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This is the cheapest I have found for Intel's latest and greatest S1150 mainstream performance processor. The 4790K is a newer, faster and more overclockable version of Intel's 4770K.

Price is listed as £239.98 but use code "HEAT10" to bring it down to £229.98.

It's obviously not for those who want to build a budget PC but for anyone looking high-end nothing can touch it for the price.

edit: Plus claim 3x free games and 1-years fully licensed McAfee LiveSafe.
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#1
Good price. Have some heat :p
1 Like #2
Hot! Same as 4770k!
1 Like #3
Hot for the free games, cold for the bloatware, hot for the price
2 Likes #4
lol'd @ McAfee
2 Likes #5
Free McCrappy, they can pay me to take it.
#6
Full details at http://www.intel.co.uk/buy/uk/en/product/laptops/intel-core-i7-4790k-processor-8m-cache-440-ghz-395724

Happy to take any good/bad feedback on the Intel Shop site, BTW; we do the website/database for them.
#7
Cheaper than the cheapest price out there for the 4770k I bought just 7 weeks ago. No free games with mine either. Hot.
#8
where are the game listed???
#10
cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for gaming
#11
Nerchio1
cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for gaming

no it's not

Total £238.68
#12
how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?

surely the bench tests are far superior?

looking to build good spec pc so any advice appreciated
#13
Nerchio1
cheaper at aria and doesn't offer too much more than a high end i5 for gaming

it offers a lot of overclocking opportunities.
I paid £229.14 from Aria on Monday.
#14
scooby_me
how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?

What he meant to say was, you wouldn't really notice much improvement over a decent i5 if all you do is play games.
#15
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 Processor


227.94 at aria
#16
Still not worth upgrading for me but glad to see it at the correct price now.
#17
Not for me atm, but will upgrade soon as I'm currently using i5-4430 at 3.2ghz
#18
scooby_me
how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?

surely the bench tests are far superior?

looking to build good spec pc so any advice appreciated

Check this guys test of an old i5 vs new i7 2500k vs 4790k
#19
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
#20
If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.

I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.

For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.
#21
quackstar84
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.
#22
Orville
quackstar84
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.

I figured this.. even though my cpu is old game don't take to need a good cpu... more ideally a good gfx card =) Cheers Orville.
#23
is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....
1 Like #24
Sir Charles
is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....


Not really unless you have money to burn..
#25
would it work in laptop? I have dell
#26
mikedigitales
scooby_me
how can a top spec i7 not be much better than a i5?

surely the bench tests are far superior?

looking to build good spec pc so any advice appreciated

Check this guys test of an old i5 vs new i7 2500k vs 4790k
Yep my 2500k from some 3 years ago can still run everything without OC. I usually upgrade every 3 years but I think it's gonna last for much longer.
#27
I am waiting for Broadwell next Spring, but enough with my neurosis's, have some heat!
#28
Sir Charles
is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....

Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the variability spectrum, like every one of these is a fabled "gold chip" of a 4770k. You might get 500Mhz more at best when overclocked - are you going to buy again for an 11% gain? Are you using 100% of your 4770's capability at the moment in most things you do with your comp. I'd stick with what I have until the best out there was at least 30% better than what I had.
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You'll probably need an i7 to run McAfee without the PC running like a 2 legged dog :P
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monkeyhanger75
Sir Charles
is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....

Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the variability spectrum, like every one of these is a fabled "gold chip" of a 4770k. You might get 500Mhz more at best when overclocked - are you going to buy again for an 11% gain? Are you using 100% of your 4770's capability at the moment in most things you do with your comp. I'd stick with what I have until the best out there was at least 30% better than what I had.

I would say probably not; I do quite a bit of video editing and max out Titanfall and BF4 other than that it spends its time playing Football Manager and CS Source haha!

However I do like to have the latest hardware.
banned#31
Orville
quackstar84
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.

Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the bottleneck if he upgrades the 750 to a 4790k?
Sorry but that's a load of bs. Unless you're confusing the 280x with the 280gtx.

monkeyhanger75
Sir Charles
is it worth me upgrading from my 4770k has well to this ? mine is over clocked to 4.5 .....

Nope. It's basically the same chip, but at the higher end of the variability spectrum, like every one of these is a fabled "gold chip" of a 4770k. You might get 500Mhz more at best when overclocked - are you going to buy again for an 11% gain? Are you using 100% of your 4770's capability at the moment in most things you do with your comp. I'd stick with what I have until the best out there was at least 30% better than what I had.

Apart from the increase in performance(however much/little there is) the 4970k runs cooler than the 4770k from what I read.

Edited By: fowler002 on Jul 25, 2014 13:33
#32
Orville
If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.

I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.

For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.

Ditto for this question - looking to build a photography/video workhorse PC. Also keen to hear advice on Thunderbolt enabled motherboards so I can use TB external storage boxes - don't really want to get a mac so PC with TB would be ideal.
Thanks

Edited By: aforumac on Jul 25, 2014 13:59
1 Like #33
aforumac
Orville
If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.

I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.


For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.

Ditto for this question - looking to build a photography/video workhorse PC. Also keen to hear advice on Thunderbolt enabled motherboards so I can use TB external storage boxes - don't really want to get a mac so PC with TB would be ideal.
Thanks

I'd go Gigabyte (quick, UK based RMA service) not much to choose from for Z97 - the thunderbolt connector pushes you into the higher end prices e.g. Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD7 TH

Edited By: mikedigitales on Jul 25, 2014 14:52
#34
fowler002
Orville
quackstar84
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.

Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the bottleneck if he upgrades the 750 to a 4790k?
Sorry but that's a load of bs. Unless you're confusing the 280x with the 280gtx.
Most modern games played at High settings (or above) at 1920x1080 (or above) will be GPU bottlenecked if running a modern quad-core processor combined with a 280X. The 280X is really just a slightly overclocked 7970, which was the top-end AMD card launched during 2011.
banned#35
Orville
fowler002
Orville
quackstar84
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.

Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the bottleneck if he upgrades the 750 to a 4790k?
Sorry but that's a load of bs. Unless you're confusing the 280x with the 280gtx.
Most modern games played at High settings (or above) at 1920x1080 (or above) will be GPU bottlenecked if running a modern quad-core processor combined with a 280X. The 280X is really just a slightly overclocked 7970, which was the top-end AMD card launched during 2011.

Try telling that to all the review sites etc that review these gpu with modern quad core CPUs :p

A 280x with a 4770k/4970k is more than capable when playing @1080, it's when you get to multi screen/4k is where you have the issue where you'll need multi gpu/nvidia 780ti/etc.

I'm no gpu expert, go argue the toss on the ocuk etc forums where they suggest these graphics when someone asks what gpu to get for ~£200 ;)

But either way if all quakstar wants it's for gaming etc with no/not much use where multithreading will be of use then the 4690k will be a better buy unless obviously his budget allows it as more modern games will be making/have started making use of the 'extra threads' for 4970k.

Edited By: fowler002 on Jul 26, 2014 17:21: A
#36
scooby_me
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.00GHz (Devil's Canyon) Socket LGA1150 Processor


227.94 at aria

Then add your delivery. £236.

So again, no it's not 227.94.
#37
Orville
If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.

I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.

For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.
a silly question, not in to the business of encoding but to compare this against a real gpu, what would be the nearest to this in terms of encoding. Also how does compare my ati r9 290 aginst this cpu encoding? does crossfire improves encoding? thank you, only trying to understand more about this stuff
banned#38
bobo53
Orville
If you buy a PC for gaming only then the rule is to spend more money on a GPU and less on the CPU. If you are in to video encoding, Photoshop, bulk file conversion or CAD then CPU performance is more important. For £229 there is no faster processor.

I have oredered one and will be upgrading from a 2500K. In most games there will be little difference but I am a keen phoghrapher & videographer, and a 4790K will almost half my processing time.

For anyone who suggests using a GPU for encoding, I have tried many times and quality is vastly inferior to the CPU based encoding options.
a silly question, not in to the business of encoding but to compare this against a real gpu, what would be the nearest to this in terms of encoding. Also how does compare my ati r9 290 aginst this cpu encoding? does crossfire improves encoding? thank you, only trying to understand more about this stuff

A nvidia 780ti? :p

Oh and I'd disregard orvilles claims that games wouldn't be effected by an i7, more modern games have started/will be starting to take advantage of the extra threads with the i7(2700k, 3770k, 4770k, etc) so buying an i7 if your budget allows is a bit more future proof than buying an i5.

Edited By: fowler002 on Jul 26, 2014 17:19
#39
fowler002
Orville
fowler002
Orville
quackstar84
How would this benefit me please? I have an i5 750 and an P55-GD65. Thanks for any advice... i'd be upgrading for gaming. My gfx card is an MSI 280X.
Your CPU & GPU are pretty well balanced. It is probably not worth upgrading the CPU just for gaming because you will also require a new motherboard, and your 280X graohics (although very good) will be the bottleneck.

Sorry but did I read that right? You're saying that the 280x will be the bottleneck if he upgrades the 750 to a 4790k?
Sorry but that's a load of bs. Unless you're confusing the 280x with the 280gtx.
Most modern games played at High settings (or above) at 1920x1080 (or above) will be GPU bottlenecked if running a modern quad-core processor combined with a 280X. The 280X is really just a slightly overclocked 7970, which was the top-end AMD card launched during 2011.

Try telling that to all the review sites etc that review these gpu with modern quad core CPUs :p

A 280x with a 4770k/4970k is more than capable when playing @1080, it's when you get to multi screen/4k is where you have the issue where you'll need multi gpu/nvidia 780ti/etc.

I'm no gpu expert, go argue the toss on the ocuk etc forums where they suggest these graphics when someone asks what gpu to get for ~£200 ;)

But either way if all quakstar wants it's for gaming etc with no/not much use where multithreading will be of use then the 4690k will be a better buy unless obviously his budget allows it as more modern games will be making/have started making use of the 'extra threads' for 4970k.
I think perhaps we misunderstand eachother. I responded to a post where someone asked whether it was worth upgrading fron a system containing an i5 750 and a 280X to a 4790K with 280X. I said that for gaming the i5 750 and 280X were a pretty well balanced combo, and that upgrading the CPU to a 4790K just for gaming may not show big gains due to the fact that modern games tend to be more GPU limeted than CPU limited. The i5 750 is still a decent CPU so is unlikely to be a bottleneck for most games. Hence upgrading the CPU is unlikely to make much difference, especially as the 280X is no longer the pinnacl of GPU's.

Not sure what reviews you have been reading, but here is the first one I found that compares CPU scaling for a 7970 (280X equiv) GPU. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_hd_7970_cpu_scaling_performance_review,8.html



Edited By: Orville on Jul 26, 2014 20:09
#40
If anyone want an extra £10 off I'll offer £10 for the Grid Autosport key by PPG depending on your feedback, lower than mine I'll ask you to send me the key first.

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