Intel i7 4790k processor £295.50 @ Amazon (temporarily out of stock)
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Intel i7 4790k processor £295.50 @ Amazon (temporarily out of stock)

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Found 6th Jan
Been waiting for this to go down in price for a while and it just dropped £34.50 so bit the bullet.

Not sure if I've made a mistake:
- Intel is releasing a new raft of processors right now, this will no doubt be made end of line (if not already) and might drop further. Still a bit of grace to cancel the order before Amazon figures out when they'll dispatch.
- 1150 socket with DDR3 RAM is probably considered old hat by those with the latest greatest super beefy system that cost them £2,000. I'm not sure if the performance advantage is worth the cost (and hassle) of a new motherboard and DDR4 RAM.

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sorry, can i just be clear, that graph is going up for around the £250 mark, down to £236 at some points, and now sits around £295.50. How exactly is a product that has risen £59.51 in the last 6 months considered a deal?

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bouncy99

sorry, can i just be clear, that graph is going up for around the £250 … sorry, can i just be clear, that graph is going up for around the £250 mark, down to £236 at some points, and now sits around £295.50. How exactly is a product that has risen £59.51 in the last 6 months considered a deal?


Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it cheaper elsewhere? I admit this will only be of interest to those who already have socket 1150 motherboards. Certainly anyone building a new PC should not bother with this.

[img]charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/…png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=6m&fo=0〈=en[/img]

bouncy99

sorry, can i just be clear, that graph is going up for around the £250 … sorry, can i just be clear, that graph is going up for around the £250 mark, down to £236 at some points, and now sits around £295.50. How exactly is a product that has risen £59.51 in the last 6 months considered a deal?




pricing varies on supply and demand so historical pricing data is really not that relevant. Take ps motion controllers. Out of stock everywhere and selling for around 60. 6 months ago they were selling on ebay for 7. You will be hard pressed convincing someone who wants one that 40 isnt a deal....

Well, if you already have RAM and a decent motherboard it might make sense.
However, are you going to overclock?
Because if you are, Haswell vs Haswell Refresh (aka Devil's Canyon) is basically like Skylake vs Kabylake: the same CPU architecture just the laters are tweaked for possible more speed and come with a higher default multiplier (pretty pointless on a 'K' series CPUs with unlocked multipliers).
In other words i7-4770K is pretty much the same once you change the multiplier. The 4790K might overclock a bit more but not much.
If you already have the RAM and a decent motherboard, the Broadwell i7 might make sense too if your mobo can support it with a BIOS update. The i7-5775C is around £360 though but some apps and games really benefit from the Iris Pro's Crystalwell 'cache'.
Of course, the i7-4770 is only a few £ less so doesn't make sense.

anewman

Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it … Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it cheaper elsewhere? I admit this will only be of interest to those who already have socket 1150 motherboards. Certainly anyone building a new PC should not bother with this.[img]http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00KPRWAX8/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=6m&fo=0&lang=en[/img]

The current temperature begs to differ

With older CPUs, the savings from buying used are hard to ignore.

anewman

Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it … Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it cheaper elsewhere? I admit this will only be of interest to those who already have socket 1150 motherboards. Certainly anyone building a new PC should not bother with this.[img]http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00KPRWAX8/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=6m&fo=0&lang=en[/img]




this site is about hot deals not what the cheapest is!

you graph shows this isnt a hot deal

leave the price comparison to camel and the hot uk deals to well erm hukd

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fattyuk

this site is about hot deals not what the cheapest is!you graph shows … this site is about hot deals not what the cheapest is!you graph shows this isnt a hot dealleave the price comparison to camel and the hot uk deals to well erm hukd


Show me a cheaper price/better deal for someone looking to upgrade an 1150 socket processor

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rossaw

With older CPUs, the savings from buying used are hard to ignore.


