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Is the Intel i7 Core 2600k Sandy Bridge good?

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January 18, 2011 11:24:05 PM

My cousin works at Intel up in norcal and I've been asking him for help on building a computer recently. He told me that with his discount he can get me this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for $159. I know it's a good deal but itself the processor, is it a good one? I heard a couple days back about a new processor called Sandy Bridge at CES which combines the CPU and GPU together like the 360 does. It might sound off because I'm not really into the computer/tech scene but that's what I made of it from reading a article. Is this the processor that uses the Sandy Bridge technology announced at CES?

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January 18, 2011 11:36:39 PM

Can I have one for that price too??? Yes that is the new sandy bridge and it has the gpu on die. It's the best new one out. None of the other onboard gpu's compare to sandybridge's on-die gpu.
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January 18, 2011 11:42:09 PM

suteck said:
Can I have one for that price too??? Yes that is the new sandy bridge and it has the gpu on die. It's the best new one out. None of the other onboard gpu's compare to sandybridge's on-die gpu.

If there is a GPU in it does it mean I don't need a video card?
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January 18, 2011 11:48:05 PM

spartakush said:
My cousin works at Intel up in norcal and I've been asking him for help on building a computer recently. He told me that with his discount he can get me this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
for $159. I know it's a good deal but itself the processor, is it a good one? I heard a couple days back about a new processor called Sandy Bridge at CES which combines the CPU and GPU together like the 360 does. It might sound off because I'm not really into the computer/tech scene but that's what I made of it from reading a article. Is this the processor that uses the Sandy Bridge technology announced at CES?

Thanks!



Your friend couldn't answer that question?

You couldn't google i5-2600k?
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January 18, 2011 11:51:12 PM

geekapproved said:
Your friend couldn't answer that question?

You couldn't google i5-2600k?

I don't have my cousins main email address so I have too get through to him by an old one he uses and he only checks once a week.
I did google it but I didn't understand some of the things posted about it.

I have a question for you, why do you have to be an ass?
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January 18, 2011 11:58:46 PM

Yes, that's what it means. As PsychoSaysDi says, you will need an H 67 board to go with it if you want to use the on die gpu. It's = to or better than a 5450 amd card so It will be a pretty good deal. Not made for the newest games at high resolutions but you can watch hd movies and stuff. You didn't mention what you were going to do with your new build so I'm not sure what you want it to do. But if you just want to do, graphic normal things, movies, utube videos and things like that You'll love it.

And don't let him bother you. It's an i7 any way not an i5 LOL
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January 19, 2011 12:01:25 AM

That CPU does indeed have a GPU built in. Compared to other built-in GPUs it's great, but if you're a gamer, it doesn't perform all that well. If you want good performance at high quality settings in today's games, you will need a video card.
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January 19, 2011 12:15:06 AM

Thanks for the help. I think I'll be playing some games like Starcraft 2 at 1920x1080. Any recommendations for a Nvidia video card? I can also get a discount on Nvidia video cards because my aunt works for them.
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January 19, 2011 12:29:03 AM

Well damn. Wish I could get discounts like that. I'll be pressing the Order button when my tax refund gets direct-deposited, and I could use the extra savings!

Anyway...

If you're getting a discount, try for a GTX 570. Very near the top of the line, and still a good deal even at non-discounted prices.
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January 19, 2011 1:28:51 AM

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LMOA

What else do you want OP. Do you have a uncle working for Western Digital or Asus

Nope just another aunt but she works for Linksys.
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