Intel BX80677I77740X Core I7-7740X 4.30 GHz Extreme Edition Processor - Silver £200 @ Amazon - Dispatched from and sold by Box Limited
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Intel BX80677I77740X Core I7-7740X 4.30 GHz Extreme Edition Processor - Silver £200 @ Amazon - Dispatched from and sold by Box Limited

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Found 11th Jan
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Made little sense on release and now it's not even funny.
MrBeatnik38 m ago

Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are …Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are affected..


Probably for the best as people shouldnt really be fooled into buying them.
£200 for a quad core in 2019.

Not happening.
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kencol2 m ago

https://www.box.co.uk/BX80677I77740X-Intel-Quad-Core-i7-7740X-Unlocked-CPU_2157003.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmuHhBRD0ARIsAFWyPwgNGpllKSoLBuvi2CUsJzAuQTcUKKtx21rWWHBvS8O8yZuyMKuBLf8aAnCXEALw_wcBIs this the same?


yep it is mate nice find
Made little sense on release and now it's not even funny.
kencol8 m ago

https://www.box.co.uk/BX80677I77740X-Intel-Quad-Core-i7-7740X-Unlocked-CPU_2157003.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmuHhBRD0ARIsAFWyPwgNGpllKSoLBuvi2CUsJzAuQTcUKKtx21rWWHBvS8O8yZuyMKuBLf8aAnCXEALw_wcBIs this the same?


Is the same (although box has the correct description as 7740x only has 16 pci-e lanes), but you need to get a compatible X299 motherboard which are expensive which is why this is a pointless chip really.
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Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are affected..
MrBeatnik38 m ago

Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are …Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are affected..


Probably for the best as people shouldnt really be fooled into buying them.
MrBeatnik13 h, 15 m ago

Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are …Intel chips have a supply issue at the moment, not sure what versions are affected..


Not this one, Intel stopped making this model some time ago, enthusiast grade chip that was easily beeten by it's consumer counterpart for half of the price... Who would go for this?
r200ti15 h, 20 m ago

Probably for the best as people shouldnt really be fooled into buying them.


Each to their own. Personally, I'm happy to use previous gen chips, save some cash and don't have the same supply issues.
ItsADeal_ItsASteal47 m ago

Each to their own. Personally, I'm happy to use previous gen chips, save …Each to their own. Personally, I'm happy to use previous gen chips, save some cash and don't have the same supply issues.


I am still on gen3 Intel stuff but I learned early on to get the best motherboard you can afford and an adequate chip so I ended up getting an Asus P8Z77-i Deluxe (£99 from amazon thanks HUKD) ITX board for my media centre and an Asus Maximus V Formula/ThunderFX for my gaming rig. Initially I had a celeron in the itx and an i5 2500k (was £99 new from Dixons many years ago - thanks HUKD) in the gaming rig but later i got an i7 3770k for cheap and I got a 3570k in the itx.
I got a bargain price on 32gb of Gskill ripjaws ddr3 2400 ram and the performance is so good when I benchmark them on userbenchmark that there is still no reason for me to upgrade anything other than my graphics card.
I also built some computers for family and friends back then using cheaper h61 boards and celeron processors which I have recently upgraded using i5 processors bought from ebay and Cex for 20-26 quid depending on model which has breathed new life into those older systems for peanuts.
£200 for a quad core in 2019.

Not happening.
ItsADeal_ItsASteal12th Jan

Each to their own. Personally, I'm happy to use previous gen chips, save …Each to their own. Personally, I'm happy to use previous gen chips, save some cash and don't have the same supply issues.


Except in this case the CPU is very expensive for a quad core and the motherboards for it start at £200.
So £400 for a quad core + mobo is only a good deal for Intel.
Edited by: "Agharta" 13th Jan
ImBen_Cole42 m ago

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No it's not, and even if it was the performance gains from overclocking wouldn't be worth nowhere near 150£ - ofc if you wanted to do it for fun, that's another reason.
sold out
vulcanproject1 h, 17 m ago

£200 for a quad core in 2019.Not happening.



Don't forget the incredibly expensive platform for this CPU.
Edited by: "3anana" 13th Jan
3anana8 m ago

Don't forget the incredibly expensive platform for this CPU.


The whole thing makes no sense at this point. If you already had the platform you would probably have a CPU with more cores than this already. So you're not 'upgrading' much to a 7740X.

If you were buying into it new you should just get a six core 9600k and a quality Z390 board for £400 total instead of this quad core CPU and what would be a dirt cheap X299 board for the £400.
newbiemuppet2 h, 22 m ago

sold out



Why sad? This is the most useless CPU ever made. A £200 quad core that only requires an expensive X299 motherboard, which it doesn’t support the key features of (quad channel RAM and most of the PCI-E lanes are lost). To add to that it performs worse than a similarly clocked quad core on A Z270 board whilst also using more power. Junk.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 13th Jan
Intel just make no sense lately. Zen 2 can't come soon enough imo.
im sure this was once like £160 from amazon it was a bad deal then idk about now.. lol even worse

I miss using flubit on amazon with box.co.uk getting some incredible prices..

good ole dayz
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