Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor £300.97 @ Amazon
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Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor £300.97 @ Amazon

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Found 5th Mar
Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor Sold directly by Amazon. Great price.
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staticvoidmain24 m ago

in 2018 that's the minimum you want to go 32gb for £240 to last 5 years


Why?
bbfb1232 h, 22 m ago

The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading …The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading from say a 2500k/2600k in terms of strictly gaming fps. If however you need new aspects of a new cpu such as m.2 ssd etc then of course the upgrade might seem worth it. But for strictly fps numbers, unless your game requires more cores there's no need to upgrade.


Long live the 2500k/2600k
MisterFresh19806 h, 18 m ago

Just don't pre order Ryzen 2 before you see benchmarks and tests …Just don't pre order Ryzen 2 before you see benchmarks and tests https://www.pcworld.com/article/3176100/computers/amd-ryzen-7-1700-vs-a-5-year-old-gaming-pc-or-why-you-should-never-preorder.html?page=2


The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading from say a 2500k/2600k in terms of strictly gaming fps. If however you need new aspects of a new cpu such as m.2 ssd etc then of course the upgrade might seem worth it. But for strictly fps numbers, unless your game requires more cores there's no need to upgrade.
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P_W36 m ago

https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B07598HLB4?psc=1


That's i7-8700, which isn't the same CPU that's posted here.

i7-8700K on Amazon France is EUR 331,99.
Agreed, great price. Thanks for sharing @oliver.wong
Double that price to include the ddr4 memory.
Gort195130 m ago

Double that price to include the ddr4 memory.


I would expect 32GB to be overkill for most people...
i fancy replacing my i7 3770 but ram prices are through the roof atm
i have 32gb of Samsung DDR3 12800L in my current pc and it would cost an arm and a leg to replace the ram for a ddr4 build
Gort195146 m ago

Double that price to include the ddr4 memory.


Nope, £167.05 16GB 3200 on Amazon
I thought it was more expensive than that with the current trend.

Still on the i7-920 but I might update to Intel i7-8700k or AMD Ryzen 2800x this Year.
Thanks, ordered
powerbrick8 h, 47 m ago

Nope, £167.05 16GB 3200 on Amazon


I mean that's still absolutely enormous cost. My 16GB of 2833MHz DDR3 was £60 when I put the rig together, I just can't bring myself to put £100 on top of that for an "upgrade".

Don't understand why other people bother, performance different isn't even that big.
Gort19515 h, 38 m ago

I thought it was more expensive than that with the current trend.Still on …I thought it was more expensive than that with the current trend.Still on the i7-920 but I might update to Intel i7-8700k or AMD Ryzen 2800x this Year.



If the 2 Series Ryzen is like the 1st gen. Get the 2700 non-X.
Save a small fortune and get 95-100% of the performance.
Waiting on Ryzen 2
either a) for an AMD build or b) the 8700K to drop even further, because of competition
Just don't pre order Ryzen 2 before you see benchmarks and tests pcworld.com/art…e=2
Half tempted to go for the 8700k is it likely to come down in price at any time or when Ryzen 2 comes out?
MisterFresh198015 m ago

Half tempted to go for the 8700k is it likely to come down in price at any …Half tempted to go for the 8700k is it likely to come down in price at any time or when Ryzen 2 comes out?


Intel doesn't usually change prices in response, especially considering that the 8700k is their flagship processor.

Ive seen some leaked benchmarks for the Zen+ series which only shows minor gains compared to current Ryzen lineup, maybe ~2-5% , not enough to overthrow the intel lead.

