Saturday, October 4th 2008

Nehalem Available for Pre-Order at Overclockers UK, ETA 31st October

In the last few days we have seen photos surface of several motherboards based on the upcoming Intel Architecture, code named Nehalem. These boards utilize the Intel X58 chipset along with the new socket, LGA-1366. Many people have been eagerly awaiting the imminent release of the new CPUs and motherboards, which was rumoured to be sometime in November. The online UK retailer Overclockers UK (OcUK), has today added new links in their motherboard and CPU sections for Intel 1366 (X58 Chipset) and Intel Core i7.

Within the CPU section, available for Pre-Order, are the three processors which were expected to be available at launch following what we covered here
The Core i7 920 is priced at £258.49, the Core i7 940 is priced at £469.99, and the Core i7 965 Extreme Edition, at £822.49 (all prices include VAT). In the motherboard section, also available for Pre-Order are three motherboards, two from Asus and one Intel:
ASUS P6T Deluxe OC Palm Edition, ASUS P6T Deluxe (base model), and Intel Smackover X58. The site states the ETA for all these products as 31st October 08.Source: Overclockers UK
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53 Comments on Nehalem Available for Pre-Order at Overclockers UK, ETA 31st October

#1
ap4lifetn
whoo its begun!!! we americans should get it first right?
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#2
3870x2
probably, but now we get to see how i7 is really going to work. Theoretically, they should be amazing in performance.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
£469.99 is a bit much dont you think??? the last time i spent that much for a CPU it was for an AMD64 FX-55
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#4
TheGuruStud
Those prices are absurd. I guess they're going to milk it. Say hello to the old intel.

Of course the VAT isn't helping.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
I made a post in the 'old' post before btrunner edited it & i said something along the lines of
The Costs

The first cost is shipping. The equipment I bought cost $400, the shipping was $200 including insurance. As a point of reference the equipment came in two fairly large boxes, if it has been one box it would have been too large to lift. It was shipped "US Mail" which was the cheapest and slowest method offered by the vendor and took about 6 weeks to arrive. The only other foreign currency charge on the order was the cost of currency conversion; I usually pay by credit card and find that that I get a reasonable exchange rate from my credit card company without any additional fixed costs.

The next cost is Import Duty which is applied to the total cost of your order. Note that this includes the cost of shipping and insurance so if your goods are heavy or bulky resulting in greater shipping costs you will pay more duty. If you choose to have your goods delivered quickly the increased shipping costs will mean you will pay more Duty.

Once Duty is added to the total, Value Added Tax is then added. At the time of writing this was 17.5% and is charged on the cost of the goods, the shipping, the duty on the goods and the duty on the shipping. The final cost is the Clearance Fee added by the carrier for getting the goods through Customs. This charge is made on each package, so in this case, where there were two packages, there were two Clearance Fees. You pay these costs when the goods get delivered to your door, so be ready with your cheque book.

The tally below shows all the costs.

Cost of goods $400.00
Shipping and insurance $200.00
Cost of order converted to local currency £419.61
Import duty £ 24.58
VAT at 17.5% £ 77.73
Handling charge @ £6.25 per package £ 12.50
Total £534.42
Total converted back
into original currency $764.17


The figures above show that the eventual price I paid was 91% more that the cost of the goods, something to remember when doing price comparisons between local and remote vendors. Having said that I was happy with this particular order, the quality was excellent, the choice was far greater than what was available in the UK, and because the base price was so low I still ended up paying less than the locally sourced alternatives.
just as an example & that tally doesnt even include the RETAILERS Price Per Unit
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#6
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
lol at intel smackover :laugh: what a name :p
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#7
alexp999
Staff
Is it just me or does the smackover look a lot like an AMD layout...? :wtf:
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#8
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: alexp999
Is it just me or does the smackover look a lot like an AMD layout...? :wtf:
that board looks really crowded imo, quite cool to see the cpu in the middle of the board though.
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#9
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
I can't even conceive of going to Nehalem until at least 6 months down the line. I need to see real life benchmarks, and see if/when it's worth moving to a new architecture. I will not be an early adopter this time around. Especially when I get crazy performance out of the stuff I currently own.
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#10
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Paulieg
I can't even conceive of going to Nehalem until at least 6 months down the line. I need to see real life benchmarks, and see if/when it's worth moving to a new architecture. I will not be an early adopter this time around. Especially when I get crazy performance out of the stuff I currently own.
From the specs it sounds more like its server or workstation orientated.
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#11
ghost101
by: FreedomEclipse
I made a post in the 'old' post before btrunner edited it & i said something along the lines of



just as an example & that tally doesnt even include the RETAILERS Price Per Unit
You really think these shops pay $200 for shipping and insurance on $400 worth of goods? Intel distribution channels purchase in the thousands of items and the average shipping cost becomes tiny. Overclockers UK are making a killing at these prices. I guarantee you that. You'd have to be crazy to preorder at those prices. Wait for other shops to start listing the items and force the price down. Anyone remember the pricing overclockers had for new wolfdales and yorkfields relative to other stores?

