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well I have a i7 2600k in my possesion I managed to get for £180 brand new.. gotta admit the box looks cute lol.. anyway think it's worth the upgrade? get a 1155 motherboard? and what about ram? can it just take any ddr3 dual channel? i've been looking at some ram and their pretty cheap.. what do you guys think? would be cool to hit 5ghz.. but what about all this bs like you cant dl stuff and other issues blah blah
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If you already have the 2600K you might as well use it It's an amazing processor.

What bs are you talking about...? All Intel included was a Streaming Service if you use the on-die graphics processor so you can watch movies and shows.
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It's a "side-grade", you may be better off selling it.

But to answer your questions:
1. Yes, 1155 motherboards are compatible with dual-channel DDR3.
2. The DRM "BS" really doesn't change anything. I doubt you use Intel Insider.
Edited by thisischuck01 - 3/11/11 at 12:52pm
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I'd say it depends on how much disposable income you find yourself with. As chuck said it would be a minor upgrade for most real computing uses. We love overclocking because its cool to get the most out of our technology, so 5GHz is awesome to do, but you probably won't want to run it 24/7 at that. So again, it comes down to whether you think the cost is justified for yourself for what you will likely not notice in real world performance gains (other than cool benchies).

Might be better for someone like yourself to sell off the chip and wait for board prices to come down and Ivy Bridge to come out, which will be another upgrade over SB and might make your upgrade worth it.
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post #5 of 5
its not an upgrade.
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