Intel i7 4790k processor £274.76 @ Amazon (Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months)
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Intel i7 4790k processor £274.76 @ Amazon (Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months)

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Edited by:"AMasters007"Found 31st Jul 2017
This is my first deal so please be nice I know this deal wont be for everyone but I have been looking for a 4790K for a while now. I was tempted to go used, due to my budget, but for this price with the manufactures warranty etc. I could happily stretch a bit. This processor is getting on a bit now, but for anyone still rocking a 1150 motherboard this is a brilliant all round processor and for this price excellent value to boot.

I know it has been cheaper before but I think, from looking on camel camel anyway, this is the cheapest its been the past year?
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Intel Core i7 4790K S 1150 Haswell Refresh Quad Core Processor

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My 4790K is still going strong, and I'm failing to see a worthwhile upgrade. It'll cost at least GTX1080 prices to upgrade CPU, mobo & RAM for what, 10% extra performance? Processors will have to massively improve before I'm thinking of switching from this. That said, I paid £245 for mine years ago, this shouldn't be costing more now. Remember when older lines of technology actually came down in price as newer versions were released?
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best chip for this socket, but my god expensive compared to todays tech
Sorry but freezing! Terrible price considering how old the CPU is. For this price or maybe a little more you could have the Ryzen 1700.

That said the 4790 IS a good CPU for it's age and as I have an old Haswell system I would like to upgrade, I would jump on a genuinely good deal on this chip, which this sadly isn't.

Prices are VERY variable on eBay but I a few months ago I saw someone selling these off at £60, really! I suspect they didn't know what it was worth or wanted to clear them very quickly but even so shows what these can go for at the bottom end, more common is £100-£200 used but still way cheaper than this....
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ST31238 m ago

Sorry but freezing! Terrible price considering how old the CPU is. For …Sorry but freezing! Terrible price considering how old the CPU is. For this price or maybe a little more you could have the Ryzen 1700. That said the 4790 IS a good CPU for it's age and as I have an old Haswell system I would like to upgrade, I would jump on a genuinely good deal on this chip, which this sadly isn't. Prices are VERY variable on eBay but I a few months ago I saw someone selling these off at £60, really! I suspect they didn't know what it was worth or wanted to clear them very quickly but even so shows what these can go for at the bottom end, more common is £100-£200 used but still way cheaper than this....


Not sure if you miss-typed but this is the 4790K not the 4790? They usually go on Ebay for £200-£250, from what I've seen anyway, over the last few months. I thought this was a pretty good deal but apparently not
ST312323 m ago

Sorry but freezing! Terrible price considering how old the CPU is. For …Sorry but freezing! Terrible price considering how old the CPU is. For this price or maybe a little more you could have the Ryzen 1700. That said the 4790 IS a good CPU for it's age and as I have an old Haswell system I would like to upgrade, I would jump on a genuinely good deal on this chip, which this sadly isn't. Prices are VERY variable on eBay but I a few months ago I saw someone selling these off at £60, really! I suspect they didn't know what it was worth or wanted to clear them very quickly but even so shows what these can go for at the bottom end, more common is £100-£200 used but still way cheaper than this....


Ain't nobody selling 4790K's for 60 quid mate

ebay.co.uk/sch…=15
Edited by: "i_have_crabs" 31st Jul 2017
My 4790K is still going strong, and I'm failing to see a worthwhile upgrade. It'll cost at least GTX1080 prices to upgrade CPU, mobo & RAM for what, 10% extra performance? Processors will have to massively improve before I'm thinking of switching from this. That said, I paid £245 for mine years ago, this shouldn't be costing more now. Remember when older lines of technology actually came down in price as newer versions were released?
i_have_crabs10 m ago

Ain't nobody selling 4790K's for 60 quid mate


there isn't right now (mores the pity) but there was a few months back. Certainly an exception, not saying they are commonly that price, probably someone messed up and didn't check what they are worth.

Looking on eBay now they can go quite high though still some in the £150-£200 range if you are willing to wait for the right deal but I'd admit they aren't particularly cheap right now. Then again most PC parts seem to be expensive these days unfortunately, just a bad time to be building or upgrading a PC unfortunately.
ST31237 m ago

there isn't right now (mores the pity) but there was a few months back. …there isn't right now (mores the pity) but there was a few months back. Certainly an exception, not saying they are commonly that price, probably someone messed up and didn't check what they are worth. Looking on eBay now they can go quite high though still some in the £150-£200 range if you are willing to wait for the right deal but I'd admit they aren't particularly cheap right now. Then again most PC parts seem to be expensive these days unfortunately, just a bad time to be building or upgrading a PC unfortunately.


well it was a complete error on their part seeing as even CEX will give you £150 cash currently. they won't drop too far in the near future tbh, just look at the premium chip for any socket in recent history, they will reach a certain point and hold steady. 2700K's still average around £100. Sub-£100 4790K's won't be for a few years yet.
Wouldn't buy this, would but ryzen or threadripper upgrade personally. This is a hell of a lot to pay for 8 threads of completely outdated performance.

Hell, I run 6600k, and I'm thinking of going threadripper 16/32 this year.
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Very little difference compared to i7-6700K/7700K in games even with a GTX 1080.

The i7-4790K is well overpriced for very little performance increase (15% at best) over the standard non-K i7-4770/4790 models, while costing as much as 40-50% more.

