Summary: It was time to replace my OLD pentium D. I ordered the core I7-2600 around January 6th 2012. the rest of the specs are: motherboard = ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 16GB DDR3 1600MHZ ATX POWER SUPPLY APEVIA 680 WATTS CORSAIR HYDRO SERIES H80I LIQUID CPU COOLER I found the stock fan is...
Summary: I've been building PC's for over a decade and have never seen a processor actually increase in value over time like this one has. I bought this thing almost 3 years ago, and it's worth more today than it was when I bought it.
Summary: I got this to replace the g620 CPU chip in the HP p6-2011 I got for free. The difference is like going from driving a Mazda Miata to a Dodge Challenger SRT8. I bought a video card and maxed out the RAM since I wanted dual screen monitors, run a server, and occasionally play games.
Excellant Fast Bulletproof Processor! My second one!
22 December 2013
Summary: Second one of these I have bought. Need I say more? I build bullet proof, fast, non-overclocked machines for Family and Friends. This one is for my Brother. Used with a Corsair Force GT SSD, Corsair 1600 RAM on an ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe motherboard, it takes longer to post than to be surfing the net...
Summary: Let me say first up that the FX-8320 or 8350 from AMD is probably a better value at the moment, I just managed to snag this for $219. I'm still on the stock cooler and clock (water cooling system is shipping), and it's taken everything I've thrown at it, including 6th generation console emulation,...
Summary: I built a PC with gaming in mind and this processor is wonderful. Couple this with a good video card and plenty of memory; you cannot go wrong. Intel does it again. I can only imagine how good the 3rd gen processors are.
Summary: I used this processor in a machine I built for my music studio. I also have Skyrim running on the machine. I have not had a single issue with the machine and it is blazing fast. I am very pleased with the performance.