It's a great price for the power this chip provides. It consistently ties or beats the competition's quad core chips (such as the FX-4170) at a better price point (this is $100 vs. $125~ for the FX-4170).
i see they're trying to sell you old tech as soon as possible
It isn't old tech, it is current tech. The new chips don't come out until June of this year and the Core i3 version doesn't come out until sometime even later (no hard numbers, sometime in Q3 2k13). Even then, the performance difference is likely to be negligible at this price point.
This is actually quite a good deal. Intel cpu rarely go on sale outside of microcenter deals. This dual core is excellent for gaming, not as good in multitasking. I just bought a 965BE otherwise I would've probably get this
Ideal for a HTPC. More balls than a Celeron (especially handy if you use the machine as a distributed encoding client like I do), not as spendy as the i3 3225 (which I just bought for $20 more from MC)
What do you mean the executives got busted? Were they selling CPUs lower than what was agreed with Intel/AMD?
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