dealsmicro center - intel core i7 2600k lga 1155 boxed…

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I should also mention that the 2600k here is actually cheaper than the 2500k just about everywhere else.

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I don't need an upgrade at the moment, but for those looking, this is a very good deal.

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Price at the link is now $279.99

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@arunk3: The price changes once you select your location. At least it did for me.

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Wow that's crazy cheap compared to what it has ever been on sale for previously. I think I just might get it and start a new build

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I imagine it's crazy cheap because IB comes out at the end of the month. Still, worth the money.

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Ivy bridge processors won't be that much better for desktops. They say a 10% performance increase, and lower power consumption. The integrated graphics are much much better, but most desktops will have a graphics card so that doesn't matter. Also, the ivy bridge equivalent of the 2600k won't be near $200.

This is an absolute awesome deal.

However, for gaming, the i5 2500k performs exactly as good, and that can be had for $180 plus $50 off a motherboard. The 2600k really is only better for tasks that actually use it's hyperthreading like video rendering.