i5 8400 COFFEE LAKE CPU -  OEM 8th Generation  6 CORE Intel - £175.19 & FREE P&P @ Novatech
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i5 8400 COFFEE LAKE CPU - OEM 8th Generation 6 CORE Intel - £175.19 & FREE P&P @ Novatech

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Found 15th Jan
Well i spotted this deal today on Novatech and as there's so few CPU deals on here at the moment i thought i would post it as well as being £25+ cheaper than anywhere else.

Now if your looking for a solid CPU you cant go to wrong with the latest 6 core i5 COFFEE LAKE cpu's for a gaming or media PC.The only real downside is you have to use a Z370 motherboard which cost around £93+ at the moment UNTIL the new lower priced mainstream H370, B360 and H310 boards arrive.

Gigabyte Z370P motherboard £93.87
ebuyer.com/815…-d3

I have been buying OEM as well as retail cpu for nearly twenty years and have never had any problems with any of them.Most stock fans tend to be poor so i have always bought after market coolers so i think you wont be missing out on the retail version and the £25 saving will pay for half or more for a much quieter and better cooler.

Intel's Core i5 8400 is THE gaming Coffee Lake, ignore those K-series' 5GHz+ OC numbers
pcgamesn.com/int…rks

Anyway i will leave the intel and AMD die hards to argue the toss over whether a ryzen Cpu is better value for money as i don't have the time or inclination to do so although from the reviews i have read show the i5 beats out the Ryzen 5 1600 6 core in gaming which has a similar price at the moment but on the plus it comes with a fan and the motherboards are cheaper.

Edit
Currently Ryzen 5 1600 are about £10 cheaper but falls behind the new i5 in gaming and they don't have integrated GPU so if you ever have any problems with your graphics card your PC will become a expensive paperweight until you fix the problem.
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Decent price on a good CPU. Heat added.
Good price for a great chip.

I swapped my i5 8400 for an i7 8700, but honestly have not noticed a difference in anything I do.

I would caveat by saying that if I were to build another system now, it would probably be a Ryzen with the whole metldown thing going on....
Immotek52 m ago

Good price for a great chip. I swapped my i5 8400 for an i7 8700, but …Good price for a great chip. I swapped my i5 8400 for an i7 8700, but honestly have not noticed a difference in anything I do. I would caveat by saying that if I were to build another system now, it would probably be a Ryzen with the whole metldown thing going on....


Ryzen 5 1600 a good bet, with cooler and costing a bit less. Wonder if there would be any point looking at the I5 considering the Ryzen is easily overclocked and no risk of performance being impacted by updates for security....
McHotpoon13 m ago

Ryzen 5 1600 a good bet, with cooler and costing a bit less. Wonder if …Ryzen 5 1600 a good bet, with cooler and costing a bit less. Wonder if there would be any point looking at the I5 considering the Ryzen is easily overclocked and no risk of performance being impacted by updates for security....



I guess not every one got the memo about Spectre which not only effects intel but AMD and every other cpu you can think of.


techcrunch.com/201…ce/
"Spectre affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors, broadening its reach to include mobile phones, embedded devices, and pretty much anything with a chip in it. Which, of course, is everything from thermostats to baby monitors now.

It works differently from Meltdown; Spectre essentially tricks applications into accidentally disclosing information that would normally be inaccessible, safe inside their protected memory area. This is a trickier one to pull off, but because it’s based on an established practice in multiple chip architectures, it’s going to be even trickier to fix."
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 15th Jan
New Ryzen CPUs out in Feb, 2 versions with integrated graphics
If you were thinking of a Ryzen CPU of course
Immotek1 h, 11 m ago

Good price for a great chip. I swapped my i5 8400 for an i7 8700, but …Good price for a great chip. I swapped my i5 8400 for an i7 8700, but honestly have not noticed a difference in anything I do. I would caveat by saying that if I were to build another system now, it would probably be a Ryzen with the whole metldown thing going on....



Really? The 'meltdown' thing is so overblown, nobody is seeing performance hits anywhere near what was speculated.

I've yet to see anything outside of a synthetic test demonstrate >5% performance changes, and most of the time, I've heard <1%.

Don't forget, AMD is impacted by Spectre as well, and no CPU coming out in the near future will protect against that attack.
I will be the idiot to cherry pick benchmark
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QEM? I believe you mean OEM.
DARKSABER27 m ago

I guess not every one got the memo about Spectre which not only effects …I guess not every one got the memo about Spectre which not only effects intel but AMD and every other cpu you can think of.https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/03/kernel-panic-what-are-meltdown-and-spectre-the-bugs-affecting-nearly-every-computer-and-device/"Spectre affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors, broadening its reach to include mobile phones, embedded devices, and pretty much anything with a chip in it. Which, of course, is everything from thermostats to baby monitors now. It works differently from Meltdown; Spectre essentially tricks applications into accidentally disclosing information that would normally be inaccessible, safe inside their protected memory area. This is a trickier one to pull off, but because it’s based on an established practice in multiple chip architectures, it’s going to be even trickier to fix."


