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Nearly £10 cheaper than a recent deal posted, and that one was at the joke of a company that is OCUK -

Don't forget to get free delivery from Scan, details here -
http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php

I plan on telling people every week about the free delivery, so hopefully soon there will be no excuses :-P

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Designed from the ground up to take advantage of hafnium-based Intel® 45nm hi-k metal gate silicon technology, Nehalem will also be the first to introduce Intel® QuickPath technology.

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The Intel® Core™ i7's 8-way or 4-way multi-task processing allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.

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#1
The reason these are so cheap is Intel is about to drop the second generation i processors so expect to see further drops in the coming weeks.
#2
polly69
The reason these are so cheap is Intel is about to drop the second generation i processors so expect to see further drops in the coming weeks.
What has that got to do with this being the cheapest price around at the moment?
We don't know the full details of the next gen, with regards to prices, performance, or whether the release date will actually be in 'the coming weeks'.
Add that to the fact that Sandy Bridge is Overclocker UNfriendly, and I wouldn't bank on this dropping much more in the near future.

This is for anyone that want's to build/upgrade a decent PC NOW.



Edited By: jukkie on Dec 12, 2010 01:51: .
#3
What's your problem? No one said that it wasn't cheap and we do know when the new I processors are out and if you looked you would also know that it's January and unless the prices become to good to resist on the current i7 it will be the biggest waste of money ever. These are only worth upgrading to if you CPU blows up as the oldest i7 is the 920 which is still fast and wouldn't require a upgrade and if your doing a new build you would be mad to use a i7 instead of the new sandy bridge CPU's.

If you don't like what people have to say don't post anything in the first place.
#4
Good deal at todays current prices, as i exect someone's building a rig for Xmas and also VAT rise round the corner on all componants. Assume there will be future posts if it reduces further like everything else on here. Heat added. Polly69 raises a valid buying strategy opinion to take into account before buying, and assume was trying to be helpful.
#5
Great deal.
banned#6
funny how the more expensive(with delivery taken into account) ocuk 'deal' is hot, polly69 how come you didn't raise your 'valid buying stratergy'(according to middla) in that thread?
#7
The new CPU launch is raised in the thread, but with computers you can't always predict when prices fall. Like all technology you have to take the plunge when you feel its right, if you want it. AMD have just released a new CPU, which will also likely make this CPU's price fall. I find these discussions helpful in making my mind up as to when i buy. But like the bankers, we can all be wrong sometimes.
#8
If I was to upgrade would I have format and reinstall my operating system again or can I just upgrade new processor and motherboard and my exisiting windows 7 would sort it out,
1 Like #9
polly69
What's your problem? No one said that it wasn't cheap and we do know when the new I processors are out and if you looked you would also know that it's January and unless the prices become to good to resist on the current i7 it will be the biggest waste of money ever. These are only worth upgrading to if you CPU blows up as the oldest i7 is the 920 which is still fast and wouldn't require a upgrade and if your doing a new build you would be mad to use a i7 instead of the new sandy bridge CPU's.If you don't like what people have to say don't post anything in the first place.
I wouldn't want people to not state their opinion, so it's not about me not liking what you say and not wanting you to say it. But if I disagree with you, I'm well within my right to state my own opinion :p.

Seeing as the new CPU's mean you'll also have to buy new a motherboard, and possibly new RAM too, I honest'y don't think they'll impact the prices for at least a few months untill the new tech drops in price considerably (the introduction of the i7/i5's had barely any impact on C2Q/C2D prices for a while after they were released).

Add to that the VAT increase in January, and I think this price not be beaten for a good 3-6 Months.
Obviously if anyone already has a fairly powerful PC (have an i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz myself), updrading/building a new PC with this now may not be worth it.
So yes, in some respects I agree with your point, but it all depends on other peoples situations.

Sorry if I seemed a little harsh with my earlier response, I've had a habit of doing that recently.



Edited By: jukkie on Dec 12, 2010 12:33: .
#10
Pricing structure for the new generation of Intel CPU's has already been leaked, the prices are in line with the current generation of chips, so if your building from scratch, it makes sense to hold off, for a few weeks, as you will be able to buy CPU's that are 20% faster for similar prices.

As to this actual deal, voted hot, as it is currently the best price for this CPU.

Edited By: demonite on Dec 12, 2010 15:06
banned#11
Anyone looking for this processor right now will have to snap this up, I think its the first time I have seen it this price and I have been looking to buy at £210.

