Intel Core i5-7500 (3.40Ghz) LGA 1151 £105 @ CEX
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Intel Core i5-7500 (3.40Ghz) LGA 1151 £105 @ CEX

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Found 13th AprEdited by:"brookheather"
CEX have recently dropped the price of the Intel i5-7500 quad core socket 1151 cpu to £105 (in stock online with free delivery). Also includes 2 year warranty.

This Kaby Lake cpu will turbo up to 3.8GHz and is around 10% quicker than than the previous gen i5 6500. You can pair this with a cheap socket 1151 H110 motherboard though it may need a BIOS update before it can take a Kaby Lake cpu.

Amazon Warehouse currently have a number of 1151 motherboards for £30-£40. You will need some DDR4 memory though which is still pretty expensive.
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    You can get a brand new i3-8100 for that price. But you'll probs need a new Mboard though
    Is this not better from CEX?

    uk.webuy.com/pro…770

    only £80 and benchmarks seem over 20% better.
    What about the £3 i3 s from cex. Guaranteed gaming experience
    I got a 3930k from cex a couple months ago for £90, on par with the 8600k when OCd to 4.5GHz, two year warranty on top is great. Theres acc one in stock right now, beware though, finding a motherboard for it is hard, theyre quite uncommon.
    Edited by: "Diolusion" 13th Apr
    whopaysrrp27 m ago

    Is this not better from …Is this not better from CEX?https://uk.webuy.com/product-detail?id=scpuinti73770only £80 and benchmarks seem over 20% better.


    That's a much older platform so not really comparable.
    Agharta47 m ago

    That's a much older platform so not really comparable.


    How is it not comparable?
    ws0072 m ago

    How is it not comparable?



    Because the sockets are completely different, you would have to buy an older motherboard just to use that i7.
    If you are building a new PC, this is a bad purchase.

    If you are upgrading an existing PC, maybe.

    The i3 8100 is faster than this process and costs 15 quid less (There are some on amazon right now under 90 quid). (They both have 4 cores 4 threads btw).

    You can pick up a new B360 motherboard for around 55 quid new So that's basically the same price for new parts that are equally fast (if not faster).

    145 new versus 145 used (and older!).

    Up to you, but seems a bit silly to me.
    hethekid1 h, 30 m ago

    What about the £3 i3 s from cex. Guaranteed gaming experience


    If you have the right motherboard and don't want cutting edge performance then it's a bargain.... but it's gonna be a 6 year old CPU vs a 1 or 2 year old CPU.

    Horses for courses, apples and oranges, chips and crisps and other assorted sayings.
    ws00745 m ago

    How is it not comparable?


    You might as well compare it with a 6 year old AMD CPU as that is equally old and incompatible.
    That i7 is good value if you have an old system using that socket but older stuff tends to be cheaper anyway and for a reason.
    Agharta5 h, 8 m ago

    You might as well compare it with a 6 year old AMD CPU as that is equally …You might as well compare it with a 6 year old AMD CPU as that is equally old and incompatible.That i7 is good value if you have an old system using that socket but older stuff tends to be cheaper anyway and for a reason.


    But it is faster though? I dont get how its not comparable. If it was slower I would get that comment.
    Both come with a 2 year warranty from cex aswell. Would a 1151 chipset motherboard be faster than an LGA 1155?
    If you're buying into an old generation, you might as well buy the best bang for the buck, which is not this. It will be something like the i7-3770 whopaysrrp posted.

    Also, DDR3 is a lot cheaper than DDR4 and you lose very little.
    whopaysrrp1 h, 54 m ago

    But it is faster though? I dont get how its not comparable. If it was …But it is faster though? I dont get how its not comparable. If it was slower I would get that comment.


    Speed is but one metric when looking at a system.
    You’d generally buy an i5-7500 because you already have a system that supports the socket otherwise it makes little sense at this price unless you purchase a bargain motherboard to match it with which you can still buy new.
    The i7-3770 is 6 years old so you are looking at upgrading a much older system or buying a second-hand board/PC to host it.
    The features on the newer platform are improved in a number of ways over the older one and the support you get from MS in the future is different also depending on which version of Windows you run.
    A six year old CPU model will tend to be cheaper than a one year old model even though it’s faster. That makes it a bargain to some and an irrelevance to others.

    There are a lot of differences between them when you look at the overall context.
    That’s why I said they aren’t comparable but that is just my perspective.
    A six year old sports car might be faster than a one year old one and cheaper but if it lacks the features you want (M.2. NMMe, USB 10Gbs etc) then you wouldn't even give it a look.
    As I said at the beginning, speed is only one metric.
    Agharta1 h, 33 m ago

    Speed is but one metric when looking at a system.You’d generally buy an i …Speed is but one metric when looking at a system.You’d generally buy an i5-7500 because you already have a system that supports the socket otherwise it makes little sense at this price unless you purchase a bargain motherboard to match it with which you can still buy new.The i7-3770 is 6 years old so you are looking at upgrading a much older system or buying a second-hand board/PC to host it.The features on the newer platform are improved in a number of ways over the older one and the support you get from MS in the future is different also depending on which version of Windows you run.A six year old CPU model will tend to be cheaper than a one year old model even though it’s faster. That makes it a bargain to some and an irrelevance to others. There are a lot of differences between them when you look at the overall context.That’s why I said they aren’t comparable but that is just my perspective. A six year old sports car might be faster than a one year old one and cheaper but if it lacks the features you want (M.2. NMMe, USB 10Gbs etc) then you wouldn't even give it a look.As I said at the beginning, speed is only one metric.


