4400+ for £270. Now conroe is almost out, you think this is going to drop any lower in the near future? (near being in the next week or so).

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    I'd guess they're going to slump fairly soon. Conroe official launch is the 24th isn't it? Some people have said 26th for big price slashes from AMD - don't know if that's confirmed anywhere though. Also, no idea how quickly that would move to retail - I'd guess people who've got a lot of S939 stock might chop down a fair bit.

    OcUK (not popular around here I know...) have an OEM 4400+ for £246 inc VAT if you've got a cooler you want to use...

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    Wait for a couple of weeks for everything to settle. Or put it towards a conroe system.

    If you can't wait go for the 3800 X2, there are some pretty good prices for them at the moment. You could easily clock that to 4400+ speeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barkotron
    I'd guess they're going to slump fairly soon. Conroe official launch is the 24th isn't it? Some people have said 26th for big price slashes from AMD - don't know if that's confirmed anywhere though. Also, no idea how quickly that would move to retail - I'd guess people who've got a lot of S939 stock might chop down a fair bit.

    OcUK (not popular around here I know...) have an OEM 4400+ for £246 inc VAT if you've got a cooler you want to use...
    I can wait until the 26th I reckon, thats a good price from OcUK. I'm sorely tempted, but I know as soon as I get it in the post, £100 will disappear off the price

    Quote Originally Posted by ash_rm
    Wait for a couple of weeks for everything to settle. Or put it towards a conroe system.

    If you can't wait go for the 3800 X2, there are some pretty good prices for them at the moment. You could easily clock that to 4400+ speeds.
    Nah I aint building a new rig yet, and I was planning on the 4400+ and clocking it to FX-60 speeds

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    Cool, there's a pretty high chance you should be able to clock the 3800 to 2.6GHz (FX-60 Speeds)

    I overclocked my manager's 3800 X2 to 2.65 GHz with not much voltage increase and was prime stable for over 20 hrs.

    I suppose the only thing your gaining with the 4400+ is the 1mbx2 cache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash_rm
    Cool, there's a pretty high chance you should be able to clock the 3800 to 2.6GHz (FX-60 Speeds)

    I overclocked my manager's 3800 X2 to 2.65 GHz with not much voltage increase and was prime stable for over 20 hrs.

    I suppose the only thing your gaining with the 4400+ is the 1mbx2 cache.
    I'm not going to get 600mhz OC on this mobo, 400 is easily do-able, might just save myself a hundred quid and get a 3800. Dual core 2.4ghz is plenty of meat. Just not as much as 2.6

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    Not to start the rumour mill but ...

    I read in various places on the net that AMD will be slashing prices this month - one even showed leaked AMD prices. Aint got the URL at hand, but off memory, 4600x2 was $300 (dollars).

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    read a lot of articles on the reg + the inq that say AMD prices are going to plummet. Its not that suprising, theres no-way a A64 can compete with a Conroe unless its A LOT CHEAPER TO BUY. and i have to say at current price estimates for Conroe you would have to be mad to spend the money on AMD, and this comes from someone who's an AMD fan.

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    Are we talking price cuts across the board here or just for X2s, 'cause I'm looking for a nice Opteron 170...

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    The 939 X2 3800 is £123 from www.lowestonweb.com.

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    blimey £123, thats an absolute bargain, sod the 4400

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVoice
    The 939 X2 3800 is £123 from www.lowestonweb.com.
    AM i missing something? i just had a look ant its like £175?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonStar
    AM i missing something? i just had a look ant its like £175?
    look on the front page, its number 4 in their 10 most wanted list.

    edit, the one for 175 is the am2 version.

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    Well i have found a retail AMD Athlon 64 3500+ for £28 inc vat, but the stock date isnt until the 1st of August.

    Will see if i can find any cheap X2 chips!

    Me thinks i will be buying a few!!

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    Yup I heard the rumours of massive prices cuts and I'm holding out for a 4400 at £200 not overly likely but I can dream cant I If 4800's hit the £250-300 range I'll dance around like a nutter

    And however asked I'll be practically giving away my 3000+ soon

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