Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail £209.39 delivered at OcUK
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Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz (Bloomfield) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail £209.39 delivered at OcUK

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Found 11th Dec 2010Made hot 11th Dec 2010
With intelligent technology that automatically directs processing power where it's needed most, Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. You'll multitask applications faster and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do and for years to come. The Intel Core i7 processor not only can take on today's most complex and immersive games, but it's also powerful enough to handle tomorrow's gaming advances. By distributing AI, physics, and rendering across eight software threads, the Intel Core i7 processor lets you concentrate on taking down the bad guys while your PC handles all the visual details like texturing and shading that keep you feeling totally immersed. It's a gaming experience so perfect, you just might lose yourself in the action.

- Core Size: 45nm
- Socket: LGA1366
- Quad Core
- Frequency: 3.06GHz
- Multiplier: 23x
- L2 Cache: 4x 256KB
- L3 Cache: 8MB
- QPI: 4.8 GT/s
- Voltage: 0.8 - 1.375v
- TDP: 130W

They have 29 left, was 50 earlier today, selling quick, bagged one myself, thought I'd share this deal as I can't find anywhere cheaper delivered for this retail cpu.

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Great price, but you might want to read this : bit-tech.net/har…w/4

You can have i5 760 for 129.99 from ARIA.CO.UK

This saves you about 80 quid. So if you pay extra 48 quid you can have 2x 1GB Palit SONIC nVIDIA GTX 460 and i5 760 and this will definitely give you more FPS in any game.

See chart below:

http://i54.tinypic.com/2u70jd0.jpg




Simply said for extra 48 quid you can have I5 760 with 2x1GB Palit GTX 460......this will definitely rock!!!

Edited by: "DownHill911" 11th Dec 2010

Original Poster

Whats an I5 760 got to do with the price of an I7 950?

Those looking for a 950 this is the cheapest out there.
Oh and Aria you need to add shipping to that and I'd never buy from them. I know some moan about ocuk but my experiences with aria hour not been good, very bad infact wheras ocuk always done good by me.

Grissom

Whats an I5 760 got to do with the price of an I7 950?Those looking for a … Whats an I5 760 got to do with the price of an I7 950?Those looking for a 950 this is the cheapest out there.Oh and Aria you need to add shipping to that and I'd never buy from them. I know some moan about ocuk but my experiences with aria hour not been good, very bad infact wheras ocuk always done good by me.



I did not say that price is bad, in fact it is a good price (i voted hot by the way )but my point is that i5 760 with 2x1GB GTX 460 will do better that paying extra for i7 950 with only one VGA

YES i5 760 with 2x1GB GTX 460 will cost about 55 quid more but will do more

DownHill911

I did not say that price is bad, in fact it is a good price (i voted hot … I did not say that price is bad, in fact it is a good price (i voted hot by the way )but my point is that i5 760 with 2x1GB GTX 460 will do better that paying extra for i7 950 with only one VGAYES i5 760 with 2x1GB GTX 460 will cost about 55 quid more but will do more



This is all presuming you want it to play games.

The i7 950 is a fair bit more powerful (about 40%) than the i5 760.

I like your thinking downhill, considering an i5 now until whatever they are planning after sandy bridge, which doesn't seem as if it's going to be for 'power' users.

Worth noting in that bit-tech test is the fact that all the cpus are overclocked. Not that that's a problem in itself, just some may buy expecting that kinda performance out of the box...

Voted hot for i7 price btw...

remember new intel platform is out in early january, best waiting for that instead!

hajj_3

remember new intel platform is out in early january, best waiting for … remember new intel platform is out in early january, best waiting for that instead!


Like northernlights said, the new platform isn't for gamers or high end computing jobs.


Also to point out, this is a socket 1366 cpu, so you can't compare it to the i5 750 since it is 1156. If you already have a 1366 board sitting waiting to be used, then you aren't going to change your mind and buy the 750 + a new motherboard etc.

DownHill911

I did not say that price is bad, in fact it is a good price (i voted hot … I did not say that price is bad, in fact it is a good price (i voted hot by the way )but my point is that i5 760 with 2x1GB GTX 460 will do better that paying extra for i7 950 with only one VGAYES i5 760 with 2x1GB GTX 460 will cost about 55 quid more but will do more



What are you on about?

The price of the i7 950 in this thread is £209.39.

The price of an i5 760 + 2x 1Gb Palit GTX 460s costs a total of £138.74 + £256.4 = £395.14. That's £185.75 more!

Unless I've drastically missed something, your figures seem a bit off.

