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CyberPower Adds Unlocked Core i5 And Core i7 K Series CPUs To Desktops

CyberPower Adds Unlocked Core i5 And Core i7 K Series CPUs To Desktops

It's not too often that we hear about Intel releasing new "unlocked" CPUs, which is what makes the release of the newest Core i5 and Core i7 processors so incredible. For gamers who weren't able to spring for the ultra-expensive Core i7-980X Extreme Edition, the new K series is a great alternative. Already offered on iBuyPower machines, CyberPower has now introduced these two chips into their gaming PC lines as well.

The Intel Core i7-875K and Intel Core i5-655 processors are now available to order on the Gamer Xtreme series of desktop PCs, and they can be paired with NVIDIA GTX or ATI 5800 series graphics. Best of all, the starting price for these new unlocked machines is just $699, so it's much easier now to buy a lower-cost system and then overclock it to gain performance of a much more expensive rig. Users with a bit of extra cash can add an Advanced Hydro Liquid Cooling with an additional number of SSD, extreme performance memory, and other peripheral components options. Each machine ships with Windows 7 64-bit, a 3-year warranty and free lifetime phone support. The real question is: will you buy in now, or wait to see what Intel delivers next?

CyberPower Delivers Desktop PC Line Based on New "Unlocked" Processors from Intel
 
BALDWIN PARK, CA (June 2, 2010) - CyberPower Inc., www.cyberpowerpc.com wants you to unlock and unleash your desktop gaming power when it today announces the new Intel "K" series processors that feature Intel's advanced Turbo Boost technology and an unlocked CPU multiplier.  Engineered for the ultimate overclocker, the K series processors allow you to push the power above and beyond.
 
CyberPower will feature these new K series processors in its Gamer Xtreme series of desktop PCs to give gaming enthusiasts power, performance, and flexibility to their computing experience. When combined with any NVIDIA GTX Series and/or ATI 5800 Series video cards, CyberPower gives you the processing and graphics power to rip apart every single game and dominate the opposition.
 
"We are excited that CyberPower will feature the new Intel Core i7-875K and Intel Core i5-655 processors in its Gamer Xtreme series of desktop PCs. These new processors offer many advanced features to help PC enthusiasts get the most out of their overclocking experience," said Eric Thompson, Director of NA Channels, Intel Corporation.
 
The starting price for a CyberPower system based on these new CPUs will be $699. The unlocked Gamer Xtreme series can be optionally factory overclocked by CyberPower. You can also customize your unlocked gaming system with CyberPower's Advanced Hydro Liquid Cooling with an additional number of SSD, extreme performance memory, and other peripheral components options at the company website.
 
All systems are pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit Operating System to enhance your gaming and multimedia experience. All CyberPower computer systems come with a 3-year limited warranty and free lifetime phone support.
 
Additionally, to celebrate the launch of the K series processors, CyberPower has teamed up with Intel to give away brand new systems based on the new processors. For more information, please visit CyberPower's Facebook page.
 
About CyberPower Inc.
 
CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com was founded in 1998 and has emerged as one of the leading custom computer system manufacturers. Headquartered in Baldwin Park in Southern California, CyberPower manufactures and distributes a complete line of custom built Gaming Desktops, Gaming notebooks and high performance workstations to meet the unique needs of gamers, businesses, government agencies, educational institutions and other end-users. For more information contact: Sales (800) 707-0393; Email cyberpower@cyberpowerpc.com.
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That is all well and good, but the processor isn't pin compatable with the X58 chipset, so us early adopters that want to upgrade our i7 900 series to an unlocked multiplier are SOL.

Mind you the bus speed isn't as fast. (2.5GT/s DMI vs 4.8GT/s QPI), so that might be a difference maker.

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That's all true Blazer but from what I have seen the 1366 or X58 chipset still lives the development paths for the two "1156/1366" are just different. One of the things specifically you can see is the virtual memory specification where you can use a USB stick as a boot up operational piece actively on the 1156 MB (which is dual channel), whereas on the 1366 boards and CPU's if you try to set it up it will see it and try, but tell you in the end it is unnecessary. This is because of that added bandwidth and data path line's which are available because of the Tri-Channel availability. From what I understand the 980X is also a drop in on a 1366 board, but is not compatible with an 1156 board. So you may be good for a quad core, but with the six core chips from Intel which from what I understand the 980X is only the first of.

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That looks pretty cool! Almost like an alien is going to pop out of it.

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Intel Core i7 875k is easy to Overclock because it has more Multiplier on Cores.

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