Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Landis82, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Yup. Cache is good thang. :)

    The price/performance ratio remains pretty high, imo. FWIW, I just bought a new general purpose box, which includes as a backup trading box.

                               Xtreme CD150LP Series  
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 processor / 2.66GHz / 4MB L2 cache (1333MHz FSB)
    Intel G31 / ICH7 with Intel Fast Memory Access Technology with GMA 3100 Graphics
    2GB Dual Channel DDR-2 PC-6400 at 800MHz (2 x 1024MB)
    Integrated 4-channel SATA Controller
    320GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive (7200 RPM / 8MB cache)
    Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 256bit 3D engine
    17" Samsung SyncMaster Flat Panel (1280x1024)
    Super Slim Desktop Chassis with 300W PS / Front USB (x2) & Audio ports
    Samsung Dual Layer 8.5GB (16X) 20X DVD±RW Combo Burner w LightScribe 
    Integrated Multi-Channel HD Audio
    Integrated Gigabit LAN
    1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
    Logitech Cordless Desktop LX710 [wireless keyboard and mouse]
    3 Year Std. Depot Warranty w/Tech Support (8am-5pm PST) + 1 Year Premium On-Site & 24/7 Tech Support
    No software, I have my own copies. $975 shipped to my door.

    Osorico :)
    Moore's Law...
    the number of transistors that can be inexpensively placed on an integrated circuit is increasing exponentially, doubling approximately every two years.
  2. Just ordered essentially the same exact set-up last Friday via the Dell Business Outlet refurbished site for $499 on Windows XP, without the monitor.

    Cancelled it today because I found the same set-up BUT with a 3.0 GHz Duo Core processor instead of the 2.66 for a mere $519.

    1-year warranty same as new.

    I LOVE DELL!!!
  3. And to think.. I once paid $5,000 for a Commodore with 32K of RAM...
  4. I know the feeling, friend.
  5. opm8


    Were they really that expensive in those days? I was around 9 yrs old at the time so don't have a clear grasp of prices from back then. For some reason I thought these and the C-64 were about $400, which was a lot of money for the time (circa 1980).

  6. I remember paying $3800 for a 386 computer with 8mb of RAM and a monitor way back in 1993.

  7. I think it was about '78... it wasn't a C-64, but rather some kind of "business class" computer... think it had a printer, too.

    In about '82, I paid $3,000 for an IBM with 64K of RAM... no hard drive, but 2 floppy drives...
  8. Interesting . . .
    The price on NewEgg just went up from $225 TO $244.
    #10     Feb 9, 2008