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*RETAIL ONLY* Intel retail edge holiday deal 2012 3770k for $105 or less

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Last Edited by Momar99 November 28, 2012 at 01:28 PM
You have to work at one of the following retail stores and currently be verified at retailedge.intel.com. They run deals like these during the summer and winter every year

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To be eligible for participation in the Intel® Retail Edge Program, including the online store, quarterly drawings, The Big Deals, Intel® Retail Edge Live events, and other special offers or promotions, program members must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Must have an active account with the Program. Accounts are limited to one per person. Accounts are not transferrable. Accounts will be deactivated after 180 days of inactivity. See Active Standing.
Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada. This Program is void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions, overseas military installations and where prohibited or restricted by law.
Residents of the province of Quebec are not eligible to participate in drawings on the Intel® Retail Edge Program Web site. However, they are eligible to purchase items in the online store and The Big Deal.
Must be 18 years of age or the age of majority in their place of residence, whichever is greater.
Must be employed at a physical retail location or online sales/call center at an approved chain. See Approved Retailers for details.
Must be employed in one of the following eligible positions for membership:
In-store business sales
PC sales
Software sales
Computer peripherals sales
Computer service
PC training
PC department management
Online Sales/Call Center
Store management
PC Buyer
Service Provider Sales and Support
Employees, officers, and directors (including immediate family members and members of the same household) of Intel Corporation ("Sponsor"), its respective affiliated companies, subsidiaries, printers, advertising and promotion agencies, and any others associated with the Program, are not eligible to participate
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Approved Chains
ActionLink employees (merchandising rep company) are also an approved chain.
A&B SOUND
AARON'S
ALTEX ELECTRONICS
AMERICAN
APPLE RETAIL STORE
BCOM COMPUTER CENTRE
BEST BUY (CANADA)
BEST BUY (USA)
BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB
BRANDSMART USA
BUY.COM
CANADA COMPUTERS
CDW
CENTRAL COMPUTERS
CHEAP GUYS COMPUTERS
COMPUCARE
COMPUSA (TIGER DIRECT.COM)
COMPUSA OUTLET STORES (TIGER OUTLET STORES)
COMPUTER BUILDERS WAREHOUSE
COMPUTER STOP
CONN'S
COSTCO
DATAVISION
DIGILINK COMPUTERS
ELITE TECHNOLOGY
FRY'S ELECTRONICS
FUTURE SHOP
GEEK SQUAD
INSIGHT
INTREX
J&R MUSIC AND COMPUTER WORLD
KEHTRON COMPUTERS
LA CURACAO
LONDON DRUGS
MDG COMPUTERS CANADA
MEMORY EXPRESS
MICRO CENTER
MICROBYTES
MILWAUKEE PC
NCIX.COM/NETLINK COMPUTER
NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART
NEXCOM
OFFICE DEPOT
OFFICEMAX
PC CLUB
PC CONNECTION
PC LAPTOPS
PC MALL
PC VILLAGE
RADIOSHACK
RCS COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
RENT-A-CENTER
SAM'S CLUB
SONY OUTLET STORES
SONY STYLE
STAPLES
STAPLES BUSINESS DEPOT
SUPERIOR COMPUTERS
SUPERIOR PC SYSTEMS
TECH ADVANCED COMPUTERS
THE SOURCE BY CIRCUIT CITY
WAL-MART (CANADA)
AND WAL-MART (USA)
Intel 3rd generation 3770k processor

3770k pricing:
Member: $105
Rockstar: $95
Rock Legend: $85

3770k AND Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GAL-70K
Extreme Series Bundle Pricing


Member: $265
Rockstar: $255
Rock Legend: $245

There is also a Intel 520 series 180gb for a decent price

All members: $145

They also charge $15.50 shipping for those in the US, $38 for Canada. Still a great deal IMO.
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Last Edited by jacobsta811 November 28, 2012 at 01:16 PM
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Still able to order Deal 1/Processor only 4:16PM eastern.

