I7 920 Microcenter Deal

So i just found out about 5 minutes ago that there is a Microcenter close enough to where I live to take advantage of the i7 920 for $200 ($212 more realistically, including tax) deal.

I was planning on building a new computer late September/October. So just some quick questions:

A) How can I tell if it is C0 or D0 Stepping?
B) Speculation I know, but does anyone think the 920 prices will be affected much by the new 1156 socket processors coming out, at least enough to drop them below $215?
C)based on questions A+B, should I just go out now and grab an i7 920 while the deal is going on, and hope I can resist the temptation to open the box and play with it?

I'm pretty sold on taking advantage of the deal now, but just wanted to make sure, as it's still a pretty big purchase.

Thanks everyone.
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  1. A) C0=SLBCH, D0=SLBEJ
    http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37147&processor=i7-920&spec-codes=SLBCH,SLBEJ
    You will have to look at the package you intend to buy from Microcenter to find out which stepping it has. The part number is the same.
    B) The price for the 920 (except for the Microcenter deal) is more like $280. It may move some but not that far.
    C) No. If you play with it you might as well just throw it away. Get all you stuff at the same time. Warranty and return issues come into play here as well.
  2. The Microcenter's $200 i7 deal has been going on for quite a while, and I doubt its going away.
  3. eaclou said:
    So i just found out about 5 minutes ago that there is a Microcenter close enough to where I live to take advantage of the i7 920 for $200 ($212 more realistically, including tax) deal.

    I was planning on building a new computer late September/October. So just some quick questions:

    A) How can I tell if it is C0 or D0 Stepping?
    B) Speculation I know, but does anyone think the 920 prices will be affected much by the new 1156 socket processors coming out, at least enough to drop them below $215?
    C)based on questions A+B, should I just go out now and grab an i7 920 while the deal is going on, and hope I can resist the temptation to open the box and play with it?

    I'm pretty sold on taking advantage of the deal now, but just wanted to make sure, as it's still a pretty big purchase.

    Thanks everyone.

    +1 to Newf. The answer for 'B' is no at this time, but maybe when the new 6 core, the Core i9 comes out some time in 1st quarter of 2010 prices might drop for the older Core i7's. Yes for your final question, go grab one now... :bounce:
  4. eaclou said:
    So i just found out about 5 minutes ago that there is a Microcenter close enough to where I live to take advantage of the i7 920 for $200 ($212 more realistically, including tax) deal.


    $212. Sounds like Michigan sales tax of 6% which means you'd be going to the Madison Heights store on 14 Mile and I-75. Nice store, I've been there quite a few times and got motherboards, RAM, OSes, USB hard drive readers, etc...
  5. TechnologyCoordinator said:
    $212. Sounds like Michigan sales tax of 6% which means you'd be going to the Madison Heights store on 14 Mile and I-75. Nice store, I've been there quite a few times and got motherboards, RAM, OSes, USB hard drive readers, etc...



    lol... and the creepiest post on toms to date goes to you! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  6. werxen said:
    lol... and the creepiest post on toms to date goes to you! :lol: :lol: :lol:


    LOL. I left out that I was also able to determine his birth date and wife's bra size.
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