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Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandy Bridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor - Retail


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Sandy Bridge, 32nm, Quad-Core with Hyper-threading Technology, 3.40GHz Clock Speed, 3.80GHz Intel Turbo Speed, 8MB Cache, Socket LGA 1155, Dual Channel DDR3 Controller, DDR3 1066 - 2133(O.C.), 95W TDP, Integrated HD 3000 Graphics, 3 Year Warranty.

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This item is currently discontinued and at present, we have no replacement on order.
Quickcode: 43214  
Stock code: CPU-I71-BX80623I7260
Manuf. code: BX80623I72600K
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Intel's new Sandybridge based CPU's is a complete new refresh that requires new socket LGA1155 mainboards. This new platform uses less power and has vastly superior integrated graphics. The HD2000 graphics is capable of all multimedia task featuring DirectX 10.1 runtime making them ideal for gamers too. The K series edition processors are unlocked on the multiplier allowing overclocking and also feature HD3000 onboard graphics which feature twice the horsepower of the HD2000 making them ideal for gamers and have support for 3D Gaming. The new Sandybridge K series processors also feature immense overclocking as well.

- Lithography Process: 32 nm
- Cores: 4
- Threads: 8
- Frequency: 3.40 GHz (Turbo Mode 3.80GHz)
- Integrated HD 3000 (12 EUs) Graphics
- Integrated Graphics Frequency: 850MHz (1350MHz Turbo)
- Cache: 8 MB shared L3
- Memory Controller: Dual channel DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 MHz
- TDP: 95W
- Socket: LGA1155
- Compatible with Socket 1156 heatsinks
- 3yr Warranty

Warranty Information:

Manufacturer intel
Warranty Type Direct with Manufacturer
Manufacturer Website
Warranty Period (yrs)3

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 Power beyond my needs! by Ryan

This CPU is a monster. It eats every process alive! FAST is not the word. It's as if it's ticking over when running high end games and multiple processing. I've never seen it go above 21% usage. I have it running under a Noctua NH-D14 at 4.5GHz stable at around 58 on the hottest core and 51 on the coolest core, this is beyond stable for this clock speed and will not struggle with processes for years to come. (maximum voltage for this CPU should be 1.35 to keep it working for years)

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Question  Re-stock by Ryan

Hey Aria,
I was just wondering if you will be getting more stock as I go on holiday in 2 weeks and plan to build my system with this CPU after my holiday. I also wondered how long the promotion price on this and the Mushkin Chronos 120GB will be around as these two parts are essential for my system.

Answer by joebe on Saturday, April 28, 2012
Now in stock! :)

Question  better than i5 for video editing by Davy

Hi; I currently use the following to edit wedding videos:
GA-Z68 mainboard: 16gb ram: I5 2500k CPU: 120gb ssd + 1.5tb storage on ordinary hard drives: GTS450 1gb graphics. OS: windows 7 64bit. Works really well with video studio prox4. (From final edit to burn disc image 75 minutes long takes about 50 minutes. Would this cpu make much difference to render speeds

Answer by stewartz on Saturday, April 7, 2012
You would see an improvement if the program you ar using is hyperthread enabled. If not then there would not be a significant difference.

Delivery by Chris

I will end by buying this but for now I thought I would comment on Arias delivery and as soon as I saw that they could deliver the next day and I thought to myself that cannot be right so I went on with the purchase and hay-ho the next day city link arrived with my stuff. So from not on I will only buy my computer parts from aria, so thank you lovely aria people :-)

Response by stewartz
You're very welcome :D.

Question  Question by TheFinalSync


I'm looking at building my own gaming pc and was wondering if this cpu would be better for gaming than the i5 2500k.

Also would i be able to overclock this to 4.2 with the default heat sink and keep it stable.


Answer by mohamedA on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
yes it would be better for gaming but you wont notice a great difference between the two in gaming
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