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Intel Core i7 990X Still Popular?

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November 5, 2012 9:02:58 AM

This is a silly question for someone in my position I know, but looking at my sales records, I have to ask.............

Are there people out there still interested in these CPU's? I have found performance is excellent & reliability unmatched so far (I've been running my main rig with this CPU for the last 2 years, and it has never shut down, never over heated, never lagged etc).

Your thoughts people?

Anyone looking to upgrade to this CPU?
November 5, 2012 2:20:47 PM

Hi there!

I bought this CPU instead of 2600K one year ago, as I had had LGA 1366 board already with i7-950. It was easier and cheaper for me rather than building the new system based on 1155 board. (although it cost me 6000 swedish krona = 600 Euro)
And i'm not going to swap it, for the next 5 years.
It's the beast.
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November 5, 2012 3:35:43 PM

If you have one, it's still a very high performing CPU. I wouldn't be in any hurry to upgrade.

But for a new build, well the new socket 1155 i7 processors are half the price and perform better using less power. So I can't see anyone using it for a new system.


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November 5, 2012 4:10:24 PM

The Twelve is right on this CPU. I wouldnt be looking to upgrade from it at this time but if I were looking to build a new system I would be looking at Intel® Core™ i5-3570K for a gaming system, or the Intel Core i7-3770K for a media creation system.
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November 6, 2012 1:35:16 AM

Ok yeah that's what I thought........ What if I could up the stakes......... and say I can sell them BNIB (Factory Sealed, with warranty) for less than half the price of the few rare ones that grace eBay, say $600 ???

On top of that, what if I said I have over 5000 of them?

I also have a whole stack of i5-2500K's in stock, but I can't get my hands on either i5-3570K or i7-3770K in the numbers that I deal with :??: 
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November 6, 2012 5:16:54 AM

If it was priced cheaper than getting an i7-2600 or 3700 and a new motherboard, then you'd be providing a great upgrade path for all those socket 1156 owners out there.
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November 6, 2012 6:36:20 AM

6 cores and 12 threads kick 4 cores and 8 threads @$$ in multithreaded programs.

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November 6, 2012 9:03:30 AM

twelve25 said:
If it was priced cheaper than getting an i7-2600 or 3700 and a new motherboard, then you'd be providing a great upgrade path for all those socket 1156 owners out there.



With the i7 990X's they are socket 1366 that I have in stock, and I could probably go as low as $399 each but that would be it, I have already lost money on them & simply wish to try to recoup some of that loss.

With the i5-2500K's they are socket 1155 and I have them at $220, as well as i5-2300 for $190, i5-2310 for $205, i5-2400 for $215 & i7-2600 for $225

Socket 1156 I can supply in i5-650 for $185, i5-660 for $207, i5-680 for $254, i5-650 for $206, i7-860 for $260 & i7-870 for $240

Cheapest i7-2600 I found on eBay is $275

So all in all I can't understand why my sales are so low :heink: 


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November 7, 2012 10:14:26 AM

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