Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor - £279.89 @ Sold by TT WARES and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2 GHz QuadCore 8MB Cache Processor - £279.89 @ Sold by TT WARES and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 22nd Nov
Core i7-7700K, Speed: 4.2 GHz, QuadCore, 8 Mb Cache. Very close to the lowest price ever, according to Camel Camel Camel.

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It's good price, but with recent prices it probably would be better to go with the i7 7740x at 188.

Can get a Ryzen 7 1800X for the same price. You'll also then have a motherboard you won't have to change soon.

Literally no reason to get this.

iehrgeizi6 m ago

Can get a Ryzen 7 1800X for the same price. You'll also then have a …Can get a Ryzen 7 1800X for the same price. You'll also then have a motherboard you won't have to change soon.Literally no reason to get this.


Depends, gaming for example where ryzen isnt used to its full potential causing it to fall short.

Wouldn't touch AMD regardless, but you can't say there is no reason...

Cuddl3s14 m ago

It's good price, but with recent prices it probably would be better to go …It's good price, but with recent prices it probably would be better to go with the i7 7740x at 188.


Hi Cuddl3s

Do you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is upgrading his gaming pc, has an i3 in it at present

gazdoubleu8 m ago

Hi Cuddl3sDo you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is …Hi Cuddl3sDo you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is upgrading his gaming pc, has an i3 in it at present


Same performance except with the 7740x the motherboards are a lot dearer so the overall cost is the same. For future upgrades I'd say get the 7740x though as the 7700k is the best you can get on that platform.

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gazdoubleu10 m ago

Hi Cuddl3sDo you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is …Hi Cuddl3sDo you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is upgrading his gaming pc, has an i3 in it at present


When you say "upgrading", do you mean he will replace the processor and motherboard (and potentially also the memory) or only the processor? If he only wants to upgrade the processor, then the possible upgrades will be limited by the current processor family (not just "i3" but the full model number) and also the motherboard chipset. Without knowing those, it's probably an impossible question to answer.

If you're talking about replacing motherboard+processor, then the i7-7740X may be much cheaper and on a par performance-wise, but it needs more expensive motherboards. So it's swings and roundabouts...

timidluke1 h, 2 m ago

Depends, gaming for example where ryzen isnt used to its full potential …Depends, gaming for example where ryzen isnt used to its full potential causing it to fall short.Wouldn't touch AMD regardless, but you can't say there is no reason...


In all fairness I can say that. If you want a CPU for gaming then why not get an i5?

iehrgeizi16 m ago

In all fairness I can say that. If you want a CPU for gaming then why not …In all fairness I can say that. If you want a CPU for gaming then why not get an i5?


If simply for gaming I agree, I stream whilst playing games and using multimedia apps like psd and don't drop a frame.
Thats with the 6th gen i7 k model but if we're all honest theres little difference in 6th and 7th gen (luckily the price is the same).

Cuddl3s1 h, 29 m ago

It's good price, but with recent prices it probably would be better to go …It's good price, but with recent prices it probably would be better to go with the i7 7740x at 188.


Does that work with the same socket

gazdoubleu2 h, 29 m ago

Hi Cuddl3sDo you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is …Hi Cuddl3sDo you know the pros and cons of each of the 2 i7's my son is upgrading his gaming pc, has an i3 in it at present



The 7700K beats the 7740X in gaming.

adamspencer95 has a great reply for this. I'm copying and pasting directly from the deal for the i7-7740X.

"7740X on LGA2066 seems pointless

16 pci-e lanes

yet you pay the £200+ premium for the motherboard

like the i5 deal a few days ago, once you factor in the motherboard it's not good value"


You can also google 7700K vs 7740X and read up on it, or watch some youtube videos. Those should explain the differences.


timidluke3 h, 52 m ago

If simply for gaming I agree, I stream whilst playing games and using …If simply for gaming I agree, I stream whilst playing games and using multimedia apps like psd and don't drop a frame. Thats with the 6th gen i7 k model but if we're all honest theres little difference in 6th and 7th gen (luckily the price is the same).


My argument then would be to go for Ryzen as you lose less frames when streaming and you can multitask even more if needed. Then there's the benefit I mentioned of having a motherboard that you can reuse even with the next revision of Ryzen.

If you don't like AMD that's fine but it doesn't make this the best option.

iehrgeizi6 m ago

My argument then would be to go for Ryzen as you lose less frames when …My argument then would be to go for Ryzen as you lose less frames when streaming and you can multitask even more if needed. Then there's the benefit I mentioned of having a motherboard that you can reuse even with the next revision of Ryzen. If you don't like AMD that's fine but it doesn't make this the best option.


I said I don't lose any frames by the way. I think you're mistaking me too, I was defending that there is a reason to get Intel however not that its indefinitely superior... which by the way you made Ryzen out to be.

CHAOSEN34 h, 54 m ago

The 7700K beats the 7740X in gaming.adamspencer95 has a great reply for …The 7700K beats the 7740X in gaming.adamspencer95 has a great reply for this. I'm copying and pasting directly from the deal for the i7-7740X."7740X on LGA2066 seems pointless16 pci-e lanesyet you pay the £200+ premium for the motherboardlike the i5 deal a few days ago, once you factor in the motherboard it's not good value"You can also google 7700K vs 7740X and read up on it, or watch some youtube videos. Those should explain the differences.

Cheers didn't realise it would need different motherboard to 7th gen kaby lake so that that for me 7700k all the way

Just remember that there is no upgrade path from the 7700k as the motherboards won’t take any newer processor.

If your i3 uses the same processor socket and motherboard (Z270) the 7700k is a good upgrade.

If not you may want to hold on for an Intel 8th gen cheaper motherboard, which will come out from Intel at some point “reasonably” soon I guess (currently only expensive Z370 boards are compatible). Although you may possibly lose the benefit of overclocking (hence no point paying for a “k” version).

Intel seem to be making this far more complicated than they should. My understanding is that there is no technical reason they changed the socket (only going by what I’ve read) so it seems it is only to make even more money.
Edited by: "dan_lesser" 22nd Nov

I'm still undecided between this and the Ryzen 7 1700 for my build.

Baz19862 h, 23 m ago

I'm still undecided between this and the Ryzen 7 1700 for my build.


Ill help mate. R7, dont even think about it.
This is at least £100 over priced. In reality it competes with the Ryzen 1600, where you can pick either rounded and efficient performance from the AMD chip or low thread (high clock) performance of the Intel chip. At the R7's price point it gets blown into the weeds.

r200ti13 h, 34 m ago

Ill help mate. R7, dont even think about it. This is at least £100 over …Ill help mate. R7, dont even think about it. This is at least £100 over priced. In reality it competes with the Ryzen 1600, where you can pick either rounded and efficient performance from the AMD chip or low thread (high clock) performance of the Intel chip. At the R7's price point it gets blown into the weeds.


Yeah. I am leaning towards the 1700. What I'm counting on though is games being further optimised for Ryzen in the future rather than being stuck with an 7700k that's struggling to keep up in a few years time.
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