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TiKiMaN1
02-24-07, 10:13 AM
Not tons cheaper but still better than the $1,009 it was at NewEgg a few days ago:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115011

$970 Plus Free Shipping. (nana2)

DiscipleDOC
02-24-07, 10:55 AM
I'm hoping that AMD will match this move and make the 6000 cheaper.....

I will get one when the prices start moving down...

Redeemed
02-24-07, 11:02 AM
Not tons cheaper but still better than the $1,009 it was at NewEgg a few days ago:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115011

$970 Plus Free Shipping. (nana2)

I just finished building me new rig based around the Opty185. Now I'm ready to start focusing on my next build...

Which will be quad-core. I'm wanting a Core2 of course, was originally thinking of getting the Q6600 after Intel cuts the price- but if the QX6700 drops enough in price I just might get that instead.

Thanks for informing us Tiki! :D

BrianG
02-24-07, 11:07 AM
I bought the C2D E6600 in my system off a friend that just went to the QX6700. The QX was cheaper at Fry's than at NewEgg and Fry's had the QX for $50 less than the Q6600. Go figure. I guess they had leftover stock from a mobo Quad promo...

HeavyH20
02-24-07, 11:21 AM
Demand is still up there for this CPU, I guess. I am just glad that I got the $1000 deal back in November for the retail unit from Amazon, of all places.

tacos4me
02-24-07, 11:51 AM
Newegg's pricing system at work. Everything is constantly fluctuating based on demand. It will most likely shoot back up.

TiKiMaN1
02-24-07, 12:30 PM
I will be pulling the trigger very soon.:D

Zelda_fan
02-24-07, 12:36 PM
I'll probably upgrade to a quad core once they drop to the $300 price range and can reliably over clock to 4GHZ.

SlieTheSecond
02-24-07, 12:51 PM
I'll get one when they become around that price.
But 4Ghz?

My dual core at 3.4Ghz is blazing fast. What could you possibly need 4 Cores at 4Ghz for.

Zelda_fan
02-24-07, 12:53 PM
I'll get one when they become around that price.
But 4Ghz?

My dual core at 3.4Ghz is blazing fast. What could you possibly need 4 Cores at 4Ghz for.

Exactly, my dual core (clocked around the same speed as yours) is blazing fast as well, so there is really no point in upgrading unless I can get some serious horsepower out of it (like 4 cores @ 4GHZ)

HeavyH20
02-24-07, 01:00 PM
I'll probably upgrade to a quad core once they drop to the $300 price range and can reliably over clock to 4GHZ.


Ah, so you don't want one :)

But, 3.5 GHz is very easy to get.

RussianHAXOR
02-24-07, 01:18 PM
I just got a q6600, so im not thrilled to see the price drop. even if its practically nothin.

Zelda_fan
02-24-07, 01:33 PM
Ah, so you don't want one :)

But, 3.5 GHz is very easy to get.

I've seen people with 4GHZ processors, but they are overclocked to the point where they seem a tad unstable, and I require 100% stability.

Once Intel goes with the new die shrink they're planning in Q4, 4GHZ will be obtainable and the price will drop too.

SH64
02-24-07, 01:52 PM
As tempting as it sounds , i may still wait for the C2Q CPU's.

TiKiMaN1
02-24-07, 08:31 PM
Now $985.:(

Redeemed
02-24-07, 09:26 PM
Now $985.:(

:(

I hope it goes back down. Granted, I wont be buying anytime real soon- but still... I'd like it to keep climbing down. :p

hokeyplyr48
02-24-07, 09:37 PM
well it's up to 985 now, guess it's not goin down anymore...

methimpikehoses
02-24-07, 09:58 PM
Well aren't the QX6700's going to drop ~April 1 with all the C2D's?

...and does one notice any difference between say an e6600 and a QX6700 at similar clocks on 1-2 apps running? If you want to burn CD's and DVD's and play Crysis at the same time this fall, I can see going Quad, but for general gaming the price seems awfully steep for the performance gain.

buffbiff21
02-24-07, 10:07 PM
A Quad at 4GHz is very rare because it really needs special cooling solutions.

QFT

Dont expect to get 4gHz ANY time soon with air alone.

LORD-eX-Bu
02-24-07, 10:23 PM
heh, Microcenter just had a special on the QX6700, it was $750!:bounce:

buffbiff21
02-25-07, 04:43 AM
-LORD-eX-Bu']heh, Microcenter just had a special on the QX6700, it was $750!:bounce:
:eek:

I woulda bought one 4 that price....

Bearclaw
02-25-07, 05:09 AM
-LORD-eX-Bu']heh, Microcenter just had a special on the QX6700, it was $750!:bounce:
Damn. That's not bad at all right now.

CaptNKILL
02-25-07, 05:14 AM
Not trying to thread crap, but are there any benefits to Quad cores yet? Seems like a higher clocked dual core would be better 99% of the time.

Redeemed
02-25-07, 05:46 AM
Not trying to thread crap, but are there any benefits to Quad cores yet? Seems like a higher clocked dual core would be better 99% of the time.

I don't see how it'd be better from a pure performance standpoint. I'm sure if the clocks were the same there wouldn't be much of a difference between the two- if any difference at all.

buffbiff21
02-25-07, 06:06 AM
Not trying to thread crap, but are there any benefits to Quad cores yet? Seems like a higher clocked dual core would be better 99% of the time.

They OC just as well, meaning you can get the same clocks, but are restricted by heat... It really is almost like having two E6700s under your heatsink.

On the otherhand they will engorge your e-penis by a few thousand points. :)

Other than that I would suggest waiting till they come down in price.. 1000 dollars on a piece of circuitry that I will likely sand down and lap to mirror finish is not my idea of safe.

EDIT OH SCHNAP post 700 :D