Effects all but the majority of press seems to suggest performance losses are most notable on Intel Processors. Not so much AMD.

Also note AMD has yet to receive a class action in the US for degraded performance and slowdown caused by security fixes yet Intel has which is surprising if it effects AMD hardware the same.
Edited by: "McHotpoon" 15th Jan
Great CPU. I went with the cheapest M-ITX board I could find (Asrock), 1060 6GB and 8GB of cheap memory for a semi-budget sitting room build and it handles anything I've thrown at it so far.
Pour7 m ago

QEM? I believe you mean OEM.


Nicely spotted mistake which i have rectified.
I have an i5-6660k CPU (not overclocked) and I use my computer only for VR (HTC Vive). Does anyone have any advise as to whether this is a worthwhile upgrade?

Thanks
priceyrice25 m ago

I have an i5-6660k CPU (not overclocked) and I use my computer only for VR …I have an i5-6660k CPU (not overclocked) and I use my computer only for VR (HTC Vive). Does anyone have any advise as to whether this is a worthwhile upgrade?Thanks


What graphics card are you using at the moment?

I think your more likely better off spending the money on a better GPU IF you dont have a 1070 or better, maybe buy one off amazon and test it out for a few weeks and return it if it does not come up with the results,then at least some lucky person can get a good deal on amazon warehouse
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 15th Jan
priceyrice21 m ago

I have an i5-6660k CPU (not overclocked) and I use my computer only for VR …I have an i5-6660k CPU (not overclocked) and I use my computer only for VR (HTC Vive). Does anyone have any advise as to whether this is a worthwhile upgrade?Thanks


probably not worth the cost of changing mobo + cpu. Especially since have a lot to squeeze from the 6600k by overclocking.
Edited by: "somerandomguy123" 15th Jan
If I didn't have 2 kids to feed I'd be building myself another gaming rig Got an old 775 board I'm going to test with a Xeon 771 chip
Is it still the case that only 'K' model processors can be overclocked? Haven't built / upgraded a pc since 2012 -- bit out the loop :))
ck_30 m ago

Is it still the case that only 'K' model processors can be overclocked? …Is it still the case that only 'K' model processors can be overclocked? Haven't built / upgraded a pc since 2012 -- bit out the loop :))


Yep, no overclocking... This also comes with a cooler which K models don't tend to (admittedly it's not a great cooler, but would do the job)
ck_15 h, 42 m ago

Is it still the case that only 'K' model processors can be overclocked? …Is it still the case that only 'K' model processors can be overclocked? Haven't built / upgraded a pc since 2012 -- bit out the loop :))


Yes that's right, there's the i3 8350K 4 core for around £154 another good deal or the i5-8600K ( less of good deal ) but that costs £245+ plus the i7 K's.
amazon.co.uk/Int…50k
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 16th Jan
THis CPU is £154 in yankland (amz) its RRP is $184 .. so they're still overcharging over here.
Id go fo this one as it looks to be best value.(vs K or I7). but 8gb of DDR4 holy moly? ££££....
GwanGy1 h, 16 m ago

THis CPU is £154 in yankland (amz) its RRP is $184 .. so they're still …THis CPU is £154 in yankland (amz) its RRP is $184 .. so they're still overcharging over here.Id go fo this one as it looks to be best value.(vs K or I7). but 8gb of DDR4 holy moly? ££££....


Prey tell when did the UK prices ever match US prices as even back in 1999 to 2003 when i was living there it was still much cheaper to buy PC components and other electrical goods there and we even had a exchange rate of about $2 to the pound when i left these rain sodden shores.

The reason why it's cheaper there is that it's the single largest market (country) in the western world as well as having much lower sales taxes.

I do agree with you the i5 8400 is the best value and i cant see the prices of any of the more powerful cpu dropping at any great speed.
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 15th Jan
Is novatech reliable? I've been waiting for the i5 8400 from btshop since November and still not in stock. Should I cancel and go with Novatech. I have heard that when the item doesn't work it is hard to get your money back from them
romansouthcombe1 h, 5 m ago

Is novatech reliable? I've been waiting for the i5 8400 from btshop since …Is novatech reliable? I've been waiting for the i5 8400 from btshop since November and still not in stock. Should I cancel and go with Novatech. I have heard that when the item doesn't work it is hard to get your money back from them



I had a corsair 500w semi modular PSU back in 2016 that failed from them and they sent me another about 2 weeks later.

