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I7 Pricing Question Regarding Sandy Bridge

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December 30, 2010 4:17:10 PM

I am looking into building a computer and I currently have the i5 760 in my shopping cart. I was considering i7 but it is out of my price range. Will the price of the i7 drop after Sandy Bridge? And how much will it drop?

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December 30, 2010 4:25:55 PM

we don't know for sure yet, but intel has said that sandy bridge is not replacing thier top end models, so i7's will likely not move much in pricing, though your i5 might drop some
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December 30, 2010 5:18:17 PM

^Wait Sandybridge isn't top end? Is it mid end only?
And the i7's will drop gradually overtime, plus wait fo sales since its the holiday season.
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December 30, 2010 5:24:21 PM

not the sandy bridge being released in january no that will be sandybridge - NB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge_(microarchitecture)#Ivy_Bridge

for the high end/enthusiasts the sandybridge - EN will be Q3 20011, until then the i7 will still be the flagship
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December 30, 2010 5:28:30 PM

g00fysmiley said:
we don't know for sure yet, but intel has said that sandy bridge is not replacing thier top end models, so i7's will likely not move much in pricing, though your i5 might drop some


I currently have this mobo in my shopping cart: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Are the mobos supposed to drop in price too with the release of sandy bridge?
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December 30, 2010 5:33:18 PM

mobo's don't usually drop as fast as processors when they develop a new socket/chip, as the lower prices move the now replaced cpu's and peopel need a place to put em, but as i said you are lookign at a mid grade build so i'd say the i5 should drop a good bit, maybe a small drop in mobo price, but not much of one. I'd suggest waiting till you see how sandy bridge -NB preforms and pricing of mobo's before buyign anything.. its only a little over a week away :D  and 32nm quad cores... yes please :D 
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December 30, 2010 5:38:55 PM

Intel processors don't do much dropping in price.

Cpu's like the Q6600, i7-920, etc. may go down like $10, and then they actually start going up.

Prices are going to be dependent on performance, so if they release a SB that's slower than the i7-950, then the i7-950 is not going to drop in price. That was just an example by the way.

The 6 core i7's will still hold the performance crown over Sandy Bridge until late next year.
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