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

WhiteHawk 102 January 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM in Computers (15) More Micro Center Deals
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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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