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How do you know about the price? Will there be more than one model, like with the i7's when they were introduced?
Now is a good time to upgrade to i7 actually. Prices wouldn't drop any lower than $20 anyway; so go for it!
i want to, but i would have to get a new motherboard, ram and the cpu. i want to go 1366 slot I7 and that will run me 670 with the stuff i picked out and the only reason i want to get a faster cpu is that i rip blu rays, as of now, it takes me 12 hours to encode a 1080P blu ray rip to a MKV file on my E6750. i know that getting a Core I7 will help out the encoding time BIG TIME. but i dont want to spend 700 + shipped to do this.
i was going to upgrade my computer for Christmas (and my birthday is on the 17th of December) but i decided to try to get a Nice HDTV to replace my crappy 20" flatscreen.
im thinking about just upgrading my current cpu to a Q9550 so i dont have to replace my mobo and ram but i find spending 230 a little much when the Core I5 750 is 199.
i may just end up buying the Q9550 at some point. maybe ill get lucky and get $ from my grandparents for Christmas and my birthday lol
Get yourself a Q9550 & save the money.
Ill get myself 1 next week.
I gave an E6550 CPU right now overclocked to 3.2GHz,so to keep my motherboard ill get an Q9550.
You can overclock it to 4GHz+ if you have a good motherboard.