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Customer Reviews for Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor

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Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor

Model: BX80623I72600K
SKU: 1847846
UPC: 735858217361
This processor features Hyper-Threading technology for enhanced performance and Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 for improved multitasking. The unlocked design allows for easy system tuning for flexibility.
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor
Review 1 for Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor

thoroughbred workhorse

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: thriving
from new mexico
on 07/07/2012
Value for Price
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4.0
Compatibility
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Features
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Ease of Installation
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What's great about it: built to last and very fast
What's not so great: price could be cheaper
I used one of these in my most recent build and I am loving it. Something to remember when building media/gaming rigs is that CPU's largely just delegate tasks while the GPU's handle most of the real work. So if you pair this CPU with MID-HIGH end graphics card/s then you will really see it's potential. For the price it can easilly compete with most hex-cores. The integrated graphics can be a pain to implement with multiple GPU's but after enough work it is worth it, VIRTU is a really cool idea but not as simple to set up as it should be. I have mine on a SLI board with 2 OC Geforce 560ti's and it is pretty amazing. All settings but antialiasing are set to max and usually renders 50-60fps @ 1080p. There are many factors to building a stable, fast rig and this is a good way to start.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Review 2 for Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor

Going from a Q6600 to i7 2600K was a MAJOR upgrade

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: ChrisGP
from Boise, Idaho
on 10/24/2011
Value for Price
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Compatibility
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Features
5.0 out of 5
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Ease of Installation
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What's great about it: Incredible Speed
What's not so great: Could be cheaper I suppose, it cost $314 when I bought it.
I have built my fair share of PC's over the years, but this was my first i7 rig that I put together myself (I have a Dell Precision M6500 i7 laptop), I use this for building multimedia projects for work using After Effects and Avid and coming from a Q6600 it feels like I've more than doubled my power. I also do some high end gaming and wanted to be ready to play Battlefield 3 at the highest settings, using 8 gb of ram and a HD 6950 2gb card, I absolutely steam roll anything I throw at the computer. I play all games in 1920x1080 with everything maxed, no problem.
I would recommend this to a friend!
Build or modify your own PC:Yes
Level of Expertise:Expert
Primary reason for building/modifying PC:Hobbiest
+14points
16out of 18found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor

The Best budged CPU on the Market...

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: hckneoboom
from Tallahassee, FL
on 05/09/2011
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Compatibility
4.0 out of 5
4.0
Features
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Ease of Installation
5.0 out of 5
5.0
What's great about it: Easy to overclock with the onboard Turbo swich from stock 3.4Ghz to 3.8Ghz
What's not so great: Most upgrade the motherboard due that is a new chipset.
Extremely Fast CPU, i work in the Animation bussines, and i use Maya and Zbrush and others 3d applications everiday, i Rendering very Heavy scenes often, typically Render times where from 4 hours to somethimes having to leave my PC overnight, now that i got the new intel i7 2600k, i render HD videos in about 30 min time for up to 10 mins of video. wow what a diference in performance. is the fastest CPU i have ever own. and very affortable compare to the Intel Extreme series...
My old PC:
iMac with intel dual core2 @ 2.69Ghz
21" mac monitor
2 GB of DDR 3 memory
ATI HD 2600 dedicated Video
Leopard OS Latest ver.
350 GB HDD
New PC:
Intel sandy bridge i7 2600k @ 4.7Ghz
ASUS P8 P67 Deluxe Motherboard
Corsair H50 Water cooler
Antec nine Hundred two Gaming Case
16 GB Corsair Vengance DDR3 @1866Mhz
Zotac GTX 580 3GB Amp2 Edition SLI ready video card
Crusial SSD C300 mag 128GB Sata III 6GB/s
HDD Wester Digital Caviar Black 1TB Sata III 6GB/s
Multy DVD + Blue Ray Burner @12X Speed
Dell Ultrasharp 2408wtf IPF 24" Monitor
1000 Watts, 80 Plus certified PSU By Rockett fish
I would recommend this to a friend!
Build or modify your own PC:Yes
Level of Expertise:Average
Primary reason for building/modifying PC:Upgrader
+17points
17out of 17found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Intel - Core i7-2600K Quad-Core 3.4GHz Processor

Best processor so far...

Customer Rating
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Posted by: b1jasxd
from New York, NY
on 04/28/2011
Value for Price
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Compatibility
5.0 out of 5
5.0
Features
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Ease of Installation
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What's great about it: Everything
What's not so great: Nothing
The best processor ive used so far.... i used this one for my own personal computer for a extreme gaming platform. Easily overclockable to 4 Ghz+ (Recommended that you use a third-party cpu cooler like the CM Hyper 212+ or CM V8)
I would recommend this to a friend!
Build or modify your own PC:Yes
Level of Expertise:Expert
Primary reason for building/modifying PC:Gaming
+19points
21out of 23found this review helpful.