Sunday, November 16th 2008

Bombs Away for Intel Core i7

Intel's eagerly anticipated Core i7 series of processors have hit retail channels today, with top online and ground stores in the United States, United Kingdom, and Europe listing the processors. This, a day in advance, with the company slating the launch for November 17 originally. The Core i7 is the poster-boy for Intel's Nehalem microprocessor architecture. It is a quad-core 8-threaded processor featuring 256 KB L2 caches per core, with shared 8 MB L3 cache. Some of the listings for the processors are as follows:

Overclockers UK (₤276 ~ ₤904) | Scan UK (₤259.87 ~ ₤892.02) | Newegg US (US $319.99 ~ $1069) | Micro Center US ($299.99 ~ $999.99) | HOH Deutschland (€283,90 ~ €989,90) | NCIX Canada (CA $388.99 ~ $1443.99) | TechBuy Australia (AU $676.35 ~ $2364.20)

For the motherboards:

Newegg US ($220.99 ~ $398.99) | Overclockers UK (₤223.24 ~ ₤340.74) | HOH Deutschland (€244,90 ~ €339,90) | NCIX Canada (CA $366.18 ~ $374.99) | TechBuy Australia (AU $503.90 ~ $635.70)
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146 Comments on Bombs Away for Intel Core i7

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Will add to the post as I find more listings. Feel free to post your finds.
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#2
Katanai
Europe is getting raped once again... :shadedshu
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Katanai
Europe is getting raped once again... :shadedshu
Huh, what?
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#4
tigger
I'm the only one
The prices in europe are far more than the conversion of usa prices into euros/pounds he means.
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#5
tcorbyn
DO NOT BUY ANYTHING CORE i7 FROM OVERCLOCKERS UK!

I nearly made that mistake when ordering all my stuff on friday, SCAN.CO.UK is around £20-£30 cheaper on EVERYTHING! :D Just wanted to save some people a bob or two! The other thing is if you have 10 posts or more on AVFORUMS you get free postage at scan :D


CPUs,
SCAN: £259 - £892

MOBOs
SCAN: £205 - £309

The cheapest store for Nehalem in the UK is DinoPC with a 920 for just £230 + P&P. Thats £29 cheaper than SCAN and £46 cheaper than overclockersUK!
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: tigger
The prices in europe are far more than the conversion of usa prices into euros/pounds he means.
Oh. Blame the import-duties your governments set, not Intel. Intel sells its stuff in stocks of 2000 / 4000 unit quantities each for the same rate to all countries (before the import-duties / excise, local taxes spoil the party).
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#8
eidairaman1
by: btarunr
Oh. Blame the import-duties your governments set, not Intel. Intel sells its stuff in stocks of 2000 / 4000 unit quantities each for the same rate to all countries (before the import-duties / excise, local taxes spoil the party).
intel parts tend to be higher in price than others, there was probably only 1 time where i seen AMD parts Higher than Intels and that was During the 754 and 939 Era of CPUs.
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: eidairaman1
intel parts tend to be higher in price than others, there was probably only 1 time where i seen AMD parts Higher than Intels and that was During the 754 and 939 Era of CPUs.
No. It's the same with prettymuch everything. I got my X4 9750 from EU for €150 (and that's the lowest price I could find there when I bought it).
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
cant wait to see TPU'ers results :)
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
::drool:: I wish AMD would release Deneb early. Looks like some awesome stuff from Intel.
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#12
TheGuruStud
Remember folks, you need an aftermarket cooler for stock speeds and water cooling to do any OCing LOL.

100 C at 3.8 on water and 70 C stock. Ouch.
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#13
Katanai
by: btarunr
Huh, what?
The thing is Germany is cheap compared to other countries. You see my point?
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#14
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Katanai
The thing is Germany is cheap compared to other countries. You see my point?
Can't you buy your stuff from there? I think HOH does ship to RO.
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#15
buggalugs
by: btarunr
Oh. Blame the import-duties your governments set, not Intel. Intel sells its stuff in stocks of 2000 / 4000 unit quantities each for the same rate to all countries (before the import-duties / excise, local taxes spoil the party).
Thats not really true, At least im speaking for my country Australia.

Before this economic crysis BS started the Aussie dollar was worth about the same as a US dollar, about 95 cents. So we have been paying about the same price (give or take $10) for computer components.

About a month ago the Aussie dollar dipped to 70 US cents, and a $200 CPU is now closer to $300. So any duties/taxes doesnt really come into it where i live.
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Intel sells its stuff at the same price (in USD) to channel vendors. The fact that AUD dipped against USD makes USD more expensive, right? count that as a ~30% fall, and now, your CPU is ~33% more, since your channel vendors pay ~33% more AUD in conversions to USD.
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#17
Katanai
by: btarunr
Can't you buy your stuff from there? I think HOH does ship to RO.
Yeah I can, I will be there in January so there is no point in ordering anything now. The prices will settle a bit till then too.
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#18
ShadowFold
Price drops on the good procies here we come :D
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#19
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Let the benchies begin :D
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#20
[I.R.A]_FBi
when u guys are selling ur P45's let me know :)
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#21
Cold Storm
Battosai
Oh, my.... I'm really googling over ALL of this... Now, it makes me wish I stayed with the last company that took over our kitchen... Then I'd be getting the system in a few weeks... But, no more bonus's... Good thing my birthday and Christmas is close together... Lol..
Great News Bta. I'm So stoked! Woot!
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#22
TheGuruStud
by: Cold Storm
Oh, my.... I'm really googling over ALL of this... Now, it makes me wish I stayed with the last company that took over our kitchen... Then I'd be getting the system in a few weeks... But, no more bonus's... Good thing my birthday and Christmas is close together... Lol..
Great News Bta. I'm So stoked! Woot!
But you already have a superior system...
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#23

by: TheGuruStud
But you already have a superior system...
Now there's something more superior .......

thats the life of a enthusiast.....
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#24
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: TheGuruStud
But you already have a superior system...
Yeah, your right. I do have a superior system, but I'm thinking of giving this one to my father and mother for her Photo's and what not, and then getting me something new.
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#25
Octavean
Just ordered an Intel Core i7 920 retail box at ~$319.99 USD and an ASUS P6T Deluxe at ~$299.99 USD from newegg.com. Micro Center has the Core i7 920 for $299.99 for in store pickup but I got lazy when I went to newegg to look for X58 motherboards. It should ship some time early next week. The total with shipping was ~$630 and all I needed was the motherboard / CPU since I have the rest of the parts.

I came close to ordering the MSI X58 Platinum LGA 1366 Retail Motherboard for $220.99 USD though which would have made my order about ~$540 USD.

Now to go back into all those threads to find those posts of people saying we couldn't hope to buy the i7 920 and an X58 board for anywhere near ~$600 USD,..... ;)
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