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Actually I think you have stumbled onto something. I'm not sure myself what it is but a few months ago all the big Computer MFG sites were selling i7 laptops.

Now you really have to search the site to find a laptop with an i7 processor. The i5 is still a darn good processor but I too find it odd that you now have to really search out an i7 laptop.

Maybe something to do with marketing, maybe sales were too good and damaged other sales (though I doubt that, otherwise they'd just discontinue the other model if it sold poorly)

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Not sure what you're implying DaChew. - That all the available stock of items have been depleted or are in short supply now for everyone?

You can easily overclock an i5 to be pretty darn close to an i7 at 1/4 the cost. But many people don't like overclocking so it's not a given choice for some.

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Intel Core i7 950 Drops From $562 to $294, New Chips Incoming

August 30th, 2010, 13:13 GMT | By Sebastian Pop

Now that the Sandy Bridge line of processors is approaching, Intel seems to be quite eager to make its existing chips more appealing, and the latest move it made in this direction, now that new Pentium and Core Series parts are approaching, is the price reduction of the Core i7 950.

It seems that Intel is quite set on selling as many of its current-generation CPUs as possible before its new series debuts.

According to reports circulating around the Internet, the Santa Clara, California-based company will soon be shipping new Pentium processors, as well as a new Core i3 chip.

As one may expect, the Core i3 is the more formidable of the lot, whereas the Pentium CPUs will be based on the Wolfdale core and shall be aimed at the lower ends of the market.

The list includes the E5700, whose clock speed is of 3.0GHz, as well as the E6800, with a frequency of 3.3GHz. There is also the E3500, clocked at 2.7GHz.

These three have been added to Intel's price list and cost $75, $86 and $57, respectively.

The more interesting chip, as far as performance and appeal is concerned at least, is,, as already said, the Core i3-560.

This CPU has a very promising future ahead of it because, even though it has a frequency of 3.33GHz, it boasts the very same price as the Core i3-550, which runs at 3.2GHz.

Nevertheless, the more intriguing piece of news remains the price change associated with the Core i7-950 central processing unit.

Having previously been coupled with a tag of $562, the part has now, strangely enough, been made to cost only $294.

Basically, this product is now almost half as expensive as it was until not long ago, and Intel is no doubt counting on the back-to-school period to even further encourage sales.

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~Shy

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Besides $5 off being rather a cheap discount, I don't know enough to even know where/what to look for. :welcome:

BUT, since you guys are obviously "home-build" proficient can I ask a related question concerning upgraded power supplies?? Are there PHYSICAL SIZE standards for the various types and wattage ratings? For instance; I have a HP-built Pavillion desktop built on a standard MB size platform and case. But it only has a 250W power supply. If I want to upgrade to a 500+ watt power supply, what do I look for in the descriptive print to ensure the power supply will swap out and fit the same physical space??

Thanks in advance,

~Shy

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