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|12-16-2012 10:49 PM|
He didn't say which rebates he applied for but looking at TD's website now, the bundle is still available...current price is $139.95 with $45 in rebates ($5 for mainboard and two $20 rebates for the RAM). The $139.95 price agrees both with my friend's 12/12/2012 invoice and with comments in this thread implying that there were $65 in rebates (thus bringing final price to $74.95). This suggests that there was an additional $20 rebate active on 12/12?
Unfortunately the OP didn't list many details in the original post. Is there any way to find out the rebate breakdown as it was on 12/12?
Edit: Nevermind. Look like TD's rebate center link has an 'archived rebates' feature that lets you plug in an order # and it'll show you the applicable rebates for that order. Indeed there was a $20 rebate for the AMD processor that's no longer in effect for new orders. So the rebate total indeed is $65. Discrepancy solved. Thanks.
|12-16-2012 09:00 PM|
|12-16-2012 08:17 PM|
|bob13bob||deal dead i think. $95.|
|12-16-2012 05:31 PM|
|arcasinky||A friend jumped on this deal a few hours after the OP posted about it on 12/12. Says he's only being offered $45 in rebates making the AR price $95 instead of $75. Did anybody actually qualify for $65 worth of rebates?|
|12-15-2012 10:12 PM|
Appreciate many of the constructive posts made in this thread.
Sometimes, you just need a cheap part to run the fileserver. This board has solid caps and the CPU looks to be fairly low power, and since it only needs to communicate by ssh, the gpu weirdness shouldn't be much of an obstacle.
Cheaper than (or ~same as) an atom with a gob of free ram thrown in alongside.
Calendar your rebates, people.
|12-15-2012 09:45 PM|
Conroe is the 1st generation Core 2 Duo.
Wolfdale is 2nd generation Core 2 Duo.
Wolfdale is cooler running and has 1 cycle faster L2 cache than Conroe does. Other parts of the chip have also been optimized and it includes SSE4 support, which Conroe does not.
The Pentium Dual Core E6600 is actually a Wolfdale-3M part, to be specific, with 2Mb of cache (rather than the full 3Mb common to E7xxx series Wolfdale Core 2 parts).
On the other hand, as the high end of the Conroe line, the C2D E6600 included 4Mb of L2 cache, rather than the 2Gb common to the E6300/E6400 series.
Both of these parts operate on on a 1066Mhz bus.
The big point you missed though "Captain Illogical" is that the C2D E6600 is a 2.4Ghz part but the PDC E6600 is a 3.06Ghz part -- which makes for a fairly large performance difference.
This is especially true when you consider the slightly faster (albeit smaller) L2 cache on the Wolfdale part, the slight tweaks Intel made to the Wolfdale's internal state machine, and the addition of SSE4.
|12-15-2012 06:42 PM|
|12-15-2012 06:18 PM|
|12-15-2012 05:38 PM|
Conroe and wolfdale have the same IPC performance as they are the same architecture yet you incorrectly advised that "A4-3400 is noticeably faster than the aged Conroe based C2D but not as fast as the newer Wolfdale PDC is."
|12-15-2012 05:34 PM|
There is the Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4Ghz, Conroe) and the Pentium Dual Core E6600 (3.06Ghz, Wolfdale). Both are LGA775 CPU's and are actually in the Core 2 Duo family in terms of architecture.
The A4-3400 is noticeably faster than the aged Conroe based C2D but not as fast as the newer Wolfdale PDC is.
|12-15-2012 05:26 PM|
|12-15-2012 05:14 PM|
Its sad to see so much lack of education here. This A4-3400 CPU is slower than CPUs from 6 YEARS ago.....yes, its even slower than core2duo era chips from intel. Even the sandy bridge based celeron chips blow the A4-3400 CPU away by a long margin.
Education is key to our reality.
|12-15-2012 04:41 PM|
|12-15-2012 01:58 AM|
Still live, but final day.
$65 rebates, which is a plus since it increases cashback.
If you don't pay tax that makes it $65.20 after cashback. Great deal.
|12-13-2012 10:18 AM|
Both of the APU systems I've laid hands on have been prebuilt. One from HP and one from Asus. They were both rock solid stable with zero hardware issues. Now the Radeon video driver + FireFox + Adobe reader resulted in some weird transparent text/graphics in PDFs though, never could solve that one with out removing FireFox and using chrome instead. Anyway, the factory built FM1 APU equipped rigs run superbly when you choose the A8 and a decent manufacturer from my experiences.
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