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June 12, 2010 10:03:03 AM

Hi,
I noticed that Amazon has dropped their i7-920 price to $259. With the 930 just a few dollars more, how long will it take before the 920 is a direct competitor to the i5-750?

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June 12, 2010 10:45:13 AM

Maybe about a year. For a gaming system, you don't need the i7 920.

If you need more cores, the AMD 6core Thuban is a better value for $199 and the AM3 motherboards are less than half for an LGA 1366 motherboard.
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June 12, 2010 12:46:12 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
Maybe about a year. For a gaming system, you don't need the i7 920.

If you need more cores, the AMD 6core Thuban is a better value for $199 and the AM3 motherboards are less than half for an LGA 1366 motherboard.

Hi,
Pricewatch also had several places with the i7-920 in the a $220 -230 range. Thats only $20 or so away from $199 i5-750. (They seemed a little shady to me though.)
I've also read that the 1366 boards are scheduled to be replaced in 2011.
Terry
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June 12, 2010 12:49:24 PM

I used to use pricewatch until it directed me to a random site which i purchased a motherboard from. They sent a cheaper board 2 months later. I called inbetween and they said they were waiting for it also and that's why it took so long to send me the wrong board... Which was also defective... Which they would not rma. Unfortionantly the 3 ppl working there would hang up the phone on me. Later I read alot of bad reviews concerning them. Beware of odd cheap websites and if you have never purchased from them then research first
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June 12, 2010 3:04:46 PM

Go with Newegg rather than shady Amazom e-tailers. Are you building a gaming rig or power user rig, ir video encoding, multi-threaded apps?
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June 12, 2010 6:16:36 PM

terry4536 said:
Hi,
Pricewatch also had several places with the i7-920 in the a $220 -230 range. Thats only $20 or so away from $199 i5-750. (They seemed a little shady to me though.)
I've also read that the 1366 boards are scheduled to be replaced in 2011.
Terry


If you live near a Microcenter (brick & mortar, not shady etailer :p ), they almost always have the 920 on sale for $180, or the 930 for $200. It's sorta a "loss-leader" for them to get you into the store and hopefully spend $$ on other stuff. They also have the 750 at $190 - not a big deal saving $10 :p .

I don't think Intel is going to be EOLing the 1366 boards anytime soon, let alone 2011 - they are introducing the i7-970 next quarter and the i7-990X in Q4 of this year. Both are 6-cores and the X-treme version unlocked multi. If they sell the 990X at the $1K price point, I'm guessing the 980X will drop a couple hundred bucks.
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June 12, 2010 9:15:39 PM

Blckhaze said:
I used to use pricewatch until it directed me to a random site which i purchased a motherboard from. They sent a cheaper board 2 months later. I called inbetween and they said they were waiting for it also and that's why it took so long to send me the wrong board... Which was also defective... Which they would not rma. Unfortionantly the 3 ppl working there would hang up the phone on me. Later I read alot of bad reviews concerning them. Beware of odd cheap websites and if you have never purchased from them then research first

Hi,
I haven't ordered from them either. I ran across pricewatch in a book on building PC's. Like I mentioned before, some of the sites seemed a little shady.
Terry
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June 12, 2010 9:27:43 PM

hundredislandsboy said:
Go with Newegg rather than shady Amazom e-tailers. Are you building a gaming rig or power user rig, ir video encoding, multi-threaded apps?

Hi,
I have had good luck with both Newegg and Amazon. I am building it around a gaming machine, but it will be multi-use. I want to look into video capture and editing.
Terry
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June 12, 2010 9:42:21 PM

fazers_on_stun said:
If you live near a Microcenter (brick & mortar, not shady etailer :p ), they almost always have the 920 on sale for $180, or the 930 for $200. It's sorta a "loss-leader" for them to get you into the store and hopefully spend $$ on other stuff. They also have the 750 at $190 - not a big deal saving $10 :p .

I don't think Intel is going to be EOLing the 1366 boards anytime soon, let alone 2011 - they are introducing the i7-970 next quarter and the i7-990X in Q4 of this year. Both are 6-cores and the X-treme version unlocked multi. If they sell the 990X at the $1K price point, I'm guessing the 980X will drop a couple hundred bucks.

Hi,
I have heard of these great prices on i7-920 several times. Last time I looked, the nearest Microcenter was a couple of states away. Has anyone had any luck "entice"ing them to offer those prices online or mailorder?
The article that I read stated that the 1366 boards were released in 2008, and that the next evolution of intel boards were set for 2011. It didn't say anything about 1366 boards being discontinued.
Terry
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June 13, 2010 1:27:24 PM

terry4536 said:
Hi,
I have heard of these great prices on i7-920 several times. Last time I looked, the nearest Microcenter was a couple of states away. Has anyone had any luck "entice"ing them to offer those prices online or mailorder?
The article that I read stated that the 1366 boards were released in 2008, and that the next evolution of intel boards were set for 2011. It didn't say anything about 1366 boards being discontinued.
Terry


Nope, I've never heard of a Microcenter selling online at their in-store prices, but then there's one just about a 20-minute drive from my office. Also, I checked yesterday and it seems they are out of the 920 as it is not listed - being replaced by the 930 I suppose, which they do have in stock at $200.

Guess I misunderstood what you meant by "replaced" in your post above. True, the Sandy Bridge CPUs will be on a new socket from what I've read, but LGA 1366 should be around for a number of years still.
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