I've purchased this give it's a low price and I am still in the window to return my 8700 non-K, £30 extra for the K is worth it with the better future resale value and performance improvement.
powerbrick11 h, 33 m ago

Nope, £167.05 16GB 3200 on Amazon



in 2018 that's the minimum you want to go 32gb for £240 to last 5 years
staticvoidmain24 m ago

in 2018 that's the minimum you want to go 32gb for £240 to last 5 years


Why?
DDR5 is on the horizon.
Double the bandwidth and density of DDR4.
Immotek3 h, 24 m ago

Intel doesn't usually change prices in response, especially considering …Intel doesn't usually change prices in response, especially considering that the 8700k is their flagship processor. Ive seen some leaked benchmarks for the Zen+ series which only shows minor gains compared to current Ryzen lineup, maybe ~2-5% , not enough to overthrow the intel lead.I've purchased this give it's a low price and I am still in the window to return my 8700 non-K, £30 extra for the K is worth it with the better future resale value and performance improvement.


Oh you mean the same performance boost that Intel has been cranking out for the last 5 years.
we love you intel...we do
MisterFresh19806 h, 18 m ago

Just don't pre order Ryzen 2 before you see benchmarks and tests …Just don't pre order Ryzen 2 before you see benchmarks and tests https://www.pcworld.com/article/3176100/computers/amd-ryzen-7-1700-vs-a-5-year-old-gaming-pc-or-why-you-should-never-preorder.html?page=2


The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading from say a 2500k/2600k in terms of strictly gaming fps. If however you need new aspects of a new cpu such as m.2 ssd etc then of course the upgrade might seem worth it. But for strictly fps numbers, unless your game requires more cores there's no need to upgrade.
amazon is always out of stock pretty useless
bbfb1232 h, 22 m ago

The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading …The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading from say a 2500k/2600k in terms of strictly gaming fps. If however you need new aspects of a new cpu such as m.2 ssd etc then of course the upgrade might seem worth it. But for strictly fps numbers, unless your game requires more cores there's no need to upgrade.


Long live the 2500k/2600k
bbfb1237 h, 8 m ago

The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading …The sad truth is if your a gamer there is literally no point in upgrading from say a 2500k/2600k in terms of strictly gaming fps..


As a gamer who went from a 2500K to an 8700K last year, there is a big boost in frame rates and reduction in frame rate variances from a CPU/RAM upgrade. My games like The Division and Rise of the Tomb Raider run far more smoothly with much better minimums, and the inexplicable ebb and flow of Mass Effect: Andromeda's frame rate could be painful at times on a 2500K - and now it's quite good!

In games where the CPU doesn't play a major role, an 8700K wouldn't give a significant boost - but then, those are almost always the games that don't need a boost anyway.

I'm not sure from where you're getting your information, but my first-hand experience says otherwise - and so, coincidentally enough, do the reviews I've seen.
BetaRomeo6 h, 31 m ago

As a gamer who went from a 2500K to an 8700K last year, there is a big …As a gamer who went from a 2500K to an 8700K last year, there is a big boost in frame rates and reduction in frame rate variances from a CPU/RAM upgrade. My games like The Division and Rise of the Tomb Raider run far more smoothly with much better minimums, and the inexplicable ebb and flow of Mass Effect: Andromeda's frame rate could be painful at times on a 2500K - and now it's quite good!In games where the CPU doesn't play a major role, an 8700K wouldn't give a significant boost - but then, those are almost always the games that don't need a boost anyway.I'm not sure from where you're getting your information, but my first-hand experience says otherwise - and so, coincidentally enough, do the reviews I've seen.


Are you stupid? I said games that don't need extra cores the upgrade won't make a difference, and obviously games that make use of extra cores the upgrade would make sense.

You wrote the exact same thing and then questioned where I get my information...
Out of stock but you can still order at that price, heat!
BetaRomeo6th Mar

I would expect 32GB to be overkill for most people...


It's always better to have more then not enough...

You don't wanna run out of ram or your system will freeze! (I have 32GB in my system) - previously had 16GB and I always had to force restart when my apps decided to gobble up all my ram, but then again I prefer Skylake X but we probably all have different needs for a pc.
X-Ray26 m ago

It's always better to have more then not enough...You don't wanna run out …It's always better to have more then not enough...You don't wanna run out of ram or your system will freeze! (I have 32GB in my system) - previously had 16GB and I always had to force restart when my apps decided to gobble up all my ram, but then again I prefer Skylake X but we probably all have different needs for a pc.