Glix

Like northernlights said, the new platform isn't for gamers or high end … Like northernlights said, the new platform isn't for gamers or high end computing jobs.Also to point out, this is a socket 1366 cpu, so you can't compare it to the i5 750 since it is 1156. If you already have a 1366 board sitting waiting to be used, then you aren't going to change your mind and buy the 750 + a new motherboard etc.



not true, there will be core i7 cpu's for sandy bridge: en.wikipedia.org/wik…ors

1155 replaces 1156 and it also betters 1366, 1366 will carry on selling for a while but 1155 will be the new chipset which supports core i3, core i5 and core i7.
Edited by: "hajj_3" 11th Dec 2010

Wouldn't the i7 need a graphics card of some description?

Skyboat

What are you on about?The price of the i7 950 in this thread is … What are you on about?The price of the i7 950 in this thread is £209.39.The price of an i5 760 + 2x 1Gb Palit GTX 460s costs a total of £138.74 + £256.4 = £395.14. That's £185.75 more!Unless I've drastically missed something, your figures seem a bit off.



I think he was aiming at a i7 950 + one 460 vs i5 760 with SLI 460's. He's only looking at it from a gaming angle. If I were gaming for that kind of price I'd go with a GTX 570 over a pair of 460's.

This is old tech wait for sandy Bridge. also this price will drop further in january so save your money
Edited by: "copystuff" 11th Dec 2010

Good deal, I was going to build my new rig around this chip but then I read this and have just about decided to wait

AFAIK The 930 is far more overclockable than the 950, just for those who intend to.

I've heard (from someone who cares more about these things) that post sandy-bridge they will be developing another 'proper' successor to the i7 for power users... IE high pin count & no integrated gpu, I can afford to wait with an i5 in the meantime... Personally I don't believe sandy bridge is going to cut it for gamers tbh but will be happy if I'm wrong.

They have 29 left, was 50 earlier today, selling quick, bagged one … They have 29 left, was 50 earlier today, selling quick, bagged one myself, thought I'd share this deal as I can't find anywhere cheaper delivered for this retail cpu.


How hard did you look?

£199.99 at Scan, and wouldn't have to deal with the idiots at OCUK if you have a problem -
hotukdeals.com/dea…660

Get free delivery from Scan -
avforums.com/for…php


Edited by: "jukkie" 12th Dec 2010

Does this come with a computer, for £200 ? or is it just a chip

maxmix

Banned

jukkie

How hard did you look?£199.99 at Scan, and wouldn't have to deal with the … How hard did you look?£199.99 at Scan, and wouldn't have to deal with the idiots at OCUK if you have a problem -http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/intel-core-i7-950-3-06ghz-bloomfiel/824660Get free delivery from Scan -http://www.avforums.com/forums/scan_offer.php



for those who don't get free delivery/ can't be bothered with joing avforum/bit-tech forum and post the required number of posts, scan only chard £4.69 vs £9.41 for postage making it £204.69 rather than £209.39.

I'm wanting to do a new build but think I'll be waiting untill after the new cpus&motherboards are released before deciding what to go for.

Still using an i7 920 here and it's embarrassingly powerful for virtually everything that I do - video editing and capture mostly. Only h.264 encoding stresses it out and I can OC to 3.33GHz with one BIOS adjustment if I really need to.

Great price for this CPU though. If I were getting into i7 now this would be the CPU I'd buy. Going forward I guess that I'd keep my current board and get a Gulftown rather than buy a Sandy Bridge system - but I'm unsure those will ever really come down in price on LGA1366.

Skyboat

What are you on about?The price of the i7 950 in this thread is … What are you on about?The price of the i7 950 in this thread is £209.39.The price of an i5 760 + 2x 1Gb Palit GTX 460s costs a total of £138.74 + £256.4 = £395.14. That's £185.75 more!Unless I've drastically missed something, your figures seem a bit off.



I think you did miss a lot. Why did you calculate price for i5 760 with 2 VGAs and i7 950 without VGA?

Are you saying that if you have i7 950 you do not need VGA?

Now your figures seem a bit off.

Grissom, It's always good to have alternatives on the thread so that people who are looking into it have different opinions / options on whether to buy it. Surely if the person wants the item so much, they'll buy it anyway.

At that price the item you have listed is HOT because it's not available anywhere else for cheaper.. but in any case, I would rather go for an i5 760.

Thanks for sharing.

My I7 920 is running at 3.5GHz, core temps. are just over 40 degrees, cooler fan is quiet.

