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It never takes long for system builders to capitalize on newly announced components, so it should come as little surprise that boutique system builder Origin PC is already pimping Intel Core i7 2700k-based systems overclocked beyond 5GHz. The chip just showed up today in an official capacity when Intel released an updated processor price list, and it's now being offered as an option in Origin PC's entire line of custom desktops.
If you want your chip professionally overclocked before it leaves the warehouse, you'll have to select Origin PC's Genesis system. Pricing starts at $1,301 but quickly climbs once you step up from the default Core i5 2310 processor option to the Core i7 2700K (adds $275) and requisite upgrade from standard cooling to a custom liquid cooling solution for the CPU and motherboard with refill kit (adds $570).
For that kind of investment, Origin PC will overclock the 2700K as high as 5.2GHz and no less than 4.7GHz, up from the processor's stock speed of 3.5GHz.
Other baseline specs in the Genesis include a 500W power supply, Asus P8Z68 V motherboard, ATI Radeon HD 5670 videocard, 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory, 320GB hard drive (7200RPM, 16MB cache), DVD writer, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. These parts are all upgradeable.
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