Monday, March 7th 2011

MSI Hiking Motherboard Prices From This Month

With escalating raw-material and labor costs, motherboard manufacturers had decided to hike prices in Q1 2011. To its effect, leading companies ASUS and Gigabyte have already implemented price-hikes in February, which will reflect in store prices soon. MSI will be introducing price-hikes on its motherboards by 5%-10%. Motherboard sales are expected to go up shortly, as the industry is re-releasing socket LGA1155 motherboards with rectified Intel "Cougar Point" 6-series PCH chips.

Source: DigiTimes
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35 Comments on MSI Hiking Motherboard Prices From This Month

#1
HalfAHertz
by: Tannhäuser
OF COURSE there are hidden agreements between Intel and the mainboard-producers! :shadedshu: Well, at least that's my opinion. They are doing business together. A heightening of the prices like the one that's going on is for sure not to push off to the costs of materials. Those will cause a heightening of the production costs for each board at max. 1 Dollar. Even a few cents do sound more realistic.
paranoia will destroy ya ;)
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: HalfAHertz
That's not true. The entire cost was taken up front by intel. They will add it as a 300mil loss for their Q1 2011



more here

Seriously if the salaries of your workforce increase by 10% and your material costs jump by 60%(from 6k$/ton to 10k$/ton) your hands are tied and you have to increase your final product price.
I wouldn't bother man. Logic has no place when emotions are involved.
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#3
stevednmc
Look at the facts! Prices on everything are going up. Food, fuel, metal Both raw and finished. That is the reason...nothing else. China is buying up resources like crazy on top of that, including resources for electronics inclluding copper and gold, aluminum, so supply and demand plays a role as well. ALL these things result in higher prices. Its really quite simple. The instability in the world is certainly going to effect world prices on all goods everywhere, some of course more than others.
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#4
Aleksander
by: TheMailMan78
Rare metal conductivity does not change with the political wind. They use copper and such for a reason. 1. It works. 2. Its the cheapest alternative. Would you rather them use gold?

You sound like "Oh why are we still using gas?! We need an alternative!" crowd. Well of course but until someone invents something we are stuck with good ole' petrol. Savvy?
The alternative is already invented, but you are going to have trouble if you know which one is
I shouldn't say more!
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#5
DannibusX
Uh, for those of you that think this is a conspiracy to raise the price of motherboards, the cost of ammunition is going up as well.

Everything copper related will be more expensive.
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#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
prices of raw materials world wide are on the rise. it is called inflation and it is really starting to ramp up. your dollar,euro,whatever is losing buying power so things will cost more, especially raw materials. the revolutions in the middle east are also raising oil prices. plastics are made from oil.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: DannibusX
Uh, for those of you that think this is a conspiracy to raise the price of motherboards, the cost of ammunition is going up as well.

Everything copper related will be more expensive.
Tell me about it. Even reloading is becoming expensive.
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#8
stevednmc
by: TheMailMan78
Tell me about it. Even reloading is becoming expensive.
I lol'd!!

Yes, all these things are including the weakness of the dollar and the Euro contribute.
The alternative is already invented, but you are going to have trouble if you know which one is
I shouldn't say more!
Well, if you wont say it, i will.......Nuclear Power! "Said in Homer Simpson whisper"
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#9
newfellow
Goodbye new, welcome old hardware.

Not that it's MSI hardware in general costs way too much what it's worth. P67 boards for instance there's not a single decent looking board and tech sucks with 7-11 blocks here there.

It is hilarious that we have come so far that boards costs more than 150 $ a piece no matter what miracle you drop on it and CPUs costs so much. The good news is it all stops somewhere
and people just will not pay to get hardware. Those few who get high end equipment will most likely also see that buying new are begin to be worthless so at CPU as well as motherboard side.

Software developers does currently extremely good job so nobody will buy hardware. There is no need for new as there is no applications utilizing even half that we have thanks to consoles.
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HalfAHertz
by: newfellow
Goodbye new, welcome old hardware.

Not that it's MSI hardware in general costs way too much what it's worth. P67 boards for instance there's not a single decent looking board and tech sucks with 7-11 blocks here there.

It is hilarious that we have come so far that boards costs more than 150 $ a piece no matter what miracle you drop on it and CPUs costs so much. The good news is it all stops somewhere
and people just will not pay to get hardware. Those few who get high end equipment will most likely also see that buying new are begin to be worthless so at CPU as well as motherboard side.

Software developers does currently extremely good job so nobody will buy hardware. There is no need for new as there is no applications utilizing even half that we have thanks to consoles.
Not true. If you want cheap, there's plenty if you look around. Example
AMD Athlon II X2 250 Regor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache... [Athlon II@3GHz] 61$
BIOSTAR TA785G3+ AM3 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Mother... [mATH Biostar 785g AM3] 66$
Kingston ValueRAM 2GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333... [2GB DDR3] 23$

So for 150$, you can get a complete bare-bone system. Just gut an old system for the rest of the components and you've got yourself a working HTPC system.
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