What apps do you run that use 16gb of ram? 8gb is enough for most people.
Would appreciate some advice folks....

I built my last PC in 2012 around an Intel i5-2500k (3.3Ghz) and that has served me perfectly for around 5 years. However, it's become a little sluggish over the last several months. I'm not a gamer, but notice my CPU running at 100% when video editing and often need to pause working whilst the CPU gets back down to a reasonable level.

I'd like to build my next PC to last me another 5-6 years. I tend to research when building a PC, but don't tend to keep up to date once I've built it.

I've kept an eye on the i7-7700k for £255. This i7-8700k is only another £45, so it looks tempting.

What would people recommend?

Thank you.
delboyd6th Mar

I mean that's still absolutely enormous cost. My 16GB of 2833MHz DDR3 was …I mean that's still absolutely enormous cost. My 16GB of 2833MHz DDR3 was £60 when I put the rig together, I just can't bring myself to put £100 on top of that for an "upgrade".Don't understand why other people bother, performance different isn't even that big.


Depends what your aiming for! 1080p? 1440p? 4k , ultrawide.
Reading all your comments :, price, the faff of it all etc just makes me think I made the right decision to move pretty much exclusively to console gaming.
RedTurkey2 h, 35 m ago

I've kept an eye on the i7-7700k for £255. This i7-8700k is only another …I've kept an eye on the i7-7700k for £255. This i7-8700k is only another £45, so it looks tempting. What would people recommend?Thank you.


I am in the same boat looking to upgrade from Sandybridge to either a 8600k - £229 vs 7700k £254 vs 8700k £300 I hear a lot of good things about the 8600k which can apparently overclock easier and stay cooler with it's 6 cores and 6 threads hitting 5GHZ quite easily and and is only £229 there is not a lot of difference between it and the 8700k in benchmarks. +5% and can overclock better.

cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…941

cpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…941
Edited by: "MisterFresh1980" 7th Mar
BetaRomeo19 h, 44 m ago

To be fair, 32gb is only 4GB.


I see what you did there
I know nothing about computers but mine has an i7 5930k but it seems slow sometimes, would this be a good upgrade?
fattyuk48 m ago

Depends what your aiming for! 1080p? 1440p? 4k , ultrawide.


RAM will very rarely be your bottleneck in any of those instances.
KayliB10 m ago

I know nothing about computers but mine has an i7 5930k but it seems slow …I know nothing about computers but mine has an i7 5930k but it seems slow sometimes, would this be a good upgrade?




Better to invest in a decent ssd drive & add more ram.
KayliB53 m ago

I know nothing about computers but mine has an i7 5930k but it seems slow …I know nothing about computers but mine has an i7 5930k but it seems slow sometimes, would this be a good upgrade?


You would need a new motherboard they use totally different sockets. The i7 8700k uses LGA 1151 socket.

In simple terms the socket which your current cpu goes into will have a different layout to the one on the i7 8700k so it won't fit or be compatible with the features the new chip offers.
Edited by: "X-Ray" 7th Mar
bbfb1232 h, 25 m ago

What apps do you run that use 16gb of ram? 8gb is enough for most people.


I do a lot of virtualisation as such VM Ware, VirtualBox etc...

I also run a server based Windows OS with IIS, Apache and a few other programs.

It's also worth noting in terms of gaming I ran out of ram with the game : Just Cause 3 i'm not sure if it was a memory leak I haven't really tested it on 16GB anymore it just froze and used all my ram so I got more and it sorted the issue but yeah generally speaking the more you have the better*.

Obviously something silly like 128GB of DDR4 ram isn't needed for the average user.
Edited by: "X-Ray" 7th Mar
X-Ray7th Mar

You would need a new motherboard they use totally different sockets. The …You would need a new motherboard they use totally different sockets. The i7 8700k uses LGA 1151 socket.In simple terms the socket which your current cpu goes into will have a different layout to the one on the i7 8700k so it won't fit or be compatible with the features the new chip offers.

Ok thank you
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