Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge *OEM* Unlocked, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4 GHz, 8MB Cache, 95W, OEM £246.20 Scan
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Intel Core i7 2600K Sandy Bridge *OEM* Unlocked, Socket 1155, Sandy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4 GHz, 8MB Cache, 95W, OEM £246.20 Scan

£246.20
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Found 24th Jan 2011Made hot 25th Jan 2011
Seamlessly switch between movies and memories.

Delivering a surge of power when you need it and great built-in visuals, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 lets you surf between watching HD movies, editing video and photos, and more. It's visibly smart performance with a boost.

See the difference with Intel Inside® with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

• Integrated Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics with Dynamic Frequency
• Max Turbo Frequency: 3.8 GHz
• Graphics Base Frequency: 850 MHz
• Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency: 1.35 GHz
• Intel® Quick Sync Video
• Intel® InTRU™ 3D Technology,
• Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI)
• Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
• Dual Display Capable
• Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: 2.0
• Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
• Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
• Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
• Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
• AES New Instructions
• Intel® 64
• Idle States
• Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
• Thermal Monitoring Technologies
• Intel® Fast Memory Access
• Intel® Flex Memory Access
• Execute Disable Bit

Manufacturer: Intel DMI Speed: N/A
CPU Type: Core i7 L1 Cache (Total):
CPU Model: 2600 L2 Cache (Total):
Socket: 1155 L3 Cache (Total):
CPU Features: AES New Instructions
Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Idle States
Intel® 64
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Virtualization Tech for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
MMX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Smart Cache: 8MB
Core Name: Sandy Bridge Voltage:
Core Size: 32 nm Wattage: 95W
Core: Quad Core Thermal Specification: 72.6 °C
Clock Speed: 3.4 GHz Core Ratio: 34 x
FSB Speed: N/A Heatsink:
QPI Speed: N/A Package Type: OEM

37 Comments

OEM = 1 year warranty
Retail - 3 year warranty

Original Poster

Vegeta

OEM = 1 year warrantyRetail - 3 year warranty



Not sure where you got that from?

Warranty is 3 years.. Take a look again

Duration: 36 months

Type: Return to base

DOA Period: 28 days

RTB Period: 36 months

Hanktank

Not sure where you got that from? Warranty is 3 years.. Take a look … Not sure where you got that from? Warranty is 3 years.. Take a look againDuration: 36 monthsType: Return to baseDOA Period: 28 daysRTB Period: 36 months



OEM warranty is at the retailers discretion unlike retail boxed which is warrantied directly by Intel.

Look at the 2500K OEM at Scan, 12 months only. Maybe they changed the warranty period after I posted about the 2600K OEM.

scan.co.uk/pro…oem

Details

Duration: 12 months

Type: Return to base

DOA Period: 28 days

RTB Period: 12 months
Edited by: "Vegeta" 25th Jan 2011

Where is it that I red this week that San will ONLY honor their own warranty given with a component and not one given by the manufacturer - I'm sure it was on another SCAN offer thread on here.

HSH - good price - getting better as the months go by...

I'm still miffed about the either-or situation with these [SandyBridge "K" chips] and overclocking vs internal-graphics.
If I get a H mobo I can use the internal-GPU but cannot overclock.
If I get a P mobo I can overclock but cannot use the internal-GPU.

So of the chip's price - I reckon I'm unnecessarily paying at least £50 for something I cannot use.

I think I'm going to wait until the Z68 mobos turn up and all the teething issues are ironed out before upgrading to SandyBridge... at least then I can use ALL of the features in the chips to their potential.

Having said that, these SandyBridge [K] chips are the mutt's nuts though!

Got a Quad core AMD 12 months ago (rubbish) would love to change to this I7 . Is it possible or would it be cheaper starting all over again

I can't vote this hot as it's a crazy price for the processor only, you pay such a premium for the unlocked version.

Also be careful. I ordered a 2500K from scan over a week ago and they have no stock yet they were still selling them through their today only deals over the weekend.

IMO they shouldn't be selling stuff they don't have.

I forget does OEM come with the FAN?

No CPU Only

OEM=No Heat sink or fan

no not usually.
not a great deal as the retail version can be had for a couple of quid more.

Original Poster

SaltyCDogg

no not usually.not a great deal as the retail version can be had for a … no not usually.not a great deal as the retail version can be had for a couple of quid more.



Hmm im not sure thats entirley accurate lol. Have you got a link to that? Becausce its about £30 to £40 more everywhere I have seen?

what is the benefit of "unlocked" version?

balluji

what is the benefit of "unlocked" version?



Explained by Linus HERE (badly, but funny)

balluji

what is the benefit of "unlocked" version?


overclocks much better

anyone know any good 2500k oem deals?

This is not a good deal.

This is a good deal! its the unlocked chip meaning it can be overclocked to insane speeds! Usual price is about £270 / £280 online. I bought one 2 weeks about and paid more than £242.60

mumjit

Where is it that I red this week that San will ONLY honor their own … Where is it that I red this week that San will ONLY honor their own warranty given with a component and not one given by the manufacturer - I'm sure it was on another SCAN offer thread on here.


I'm sure I read on another forum that at times Scan will only offers the value relative to the remaining warranty if they're unable to replace it. If only 6 months of the warranty is remaining and your CPU break you may only get 120 pounds back and no replacement.

