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i just bought a INTEL QUAD CORE I7-2600


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Between INTEL QUAD CORE I7-2600 and INTEL QUAD CORE I7-2600k.I dindt even know there was a difference till after i paid for it.I just though i fond a better deal and got the cheaper one.I paid 270.50 for it.Was that a bad deal and which one is better.Is there a difference.
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Nice CPU! :D

Oddly, it seems the cheaper i7-2600 offers more features then the i7-2600k according to this Intel comparison:

Processor Number i7-2600K | i7-2600
Embedded Options Available No | Yes
Tray 1ku Budgetary Price $317.00 | $294.00
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) No | Yes
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology No | Yes


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The K signifies it can be overclocked. Apart from that there is no other difference.
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Looking at the specs, there are some

differences. I assume with the 2600K, "Embedded Options Available = NO" means no integrated graphics?

I dindt even know there was a difference till after i paid for it.I just though i fond a better deal and got the cheaper one.I paid 270.50 for it.Was that a bad deal

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Which CPU did you buy?

Was that Greenbacks?
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Looking at the specs, there are some

differences. I assume with the 2600K, "Embedded Options Available = NO" means no integrated graphics?

I dindt even know there was a difference till after i paid for it.I just though i fond a better deal and got the cheaper one.I paid 270.50 for it.Was that a bad deal

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Which CPU did you buy?

Was that Greenbacks?


Embedded simply means that Intel has chosen that processor as a long life processor. Meaning that you will be able to purchase for it for several years after similar processors have been taken out of production. This is to support business customers that need to maintain an EXACT configuration over a long period of time. The business can be sure that if they order a CPU like the i7-2600 that it will be in production and available for purchase directly from Intel 5+ years later.

The embedded version is identical to the non-embedded version except that the embedded version does not come in a fancy box with a heat sink and fan.

Also, as someone already mentioned, the only real difference between the 2600 and 2600K is that the 2600K gives you more access with respect to overclocking.

I hope that helps a bit.
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It says it comes with integrated graphics so will that be enough till i get a video card.Right now i have everything i need except the motherboard and memory.I am going to get a video card but i just want to start building so will the integrated graphics be good till then.Any suggestions on motherboards and memory.
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It says it comes with integrated graphics so will that be enough till i get a video card.Right now i have everything i need except the motherboard and memory.I am going to get a video card but i just want to start building so will the integrated graphics be good till then.Any suggestions on motherboards and memory.


How much do you want to spend?
Are there any features you really want/need (dual lan, multiple gfx card support, etc)?
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It says it comes with integrated graphics so will that be enough till i get a video card


Yes.

Here you can see information on the Intel H67 Motherboard, > http://www.guru3d.co...-2600k-review/6 the last picture shows the P67 above and the H67 below. EDIT, note that the P67 does not have video ports. Your 2600 CPU must be installed on a H67 Mobo for the integrated graphics to work. When you eventually install an add on video card the integrated graphics will automatically be disabled.

Here are some cards for you to look at, the gigabyte is the only full ATX board on Newegg, > http://www.newegg.co...5E13-131-712-TS

Not all the boards that Asus or Gigabyte make are available for sale at the moment, so I would go to there sites to see the full range. When you decide on a board and it is not avaible at the moment, put it on backorder so you get exactly what you want.

Edited by iammykyl, 02 April 2011 - 04:22 AM.

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Watchers, Please note I have made an edit to post #8.
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Since the topic starter has another open topic regarding the same system build, I am going to close this.

The other topic can be found here: http://www.geekstogo...-first-computer
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