Verification required was:
Upload an image of a paystub from a participating retailer (recent - within last 6 weeks ?)
or have a corporate email address from one of the retailers and verify it via an email they send you.
Verification lasts 90 days only.

It looks like you must get out of Roadie status to participate in the deal - which is 10,000 point or something like watch 3 or 4 videos and pass the quizzes ? (not sure, didn't complete yet)

One order per account:

You may order Deal 1 OR Deal 2.
If you order Deal 1 or Deal 2, you may also add Deal 3 to your order.
You may order Deal 3 only.

Deal 1 is the CPU only
Deal 2 CPU + Mobo
Deal 3 180gb SSD


UPDATED EMPLOYMENT LIST 11/26/2012:

AARON'S
ABC WAREHOUSE
ABT ELECTRONICS
ACTIONLINK
ADORAMA
ALTEX ELECTRONICS
AMERICAN
APPLE RETAIL STORE
ASN DEPOT
B&H PHOTO VIDEO & PRO AUDIO
BCOM COMPUTER CENTRE
BEST BUY (CANADA)
BEST BUY (USA)
BJ'S WHOLESALE CLUB
BRANDSMART USA
BUY.COM
CANADA COMPUTERS
CDW
CENTRAL COMPUTERS
COMPUSA OUTLET STORES (TIGER OUTLET STORES)
COMPUTER STOP
CONN'S
COSTCO
DATAVISION
DELL EXPERIENCE CENTER
DIGILINK COMPUTERS
DIRECTRON
ELECTRONIC EXPRESS
FAMSA
FRY'S ELECTRONICS
FUTURE SHOP
GEEK SQUAD
HHGREGG
HSN
INSIGHT
INTREX
J&R MUSIC AND COMPUTER WORLD
KEHTRON COMPUTERS
LA CURACAO
LONDON DRUGS
MARKETSOURCE – HP
MARKETSTAR – HP
MARKETSTAR – SONY
MDG COMPUTERS CANADA
MEMORY EXPRESS
MICRO CENTER
MICROBYTES
MICROSOFT STORE
MILWAUKEE PC
MOSAIC – HP
NCIX.COM/NETLINK COMPUTER
NEBRASKA FURNITURE MART
NEXCOM
NEWEGG
OFFICE DEPOT
OFFICEMAX
PC CONNECTION
PC LAPTOPS
PC MALL
PC VILLAGE
PRIORITY COMPUTER SYSTEMS
PURCHASING POWER
QVC
RADIOSHACK
RCS COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
RENT-A-CENTER
SAM'S CLUB
SAMSUNG
SEARS
SONY FACTORY OUTLET
SONY
STAPLES
STAPLES BUSINESS DEPOT
SUPERIOR COMPUTERS
SUPERIOR PC SYSTEMS
TECH ADVANCED COMPUTERS
THE SOURCE
TIGER DIRECT CALL CENTER
TOSHIBA
WAL-MART (CANADA)
WAL-MART (USA)

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Guys, Wal-Mart is on that list. ANYBODY can be friends with a Wal-Mart employee
Damn for me to retire and become a Wal-Mart greeter! laugh out loud
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I agree most users will not notice the difference.

For folding it will get you a lot more points in a day to be able to run those larger work units faster. Smilie And of course encoding, ripping, and just the plain wow factor of having one. Although I love my 2600k. I expect it to be a viable gaming platform even 5 years from now, given that processor speed increases have slowed way down in recent years... AMD is not giving Intel enough competition to push things forward faster.

And with gaming you only have to worry about the hardware being as fast as the consoles that are out, and a 2600K system overclocked should be able to keep up with the next generation systems with perhaps a video card upgrade with no issue. 2600K has been a great a value for those who bought at launch as perhaps Q6600 system owners, maybe more-so. Great longevity in this chip.