I currently in a dilemma about buying this or waiting until Jan. Problem I have is that in Jan intel are going to drop Sandy Bridge chips, I have a strong feeling that intel will introduce its mainstream processors first and make us wait for the high end CPU's and for that reason I do not really want to wait until March time to see what they release.

Anyone clued up about the Sandy Bridge chips?
#12
After the Custom PC podcast I will be waiting for the Sandy personally. They seemed pretty excitable about the upcoming processors after having one/them? in the lab. I have listened to them for quite a while now and this is the first time they have said.. Basically, don't buy anything, wait.
banned#13
Ocuk, joke of a compony? Honestly I would say Scan is more a joke the OCuk, been using OCuk for almost a decade and never had a problem with them. Scan seems to have only recently got populer, and I still do not trust them half as much as would OCuk.
#14
Scan are fine Reser, been around for a very long time. Used them for orders from £10 to a couple of thousand, never had any issues.
#15
I like how alot of people moan about retail companies , lets be honest there all **** and are only there to make money.
#16
flamex
Anyone looking for this processor right now will have to snap this up, I think its the first time I have seen it this price and I have been looking to buy at £210.

I currently in a dilemma about buying this or waiting until Jan. Problem I have is that in Jan intel are going to drop Sandy Bridge chips, I have a strong feeling that intel will introduce its mainstream processors first and make us wait for the high end CPU's and for that reason I do not really want to wait until March time to see what they release.

Anyone clued up about the Sandy Bridge chips?


expected release Jan 9 for new i5 and non-extreme i7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_future_Intel_microprocessors
1 Like #17
jukkie
polly69
The reason these are so cheap is Intel is about to drop the second generation i processors so expect to see further drops in the coming weeks.

What has that got to do with this being the cheapest price around at the moment?
We don't know the full details of the next gen, with regards to prices, performance, or whether the release date will actually be in 'the coming weeks'.
Add that to the fact that Sandy Bridge is Overclocker UNfriendly, and I wouldn't bank on this dropping much more in the near future.

This is for anyone that want's to build/upgrade a decent PC NOW.




You know, I really really hate posts like this.

People post a deal then sit here watching it all day defending every little thing about it with their usual agressiveness.

It's a deal, not a baby.

Voted Cold for spite.
#18
Prices going forward will be interesting. If their imminent demise is so well known the Shirley that will be in the price now?
Lets see.

Edited By: Meathotukdeals on Dec 12, 2010 15:39
#19
Sandybridge will be faster you can overclock just buy the K series. Prices are published. Prices will fall on older i series.
If you are used to using Pentium 4/C2D E series then this is still a big upgrade. If your an enthusiast you are probably waiting for sandy. If your not this will still be very fast. It is a good price so hot.
#20
Scan are rubbish orderd something off them and paid for next day delivery and I've still not got it 7 days on.
#21
Reser
Ocuk, joke of a compony? Honestly I would say Scan is more a joke the OCuk, been using OCuk for almost a decade and never had a problem with them. Scan seems to have only recently got populer, and I still do not trust them half as much as would OCuk.
I've ordered twice from OCUK in the last year, had problems with both items that their CS dept. were simply not interested in sorting out. I should have known since a while before that I had other problems with them.
I've used Scan for over 4 years, and Ebuyer for 6. Both companies have ALWAYS been extremely helpful, and have replaced faulty items without any hassle at all.


Istanbul_Kop
jukkie
polly69
The reason these are so cheap is Intel is about to drop the second generation i processors so expect to see further drops in the coming weeks.
What has that got to do with this being the cheapest price around at the moment?We don't know the full details of the next gen, with regards to prices, performance, or whether the release date will actually be in 'the coming weeks'.Add that to the fact that Sandy Bridge is Overclocker UNfriendly, and I wouldn't bank on this dropping much more in the near future.This is for anyone that want's to build/upgrade a decent PC NOW.
You know, I really really hate posts like this.People post a deal then sit here watching it all day defending every little thing about it with their usual agressiveness.It's a deal, not a baby.Voted Cold for spite.
I actually apologised later on in this thread, but thanks for that anyway.
And I don't sit here watching the thread just to defend myself, I come back every now and then to see if there are any questions/concerns regarding the item.
I'll have to remember to give my -8 to any future deals you post, just for spite (_;).


