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

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.)

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    yes... or like most people you save yourself a great deal of that money and build the rig YOURSELF!!!
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  • chefboyeb
    That's what I'm talking about...
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  • icepick314
    xbeateryes... or like most people you save yourself a great deal of that money and build the rig YOURSELF!!!
    if I had money, I would buy one myself...just to say I bought one...

    and yes, I can build any type of rig myself....
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  • jellico
    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.
    Reply
  • 4ILY45
    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
    How stable is it at 4.3GHz?
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  • drjones666
    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
    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
    Does it run A Fermi Relase date calculator?
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    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.
    Reply