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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    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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    Will add to the post as I find more listings. Feel free to post your finds.
     
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    Europe is getting raped once again... :shadedshu
     
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    Huh, what?
     
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    The prices in europe are far more than the conversion of usa prices into euros/pounds he means.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    cant wait to see TPU'ers results :)
     
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    ::drool:: I wish AMD would release Deneb early. Looks like some awesome stuff from Intel.
     
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    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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    The thing is Germany is cheap compared to other countries. You see my point?
     
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    Can't you buy your stuff from there? I think HOH does ship to RO.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    Price drops on the good procies here we come :D
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Let the benchies begin :D
     
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    when u guys are selling ur P45's let me know :)
     
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    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!
     
  23. TheGuruStud

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

    thats the life of a enthusiast.....
     
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    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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