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Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

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Technical Details
BrandIntel
Item Weight386 g
Product Dimensions11.4 x 10.2 x 8.1 cm
Item model numberBX80623I72600
Processor BrandINTEL
Processor Count4
  
Additional Information
ASINB004EBUXSU
Best Sellers Rank 130,248 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight399 g
Date First Available9 Jan. 2011
  
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Processor - 1 x Intel Core i7 2600 / 3.4 GHz - LGA1155 Socket - L3 8 MB - Box

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I brought this has I wanted to upgrade to USB 3.0 and socket 1155 from 1156 i5 750. Got a bargain for £95 from JTC Computers. From previous experience ASUS motherboards are the best so got a P8P67 3.0 from here too a bargain for £35. Now I knew the multiplier is sort off locked on this but I knew Turbo V would up the GHZ if used. Placed in a new Gigabyte full ATX. Installed in m/b with a fresh copy of windows 7. Opened Turbo V and sure enough five minutes later from standard 3.4 ghz to Intel turbo 3.8 and then Turbo V 4.6 Ghz.
My advice is get ASUS motherboard and buy this, you do not need the (K) version.
Amazing CPU, running at 4.6 Ghz, hardly been above 20% usage yet. Blows anything AMD has into space.
My build:

Gigabyte full ATX
P8P67 3.0 1155 motherboard
i7 2600 (Non K) Turbo V overclocked to 4.6 Ghz
Sandisk SSD - Windows 7 installed on
G-Skill 16gb RAM 2100 mhz XMP profile
500gb Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid
1 TB Western Digital green
1 TB Samsang
Lite-on DVD rom 16x speed

So - You will not need to upgrade for another five years, There is nothing out there that comes close for the money.

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By B. Cooke on 28 Dec. 2011
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Four-cores, 3.4 GHz plus 8 MB of Level 3 cache. Great spec and overclockable too (but O/C not tried yet). Having bought it I subsequently heard about third party coolers which are apparently better than the standard Intel one - in particular those by Zalman which use heat pipes to get the heat to a bigger radiator and fan system. Not the vendor's fault, of course, but for me I will try to purchase the OEM version in future, to save the wasted cost of the Intel cooler. Overall, I like the CPU (and Zalman coolers).
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Insanely fast! Awesome for video editing! 25 Mar. 2011
By Joshua D. Washburn - Published on Amazon.com
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This was the first CPU I ever installed on my own. I am thrilled with the speed in everything I do, especially video editing.

I ran a test converting a 30 minute 720p HDTV show (.wtv file) to MPEG on both my laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo T6500) and my new desktop (Core i7-2600). My laptop took 4.5 hours, and the desktop took 34 minutes!

MY (FIRST) BUILD:
CASE: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600
MEMORY: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 ATX
GPU: GeForce GT220 (upgrading soon to GTX550)
HD: 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green (SATA-300)
PSU: Rosewill BRONZE Series 1000W 80Plus
OS: Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
OPTICAL: LG 10x Bluray Burner SATA WH10LS30K
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Intel Core i7 2600 Great product!!! 28 Sept. 2011
By Simoes - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Well, I bought this CPU as an inversion, i'm a designer, musician and gamer. I really wanted to have my own great PC, and even without the Intel Graphics 3000 that i7 2600K has as an advantage, games and programming software runs eficiently, even two, or more of them at the same time. If you want one of the most powerfull CPU on the market, buy it. You'll never regret.

These are the components of my machine, I don't know what kind of PC do you want. But really, this CPU works too eficiently. Games and programming software runs eficiently, even two, or more of them at the same time (in my case). Just buy it. You'll never regret.

CPU: Intel Core i7 2600
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz DDR3
Video Card: EVGA GTX 560 Ti Superclocked DS
Other components: i think are less important at this review.

Games:
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2011
Resident Evil 5
Alice Madness Returns
Fable 3

Software:
Adobe CS5
Guitar Pro 6
Finalle 2011

And more software...
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Best Sandy Bridge Processor on the Market 27 April 2011
By Rebby - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
Greatest i7 CPU to ever hit the market thus far.
This thing time and time again blows the 6 core i7 990x, 980 and 970
completely out of the water. Considering that this unit costs a little over
$300 and the i7 extreme 990x, 980 970 cost two to three times that amount and
it still out performs it says a lot. Until SandyBridge-E comes out this is the
most powerful chip out there for consumers. Recommend both this processor and the
gigabyte p67 Motherboard for best use and reliability.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Top of the Line Processor 7 July 2013
By Pantanga34 - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I was building a desktop and decided that I wanted a processor that would stand the test of time. This processor is fantastic. My build was for a gaming PC and this thing is amazing. In addition to this I have a great ASUS motherboard, GeForce GTX 660Ti, Samsung SSD, and 16 GB of RAM. I still can hardly believe how well my desktop can run different games and software. And combining my processor with the motherboard and ssd that I'm using I can theoretically go from boot to login in 2 seconds. Realistically I'm pretty consistently 5 seconds or a little under. But this processor has continued to amaze me. It's definitely worth the extra money to buy something that will continue to perform.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
i7-2600 processor is great, but do research to see whether you want the 2600k 28 Jan. 2012
By Doctor C - Published on Amazon.com
I did a lot of research to see whether I wanted this one or the i7-2600k. CPU speeds and most other specs are identical, BUT the K version is unlocked for people who like to Overclock(you can overclock this one too supposedly but not as much), and it comes with the Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics vs. the HD 2000 that this card has. For me, I don't overclock, and I found out my 5 year old discrete GeForce card was already faster than the HD 3000 so even though the savings is roughly $30, I thought it's worth it.

My suggestion is if you want to use the integrated graphics card, get the K version, if not, you'll love this chip.

Other thoughts, I would have waited for Ivy Bridge, but the CPU difference doesn't seem THAT much better and again, I have my own video.
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