I could easy get it to 4GHz.

fowler002

for those who don't get free delivery/ can't be bothered with joing … for those who don't get free delivery/ can't be bothered with joing avforum/bit-tech forum and post the required number of posts, scan only chard £4.69 vs £9.41 for postage making it £204.69 rather than £209.39.


It's only 20 posts needed to get free delivery, that's why I try and remind people to do it every week.
Consindering how many decent deals you can get from Scan (mostly from their 'Today Only' page), if you buy IT kit on a fairly frequent basis, it really is worth it (and you must admit, 20 posts doesn't really require much effort).

But yeah, even if you pay for delivery delivery, Scan is still cheaper.


Easy2BCheesy

Still using an i7 920 here and it's embarrassingly powerful for virtually … Still using an i7 920 here and it's embarrassingly powerful for virtually everything that I do - video editing and capture mostly. Only h.264 encoding stresses it out and I can OC to 3.33GHz with one BIOS adjustment if I really need to.


Tell me about it. I've had an i7 920 @ 4.2Ghz for over a year, and haven't used anything that anywhere near stresses it.
Deals like this aren't really any use for us, but are good for people with an average machine and want to build something with a little more 'Oomph'.


dazza786

At that price the item you have listed is HOT because it's not available … At that price the item you have listed is HOT because it's not available anywhere else for cheaper.


Yes it is, did you not see my post?
Not only cheaper, but also with a MUCH better company.





Edited by: "jukkie" 12th Dec 2010

Hi there

To be honest, as an employee I advise you.
The best thing to do is: google 4 "ocuk customer service"...
Just tired of being exploited here....

fowler002

for those who don't get free delivery/ can't be bothered with joing … for those who don't get free delivery/ can't be bothered with joing avforum/bit-tech forum and post the required number of posts, scan only chard £4.69 vs £9.41 for postage making it £204.69 rather than £209.39.

dazza786

At that price the item you have listed is HOT because it's not available … At that price the item you have listed is HOT because it's not available anywhere else for cheaper.



And you what you pay is what you get in terms of service. Every time I've had dealings with City Link, my boxes arrived bashed/crushed. I was surprised my HDD was working, and of course you can't refuse it at the door since you can't see the damage at the door as it is stuck in a city link bag, not ordered from Scan, but Aria and Ebuyer used City Link and they were late or bashed.

Glix

And you what you pay is what you get in terms of service. Every time I've … And you what you pay is what you get in terms of service. Every time I've had dealings with City Link, my boxes arrived bashed/crushed. I was surprised my HDD was working, and of course you can't refuse it at the door since you can't see the damage at the door as it is stuck in a city link bag, not ordered from Scan, but Aria and Ebuyer used City Link and they were late or bashed.


I've used Ebuyer for 6 years, and Scan for nearly as long. Although I've had trouble getting things delivered on time (only a couple times in 6 years, so it doesn't bother me too much. especially as nearly everything ordered with the '5 day super saver' seems to turn up in 3-4 days), they've NEVER been in bad condition when they arrive.

As for getting what you pay for, at least the likes of Scan and Ebuyer offer pretty good customer services after sales.
If you buy from OCUK, you'd better pray that nothing ever goes wrong with the hardware, or if you need to deal with them for any other reason come to think of it.
Once they have your money, they don't care about you at all, and many, many people know this is the case and simply will not buy a thing from OCUK, no matter how good the deal is.


Edited by: "jukkie" 12th Dec 2010

Scan don't use City Link any more, they use DPD and the parcel tracking is better, to the hour.

I've heard about City Link losing parcels, damaged boxes and left out in the rain but I've never had a problem with them (I think).

A monitor was lost ages ago but I can't remember the Courier, maybe it was them.

OC are not good.

jukkie

Yes it is, did you not see my post? :pNot only cheaper, but also with a … Yes it is, did you not see my post? :pNot only cheaper, but also with a MUCH better company.



Sorry mate no I didn't. To be honest I had clicked reply and came back to it quite a while later. Agreed that Scan is a much better company (in personal experience) than OCUK, and it's also cheaper.

Now voted cold

Gort1951

Scan don't use City Link any more, they use DPD and the parcel tracking … Scan don't use City Link any more, they use DPD and the parcel tracking is better, to the hour.I've heard about City Link losing parcels, damaged boxes and left out in the rain but I've never had a problem with them (I think).A monitor was lost ages ago but I can't remember the Courier, maybe it was them.OC are not good.



Ah good stuff, thanks for that info, DPD was the main reason I preferred OCUK.
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