There was a knock, and a large box left at my door. What could this be, we were not expecting any deliveries? Ah…it has been a while, but we were once again entrusted with a mission from Intel.
In the box was an Intel core i7-2600k processor, an Intel DP67BG Extreme Series motherboard and a 4GB (2x2GB) kit of Patriot Viper Xtreme Series, Division 2 Edition PC3-17066, and another box? Hmm…interesting box. Upon closer inspection, we realized it was not just a box, it was a computer case!
Intel’s second generation Core i7 unlocked processors are a fusion of Intel’s 32-nm process technology and a second-generation high-k metal gate transistor-based micro-architecture creating a processor with Intel HD graphics 3000 built in. These chips offer top-of-the-line speed and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, giving you a boost in performance when you need it the most.
Like it’s older brother, the second generation Core i7 k-series chips, k for unlocked, offers simple, flexible tuning and overclocking with unlocked multipliers. Need an adrenaline rush? Overclock and unleash the power of your Core i7-2600k! New to overclocking? No problem! Overclocking has never been this easy, just visit the BIOS on boot and adjust the multiplier.
Still not sure about overclocking? That is OK too; i7-2600k has 4 cores, Hyper Threading and stock, out of the box runs at 3.4Ghz, more than enough speed for the mainstream user.
The Intel DP67BG is the newest addition to the Extreme Series line up boasting the P67 chipset. This board supports both SLI and Crossfire technologies to bring you the best graphics experience possible, as well as SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0Gb/s to access your data in a flash.
This case is beautiful to say the least. It is a mid-tower built from bright white acrylic, with six 90mm fan cut outs, 3 5.25” drive bays and an optional drive cage, don’t worry, Intel has included some very Ikea like instructions on how to install the drive cage. It also sports an Intel design cut out, and Intel Core i7 logo on it’s side panel.