Originally Posted by btarunr
£80 for a Barton makes me laugh, really. You get a 6000+ Windsor for that price. Only a classified fool would buy that. else for 80, you get a Athlon64 X2 4000+ (Brisbane) + AMD 690V based micro-ATX board.
Anyways, even a fair vision of the Indian economy is a great feat, for 80% of the people here don't even know as much as you do. You've been here a few times. I'm sure you'd be knowing of these people called "baniyas" who stock up food-gain and act real stingy? Well the govt did the same. They imported AMD K7 parts disproportionate to their required quantity and they're all rusting now. The govt plans to put them to use by donating them to schools among villages as part of the Prime Minister's development programme. MSI was given a huge order for the KM3M-V (and you guessed it....they're rusting too).
But seriously, those surplus K7 chips enjoy the same reputation as stray dogs. They've lost significance and are waiting to go to some village where they'll chug-on with kids. "K7" is as popular a word as "P4" in the local jargon. And on a comic note, it's a revelation for me, that the UK and some EU nations are craving for them....£80...hahaha.
Army man eh? First guns now computers, an awesome mix. Did you mod guns?
Of course but for those with a Socket A motherboard and DDR333 memory who have no money for example then it would appear to be an option for them, especially as they will have an AGP gfx card rather than buying a cheaper AM2 and having to buy a new mobo/ram etc,,,,S939 mobo's with AGP are very rare now in the UK and again cost a premium, but I agree, for me it dont make a lot of sense!
When I say been there serveral times, it's a big place so "there" is pretty relative, I worked in the British High Commision in Delhi for 4 months in 1998, been about 10 times on business and 3 holidays.....so not an expert by any means.