Intel Core Duo CPU Priceing

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  1. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Does anyone know how much Core Duo CPU's and MB's will be when there eventually released?

    When dearly love a new Mac but the Mini is too "Closed" and the Intel Powermac will be too expensive.

    Quite fancy the Dual Core 2Ghz model - beats my 2Ghz XP machine hands down.
     
  2. netdog macrumors 603

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    I don't think you can install OS X on a non-Apple computer, home-brew or otherwise.
     
  3. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    um, er, cough Windows XP cough...

    :p

    I don't think the Dual Core chips gets released until mid July to the general market.
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Scan, in the UK, have some for sale. That URL is only good till sometime on Monday (as their offers will change then).

    Pricing is:

    Intel Core Solo T1300 Socket479, Yonah, 1.66GHz, 2MBCache, FSB667 Retail £130.41
    Intel Core Duo T2500 Socket479, Yonah, 2.0GHz, 2MBCache, FSB667 Retail £191.23
    Intel Core Duo T2600 Socket479, Yonah, 2.16GHz, 2MBCache, FSB667 Retail £414.7

    Inclusive of UK sales tax (17.5%). Add MotherBoard, RAM, Video card, case...
     
  5. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, hopefully CPU/MB bundles will start to appear soon.

    Big price difference between the 2Ghz and the 2.16Ghz eh?
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Scan don't seem to have any suitable MBs which is a bit strange to say the least.

    You can pre-order Core2Duo (Conroe) from overclockers.

    Kustom PCs have a Socket 479 MB available but it too has a bit of a "how much" price!

    I'd say you'll be looking £400 for CPU & MB which is a bit to much to be worth it...
     
  7. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    hhmm, the Mini is beginning to look the better buy, as the price is now £520.

    Just a shame the upgrade path is so very, very limited.

    Hopefully the new Mini should be out by September/October time with a better GPU - then i might be tempted.

    Or of course if Apple release a comsumer tower that the rest of us can afford.
     
  8. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The new MB's that support the Dual Core chips are being released towards the end of the month, with the new X3000 integrated GPU, not amazing but a step in the right direction.

    Think i'll wait till then.

    (The eternal wating game;) )
     
  9. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Huh?
     
  10. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The new PC Dual Core Motherboards, not anything Apple related until the Mini is updated with the same spec board.
     
  11. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    Ohhh ok... I thought MB meant Mac Book :eek:
     
  12. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Mortgage payments are limiting my spending power.
     
  13. wilmor42 macrumors regular

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    i have a T2500 core duo 2ghz (yonah not merom) for sale..
    £150 less postage..

    pm me..
     
  14. combatcolin thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks but it will be a while before i get enough wodge together.
     

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