Intel Xeon E5-2670 Deal and Price Tracking

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  1. PersonalJ

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    I just picked up 7 for $55 each.
     
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  2. AdditionalPylons

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    I see your point, but in my opinion the whole point going with these Sandy Bridge Xeons is performance/cost, not per watt, and I'm not sure if it's a good idea to buy them and have them sitting idle most of the time. Lower power solutions may be both more efficient and cheaper then, of course depending on your use.
    For my case, living in Norway (the country has 99% renewable energy), I pay an equivalent of US 11 c/kWh, and donate distributed computing much more in the winter when the extra heat is actually useful. Better running the electricity through the computer first rather than using electric radiators. =)
     
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  3. josh

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    Anything for aesthetics. Have you seen how pretty it looks?
     
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  4. josh

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    Where? How? Please share. Would like more.
     
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  5. Srmarkovic

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    It is great! Beautiful. But pay attention that this case support only 6.7” x 6.7” (Mini ITX), 9.6” x 9.6” (Micro ATX), 12” x 9.6” (ATX). Dual Xeons motherboards are SSI EEB or EATX 12" x 13" format.
     
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  7. PersonalJ

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    Via best offer on eBay, a seller had seven for sale and auto accepted at $55/each.
     
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  8. josh

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    Thought it was from one of the larger sellers. Oh well.
     
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  9. josh

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    I was thinking of sticking a Dell T5600 mobo in there. Not sure of the size though.
     
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  10. Layla

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    Definitely not buying the 10 more that I need at the $75 price point... :-/
     
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  11. Nnyan

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    Just about all those vendor mobo's are proprietary and will need some modding to get it to at least screw into enough mb mounts to be steady. And you usually have to play around with the I/O shield. I know of a few projects with the T5400 motherboard that were close fits to specific cases

    I don't recall where I found this info but I have a note that the T5600 mobo was 10'x15". Good luck!
     
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  12. Srmarkovic

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    Is it worth to change E5-2670 with E5-2697 v2 or E5-2687w v2? I think that they use the same socket but they are 5€ cheaper. What do you think?
     
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  13. Layla

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    Those CPUs cost around $1000... where are you seeing them for cheaper than the ~$50-$75 E5-2670?
     
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  14. josh

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    Yea I looked at the back plane it looks like the ports stick out. Definitely can't do it with this mobo. The case has a theme of not having I/O shields so I was considering it for a while.
    Will now have to look for another dual X79 that fits in ATX :(
     
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    Anyone know why there was a minor price bump in the 2670 market a few days ago? ~$120 for a pair was the usual buy-it-now price, but it has since jumped to ~$145 or more across the board. Is stock finally starting to get low, resulting it higher prices?

    I was about to buy a pair to fill a new (used) system I just purchased... I threw a few offers at a few different sellers slightly higher than the prices that existed a few days ago, and everyone countered with $1 to $2 dollars off their current listing price.
     
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  16. josh

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    Collusion/price fixing.
     
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  17. raileon

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    My guess is that Esiso was able to set the market on these for months since he had the bulk of cpus to offload. Other sellers had to begrudgingly follow his price or stand no chance of selling.

    Now that his stock is dwindling (another guess, but why else?) Esiso cranks his price and everybody else breathes a sigh of relief and follows up.

    Not quite as nefarious as collusion but the end result is the same.
     
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    Not so sure about this. There are always an abundance of eBay sellers who price their goods way beyond what a sane person would pay. So how do they survive if price fixing works?
     
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  19. raileon

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    No clue about those sellers. Always wondered that myself, just assumed their main line of business was outside ebay so their ebay prices are whatever they want. If a sucker bites, great, if not, no big deal.

    The sellers who do depend on ebay have to stay competitive and therefore stay close to the lowest asking price if they want to get sales. It's not price fixing since that implies they are getting together to decide on a set price, just a free market.
     
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  20. josh

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    By having the bulk of the supply. The other sellers just sell a handful
     
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