With that said, this chip should have great longevity. For 100 bucks it's a no brainer. Build up an ivy bridge system now if you don't already have a sandy bridge system, you'll be good for years.
I'm still running my Q6600 G0 at 3.6G, chip still runs everything and anything I throw at it. Bought it near launch, its held up amazingly well. It coupled with my GTX480s is just fantastic, do all my gaming at 1600x1200.
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I'm still running my Q6600 G0 at 3.6G, chip still runs everything and anything I throw at it. Bought it near launch, its held up amazingly well. It coupled with my GTX480s is just fantastic, do all my gaming at 1600x1200.
my mother is running my Q6600 system that I sold her for a good price when I built the 2600K system up. Still a very capable chip. Smilie Installed windows 8 on it yesterday, though after using the UEFI bios for so long, dealing with the legacy bios was a change of pace. Her's is running right at 3.6 GHZ too, what I've had it at all along.

Windows 8 clean installs without the need to boot from the bios though, so the flash drive I brought with me got the job done.

In a way I'm disappointed processing power hasn't advanced more in these 5-6 years. We have light, cool tablets now but at the top end, we've been kind of treading water, and not only that, PC games have been treading water, only being as graphically intense as consoles can handle. Hopefully we get the next gen consoles coming out in the next year or two and that will push things forward. Smilie
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processor speed increases have slowed way down in recent years
Processor speed increases have not slowed, they have stopped. You can make a P4 chip do 5 ghz, so 4 ghz is nothing new. Current i5/i7 chips do more work per clock cycle but they aren't faster in the strictest sense of the word.
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Processor speed increases have not slowed, they have stopped. You can make a P4 chip do 5 ghz, so 4 ghz is nothing new. Current i5/i7 chips do more work per clock cycle but they aren't faster in the strictest sense of the word.
very well then, speed increases based on pure number of computational operations per second for one processor core/thread. Smilie Yes we are improving.. slightly. The under the hood changes, such as integrating more things into the CPU itself, have been more impressive. As has been the transition to solid state drives, SATA3, USB3, etc. and the cheap price of ram, to the point where anyone can stick 8-16 gigs in their system these days, and 16 gigs is way more than a typical person will ever utilize. I also like the under the hood changes to windows 8. It's turning out to be a pleasant experience despite people's resistance to change.

Main problem... AMD isn't keeping up, so intel has no incentive to release the new generation product. They delayed ivy bridge much longer than they originally intended.
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very well then, speed increases based on pure number of computational operations per second for one processor core/thread. Smilie Yes we are improving.. slightly. The under the hood changes, such as integrating more things into the CPU itself, have been more impressive. As has been the transition to solid state drives, SATA3, USB3, etc. and the cheap price of ram, to the point where anyone can stick 8-16 gigs in their system these days, and 16 gigs is way more than a typical person will ever utilize. I also like the under the hood changes to windows 8. It's turning out to be a pleasant experience despite people's resistance to change.

Main problem... AMD isn't keeping up, so intel has no incentive to release the new generation product. They delayed ivy bridge much longer than they originally intended.
SATA3 is useless unless you're using a fast solid state drive
USB3 is no faster than eSATA, see above.
RAM is cheaper, but once you have enough to run all your apps without swapping (4-8 tops) adding more doesn't really help.
Windows 8 is no faster than Windows 7/Vista
Ivy Bridge is not much faster than Sandy Bridge clock-per-clock, and you can easily make Sandy Bridge chips run as fast as Ivy Bridge ones.

That said, I agree that real competition between AMD and Intel is the only way to keep things moving forward. Intel has a huge fab advantage so they're keeping way ahead of AMD in terms of die shrinks.(22nm vs 32nm) and somewhat ahead in work per clock cycle

The only thing AMD has going for them are price and their APU platform. If you're not going to pony up for a separate (and expensive) graphics chip they have a significant GPU advantage.
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The only thing AMD has going for them are price and their APU platform. If you're not going to pony up for a separate (and expensive) graphics chip they have a significant GPU advantage.
I don't understand the whole APU thing - why stick the two most problematic heat producers on the same chip/package, exacerbating the problem? Yes I realize there are other efficiencies, but the heat problem seems to limit overall performance. Maybe it's just for the low end.
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Processor speed increases have not slowed, they have stopped. You can make a P4 chip do 5 ghz, so 4 ghz is nothing new. Current i5/i7 chips do more work per clock cycle but they aren't faster in the strictest sense of the word.
Yes they tried the NetBurst 40 stage pipeline trick, no-one is convinced anymore.