It does not surprise me BT kept you waiting that long as there a pretty bad company to work and deal with when things go wrong.they also have a high turn over of staff as well as bad management.
Too many chiefs and not enough Indians and the only reason there still going is because they have a monopoly on maintaining the landline phone network.
Edited by: "DARKSABER" 16th Jan
i WAS wondering how anyone would fare , re: importing the chip (small package) and what sort of dootys you may have to pay, if any ....
8400 or the 1700x at 1440p gaming. Seems to be a close call.
Brought this to upgrade from a 4770k and that was a silly idea just notice since I brought have been performance issues and technical issues stability problems and just not has good maybe I got a bad chip or something just not been impressed
hitman00715 h, 59 m ago

8400 or the 1700x at 1440p gaming. Seems to be a close call.


I5 at stock will have the edge for gaming, but Ryzen better at high tread count stuff. So for gaming and cost i'd choose the I5 if not looking to overclock Ryzen.
Edited by: "McHotpoon" 17th Jan
I just managed to snag a deal on amazon warehouse for a Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Kit for £117 , not a bad saving considering your looking at £150+for this amount of RAM.It only took me 5 minutes to find that one so look high and low and you mite find another good saver.

Last year i also managed to get a brand new Western digital Black 2TB HD for £55off there as well so they have the odd good deal now and again.

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Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th Jan
Not a bad price, especially if you have a CPU cooler already with the correct fitting. Being OEM rather than full retail box, this probably doesn't come with a cooler or as long a warranty as the full retail box version.
Noclouds10 h, 16 m ago

Not a bad price, especially if you have a CPU cooler already with the …Not a bad price, especially if you have a CPU cooler already with the correct fitting. Being OEM rather than full retail box, this probably doesn't come with a cooler or as long a warranty as the full retail box version.


I just found another deal for any one who needs it ,although with no heat spreaders -£105 Crucial 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR4 2400 MT
amazon.co.uk/Cru…DR4

As to the cooler i have been using a cool master hyper 212 EVO which easily tamed my FX 8350 for the last 4+ years and its seems its compatible with the coffee lake motherboards.

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Edited by: "DARKSABER" 17th Jan
hitman00716th Jan

8400 or the 1700x at 1440p gaming. Seems to be a close call.



It is definitely razor thin at the resolution, as the GPU does the bulk of the work.

At nearly 100 quid cheaper, the 8400 is, by far, the better choice.

Not to mention the 1700x does not come with a cooler.

Edit: Looks like this is an OEM and probably doesn't have a cooler either.
Edited by: "Nate1492" 17th Jan
Pretty chuffed my i7 4790k is still holding strong. Due an upgrade but no idea what to get, would this offer better performance? Also considering AMD, but don't want to bother upgrading if I only get an extra 2fps in games.

If not I might wait until 9th gen.
Leonintelex2 h, 15 m ago

Pretty chuffed my i7 4790k is still holding strong. Due an upgrade but no …Pretty chuffed my i7 4790k is still holding strong. Due an upgrade but no idea what to get, would this offer better performance? Also considering AMD, but don't want to bother upgrading if I only get an extra 2fps in games.If not I might wait until 9th gen.


They seem pretty evenly matched although the 8400 is slightly better in games by anything from 2-10fps depending on the game. Considering you will need a new mobo and DDR4 ram i would give it a miss unless you have money to burn.

hwbench.com/cpu…90k



Edited by: "DARKSABER" 19th Jan
Andrew_Parkinson17th Jan

Brought this to upgrade from a 4770k and that was a silly idea just notice …Brought this to upgrade from a 4770k and that was a silly idea just notice since I brought have been performance issues and technical issues stability problems and just not has good maybe I got a bad chip or something just not been impressed


Interesting, this is exactly the same 'upgrade' as I was thinking about, did you ever get the problems sorted?
Ricky3022nd Feb

Interesting, this is exactly the same 'upgrade' as I was thinking about, …Interesting, this is exactly the same 'upgrade' as I was thinking about, did you ever get the problems sorted?


No had to upgrade to a 8700k still not has good has a 4770k in stability and certain performances I do have single channel 16gb ddr4 instead of dual chanel 2x8gb there's all kinda of issues just think maybe do a complete reinstall of win10 see if that fixes it.
DARKSABER15th Jan

What graphics card are you using at the moment?I think your more likely …What graphics card are you using at the moment?I think your more likely better off spending the money on a better GPU IF you dont have a 1070 or better, maybe buy one off amazon and test it out for a few weeks and return it if it does not come up with the results,then at least some lucky person can get a good deal on amazon warehouse


Cheers for the reply, recently switched from my AMD Fury to a 1080, although something is not right at the moment as getting tons of reprojection which I have not been able to resolve and is not a major issue as the only game I notice it in is Fallout 4 VR. Tempted to reinstall windows and see if that helps as my final resort.
somerandomguy12315th Jan

probably not worth the cost of changing mobo + cpu. Especially since have …probably not worth the cost of changing mobo + cpu. Especially since have a lot to squeeze from the 6600k by overclocking.


Thanks, I suspect you are right. Any suggestion on guides to follow for overclocking, I am fairly basic when it comes to PC but able to follow clear instructions lol!
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