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

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  1. alexp999

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    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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  2. ap4lifetn New Member

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    whoo its begun!!! we americans should get it first right?
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    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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    £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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    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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    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
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    lol at intel smackover :laugh: what a name :p
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    Is it just me or does the smackover look a lot like an AMD layout...? :wtf:
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    that board looks really crowded imo, quite cool to see the cpu in the middle of the board though.
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    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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    From the specs it sounds more like its server or workstation orientated.
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    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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    Avoid OcUK like the plague.
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    why ?
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    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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    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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    +1 on that, I've heard they've mugged a lot of people off!
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    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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    I second that.
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    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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    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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    sounds like high end ddr3 owners are gonna be pissed with this new chip.
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    Welcome to what prices are like without competition. :shadedshu
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    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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