TurboBailey

This is a good deal! its the unlocked chip meaning it can be overclocked … This is a good deal! its the unlocked chip meaning it can be overclocked to insane speeds! Usual price is about £270 / £280 online. I bought one 2 weeks about and paid more than £242.60



The reason this is not a good deal is overclockers last week sold the 2600k for £251 with 3 year gaurentee as it was a retail chip with cooler and fan and this one from scan is oem.
Dont forget if you have to rma to scan you have to wait weeks to get a refund as i found out now, been waiting 2 weeks already.

You'll be waiting longer from Overclockers. ;).

The two times I dealt with them I had to wait over a month to get a replacement/refund. Quite some down time for my PC. I don't think I've bought anything since, I'd still go to them for a really good offer, but in general - if it's only a couple of quid, I'll avoid them.

But like I said, Scan is far from perfect despite its status sometimes regarded in that way.

i dont even know how Overclockers make money, they charge so much more for everything.

Im rethinking the purchase of a sandy bridge now, that DRM crap is a BIG turn off.

I've not bought much hardware in the past 18 months, but ocuk tended to be the cheapest but with the worst reputation for returns - Scan was always pretty expensive with a great reputation for service. Perhaps that's reversing. Maybe everyone's just poor all round now. :P.

dairyman

Got a Quad core AMD 12 months ago (rubbish) would love to change to this … Got a Quad core AMD 12 months ago (rubbish) would love to change to this I7 . Is it possible or would it be cheaper starting all over again



you'd have to start from scratch

Meathotukdeals

you'd have to start from scratch



Not scratch scratch.

You'd need a new mobo, and depending on what RAM you had for your AMD, new ram.

Oh you'd also need a new copy of windows, as unless it's the retail version you wont be able to transfer the license.

spaceinvader

i dont even know how Overclockers make money, they charge so much more … i dont even know how Overclockers make money, they charge so much more for everything.Im rethinking the purchase of a sandy bridge now, that DRM crap is a BIG turn off.



Yes overclockers is over priced and greedy thats why you have to shop around.

copystuff

The reason this is not a good deal is overclockers last week sold the … The reason this is not a good deal is overclockers last week sold the 2600k for £251 with 3 year gaurentee as it was a retail chip with cooler and fan and this one from scan is oem.Dont forget if you have to rma to scan you have to wait weeks to get a refund as i found out now, been waiting 2 weeks already.



thankfully never had to RMA SCAN. :-)

Gutted I must have missed that offer from overclockers - because that is where i bought mine from Boo hoo

Got the i7 2600k from scan the other day one click of a button in the Asus P8P67 Pro bios makes the CPU run at 4.5ghz which is brilliant. Previously I had a Intel Quad Q6600 and doing a lot of video editing it took 3 and a half hours to render a 7min 1080p video, tried the exact same today with the 4.5ghz overclock took 12 min 46 seconds I was lost for words! Brilliant CPU so glad I took the plunge.

On the overclockers note personally can't stand them. I live in Stoke so am able to pop in rather than order online the issues I have had taking faulty stuff back has been awful it takes them ages to check then they never contact you when they have checked something or in the case of my seagate hard drives that died they said er contact seagate as it takes ages if we do it. I hope to never need them again!

Well I've been on Scans site tonight and seen the old i7 are priced pretty similarly to these new Sandy Bridge chips. eg i7-950 £227

From 227 to 246 is only an 8% increase.

I'd read lots of people on here saying wait for Sandy Bridge because the old chips will be sold off cheaply. For me and by what I've read tonight the Sandy Bridge is worth the 8%...bearing in mind I'm just trying to learn the ropes on this stuff.

Edit: oops that 227 retail on the i7 950

Edited by: "Meathotukdeals" 25th Jan 2011

Well I would say the bundle deal that Scan are doing on this weeks Scanshot is even better:

LN36726
Intel Core i5 2500K Unlocked CPU

LN36661
Asus P8P67 Pro, Intel P67 Express Motherboard

LN28456
4GB (2x2GB) Corsair XMS3 DDR3 Memory

for £341.99 - saving £31.61.

To buy this bundle individually it would cost £373.60 @Scan & £409.97 @ Overcockers!!

If anybody needs a link to the deal just PM me including your email address and I will forward it on.;)

Edited by: "crofter" 26th Jan 2011

Buying the i7 2600k really is just pure overkill, and adding to that having only a years warrenty on an item that you will be overclocking and are going to need those extra 2 years.

Crofter could you PM me that deal's link?

skules

Buying the i7 2600k really is just pure overkill, and adding to that … Buying the i7 2600k really is just pure overkill, and adding to that having only a years warrenty on an item that you will be overclocking and are going to need those extra 2 years.Crofter could you PM me that deal's link?



PM me with an email address and I will forward it on skules as it isn't a link as such.

does this run twin channel or tri channel memory or does that depend on the motherboard its fitted to?

Meathotukdeals

does this run twin channel or tri channel memory or does that depend on … does this run twin channel or tri channel memory or does that depend on the motherboard its fitted to?



Socket 1155 runs dual channel ddr3 memory only ...

oh...i'm surprised..seems like a step backwards.

having said that from the benchmarks ive seen the 2700 outguns the old i7 and i guess they compare an 8gb system with an 8gb system even if one is tri and one dual -channel. Just thinking aloud as i try to get me head round the ins and outs to avoid buying incompatible/wrong parts.

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By Peter Bright | Last updated 7 minutes ago
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