Planning on building a decent rig for my brother and was looking at the i7 940 cpus. For retail costs they were around $700, I'm seeing a huge amount of them now on craigslist and kijiji for around 300 - 450 brand new in box. Is there something wrong with this cpu? How come there's all this talk about 920 and 930 but nothing on 940? Is there scam going on with cpus or did some magically fall off a truck?
Just looking for additional insight so I don't build a lemon.
Thanks for your help.
Well im no marking expert, but i sneaking feeling that the 940's have been discontinued for a while now for there reason why it's price has dropped. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37148#ordering
Now about new 940s......
They been discontiued for a while now. For like around year now. It has been replaced by the 950 and thats been also replaced by thee current 960. So i would say dont believe those post of new 940
someone just desperately trying to sell there old cpu for something better.
As for why all the talk about 930 and not much about the other i7's, Well thats due to the fact most of us dont want to pay $100+ for just 0.2 GHz increase.
Then again, most people that are looking into the core i7's and phenom II's know how to overclock and do it saving a bunch of money to get the same (if not, more) performance as a more expensive model. The the 975 EE.
Hope this helps