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    Intel slashed today the prices of its 65nm Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad Q6600/Q6700 Kentsfield processors. The tray price of the Q6600, which has been the universal quad-core in Intelís line-up for more than a year, was dropped 16% from $266 to $224. More important than the Q6600 drop, Q6700 which had a tray price of $530 now costs $266 - almost 50% cheaper.
    Other price reductions include the 65nm, 3.0GHz Core 2 Duo E6850 (-31% to $183), which now matches the price of the 45nm E8400 (3.0GHz) as well as the Pentium E2200 (-12% to $74), the E2180 (-14% to $64), the Celeron 560 (-20% to $107), the Celeron 550 (-20% to $86), the Celeron 440 (-17% to $44) and the Celeron 430 (-23% to $34).
    So, who is thinking of upgrading?
    Q6700 is looking very attractive, you can get the bad boy OC to 4Ghz or over easily.....hmmmm 10x mulitplier
    $299 @ Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115027
    $260 @ Tigerdirect http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3591372

    I can see AMD is crying :$ in the corner.

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    Nice prices there, I will remain with AMD for the foreseeable future, as I have just noticed a 16GB kit of RAM is out, for $1,200, and me wants... LOL and well, to be honest, I cant be bothered to change the CPU, mobo etc.

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    nice price cuts there, and like you said, with the low fsb requirements it is still a really solid cpu in the face of yorkfield.

    and gareth, have fun wasting your money on insane amounts of ram instead

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    Indeed, I am still undecided, as I have noticed Intel Boards go up to 32GB also , ill just have to see.

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    and again, why do you want that much RAM?

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    Blimey Gareth, why not invest in a new CPU or GPU - even your 8GB is overkill!

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    Id like it for bragging rights really :P, I am very undecided, ill see what id get nearer the date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth Hale View Post
    Id like it for bragging rights really :P, I am very undecided, ill see what id get nearer the date.
    I do have 8Gig of PC8500, if you're really in RAM overclocking, 8Gig of memory won't give you high overclocking. So BEWARE guys.

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