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Old 03-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have to disagree with the basic idea of this thread.

I just bought a new motherboard for the newest Intel cpu (P8P67 Pro) and it was $189. It's not their most expensive board but it has a lot of extra features and it performs extremely well.

So let's look back to the past.

The very 1st purchase I ever made from Newegg was on 11/13/2001. I bought the MSI K7N420 PRO
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http://www.msi.com/product/mb/K7N420...l#/?div=Detail

And it was $187, this was a top tier mobo at the time but it had no where near the extra features you expect today.

In todays market we do have $400 motherboards but they offer manufacturing quality and extra features that were unheard of 10 years ago. There was no equivalent class of motherboard 10 years ago to compare them against.

And looking thru a few more of my Newegg invoices it seems that memory prices are still about the same.

All in all I'm still spending about the same amount of money for a whole PC as I was 10 years ago.

And it doesn't matter which Platform your building from. Right now an Intel system is more expensive but they have the "fastest" systems. A few years back (9/4/2005) when AMD had the "fastest" systems I bought the X2 4800+ and it was $884.
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 2.4GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual-Core Processor ADA4800CDBOX
When AMD's new cpu comes out, if it's an Intel Killer, it will be priced accordingly also.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
 
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^thats mainly due to the manufactuering process.

I think though, the article is more about a hiigh end board was 200, but now its 400...... Without taking into the idea of the multitude of added features.
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ddr is stupid expensive now too. cause nobody makes it... TIME TO UPGRADE CORROSIVE!!!
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^thats mainly due to the manufactuering process.

I think though, the article is more about a hiigh end board was 200, but now its 400...... Without taking into the idea of the multitude of added features.
Manufacturing Process, be real. You can tell yourself that all you want but History is on my side.

And as I said you can't compare todays "HI-End Enthusiast" models to those of the past. The past had nothing in the same class. It would be like comparing a Model T to a Corvette.
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Manufacturing Process, be real. You can tell yourself that all you want but History is on my side.
Sorry, I meant the process has made things cheaper, allowing featured rich boards to be in sub $200 price range.

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And as I said you can't compare todays "HI-End Enthusiast" models to those of the past. The past had nothing in the same class. It would be like comparing a Model T to a Corvette.
This is sorta what this article is doing.
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Manufacturing Process, be real. You can tell yourself that all you want but History is on my side.

And as I said you can't compare todays "HI-End Enthusiast" models to those of the past. The past had nothing in the same class. It would be like comparing a Model T to a Corvette.
When I bought 2GB of DDR when the norm was 512 I spent over 300 bucks on 333. I only paid 99 bucks for 4GB of 2000 when 1333/1600 was the norm and 2200 was the fastest around (no DGTX). RAM is getting alot cheaper since it has stalled at DDR3 for a while. Also, you already bought your board and this article is saying the prices will go up...as in future tense. No telling when prices will start to raise though. About a year ago this was just a rumor and it seems things might start falling into place for price hikes. No telling how long it will really take to reach us though.
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I would upgrade, if I had a reason and money to do so, I am mostly content with what I have. I just find it annoying sometimes, One year I spend $100 per GB for some DDR400, the next year I spend $100 for 512mb of DDR2 800, the next year I spend $100 for 2x2GB of DDR2 800, a year later, I spend $100 for a 2gb stick of the same stuff, I understand why that happens, but it just gets rediculous after awhile.
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Why is older style RAM so expensive now?
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Older style ram is expensive because it is no longer being manufactured, there is a limited supply.
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Does anyone use it, or is it basically extinct?
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