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Origin PC Overclocks 6-Core i7-980X to 4.3GHz

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

Get your Gulftown hexacore action on with the factory overclocked 4.3GHz Core i7 980X option.

If having the fastest 'stock' desktop processors in the newly released Intel Core i7-980X "Gulftown" isn't good enough for you, then perhaps gaming PC maker Origin PC has the answer for you.

While an additional $895 will buy for your Origin Genesis PC a regular 3.33 GHz Core i7-980X, forking over a full $1,044 will unleash the full beast overclocked to 4.3 GHz. If you've ever wanted to boast that your six-cores runs a gigahertz faster than those "other guys" at stock speeds, this could be what you're looking for.

(Via Engadget.)

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    jellico , March 17, 2010 12:47 PM
    xbeateryes... or like most people you save yourself a great deal of that money and build the rig YOURSELF!!!

    I think you mean most people HERE. Most people, in general, know dick about computers and just use them to do Excel spreadsheets, Facebook, and TurboTax.
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 17, 2010 12:24 PM
    yes... or like most people you save yourself a great deal of that money and build the rig YOURSELF!!!
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    builderbobftw , March 17, 2010 1:11 PM
    Does it run A Fermi Relase date calculator?
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 17, 2010 12:24 PM
    yes... or like most people you save yourself a great deal of that money and build the rig YOURSELF!!!
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    chefboyeb , March 17, 2010 12:43 PM
    That's what I'm talking about...
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    jellico , March 17, 2010 12:47 PM
    xbeateryes... or like most people you save yourself a great deal of that money and build the rig YOURSELF!!!

    I think you mean most people HERE. Most people, in general, know dick about computers and just use them to do Excel spreadsheets, Facebook, and TurboTax.
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    4ILY45 , March 17, 2010 1:07 PM
    jellicoI think you mean most people HERE. Most people, in general, know dick about computers and just use them to do Excel spreadsheets, Facebook, and TurboTax.


    +1 agree with him...
    some of them can even tell the difference between a BIOS to a BSOD..
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    JohnnyLucky , March 17, 2010 1:09 PM
    How stable is it at 4.3GHz?
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    drjones666 , March 17, 2010 1:10 PM
    I built my i7-920 (stock clock speed 2.67GHz) and overclocked it to 3.8GHz with fans only. And I paid only $350 for my CPU!
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    noodlegts , March 17, 2010 1:11 PM
    Honestly I think some people with more money than time could buy that just because overclocking so high takes a lot of effort and also a 4.3GHz factory overclock covered under warranty is pretty cool actually.

    I've overclocked my own 920 to 4.36 or so, but I could see how this would appeal to some.
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    builderbobftw , March 17, 2010 1:11 PM
    Does it run A Fermi Relase date calculator?
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    N.Broekhuijsen , March 17, 2010 1:16 PM
    jellicoI think you mean most people HERE. Most people, in general, know dick about computers and just use them to do Excel spreadsheets, Facebook, and TurboTax.


    Yes... definetely! But if your interested in buying this kind of rig then you must know something about computers, and probably know how to build one.
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    Hupiscratch , March 17, 2010 1:18 PM
    Now I have to ask: how much do we have to overclock the i7-920 to achieve the same power as a stock i7-980X?
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    tommysch , March 17, 2010 1:21 PM
    My i7 920 runs at 4.2GHZ @ 45°C @ full load (prime95) on liquid . But for a noob with a lot of cash, this is a really good idea and the price is fair for an OC with a warranty.
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    tommysch , March 17, 2010 1:25 PM
    johndoe007However most people are stupid enough to buy/build a PC with a 6 core processor and only use it for things like GAMING (dont need 6 cores morons), word, facebook, turbotax, watching movies, etc...Most ppl buy these things just to say they did as their insecurities prevent their brain from thinking logically. Like those dumb kids with 16GB of ram and running a 32 bit system (only utilizes 3.33).


    You know that pretty much every new game is multi threaded ? Programming is catching up fast...

    And who the hell is still running x86 OSes?
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    HavoCnMe , March 17, 2010 1:45 PM
    I would spend the extra money on the i7-980x, but i would do the overclocking. I would hope that someone spending a G on a cpu knows how to operate his or her bios and how to overclock.
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    HavoCnMe , March 17, 2010 1:46 PM
    Otherwise just visit Dorksquad at WorstBuy.
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    back_by_demand , March 17, 2010 1:52 PM
    builderbobftwDoes it run A Fermi Relase date calculator?

    Unfortunately it cant count that high...
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    kingnoobe , March 17, 2010 1:55 PM
    They very well might know how to overclock. But overclock it yourself void the warranty. They overclock it, and it still has a warranty could really be a plus for some people. Which I get. Personally I wouldn't, then again I also have no plans on buying such an expensive cpu anyways.
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    konjiki7 , March 17, 2010 2:43 PM
    To bad it doesn't offer a performance advantage in games.
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    soky602 , March 17, 2010 2:53 PM
    itadakimasuDoes it run Crysis?

    nope it can't.. still needs motherboard, ram, gpu, ect.
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