Edited By: jukkie on Dec 12, 2010 18:42: .
#22
Why do CPU threads always bring out the worst in people?
#23
@rotty80
Wouldn't blame scan for that!! Post is s$&te at the moment. They send it next day then it's up to the postal service to deliver not scan!!
I have stuff i posted from eBay still in transit from nearly 2 weeks ago. If you hadn't noticed there Has been some adverse weather plus it's Xmas post time!.
Scan are a good company but out of the thousands of transactions there bound to be some complaints.
#24
earwolfigz
Why do CPU threads always bring out the worst in people?
Probably something to do with hyper-threading ;)
suspended#25
probably due to intel rip us off and they have no real competition in the mid-high range of cpu's. We need so more companies to join in the cpu market.
#26
jukkie
polly69
The reason these are so cheap is Intel is about to drop the second generation i processors so expect to see further drops in the coming weeks.

What has that got to do with this being the cheapest price around at the moment?

EXCELLENT deal
But you really shouldn't bite so quickly at anything others say.
All the critics do is show their ignorance, then you compound it by jumping up and down shrieking !X)
No need, really
As I say, well spotted - fine deal.
I'd have snapped this up if I hadn't just bought an AMD 6 core 1090t and mobo and case and 8gb ram :p
#27
do you think this is going to go lower in the coming weeks?

will ddr3 consair 1600 ram be compabtable with sandy bridge? I bought 6gb of that from scan for £65 from here. So I was planing on getting a i7 950 and motherboard to go with it. but if my ram can work in a sandy bridge motherboard and the prices are going to be around the same, than I guess I would be better of getting sandy bridge.
#28
jukkie


I'll have to remember to give my -8 to any future deals you post, just for spite (_;).



Ha! Best threat ever...

http://i53.tinypic.com/17xs87.jpg
#29
PhilK
jukkie
polly69
The reason these are so cheap is Intel is about to drop the second generation i processors so expect to see further drops in the coming weeks.
What has that got to do with this being the cheapest price around at the moment?
EXCELLENT dealBut you really shouldn't bite so quickly at anything others say.All the critics do is show their ignorance, then you compound it by jumping up and down shrieking !X)No need
I know, just a few of them have really got my back up recently. I think I'll just ignore them from now on, the deals still get heat, so I know those who matter appreciate them.
banned#30
rotty80
Scan are rubbish orderd something off them and paid for next day delivery and I've still not got it 7 days on.


I ordered 2x 1tb samsung hard disks from them nearly two weeks ago, got it next day.

did you get the emails as your order went through their system from being processed, to picked, to dispatched? if so then as sagman said it's up to the postal/courier service for the delay not scan, if you still haven't recieved the dispatched email than you can blame scan.
#31
fowler002
rotty80
Scan are rubbish orderd something off them and paid for next day delivery and I've still not got it 7 days on.


I ordered 2x 1tb samsung hard disks from them nearly two weeks ago, got it next day.

did you get the emails as your order went through their system from being processed, to picked, to dispatched? if so then as sagman said it's up to the postal/courier service for the delay not scan, if you still haven't recieved the dispatched email than you can blame scan.


Apparently that is his first ever HUKD comment after 3 years of registration! :p
#32
interesting preview on sandy bridge coming out next year:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-preview-three-wins-in-a-row/13

"The overclocking prevention Intel is putting into Sandy Bridge sounds pretty bad at first. However if the roadmap and pricing stay their course, it looks like overclockers looking to spend as much as they did on Core i5 750/760s won't be limited at all thanks to the K SKUs in the mix. The real question is what happens at the low end. While I don't get the impression that the Core i3 2000 series will be completely locked, it's unclear how much rope Intel will give us.

Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics is good. It's fast enough to put all previous attempts at integrated graphics to shame and compete with entry level discrete GPUs. The fact that you can get Radeon HD 5450 performance for free with a Core i5 2400 is just awesome. As I mentioned before, you won't want to throw away your GTX 460, but if you were planning on spending $50 on a GPU - you may not need to with Sandy Bridge.

With Sandy Bridge next year you'll get higher clock speeds, more performance per clock and reasonable integrated graphics at presumably the same prices we're paying today. What's even more exciting is the fact that what we're looking at is just mainstream performance. The high end Sandy Bridge parts don't arrive until the second half of 2011 which add more cores and more memory bandwidth."



Edited By: anh_duong on Dec 13, 2010 09:42
#33
Expired now £229.32 Inc VAT

shame, it was a good deal, I suspect it was following OcUK one day offer

free del is great if you need it :)
#34
Expired now £229.32 Inc VAT

shame, it was a good deal, I suspect it was following OcUK one day offer

free del is great if you need it :)
#35
any pricing details on sandy bridge equivelent to this? wondering if I should get a i7 950 next time it goes to £200 or wait for the Sandy brige instead.

I already bought 6gb of ram btw
#36
gutted I missed out on this, hopefully it won't be too long before price drops back down

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