    I wasnt trying to troll. Just interested. The support though is a big thing I am guessing. Basically I bought an ASUS i5, gtx 1070 deal from laptops direct. They sent me 2 and neither would turn on so I have been refunded. Now I am looking at building a system. But things like processors and graphics cards are the easy bit, Its what motherboard to get that is giving me the headache. I want to get parts from amazon for the extra cover.
    whopaysrrp7 h, 41 m ago

    I wasnt trying to troll. Just interested. The support though is a big …I wasnt trying to troll. Just interested. The support though is a big thing I am guessing. Basically I bought an ASUS i5, gtx 1070 deal from laptops direct. They sent me 2 and neither would turn on so I have been refunded. Now I am looking at building a system. But things like processors and graphics cards are the easy bit, Its what motherboard to get that is giving me the headache. I want to get parts from amazon for the extra cover.


    Hey dude, tell us a bit more about what your most demanding apps are and what your budget is and I'm sure you'll get some helpful suggestions.

    For what it's worth I've always found mobos the component where you can agonise too much, especially if (as i5/1070 suggest) you are looking for a sensible blend of upper middle performance and price rather than a bleeding edge system. Mid range mobos are much of a muchness once you get your needs straight.

    If you select your CPU first, identify the mid range chipset to go with that. Clarify your needs around the main selection questions - size, any specific connections you need, any new tech that really grabs you (NVMe is the obvious candidate at the moment) and it largely becomes a question of shooting for bargains and looking at review scores. You might want to think through whether overclockability means a lot for you, as that's where higher end boards compete - but you can get a sensible OC out of a mid range board and it

    I find the way specialists like Scan structure their product selection very good at helping narrow in on the right choices, even if you then go on Amazon to buy it.
    WessexUnderwater5 h, 50 m ago

    Hey dude, tell us a bit more about what your most demanding apps are and …Hey dude, tell us a bit more about what your most demanding apps are and what your budget is and I'm sure you'll get some helpful suggestions.For what it's worth I've always found mobos the component where you can agonise too much, especially if (as i5/1070 suggest) you are looking for a sensible blend of upper middle performance and price rather than a bleeding edge system. Mid range mobos are much of a muchness once you get your needs straight. If you select your CPU first, identify the mid range chipset to go with that. Clarify your needs around the main selection questions - size, any specific connections you need, any new tech that really grabs you (NVMe is the obvious candidate at the moment) and it largely becomes a question of shooting for bargains and looking at review scores. You might want to think through whether overclockability means a lot for you, as that's where higher end boards compete - but you can get a sensible OC out of a mid range board and it I find the way specialists like Scan structure their product selection very good at helping narrow in on the right choices, even if you then go on Amazon to buy it.


    Basically I want it mostly for Microsoft office. But at some point I will be getting a vr headset. I want something that will load instantly. I will be playing the odd AAA game at some point. I will give that website a try.
    whopaysrrp7 h, 1 m ago

    Basically I want it mostly for Microsoft office. But at some point I will …Basically I want it mostly for Microsoft office. But at some point I will be getting a vr headset. I want something that will load instantly. I will be playing the odd AAA game at some point. I will give that website a try.


    I have Oculus Rift and the main mobo consideration is that it takes up 3 USB 3.0 connections. So you probably want at least 6 overall.

    Given what what you say about VR/gaming being some way down the road, I wonder if a good strategy would be to get an AMD Ryzen 2200G or 2400G with one of the new X470 chipset Mobos. The CPUs have an integrated, cut down, Vega GPU, and come in at £80/£126, and are really well reviewed, good for all but the most demanding gaming. I say it because if the onboard graphics could see you through till Autumn you'll have the new Nvidia cards to choose from and hopefully some cooling of the current price craziness.
    Diolusion13th Apr

    I got a 3930k from cex a couple months ago for £90, on par with the 8600k …I got a 3930k from cex a couple months ago for £90, on par with the 8600k when OCd to 4.5GHz, two year warranty on top is great. Theres acc one in stock right now, beware though, finding a motherboard for it is hard, theyre quite uncommon.


    No sh*t! Even faulty LGA 2011 motherboards go for £60+ on ebay
    It's absolutely insane!

    There are Chinese knockoff LGA2011 boards, though I've read that they aren't proper x97 chipsets. As such they only support ancient Xeons, not Sandybridge-E nor Ivybridge-E; even then, they still cost £50-60 =/

    Such a shame as there's some amazing LGA2011 bargains on CEX; the 4820K for £50 for instance!
    That's almoSt half what they go for on ebay!
    Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 18th Apr
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