Intel Core i7-7700K £253 @ Amazon , sold & dispatched by CPU World UK
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Intel Core i7-7700K £253 @ Amazon , sold & dispatched by CPU World UK

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Found 25th Feb
Just spotted this beast of a CPU for £253 , which is the cheapest I've ever seen it.

Free UK delivery, sold by CPU World UK .

Please note, this CPU doesn't work in z370 Motherboards, but it works on 270 ones.


The i7-7700K is the most powerful processor of Intel’s new “Kaby Lake” generation of desktop processors. A direct successor to the Skylake 6700K, this new model benefits from higher clock speeds, improved graphics performance and a slightly more efficient architecture.

This chip is for those looking to perform challenging tasks on their PCs, including batch photo editing, video editing and 3D work. It will work best in conjunction with a dedicated GPU for ultimate performance.



Just make sure you keep it cooled properly
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Been hovering on or around this price for weeks, need it to hit more like £220, then im on it
philjstephenson47 s ago

Been hovering on or around this price for weeks, need it to hit more like …Been hovering on or around this price for weeks, need it to hit more like £220, then im on it


Its been 257/257 , small difference yet a difference . Every little helps! :P
philjstephenson3 m ago

Been hovering on or around this price for weeks, need it to hit more like …Been hovering on or around this price for weeks, need it to hit more like £220, then im on it


Also, I can't see it hitting the price of a 7700 anytime soon haha.
daastle9 m ago

Also, I can't see it hitting the price of a 7700 anytime soon haha.


I know, tragic aint it! :-)
It seems a bit overpriced at the moment when you can pick up an 8th generation six core, twelve threads i7 8700 for £264. Though for now the cheapest Z370 motherboard to use it is £90, retail stores in Thailand and Vietnam have now provisionally listed H370 and B360 motherboards, so hopefully it won't be too many more weeks before we see those budget boards. That should, hopefully, knock the price of the 7770K down a bit more. I'd guess its likely to be at least a month, rather than weeks.
Noclouds33 m ago

It seems a bit overpriced at the moment when you can pick up an 8th …It seems a bit overpriced at the moment when you can pick up an 8th generation six core, twelve threads i7 8700 for £264. Though for now the cheapest Z370 motherboard to use it is £90, retail stores in Thailand and Vietnam have now provisionally listed H370 and B360 motherboards, so hopefully it won't be too many more weeks before we see those budget boards. That should, hopefully, knock the price of the 7770K down a bit more. I'd guess its likely to be at least a month, rather than weeks.


True. I'd go for an it 8700 personally, and I've got the 8700k as i had a bit more to spend. Also,the whole delidding to get decent temperatures on a 7700k doesn't seem fun.
daastle31 m ago

True. I'd go for an it 8700 personally, and I've got the 8700k as i had a …True. I'd go for an it 8700 personally, and I've got the 8700k as i had a bit more to spend. Also,the whole delidding to get decent temperatures on a 7700k doesn't seem fun.


The thought of de-lidding makes me nervous, too, especially at the price of an 8700K or 7770K. A bit off topic but I saw one Youtuber write off his new AMD 2400G APU when de-lidding. At least he was honest enough to share the experience, and a big Youtuber at that (Tech YES City), though I am sure many will say he should have used the purpose designed tool that der8auer has apparently modded for the new AMD APUs. I don't think it made any real difference to overclocks but did brink the temp down substantially, meaning you could run it with a lower/quieter fan speed. I think I probably wouldn't de-lid anything until it was well outside of the warranty period and would feel a bit less of a gamble, at that stage!
Good if you have a Kaby Lake board, otherwise just buy an 8600K for £220 it's basically equal in performance
nice
I used the dr delid tool to delid my 8600k,very easy.
Seems like a false economy to buy this chip. You'll save £80 compared to the 8700K, but in the full context of a PC, it's like a 10% saving for a 33% performance drop. Given how slowly IPC and clock speeds are progressing, you'd be crazy not to buy the best you can afford today. It'll still be a solid performer in years.
8700k all the way for fresh builds, even an 8400.
dxx12 m ago

