Intel Core I7-8700K 4.7Ghz Turbo Six Core Coffee Lake Retail/Boxed CPU Processor - LGA1151 @ AWD-IT - £308.95
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Intel Core I7-8700K 4.7Ghz Turbo Six Core Coffee Lake Retail/Boxed CPU Processor - LGA1151 @ AWD-IT - £308.95

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Found 21st Feb
Not OEM like this deal but basically the same price
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Worth noting that new, cheaper motherboards will be available very soon for these.
Damn ordered this yesterday from CCL for £20 more. Also cashback available if you buy an ASUS mobo with this.
These overclock very nicely too. Have had mine at 5 GHz on all cores since release and no issues!
Seanspeed5 h, 59 m ago

Worth noting that new, cheaper motherboards will be available very soon …Worth noting that new, cheaper motherboards will be available very soon for these.


Could you elaborate as I'm about to start a new build. Thanks
Edited by: "sam5560" 22nd Feb
sam556050 m ago

Could you elaborate as I'm about to start a new build. Thanks


Currently there are Z370 motherboards which have most of the functionality and are ment for overclocking. As to the B350 motherboard they are budget boards and tend to have a few of the overclocking functionality missing and some features. Most of all B350 boards are cheaper.
sam556052 m ago

Could you elaborate as I'm about to start a new build. Thanks


Intel launched with the high end most expensive Z370 boards, soon to launch the mid and lower end models.

H370, B360 and H310. Saying that it's not exactly an ideal pairing for a £310 i7 8700k on a budget board that has average VRM performance or can't support the full range of overclocking options.

Really the cheaper boards will be perfect for the locked Coffee Lake models. A budget £80 board + a £100 i3 8100 would be a top cheap gaming combo.
vulcanproject2 h, 45 m ago

Saying that it's not exactly an ideal pairing for a £310 i7 8700k on a …Saying that it's not exactly an ideal pairing for a £310 i7 8700k on a budget board that has average VRM performance or can't support the full range of overclocking options.


I dont really agree with this. These wont all be 'super budget' or anything. Many of them will offer sufficient overclocking ability to get some decent extra performance.

You only need to spend the big bucks if you're trying to really push the CPU closer to its limits. As somebody who isn't concerned with MAX overclocking or whatever, I find the top boards a massive waste of money when I can get overclocking performance I'm quite happy with for much less.
Edited by: "Seanspeed" 22nd Feb
Seanspeed15 m ago

I dont really agree with this. These wont all be 'super budget' or …I dont really agree with this. These wont all be 'super budget' or anything. Many of them will offer sufficient overclocking ability to get some decent extra performance. You only need to spend the big bucks if you're trying to really push the CPU closer to its limits. As somebody who isn't concerned with MAX overclocking or whatever, I find the top boards a massive waste of money when I can get overclocking performance I'm quite happy with for much less.



Nobody is stopping you pairing a £90 board with a £310 CPU designed for overclocking but it's hardly the best pairing. Ideally you want a decent Z370 chipset if you plan on overclocking an 8700k just a little bit.

Even if you aren't aiming at max overclocking you are far more likely to have a stable, long term guaranteed overclock with lower voltage required and better vdroop characteristics on the nicer boards.

I'm not talking about £200+ boards here. £130-£140 for a well featured Z370 board will get something sufficiently better than a £90-£100 budget board to make it worth the extra cash with such a high end CPU.
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