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Has anyone else noticed an increase in CPU price?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lightnb, Jul 19, 2006.

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  1. lightnb

    lightnb Thread Starter

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    I thought at one time that I could get a decent Athelon XP for around $100. Now it seems that those same chips cost $200.

    Has the price gone up? or am I insane?
     
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    They're not made anymore, so they are harder to get and hence the price has gone up. In a year or so the price will drop again when nobody wants them anymore because they will be as obsolete as the Pentium III's are right now.
     
  3. Iwata

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    The Athlon 64s Socket 939 have gone done actually. You can get a 3800 non x2 on newgg for $150. However, this is a result of AMD switching over to the new AMD standard. With that sad, the new AM2s aren't even that high either for the lower end..
     
  4. lightnb

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    I bought an athelon XP 2400 about two years ago, and I'm happy with it. I'm looking to build somthing similar for another machine.

    What is the modern day equivalent of what the athelon XP was two years ago?
     
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    Say what? Iwata
     
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