Seems like a false economy to buy this chip. You'll save £80 compared to …Seems like a false economy to buy this chip. You'll save £80 compared to the 8700K, but in the full context of a PC, it's like a 10% saving for a 33% performance drop. Given how slowly IPC and clock speeds are progressing, you'd be crazy not to buy the best you can afford today. It'll still be a solid performer in years.


unless you are gaming when the extra cores will make almost no difference whatsoever

if anything a 7700K should OC higher and outperform an 8700K for gaming
adamspencer955 m ago

unless you are gaming when the extra cores will make almost no difference …unless you are gaming when the extra cores will make almost no difference whatsoeverif anything a 7700K should OC higher and outperform an 8700K for gaming

That's complete nonsense though. Many more demanding newer games are capable of making use of more than eight threads. The 7700K hits 100% usage on all threads in Assassin's Creed: Origins at times, even when overclocked. This trend is only going to accelerate now that even Intel have moved past quad cores, which are now confined to budget chips (and overpriced old stock). The 8700K also overclocks every bit as well as the 7700K, so there's not even a single thread performance advantage to consider.
Edited by: "Aretak" 25th Feb
Aretak1 h, 13 m ago

That's complete nonsense though. Many more demanding newer games are …That's complete nonsense though. Many more demanding newer games are capable of making use of more than eight threads. The 7700K hits 100% usage on all threads in Assassin's Creed: Origins at times, even when overclocked. This trend is only going to accelerate now that even Intel have moved past quad cores, which are now confined to budget chips (and overpriced old stock). The 8700K also overclocks every bit as well as the 7700K, so there's not even a single thread performance advantage to consider.


it's probably not going to be worth the extra ~£70+ premium to most people that's my point

its not a 33% performance difference as dxx alluded to previously
Edited by: "adamspencer95" 25th Feb
adamspencer951 h, 45 m ago

it's probably not going to be worth the extra ~£70+ premium to most people …it's probably not going to be worth the extra ~£70+ premium to most people that's my pointits not a 33% performance difference as dxx alluded to previously


still doesnt make sense.
Building from scratch buy a modern CPU, meltdownlake or Ryzen.
If your upgrading an I3 7th (on a z mobo??) purely for gaming then youd be better off investing in a faster GPU, or a 500hz monitor to play 480p games on.
This CPU makes zero sense, even if it cost £150.
adamspencer953 h, 8 m ago

it's probably not going to be worth the extra ~£70+ premium to most people …it's probably not going to be worth the extra ~£70+ premium to most people that's my pointits not a 33% performance difference as dxx alluded to previously




Perhaps I should've been clearer and added that it's an Up To figure, dependent on how each app is written, the workloads it deals with, and external bottlenecks. In optimal situations, the £80 extra does indeed buy you performance gains approaching 50% .

Remember, when you're buying new hardware that's going to last a long time, you're not so much buying it for historical applications, you're buying it for contemporary and future ones. £80 isn't a lot of money, and it seems awfully short-sighted to me to save it at the expense of knocking a third off your CPU's capacity. It's the buy cheap, buy twice thing. You can buy the 7700K today, but you're going to want to upgrade a whole lot sooner than if you buy the chip with 50% more power. Unless you're really desperate to save a few quid, I can't think of any good reason to buy an obsolete CPU.
vulcanproject13 h, 31 m ago

Good if you have a Kaby Lake board, otherwise just buy an 8600K for £220 …Good if you have a Kaby Lake board, otherwise just buy an 8600K for £220 it's basically equal in performance


This is pretty much true. Also, don't forget the 8400 does a really good job too. If you aren't looking at OC'ing much, the 8400 is the best value.
Intel are fickle buggers at the best of times so cannon lake will probably need its own board that blacklists older cpus for no reason besides greed
kester765 h, 37 m ago

Intel are fickle buggers at the best of times so cannon lake will probably …Intel are fickle buggers at the best of times so cannon lake will probably need its own board that blacklists older cpus for no reason besides greed


I hope not
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