Core i7-8700K 5.0Ghz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Pre-Binned Processor - OEM £499.99 / £508.69 delivered @ Overclockers
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Core i7-8700K 5.0Ghz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Pre-Binned Processor - OEM £499.99 / £508.69 delivered @ Overclockers

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Found 28th Oct
Not too much more over retail price for a INSTOCK binned and delidded version. May help someone who purchased the Aorus 7 deal like myself

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Pre-binned: they take the £150 that they ripped you off by and put it straight in the bin (their pockets).

to add more wood to the fire .. doesn't this mean that anyone else buying an 8700k from overclockers is going to get a lesser chip , that will not overclock as well ?

IN fact it would make sense for anyone , hoping to get a good chip, to avoid overclockers, as they are admitting taking out the best chips . This mighht only be a pronlem for a while till these chips are as common as muck tho ...
Edited by: "GwanGy" 28th Oct

JC19971 m ago

whats pre binned mean? going to the bin?


Yes, you pay them £500 and they dispose of one processor on your behalf. You do get a nice framed certificate though.
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whats pre binned mean? going to the bin?

I bought a normal retail one for £350. It overclocks to 5.3ghz... 8700ks oc easy to 5ghz although any binning needed

JC19971 m ago

whats pre binned mean? going to the bin?


Yes, you pay them £500 and they dispose of one processor on your behalf. You do get a nice framed certificate though.

The site states:

Speed Binned CPUs are pre-tested at specific, high overclocks. We guarantee that, given the right combination of good quality components and cooling, these processors will perform in the top few percent of that model CPU.

Binned means that the processors have been individually tested and only the ones that overclock best are selected.

Delidded means that the metal cover (lid) on the top of the CPU has been removed so that the cheap thermal paste intel use can be replaced with a better alternative, the cover is then replaced (usually although I have seen videos of people putting the cooler directly on to the chip).

to add more wood to the fire .. doesn't this mean that anyone else buying an 8700k from overclockers is going to get a lesser chip , that will not overclock as well ?

IN fact it would make sense for anyone , hoping to get a good chip, to avoid overclockers, as they are admitting taking out the best chips . This mighht only be a pronlem for a while till these chips are as common as muck tho ...
Edited by: "GwanGy" 28th Oct

GwanGy4 h, 20 m ago

to add more wood to the fire .. doesn't this mean that anyone else buying …to add more wood to the fire .. doesn't this mean that anyone else buying an 8700k from overclockers is going to get a lesser chip , that will not overclock as well ?


I doubt they could legally sell opened ones as new so I wouldn't think so
I like your thinking though because they definitely do something with the lower binned ones; in their pre-builds with modest overclocks perhaps?

Edit: Good point powerbrick, I forgot they also sell OEM processors which is probably where the lower-binned ones go. Pretty shady
Edited by: "i_have_crabs" 28th Oct

Pre-binned: they take the £150 that they ripped you off by and put it straight in the bin (their pockets).

OCUK abusing it's position as a retailer again I see...

Opening retail packaging to find best CPUs, bumping up the price and flogging them on.
Then using the poor ones in their builds.

Absolutely disgusting and unethical for a retailer that is an official partner of the likes of Intel and so forth.
Edited by: "robo989" 28th Oct

i_have_crabs18 m ago

I doubt they could legally sell opened ones as new so I wouldn't think so …I doubt they could legally sell opened ones as new so I wouldn't think so I like your thinking though because they definitely do something with the lower binned ones; in their pre-builds with modest overclocks perhaps?


That's why you should never buy OEM processors from shops like this.

robo9894 m ago

OCUK abusing it's position as a retailer again I see...Opening retail …OCUK abusing it's position as a retailer again I see...Opening retail packaging to find best CPUs, bumping up the price and flogging them on.Then using the poor ones in their builds.Absolutely disgusting and unethical for a retailer that is an official partner of the likes of Intel and so forth.


Their German overlords also do this, retailers gonna retail.

Ocuk = nope!

gouging everyone left right and centre, not to mention the KKK supporting views on their Forums

That's disgusting, unless you're going to be using these for gaming or either purposes where high clock speeds make more of a difference, then you'd be better off buying an AMD Ryzen 1700 and keeping the extra £240 approx. For the regular priced 8700K then it's debatable whether the approx £100 difference between the ryzen 1700 and intel 8700K is worth it or not... not to mention the difference in cost between the motherboards and having a decent enough cooler too.

Overclockers are the WORST consumer website available to buy from.

Everything is over priced. Do not waste your money.

Someone asked on their forums and a member of staff replied, it seems they open retail stock and those that don't reach the Overclock speeds they want are then sold as OEM stock.


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Don't all 8700K cpus go to 5.0GHz anyways? Intel would've done the hard work in the factory and picked the best 10% or whatever to sell as K models for overclocking. I reckon you'd be hard pushed to find a duff 8700K

Dont buy anything from overclockers, they admit to taking the best examples so they can use them for more expensive products. Theres no reason to think they wouldnt be doing that with everything now. Theyre dead to me.

forums.overclockers.co.uk/thr…68/

Overclockers have already said they opened retail chips to binned and delidded. Any cpu that did not reach 5Ghz was used in pre built systems. They did this as they only got a very small number in their 1st batch. You can now buy retail versions which are sealed but going by my experience with a 7700k if you plan on overclocking it will need to be delidded as they run very hot

Joeyuk198328th Oct

Overclockers have already said they opened retail chips to binned and …Overclockers have already said they opened retail chips to binned and delidded. Any cpu that did not reach 5Ghz was used in pre built systems. They did this as they only got a very small number in their 1st batch. You can now buy retail versions which are sealed but going by my experience with a 7700k if you plan on overclocking it will need to be delidded as they run very hot


My 7700K is at 5ghz, not delidded never goes past 70c, gaming hits maybe 63ish max.
Edited by: "ritchiedrama" 1st Nov

You'd have to be insane to buy this processor at this price.

Firstly all 8700k will oc to 5ghz or most will.

Secondly the price is disgusting.

I echo what people say in that oem cpus from ocuk overclock like crap. I've never had a decent processor from ocuk and their bin process is probably why. Also that "8 pack" guy...what a clown. His systems on ocuk cost an absolute fortune and they are nothing special. Clearly him and gibbo love ripping people off.

Their speil on these binned processors is garbage too. Essentially says it's good to boot at this speed at a stupid high voltage and that's it. No taxing benchmarking done whatsoever.

Also the processor is ddlidded by 8 pack. Wow well done mate you can use a vice.
Edited by: "bbfb123" 10th Nov
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