why are core 2 prices retarded?
So long story short, I have a 2nd lga775 mobo to build a new backup system with. It pretty much just needs a cpu now, so I started looking around and to say I am shocked is an understatement. I was sad to see new egg pretty much sells nothing but refurbs, but the refurbs start at $70 for the really slow ones. Ebay and amazon.com pretty much gave me similar prices.. that is I could find a bottom of the line core 2 for about $100, but stepping up a little shoots the price way up. The q6600 that I bough in full packaging was $380 5 years ago... now I can have the OEM version for a cheap $200...wtf!
An i3-2100 which is faster then my Q6600 is a mear $125 new. So apparently I can get old memory, GPUs, and motherboards dirt cheap, but not the cpu's... does intel buy them back or something to screw people needing replacement parts for old PC's?
Mobo: EVGA 122-ck-nf68 680i sli, CPU: C2D Quad 6600, Video: EVGA GTX 460 1gb SC, Sound: X-fi gaming, Windows 7, Antec P180b,Thermalright Ultra-120 HSF, Antec TruPower TP3-650, 4 Gigs RAM