The reason I won't buy anything other than the cheapest multicore AMD is that you're not really getting much of anything with new generation CPUs. They should be increasing the number of cores rapidly to compensate for stagnant clock speeds but they're not.

It's like GPUs, people spend huge amounts of money to get an extra 10-20% increase, when multiple GPUs gives a much bigger payoff. Software is catching up.
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I don't understand the whole APU thing - why stick the two most problematic heat producers on the same chip/package, exacerbating the problem? Yes I realize there are other efficiencies, but the heat problem seems to limit overall performance. Maybe it's just for the low end.
the APU isn't meant to be a "gaming rig" setup, it's just for normal computering... and it'll do what 90% of the people out there need, hell the newer versions will play games perfectly fine.
but don't make the mistake of thinking they're throwing a top tier processor and a gtx680 in there... that's not the case at all.

i use a 3670K in my HTPC, it's a fantastic processor/gpu combo. running windows 8 on it, it's fantastic. i went through all the steps of the Atom, Zacate, so on... all were really lacking. the Llano and Trinity are excellent chips. for a low cost solution with a full powered gpu, you're not going to beat it. they hands down destroy any built in gpu intel offers as well.
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I don't understand the whole APU thing - why stick the two most problematic heat producers on the same chip/package, exacerbating the problem? Yes I realize there are other efficiencies, but the heat problem seems to limit overall performance. Maybe it's just for the low end.
This is no different than recent Intel chips (which also integrate a GPU, they just suck)

A good integrated GPU means AMD chips can run games that Intel chips can't. Also nothing is forcing you to use the GPU (which certainly does produce heat) if you have a graphics card.installed.

Case in point, I remember when Vista came out it crippled computers with Intel graphics since all of the transparency rendering had to be done through software. If you had a decent graphics card it was no big deal, but most PCs didn't (and still don't) have one.
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back on the deal...

anybody wanna become my friend and send over their employee information so i can get a new processor Wink
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The reason I won't buy anything other than the cheapest multicore AMD is that you're not really getting much of anything with new generation CPUs. They should be increasing the number of cores rapidly to compensate for stagnant clock speeds but they're not.
As I said before, multi-threading (i.e saturating multiple cores) is hard. Adding cores doesn't make an application faster if it's not able to effectively use them. There are certain scenarios where you can but there are a ton more where you can't. Intel R&D has produced chips with hundreds of cores but there's no reason to release them since they don't actually speed things up.
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As I said before, multi-threading (i.e saturating multiple cores) is hard. Adding cores doesn't make an application faster if it's not able to effectively use them. There are certain scenarios where you can but there are a ton more where you can't.
As I said, software it catching up, and you don't have to saturate the cores to benefit. The broader point is, what exactly is my reason to buy a new processor if there is no real performance benefit?

Increased parallelism is the only practical way to go. Unless CPU makers start increasing the cores unilaterally there will be no motivation for software developers to put in effort to put increased parallelism in their code, and you have a chicken and egg problem. We need more cores.
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Increased parallelism is the only practical way to go.
For what it's worth I totally agree with you. If our per-core performance is capped then the only way to increase it is to add cores.

The problem is that most applications, even shiny new ones, can't use them. A few applications may be close to fully utilizing the current 4/6/8 core CPUs but we are nowhere close to using massive numbers (say 100+) of cores and won't be anytime soon except in extremely specialized cases.

This is a hard problem. As an experiment, try splitting any job you like into 100 completely independent tasks. There just aren't too many cases where that works. You usually end up with a bunch of cores waiting for results from other cores or just not being used at all.
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