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Old 01-15-2011, 02:53 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Well as its work, save 3 bucks for the non k.

No clue on the gpu thing.

What OS are you putting on it, as 32Gig is pretty small.


i5 2500K & the i7 2600K use intel HD3000 graphics, but non-K models use HD2000 which is slower. However, all laptop version of sandy bridge are going to use HD3000 graphics (at least this is the case so far)

Also, H67 motherboard which support integrated graphic, does not support overclocking even if you buy k model. So, you have to choose between overclocking or using faster integrated graphics

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dang, I wish I'd have looked at RevoDrives when I bought my SSD......I just looked at the SATA connection ones on newegg...not even bothering to look at others..

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