Intel Turbo Freq (4 cores, 7 threads fully loaded).
4770: 3.7GHz
4790: 3.8GHz (benches pretty much identical to the 4770)
4790K: 4.2GHz

If you are buying brand new get the Ryzen 1700, if you already have an LGA1150 board the best bang for buck is the i7-4770 for around £160-£170.
Danze198459 m ago

My 4790K is still going strong, and I'm failing to see a worthwhile …My 4790K is still going strong, and I'm failing to see a worthwhile upgrade. It'll cost at least GTX1080 prices to upgrade CPU, mobo & RAM for what, 10% extra performance? Processors will have to massively improve before I'm thinking of switching from this. That said, I paid £245 for mine years ago, this shouldn't be costing more now. Remember when older lines of technology actually came down in price as newer versions were released?



Exactly the same situation. Absolutely no reason to upgrade anything other than GPU currently. 4790k smashes everything I throw at it...

Current Intel prices are absurd. Like hell would I pay £300 for a 7700k. My 4790k cost £230 on launch...
Imo not a great deal considering you can buy a new 6700K for £274.02 from Amazon (other sellers) as well (at time of writing)

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GuusFring2 h, 32 m ago

The i7-4790K is well overpriced for very little performance increase (15% …The i7-4790K is well overpriced for very little performance increase (15% at best) over the standard non-K i7-4770/4790 models, while costing as much as 40-50% more. if you already have an LGA1150 board the best bang for buck is the i7-4770 for around £160-£170.


Please show me where you can get an I7-4770 band new for "£160-£170"...
4770 is EoL, CeX currently sells them for £150 + p&p with 2 year warranty.
GuusFring

Very little difference compared to i7-6700K/7700K in games even with a … Very little difference compared to i7-6700K/7700K in games even with a GTX 1080.The i7-4790K is well overpriced for very little performance increase (15% at best) over the standard non-K i7-4770/4790 models, while costing as much as 40-50% more.Intel Turbo Freq (4 cores, 7 threads fully loaded).4770: 3.7GHz4790: 3.8GHz (benches pretty much identical to the 4770)4790K: 4.2GHzIf you are buying brand new get the Ryzen 1700, if you already have an LGA1150 board the best bang for buck is the i7-4770 for around £160-£170.



you don't know ****
Upgraded from 4790K > 6700K, didn't notice much difference myself while gaming, all the online benchmarks shows this, should have listened.
My 4790k runs at 4.8 Ghz on air cooling at 1.27V, never gets above 65C; walks all over a 6700K or 7700K at stock speeds; silicon technology has stagnated.
Scottc123

My 4790k runs at 4.8 Ghz on air cooling at 1.27V, never gets above 65C; … My 4790k runs at 4.8 Ghz on air cooling at 1.27V, never gets above 65C; walks all over a 6700K or 7700K at stock speeds; silicon technology has stagnated.



Of course it is better than a 6700 or 7700k at stock speeds, why would you even say that?lmao
Scottc1236 h, 56 m ago

My 4790k runs at 4.8 Ghz on air cooling at 1.27V, never gets above 65C; walks …My 4790k runs at 4.8 Ghz on air cooling at 1.27V, never gets above 65C; walks all over a 6700K or 7700K at stock speeds; silicon technology has stagnated.

Most k owners don't run stock speeds so completely stupid comparison. I think the average 7700k is running between 4.9 and 5.0 without doing anything special.
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CHAOSEN316 h, 47 m ago

Imo not a great deal considering you can buy a new 6700K for £274.02 from …Imo not a great deal considering you can buy a new 6700K for £274.02 from Amazon (other sellers) as well (at time of writing)[Image]


Plus the cost of a new motherboard, new ram...
Danze198419 h, 1 m ago

My 4790K is still going strong, and I'm failing to see a worthwhile …My 4790K is still going strong, and I'm failing to see a worthwhile upgrade. It'll cost at least GTX1080 prices to upgrade CPU, mobo & RAM for what, 10% extra performance? Processors will have to massively improve before I'm thinking of switching from this. That said, I paid £245 for mine years ago, this shouldn't be costing more now. Remember when older lines of technology actually came down in price as newer versions were released?

Similar situation but I'm using a 4770 and can't justify the cost of upgrade at the moment.
I've got an i7-4790K too and whilst Threadripper benchmarks and the new Intel i9s look good - I just can't justify the price of them as they are barely an upgrade over an i7-4790K for single threaded workloads. I do dabble in video editing but only as a hobby for the few times I go on holiday a year and even then as I have 4K footage, I'm not sure those would be significantly quicker anyway for scrubbing and playback. I'm not bothered by the final export time at all.
AMasters00715 h, 7 m ago

Plus the cost of a new motherboard, new ram...


As opposed to buying a motherboard on an old chipset/socket and DDR3 RAM?

EDIT: Didn't see OP mentioned if you already have an existing 1150 motherboard, even then though. If you're looking at a purely gaming perspective, the 4690k isn't that much worse and is at least £100 less (used).
Edited by: "CHAOSEN3" 1st Aug 2017
This is still a beast of a cpu, but not worth buying at that price.





...paid £249 for mine around launch, for gaming and the day-to-day, it still hangs with my 1800X
Edited by: "TacticalTimbo" 3rd Aug 2017
I have this processor and at this price i think i went back in time at 2014
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