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Troubled Basterd

The good ol' i7-2600..... non K

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I've just setup a "new" gaming pc for a buddy of mine. It's build like my 6+ year old setup. It still in working more than good enough;


     Asus p67 chipset 

     and a GTX 1080 B|

     2x 8gb ram 

     4k benQ cad monitor

The multiplier and the turbo mode on max and it been running at 3,9GHz multi core.

WHen it's not under syntactic load 1 core CAN run 4,2GHz  with the remaining 3 core at 3,8GHz.

It's still a slight bottleneck for the GTX 1080 but locking max fps at 90 keeps everything smooth.


Why we think this is still a good setup and why it's build as it is;

        The 2600 is without oc 'only' 35% slower than a 7700 and 30% with oc.

        2x 8g because 4x4 gives more load on the Cpu 

                *16Gb because of work, 12 should be enough

        4k monitors are harder on the GPU: high fps are hard on the Cpu while lots of pixels strain the Gpu

        The 2600 still power a lot the work stations over here. The single core boost to 3,9GHz is especialy

        good for the CAD/CAM software (dont know why doh).

        Bang for bugs and it's proven to be reliable and durable.


He's going to end up with an 2600 non k out of a workstations. THe mobo will be a MSI Z77A-GD65. 

Crucial Ballistix Sport 2 times 8GB 1600mHz (running at 1333). Scythe mugen 4 (I have the 3).

And an 4k Samsung U28E590. The only new parts are the MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G

1,8tb hdd, el cheapo case, Corsair VS550.


Total price ~775, in Holland. 


Overclock result will have to wait till i have some more time, but i hope it will run the same as mine :P


When i asked for motherboard advice, regarding the new pc, i was told straight of the bad that

the non k couldn't run that high and that i was mistaken :dry: 

How is it possible that over 6 years after the release people still don't know how Intel's chipsets and K/non K processors work o.O

A simple google search gave hundreds half craptacular answers. I can's say Intel is any better, tryed to search on there site but

got no clear answer.


Let me know what you guys think,





 2600 vs 7700




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26 minutes ago, Troubled Basterd said:

How is it possible that over 6 years after the release people still don't know how Intel's chipsets and K/non K processors work o.O

People tend to want the latest greatest, and with a launch like the Coffee Lake launch with the 8400, 8600K and 8700K you're going to see more people go for that.


Although at 6 years, their days are numbered I do think for future titles. But for 2017 and earlier titles there's nothing wrong with a 2600(K). But also those motherboards are going to becoming even more rare too.

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For high resolution/60fps gaming experience the i7 2600 is more than sufficient by all means.

Workstation Rig:
CPU:  Intel Core i9 9900K @5.0ghz  |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Dark Rock 4 |~|  MOBO: Asus Z390M ROG Maximus XI GENE |~| RAM: 32gb 3333mhz CL15 G.Skill Trident Z RGB |~| GPU: nVidia TITAN V  |~| PSU: beQuiet! Dark Power Pro 11 80Plus Platinum  |~| Boot: Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2X4TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Iron Wolf + 2X2TB SSD SanDisk Ultra |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Acer Predator X34 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
Personal Use Rig:
CPU: Intel Core i9 9900 @4.75ghz |~| Cooling: beQuiet! Shadow Rock Slim |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z390M Gaming mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3400mhzCL15 Viper Steel |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition RTX 2080 Ti |~| PSU: beQuiet! Straight Power 11 80Plus Gold  |~|  Boot:  Intel 660p 2TB NVMe |~| Storage: 2x2TB SanDisk SSD Ultra 3D |~| Case: Cooler Master Case Pro 3 |~| Display: Viotek GN34CB 3440x1440p100hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.

HTPC / "Console of the house":

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700 @4.45ghz |~| Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212X |~| MOBO: Gigabyte Z370M D3H mATX|~| RAM: 16gb DDR4 3333mhzCL16 G.Skill Trident Z |~| GPU: nVidia Founders Edition GTX 1080 Ti |~| PSU: Corsair TX650M 80Plus Gold |~| Boot:  SSD WD Green M.2 2280 240GB |~| Storage: 1x3TB HDD 7200rpm Seagate Barracuda + SanDisk Ultra 3D 1TB |~| Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Mini |~| Display: Toshiba UL7A 4K/60hz |~| OS: Windows 10 Pro.
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