Ya shame the fucks don't have a socket 478 cpu for sale , that way I would max this sorry ass system out .
Not surprising, AMD has to drop prices to stay competative in the low-mainstream market.
Downgrade all their CPUs by at least one notch, so the FX-55 would be a mainstream CPU and the 4400+ would be low-end.
What does that make my 64 4000+.
Biostar XE T5
i5-750 @ 4.0 GHZ stable (CM Hyper 212)
2 x 2GB Cosair XMS3 DDR3 1600MHZ
Radeon 5850 @ 866/1254MHZ
Intel X25-M in RAID 0
WD Caviar Black 2TB in RAID 0
3 x Asus 25.5" VW266H LCD [Eyefinity]
AMD has to keep up. Who needs quad core cpus right now? I bet Intel is doing that just to beat AMD more.
Damn I bought mine for around $315-$320. I wouldn't have waited for a price drop anyways.ts dual-core brother - the E6600 - costs $316 at the same clock speed and it will drop to $224 in the second quarter 2007. It's up to you whether you want to wait or get one now.
s939Land is becoming quite a playground.
I'm currently negotiating for a 4 month old FX-57 for a mere $150.
I may not get it but sooner or later another will pop up.
Makes waiting for all the new CPU/chipsets to shake out (no way I'm getting screwed again like my early foray into s754) much more entertaining.
"I am the one who knocks."- Heisenberg
This has been going on for years since AMD first came out in the 1980's. Intel and AMD are always bringing out new more powerful chips and moving the range down a notch as you say. It will never end. The trick is to buy when you can or need to.
I always buy AMD because until they came out CPU's were far more expensive as Intel could (and did) charge what they liked.
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