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Why is the 6700K still so expensive?!?!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does anyone one know why the 6700K is still so expensive?  $430 on Newegg!  I can get its 7th and 8th Gen counterparts for $100 less.  I have an MSI Z170M Mortar mobo that I want to do a build in and I want to use the 6700K, but not at that price.  Is the 6600K worth paying $100 less or should I just bite the built? 

 

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You might as well ditch the motherboard and go with an 8700k. The 67 is a bit old and isn't widely produced as the later gen processors. 


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Older chips are generallt more expencive after they have been surpassed by then next gen chips due to stores stopping ti sell them. You are then left with a couplde that have higher prices. The exception so far have been 1st gen Ryzen which has seen a pricedrip due to continued mobo support.

 

If you want an older chip you generally  have to look at the used market

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Because you're shopping at retailers instead of the second hand market


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That 6700k is being sold by some third party sellers not Newegg, that's why it's so expensive, they're trying to scalp.


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CPU isn't in production anymore.

 

That's why.

 

Buy the SPI BIOS chip with a Kaby UEFI on it, put it in the slot, and then boot with a 7700K for $100 less.

 

 


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