Sunday, June 19, 2011

A look at the new Core i7 2600k.

If you are in the market for a new processor there are not many on the market that can compete with the raw processing power of the Core i7 2600K.  Armed with a Quad Core processor and a beefy 8MB L3 Cache It's the fastest CPU on the planet , even faster than the mighty core i7 980x as well as 990x (when slightly overclocked) which honestly is what most people buy this beast of a processor for.

As far as price range goes the core i7 2600k can be had at most reputable retailers for ~$350.00 American which is a bargain in my book for the power your dollar buys. Hell, that's less than $100 a core, I honestly don't know how Intel can afford to sell such a monster of a chipset for such a reasonable price.

The only issue I can speak of when referring to the Core i7 2600k is heat.  This monster produces some heat and lots of it.  I would strongly recommend ditching the included cooling fan and thermal paste and replacing it with a aftermarket cooler and some Arctic Silver.

So in conclusion if you need a new processor and have an extra $350.00 burning a hole in your pocket then do yourself a favor and pick up the Core i7 2600k, you won't regret it.

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