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March 13, 2009 8:34:07 PM

whats the difference between Core® i7 Processor 920 from microcenter.com priced at (229.99) and Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz from newegg price at (288.99)
March 13, 2009 8:42:45 PM

About $20 in tax and/or gas money depending on how far away you live from a Microcenter retailer. Also, I believe the special ends 3/15.

Amazon is also selling the i7 920 for $269 with free shipping.
March 13, 2009 8:42:54 PM

Looks like microcentre is just running a promotion of having the lowest price advertised
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March 13, 2009 8:46:18 PM

waht nahalem though?
March 13, 2009 8:46:58 PM

udxjambaki said:
whats the difference between Core® i7 Processor 920 from microcenter.com priced at (229.99) and Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz from newegg price at (288.99)

:lol:  UMMM...the price. You act like you've never seen two online retailers sell the same product for a different price before. I'd jump on that microcenter deal ASAP.
March 13, 2009 8:50:20 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
:lol:  UMMM...the price. You act like you've never seen two online retailers sell the same product for a different price before. I'd jump on that microcenter deal ASAP.


Well it's only $20 cheaper than Amazon when you factor in tax. Where I live, in CA, tax is 8.25%. Plus I live about 40 miles away so that's like $8 for gas round trip. Add in the opportunity cost of spending time in traffic... is it really worth it? Might be for you. Everything's relative.
March 13, 2009 8:52:57 PM

well i live next to a microcenter plus i get 5% off i just wanted to know why one says nahalem one doesnt
March 13, 2009 9:05:41 PM

All i7 chips are Nahalem. Nahalem was Intel's internal name for what are now the i7 chips.
March 13, 2009 9:08:09 PM

ok off to microcenter then
March 13, 2009 9:12:40 PM

The most annoying thing about living in California is having to pay tax on all computer parts ordered online. Every online retailer is based here! :pfff:  Amazon is one of the few places I know of that doesn't tax CA. I'm almost tempted to ship newegg orders to my parents' house in Minnesota.


Edit: Amazon just raised the price of the i7 920 back up to $288. Bastards!
March 13, 2009 9:20:26 PM

Looking at Microcenter's other prices, they are mostly a bit more than NewEgg and have a smaller selection. Thus, I suspect that the i7-920 is a loss leader intended to get people into the store where they will spend more than they save.
March 13, 2009 9:29:29 PM

when I picked my 920 up at microcenter, the sales guy said it was a new policy that you had to purchase something else with it. I'm pretty sure he was BS but I humored him and bought my P6T (non deluxe motherboard). It was the same price as on newegg + tax - the shipping. I returned in 3 weeks later and ordered the deluxe V2.
March 13, 2009 10:18:28 PM

i know the people at microcenter so i'll see
March 13, 2009 11:06:10 PM

bmuell said:
About $20 in tax and/or gas money depending on how far away you live from a Microcenter retailer. Also, I believe the special ends 3/15.

Amazon is also selling the i7 920 for $269 with free shipping.


Where did you get the info about the special ending on 3/15 from?
March 13, 2009 11:31:10 PM

fine print at the bottom of the page says "Prices good through 03/15/09"
April 3, 2009 2:19:59 AM

It's like some kind of cycle, 3 or 4 days ago the price on amazon was 269$, and now it's 288$ again. I also noticed that newegg and amazon copy each other's prices. Yesterday the price went up on newegg, today on amazon. Just when I wanted to buy one. I'll wait a few days for the price to go down again.
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