Why is it there other items such as the q6600 are almost exactly US price + VAT.
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#12

Avoid OcUK like the plague.
#13
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: insider
Avoid OcUK like the plague.
why ?
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#14
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: ghost101
You really think these shops pay $200 for shipping and insurance on $400 worth of goods?
your missing the point - the basis of my post is just as an example to shed some insight on why people in the UK have to pay so much - it doesnt matter if its for $400 or $1000 worth of goods - thats not what im trying to say.

obviously Intel has its own trade channels etc etc & bulk orders = cheaper over all P&P.

but can you see why we get charged so much?? just to get something imported into the UK there are so many costs to cover which can reflect heavily in the retailers pricing.

the quoted information was taken from a guy who wrote a small guide about importing stuff into the UK from Non-Euro countries. - written in 2001.

7years on the system hasnt changed at all - maybe the currency has but VAT is still 17.5%
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#16
panchoman
Sold my stars!
why is there a 400 bucks difference between 2 speeds and then the EE is double the price? holy shit these better be worth every damn penny
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#17
oli_ramsay
by: insider
Avoid OcUK like the plague.
+1 on that, I've heard they've mugged a lot of people off!
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#18
PCpraiser100
by: ap4lifetn
whoo its begun!!! we americans should get it first right?
Your wrong, I already see pre-orders at PCV Village in Canada, the slowest sibling is being pre-ordered for $350CDN. Being Canadian is just as good.
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#19
trt740
by: Paulieg
I can't even conceive of going to Nehalem until at least 6 months down the line. I need to see real life benchmarks, and see if/when it's worth moving to a new architecture. I will not be an early adopter this time around. Especially when I get crazy performance out of the stuff I currently own.
I second that.
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#20
ap4lifetn
by: PCpraiser100
Your wrong, I already see pre-orders at PCV Village in Canada, the slowest sibling is being pre-ordered for $350CDN. Being Canadian is just as good.
what do u mean wrong, i was asking a question in hoping that i can get my hands on it before october 31st. never did i say that being canadian was bad.
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#21
ghost101
by: FreedomEclipse
your missing the point - the basis of my post is just as an example to shed some insight on why people in the UK have to pay so much - it doesnt matter if its for $400 or $1000 worth of goods - thats not what im trying to say.

obviously Intel has its own trade channels etc etc & bulk orders = cheaper over all P&P.

but can you see why we get charged so much?? just to get something imported into the UK there are so many costs to cover which can reflect heavily in the retailers pricing.
Only think which affects prices of intel processors to the UK is delivery, VAT, and margins. There arent any import taxes on processors.

Delivery as we've determined should bext to nothing for a 1000 box shipment of CPUs, and VAT is 17.5%. If your argument was true, then it doesnt make any sense for the prices to converge on US price + VAT as they inevitably do. If the costs were what you are suggesting then these retailors would be selling at a loss.

What happens is that for some bizarre reason, ocuk is always given stock first and they price gouge like theres no tomorrow. The difference between the prices of overclockers uk and larger stores like ebuyer and scan is ridiculous at times.

As for avoiding ocuk like the plague, I dont think their service is that bad, and sometimes they do have nice prices. But most of my custom is with ebuyer/dabs and scan who also have brilliant customer service but are nearly always cheaper.
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#22
trt740
sounds like high end ddr3 owners are gonna be pissed with this new chip.
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#23
captainskyhawk
by: FreedomEclipse
£469.99 is a bit much dont you think??? the last time i spent that much for a CPU it was for an AMD64 FX-55
Welcome to what prices are like without competition. :shadedshu
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#24
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I can't freaking wait! Obviously I'm going to let reviews come out and prices drop a bit when the hardware has started to mature, and I won't be buying from OcUK as they still owe me for the next day delivery I never got. Plus, they're stupidly priced when things aren't on offer.
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#25
tigger
I'm the only one
personally i have never had a problem with ocuk,and never had a problem with a return.I sent back a 1950pro i killed with a bad flash,and got a new one back.Their prices ae a bit over other uk e-tailers though.

I will be interested to see how these do in real benchies,and let the early adopters be the guinea pigs.
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