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I bought XPS 8300 which had 2600 non K;their configs that were allowing 2600k version were so much more expensive!

Now, I feel restless and want to get 2600K so that I can overclock. I already have a huge computer case with multiple fans (XPS 8300 case is very small, and may not be suitable for overclocking, right?)

Options:
1)Just get 2600 K and replace 2600 non K with it and keep using the Dell XPS 8300 case which is tiny! (Dangerous but so simple!)
2) Get 2600 K and move everything from XPS 8300 to the other huge computer case.
3)Wait for Sandy Bridge 2011??

EDIT: I should be stating the usage: programming, 3d rendering, heavy video editing/music production, gaming once in a while.
Edited by todo - 5/26/11 at 7:58pm
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Does your XPS 8300 even have the options in bios to overclock? Generally prebuilt PC's have a manufacturer controlled bios that lacks the ability to overclock.
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post #3 of 6
Unless you really need the extra performance, upgrading to a unlocked CPU from a 2600 is just unnecessary. Wait for new chips.

But if you can sell the 2600 for a price very closed to a new 2600K then go ahead, I doubt you can tho.

And overclock cooling depends on the CPU cooler more than the case.

Another note, look into your BIOS, since overclocking could be locked due to companies are reluctant to deal to human errors.
Edited by Jcyle - 5/26/11 at 8:00pm
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Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
Does your XPS 8300 even have the options in bios to overclock? Generally prebuilt PC's have a manufacturer controlled bios that lacks the ability to overclock.
Probably not.

@OP
Why didnt you just build one system by yourself?
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post #5 of 6
First off, sell the dell, then start a 2600k build
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First off, sell the dell, then start a 2600k build
I tried selling. No one wants to buy!

Any takes here? Lol
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