Intel Debuts Unlocked CPUs; Win a CyberPower PC

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!

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Known2Bone
    looks like Intel wants to snatch up all the market it can before bulldozer drops..... nothing like some good o'l competition
  • brennon7
    $1500 PC give away and it only includes a GTS 250. This contest = FAIL.
  • Pyroflea
    Yay, Canada gets shafted as usual.
  • nukemaster
    AMD BE competition. Nice!
    To bad the contest is USA only :(
  • JasonAkkerman
    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.
  • duckmanx88
    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
  • jerreece
    This could be a great system to win for my wife. :)
  • "$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!
  • micky_lund
    PyrofleaYay, Canada gets shafted as usual.and australia
  • Aionism
    This would be a nice replacement for my computer that is all ancient except for a 5770.