Solved Core i5-655K .. new unlocked 1156 gamer's chip. Tags: New Build Core Chip Intel i5 Systems Last response: April 5, 2010 9:22 PM in Systems Share Alvin Smith March 25, 2010 5:16:05 AM Hope this is not considered to be spam ... This article announces the Core i5-655K ... Unlocked multiplier, for gamers. http://nexus404.com/Blog/2010/03/24/intel-preparing-unl... = More about : core 655k unlocked 1156 gamer chip jsc March 25, 2010 4:58:26 PM Cool. At a halfway decent price, Intel will sell boxes of them. obsidian86 March 25, 2010 5:56:13 PM dual core + gamers =on its last legs Related resources I5-655k or i5-760 - Forum How much power is needed for this configuration? - Forum Help me build my new unit ! - Forum 1300$ Gaming PC(+monitor!) - Forum LGA 1156 kids get their $300 unlocked cpu while 1366 gets ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution shortstuff_mt March 25, 2010 5:58:29 PM Share I'm with obsidian86. No gamers currently use dual core chips in new builds unless they're on a very strict budget. In that case, they use AMD. For that price you can have a quad core. Edit: It's good to see Intel giving a nod to overclockers, but it isn't really needed. Their chips overclock like crazy without unlocked multipliers. Alvin Smith March 25, 2010 8:24:57 PM me-three ... ... Intel wouldn't do this if there were any future in it (snot) ! ... Even the lamer games will be looking for 4 cores, next cycle. = Al = Shadow703793 March 25, 2010 9:12:41 PM God.... is Intel punishing us early adopters who bought the LGA1366 motherboards + CPUs? I do hope we get something like this.... At any rate, this is a chip meant to go under LN2/WCing for insane OC, not so much as a "gaming" CPU imo. Alvin Smith March 25, 2010 9:20:55 PM Shadow703793 said:, this is a chip meant to go under LN2/WCing for insane OC, not so much as a "gaming" CPU imo. I am either clueless ... or ... not able to decipher your abbreviations (prolly both) ... ... Please elucidate. = Thanks = shortstuff_mt March 25, 2010 9:22:22 PM Liquid Nitrogen = LN2 Water cooling = WC Shadow703793 March 25, 2010 9:36:10 PM ^Yup. This "unlocked" CPU is really meant to be OCed the hell out of and meant to break records, not so much as to be used by "gamers". Alvin Smith March 25, 2010 9:56:44 PM So ... Who's gonna buy it and what are they gonna do with it ... Strut ? = Al = ShortStuff I am having a Corsair vs. RipJaws Debate (1333 vs. 1600) that I wish you would weigh in on ... My purchase and another client are in the balance ... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tom... Shadow703793 March 26, 2010 12:35:53 AM ^ I'd get the Ripjaws. Excellent RAM imo, Ripjaws, Dominators, and PI Black are excellent choices for OCing. Alvin Smith April 5, 2010 9:22:31 PM Best answer selected by Alvin Smith. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources What do you think of the fully locked Sandy Bridge CPUs? Forum 1366 i7 vs 1156 i7? Forum ,INTEL VS AMD ?????K series and BE trouble.....! Forum New mb for gamer Forum New intel i5 unlock or go for 955 black? Forum LGA 1156 Core i5 Forum $550 gaming rig Forum PCI compatibility question Forum Core i3 540 4.2 with intel SSD= WOOT Forum [Solved] Which CPU is better for a gamer and why? Forum $800 non gamer. Multitasking and virtualisation Forum Intel Core i7-960 3.2Gh, DDR3 2400.- MOTHERBOARD?? Forum [Solved] Building a Intel Core i7 X58 $1200 PC Forum [Solved] What is the best core 2 quad processor for ati 5850 video card? Forum [Solved] I need help with Core i7-930 mid-range gaming PC! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !