I'm just starting the process of my next self-build PC. I have chosen this processor click here I can't find it cheaper anywhere else. Does anyone know if it is available for less elsewhere? I've bought from Overclockers in the past, but their price is £205! click here
Stuartli - Overclockers website says they have them in stock, maybe that’s why they're charging £205!
I've taken the plunge and ordered it from DABS. The order says that it’s due into them on 25 Feb. I will keep you all posted.
Thanks for the responses and the link to the post about the E6750/6850. I was looking at those 2 CPU’s last year for my new PC but I wasn’t in a position to go ahead with it then - I’m glad now that I wasn’t.
I was going for an E6750 till these came along. I have been monitoring the situation re supplies of the E8400 for a couple of weeks. £129 seemed to be the best price I could find (Scan), but nobody ever seemed to have any in stock. Ebuyer stopped listing them completely.
I think you did the right thing ordering from Dabs at that price.
Just out of curiosity, what mobo are you putting it in?
Received 2 e-mails from DABs since I ordered the CPU. Originally they were due into them on 25/02, then 28/02 and now 29/02. The website price has gone up 81p to £127.41 but they haven't mentioned if the price I ordered it at, £126.60, will change. At £127.41 it's still a bargain compared to other sites. I ordered a case and hard drive from DABs to day, click here & click here , as they have free delivery on orders over £99 which saved me over £9 in delivery charges.
I have decided on one of these 2 motherboards click here or click here The main difference is that the Gigabyte board has the ICH9R Southbridge and will not require a BIOS update for 45nm processors, but the ASUS has the ICH9 Southbridge and may, subject the board’s revision, require a BIOS update to accept 45nm processors. I don’t see that ICH9 & ICH9R are that much different and I can only tell from the Intel website that the R version will accept external SATA drives. Any opinions on these 2 boards?