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Intel Debuts Unlocked CPUs; Win a CyberPower PC

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 35 comments

This could be your ticket to stress-free Intel overclocking.

We've been overclocking our systems for as long as we can remember. Intel hasn't always been the biggest supporter of such habits, but that changes today in a big way as the chipmaker has today made official the multiplier unlocked Intel Core i7-875K and i5-655K processors. At $342 and $216, respectively, they're attractive options for those who think running at stock speeds is just silly.

We've put them both through their paces, as well as head-to-head against similarly competitive options from AMD, in our feature review by Chris Angelini. Check that out right here.

While such processors hit the market at the exact right time for those looking to build a new rig, there's a chance that you could win one. We're partnering up with CyberPower to give away a PC valued at $1,499 based on Intel's Core i7-875K processor.

Full specs include:

  • Intel Core i7 875K CPU
  • Intel 40GB SSD OS Drive
  • CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced Case
  • ASUS P7P55D-E PRO Motherboard
  • 4GB DDR3 1600 Kingston Hyper-X Memory
  • 1TB Hitachi Hard Drive
  • Samsung 8X Blu Ray Combo Drive
  • EVGA GTS 250 1GB Graphics Card
  • 800 Watt Power Supply
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
  • Card Reader, Keyboard and Mouse

Contest is limited to residents of the USA (Excluding R.I.) 18 years of age and older. Contest starts on May 27, 2010 9:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time and closes on June 10, 2010 11:59 PM, Pacific Daylight Time.

Results will be announced by June 16, 2010.

The information you provide will only be used to contact you in relation to this contest.

You may submit only one entry. Multiple entries from the same person will all be discarded.

Click here to enter.

Good luck!

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    Pyroflea , May 28, 2010 4:18 AM
    Yay, Canada gets shafted as usual.
  • 17 Hide
    duckmanx88 , May 28, 2010 4:56 AM
    brennon7$1500 PC give away and it only includes a GTS 250. This contest = FAIL.


    don't enter it than. better for the rest of us
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    Known2Bone , May 28, 2010 4:12 AM
    looks like Intel wants to snatch up all the market it can before bulldozer drops..... nothing like some good o'l competition
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  • 18 Hide
    Pyroflea , May 28, 2010 4:18 AM
    Yay, Canada gets shafted as usual.
  • 6 Hide
    nukemaster , May 28, 2010 4:19 AM
    AMD BE competition. Nice!
    To bad the contest is USA only :( 
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    JasonAkkerman , May 28, 2010 4:20 AM
    They should unlock all their processors. They also need to stop selling $1000 processors that are basically the same thing as a $300 processor. The 980x is somewhat of an exception, but still at $1000 it's a huge rip off.
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    duckmanx88 , May 28, 2010 4:56 AM
    brennon7$1500 PC give away and it only includes a GTS 250. This contest = FAIL.


    don't enter it than. better for the rest of us
  • 0 Hide
    jerreece , May 28, 2010 5:07 AM
    This could be a great system to win for my wife. :) 
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    stm1185 , May 28, 2010 5:22 AM
    "$1500 PC give away and it only includes a GTS 250. This contest = FAIL."

    PSSH this contest = Awesome! If I win I will just have to take the couple grand I am saving up in my new PC fund and drop it all on a new graphics card, and a couple 27inch monitors!
  • 3 Hide
    micky_lund , May 28, 2010 5:25 AM
    PyrofleaYay, Canada gets shafted as usual.

    and australia
  • 0 Hide
    Aionism , May 28, 2010 5:28 AM
    This would be a nice replacement for my computer that is all ancient except for a 5770.
  • 2 Hide
    timberwolf1128 , May 28, 2010 6:02 AM
    i love free stuff!
  • 1 Hide
    truehighroller , May 28, 2010 6:18 AM
    I hope the hell I win this one. I never win stuff but I always enter them. My mom has been winning random stuff like this lately, I'm jealous lol.
  • 9 Hide
    JonnyDough , May 28, 2010 7:27 AM
    If I win, I promise to put healthier food in all the school's vending machines and end world hunger! Oops, I got this confused with my school presidential election. Actually, I was just making a joke. I'm 30. Vote for Pedro!
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    ksampanna , May 28, 2010 8:35 AM
    Still only for the US ...?
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    tat2demon , May 28, 2010 9:00 AM
    They will always be for the US only until all the other countries get rid of the craptastic rules and regulations that make companies pay out the ass and jump through hoops just to give something away. Blame your countries, states, territories ect.
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    godnodog , May 28, 2010 9:19 AM
    To Tom´s and CyberPower and your US only , I´ll quote to you what Jon Stewart says:
    "Go f@% yourselves"
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    soo-nah-mee , May 28, 2010 12:18 PM
    I recently "rebuilt" a Cyberpower PC for someone. It was one of the lowest quality builds I have ever seen. The CPU cooler was installed improperly, excess cables were bundled with twist ties, thumb screws that came with the case were replaced with standard screws, they used an IDE optical drive (on a 2009 PC), etc, etc.

    Also, their customer service was just a joke. This person dealt with a very unfriendly
    customer service rep. plus had to pay for shipping on a warrantee claim.

    This was a $2500 machine. There is no excuse for such poor craftsmanship.
    I’d take one for free, but I would rebuild the thing before I would ever even power it up.
    JUNK.
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    imspecial , May 28, 2010 1:29 PM
    Just entered...good luck everyone!!
  • 1 Hide
    warezme , May 28, 2010 1:42 PM
    1156 socket, WTF, nice move Intel, make a performance processor that is unlocked but only for the non performance 1156 boards. If anything this should be a 1366 socket chip.
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    tommysch , May 28, 2010 2:01 PM
    micky_lundand australia


    Thats a little more predictable. Its hard to ship stuff on a prison island. o_0
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