2 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2011 10:30 AM by parsec

    Which processor to buy

    Skydiver297

      I am looking to upgrade my processor and am confused on which one to get.

       

      I want the I7 2nd Gen processor.

       

      I will do some overclocking and also have a top end video card so built in video is not a factor.

       

      Trying to figure out the difference other than video between the 2600 and 2600K processors.

       

      Any help much appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Which processor to buy
          mechbob

          The K series has a unlocked processor .

          • 2. Re: Which processor to buy
            parsec

            If you want to OC, and use a separate video card, go for the i7-2600K.  The price difference between the two is small, the feature differences between the two are few, but could be significant to you, so check the specs:

             

            http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?series=53250

             

            The mother board you choose is important when over-clocking.  Some "play by the rules" (Intel's) regarding how OCing with the Turbo multipliers work, and others let you set multipliers sky high, until you blue screen.  The ones following the rules will also limit the time high Turbo over-clocks will be sustained, while the other just let them run.  OCing by changing BCLK is not how it's done with these CPUs, leave that alone since you can't change it much anyway, the multipliers are the only way, but work fine.