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Old 14-01-09, 04:39 PM
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ebay 2 much i fink.

I seen this amd 64 cpu on ebay 2 day and the prices of it makes me laff,

I meen would any one on here by this for 175-pounds you can by a new cpu,

For what the seller whats for this and still have money 2 play whit lol..

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AMD-Athlon-64-...3A1|240%3A1318

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Old 14-01-09, 05:31 PM
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I guess it's because they haven't updated prices within their store. This annoys me also, some companies still charge £300+ for old technology.
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Old 14-01-09, 06:39 PM
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It can happen for rare cpus and memory arrays too. There's loads of people who build projects for specific jobs with funky software where paying £300 for an old Athlon cpu is cheaper on the grand scale of things than updating everything. More so if it's an unplanned downtime.
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Old 14-01-09, 07:18 PM
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Its a 939 pin, they have been going up in recent months because it was the fastest processor released for the 939 socket. Alternatively, for that price, unless you were running DDR and AGP, it would be cheaper to get a mid range AMD board and new processor and probably even have enough for a mid range GPU or 4GB plus of RAM.
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Old 14-01-09, 07:31 PM
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Nope, it is definitely cheaper to buy a 780G board, 4GB of DDRII 800MHz RAM, a 5000+ X2, a DVD writer and still have £15 change, obviously excluding delivery (sourced from Microdirect, so for me that actually would be the case). So better performance for less cash?!?

Unless you had an AGP card worth a huge sum I can't see why you would buy this processor.
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Old 14-01-09, 07:46 PM
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I guess it's because they haven't updated prices within their store. This annoys me also, some companies still charge £300+ for old technology.
Not up dateing the prices will put people of from bying any fink from there store,

I no that you pay a premium price for old stuff like agp n old ddr ram from shops,

thes days i seen a 6600gt 256meg agp last week in one shop i go 2 and that was,

67-pounds for agp the same shop sells the 9500gt 1-Gig ram pci-e for just 67,

pounds 2 lol.
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Old 14-01-09, 07:58 PM
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It can happen for rare cpus and memory arrays too. There's loads of people who build projects for specific jobs with funky software where paying £300 for an old Athlon cpu is cheaper on the grand scale of things than updating everything. More so if it's an unplanned downtime.
true i have a old amd 64 3200+ from a rig i had but i dont no any one that would

by that from me for big money in maplin uk theres a mobo bundle with a amd 6000+ 3 Gig x2 n 1 Gig of ddr2 for less than that,

It makes me fink 2 my self tho that some one some where mite pay that price

For that amd on ebay,

if no one was bying from that seller at that price why advertise it for 175 ?
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Old 14-01-09, 08:04 PM
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Nope, it is definitely cheaper to buy a 780G board, 4GB of DDRII 800MHz RAM, a 5000+ X2, a DVD writer and still have £15 change, obviously excluding delivery (sourced from Microdirect, so for me that actually would be the case). So better performance for less cash?!?

Unless you had an AGP card worth a huge sum I can't see why you would buy this processor.
theres all ways some think on ebay thats out of this world for the prices,

I guss that people get in a bidding war n forget about what there paying for +

then thers the post n packing on top of the pirce of what you have bidded for.
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Old 14-01-09, 09:19 PM
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It also kinda explains why people like AMD carry on making lesser Sempron style cpus a long time after the Athlons of something like the 939 socket were all done.

There are situations that require them, but their small availability enables the price to be inflated.
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Old 14-01-09, 10:31 PM
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When you can pick up a 939 4000+ for about £15 (I did) from a reputable trader, it seems strange to pay this much. My guess is that this shop saw the chips going for big bucks a little bit ago, bought them at top dollar and now can't sell them.

I struggle to see where you might need old tech like this, where a modern solution is blatantly cheaper, easier and better.
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