I'm going to buy a new system based on E8400. Recently I've red an article on THW called Intel Fine Tunes Processor Pricing, Increases Pressure On AMD saying that the E8500 price dropped by 31%! Now I can't see any price drops in the UK. How much does it usually take to effect (UK) market, I don't have any experience following these changes...
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It will take a few days for it to take effect. That and if the demand gets too high then they will stay a bit higher until the places recieve new stock.
they did the day it was released sometimes people rush and buy and they go back up i saw the e8500 at 199 at new egg on sunday - i think it was sunday