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Intel Sandy Bridge Processors - i7 2600k $280, i5 2500k $180 microcenter B&M Available 1/9/11

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Last Edited by WhiteHawk January 11, 2011 at 09:43 AM
Intels latest and greatest Sandy Bridge processors at prices you'll only be able to find at microcenter: http://www.microcenter.com/storefronts/powerspec/index.html. As usual, must be bought in store, 1 per person. These processors are incredible and overclocking is a breeze.

i7 2600k (overclockable) - 4 core / 8 thread $369.99 - $90 instant in-store savings = $279.99
i7 2600 4 core / 8 thread $329.99 - $80 instant in-store savings = $249.99
i5 2500k (overclockable) - 4 core / 4 thread $249.99 - $70 instant in-store savings = $179.99 (Tom's Hardware 2011 Recommended Buy)
i5 2400 4 core / 4 thread $219.99 - $70 instant in-store savings = $149.99

Reviews:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/408...100-tested

http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,2833.html

http://www.overclock3d.net/review...e_review/1

Notes:
These are all socket 1155 - you will need a new motherboard for these chips!
These are "mainstream" not "enthusiast" chips. From what I've gathered, its not much of an upgrade if you already have socket 1366 - more of a sidegrade. For everyone else, looks to be a big upgrade. That being said - look at the reviews above and see the i7 950 being outperformed in a bunch of tests. In fact, the 2600k is being compared to the 980x by some.
Enthusiast chips from Ivy Bridge should be released early 2012.
If you want to use more than 2 GPUs, you need a motherboard with an NF200 chip, which increases latency.

Edit: Added PDF file (thanks RANDALSW) as MC took down the advert

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#151
Is there going to be a long line at the MC?
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#152
Get out of my way at the Chicago MC.

Also taxes suck, an extra $20-$30 in Chicago on top of the sale prices.
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#153
hmmm... anyone think this is hawt?
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#154
and where was all this hawt-osity during the post-Christmas blizzard, hmmm? We could have used some of it to melt the snow and ice!
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#155
Quote from kireol View Post :
Did anyone else notice that the motherboards at Microcenter are all Dual Channel? No triple Channels?
all the new chips are dual channel.
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#156
If I'm upgrading from an i7 860, which of these processors should I get for a noticeable upgrade?
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Quote from chunli View Post :
cold!
It's spelled

cawld ...
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#158
We will probably never see these prices online :/

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dude you're supposed to write combo breaker!
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Quote from BigJ2078 View Post :
I'm on an e6420 and GTS 8800 320MB. The new rig will be an i5-2500k + GTX 460 768.
if you're only going to run 1 gpu, i'd look into something else...
5850, 6870... something like that.
a single GTX460 768M isn't great, i just bought a pair of them... in SLi they are great for the price (i paid 160$ for the pair), but alone they really aren't great.
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#160
I recently upgraded from a P4 2.8HT to a Phenom II 560 (unlocked to 4 cores). While the new rig does all things without any pauses, my old computer was already doing fine on everything I did on a normal basis, save SC2. I am skeptical how much benefit these new processors will bring, seeing how well the Phenom already performs (and the Phenom is supposedly low-end... kids these days...).

Someone at Intel once said that as time goes on, the cost of improvement will become greater while the tangible improvement becomes less. Law of diminishing returns, eh?

Anyways, I call Shenanigans on the hype unless someone proves it to me by sending me one of these little suckers to slam into my system, and be amazed by the improvement myself.
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Quote from psyctto View Post :
if you're only going to run 1 gpu, i'd look into something else...
5850, 6870... something like that.
a single GTX460 768M isn't great, i just bought a pair of them... in SLi they are great for the price (i paid 160$ for the pair), but alone they really aren't great.
Oh believe me, the second GTX460 768 is coming.
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#162
Those who are going to Micro Center to buy this for the sole purpose of reselling, I hate you.
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#163
No HDMI! Still Hawt
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#164
i5 2500K ~$220
P67 board ~ $150
4 or 8GB RAM (DDR3 1600 CL9 is fine) ~$110
AMD Radeon 6870 ~$240



how's that?
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#165
Quote from csjesse View Post :
i5 2500K ~$220
P67 board ~ $150
4 or 8GB RAM (DDR3 1600 CL9 is fine) ~$110
AMD Radeon 6870 ~$240



how's that?
how about a 6950 and unlock it to a 6970?
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