£280 at CEX. Hardly any saving.

anewman

Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it … Without a time machine, it's the cheapest it's been in a while. Found it cheaper elsewhere? I admit this will only be of interest to those who already have socket 1150 motherboards. Certainly anyone building a new PC should not bother with this.[img]http://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B00KPRWAX8/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=6m&fo=0&lang=en[/img]

look, your graph is the inverse of your temperature on this deal

anewman

Show me a cheaper price/better deal for someone looking to upgrade an … Show me a cheaper price/better deal for someone looking to upgrade an 1150 socket processor



do you not understand this isnt about cheapest price on this site oO its about hot deals,

considering this has been cheaper how is it a hot deal??

its great youve posted it that what makes this community great, what also makes it great is people voting on if its a hot deal.

and at -83 the community is saying something!

anewman

Show me a cheaper price/better deal for someone looking to upgrade an … Show me a cheaper price/better deal for someone looking to upgrade an 1150 socket processor


Again with the cheapest, don't you like the word deal, or don't even you think its a deal

fattyuk

do you not understand this isnt about cheapest price on this site oO its … do you not understand this isnt about cheapest price on this site oO its about hot deals,considering this has been cheaper how is it a hot deal??its great youve posted it that what makes this community great, what also makes it great is people voting on if its a hot deal.and at -83 the community is saying something!


perhaps that's the temperature he want to achieve on an overclock with LN2

anewman

£280 at CEX. Hardly any saving.


They 'sell' the near identical i7-4770K for £195 though. Or rather they would if they had any in stock. Often you can pick up CEX vouchers at 80% of face value too.

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bouncy99

Again with the cheapest, don't you like the word deal, or don't even you … Again with the cheapest, don't you like the word deal, or don't even you think its a deal


I think without a flux capacitor it's a deal if it's £34.50 cheaper than it has been in almost 6 months. Also £77.49 cheaper than Ebuyer ebuyer.com/645…HAQ "Deal" is about the best value for money possible. I'm not seeing anyone post anything better yet.
Edited by: "anewman" 6th Jan

Depressing, I paid £250 a year ago with a bundle of 4 games. But, Brexit means Brexit, joy...

Original Poster

fattyuk

do you not understand this isnt about cheapest price on this site oO its … do you not understand this isnt about cheapest price on this site oO its about hot deals,considering this has been cheaper how is it a hot deal??its great youve posted it that what makes this community great, what also makes it great is people voting on if its a hot deal.and at -83 the community is saying something!


Your house used to be cheaper. Let me take 10% off the price you paid

anewman

I think without a flux capacitor it's a deal if it's £34.50 cheaper than … I think without a flux capacitor it's a deal if it's £34.50 cheaper than it has been in almost 6 months. Also £77.49 cheaper than Ebuyer http://www.ebuyer.com/645866-intel-core-i7-4790k-4-ghz-socket-1150-8mb-cache-retail-boxed-bxf80646i74790k?mkwid=s_dc&pcrid=51482416739&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KEQiAnb3DBRCX2ZnSnMyO9dIBEiQAOcXYH4VMp-WdXTxd4P7Ic_SeKRdu3to47-OAu6yvPCB037IaAtxK8P8HAQ "Deal" is about the best value for money possible.




look it aint a hot uk deal

get over it

sorry

Scottc123

Depressing, I paid £250 a year ago with a bundle of 4 games. But, Brexit … Depressing, I paid £250 a year ago with a bundle of 4 games. But, Brexit means Brexit, joy...



but but but its the cheapeast available now oO

funny thing is though your trying to push a non hukd deal that isnt even in stock!

Original Poster

fattyuk

look it aint a hot uk dealget over itsorry


Show me a better deal

Original Poster

fattyuk

funny thing is though your trying to push a non hukd deal that isnt even … funny thing is though your trying to push a non hukd deal that isnt even in stock!


Temporarily out of stock. Often a good deal is about being patient.

anewman

Show me a better deal



anewman

Temporarily out of stock. Often a good deal is about being patient.



you just dont understand what a hot deal is do you?

cheapest does not mean a hot deal??

what hard to understand?

Edited by: "fattyuk" 6th Jan

its -112 now

Still a beast of a chip. Mine sits at 4.7 with a Dark Rock 3. Won't be upgrading it for a good few years, nothing gets close to even pushing it. But yea, I paid £50 less than this when Skylake was new, I'd look on Ebay if you want one of these. Paying £300 for a few generations old hardware is mental.

fattyuk

but but but its the cheapeast available now oO:)


I know, that is why it is depressing!

Danze1984

Still a beast of a chip. Mine sits at 4.7 with a Dark Rock 3. Won't be … Still a beast of a chip. Mine sits at 4.7 with a Dark Rock 3. Won't be upgrading it for a good few years, nothing gets close to even pushing it... But yea, I paid £50 less than this when Skylake was new, I'd look on Ebay if you want one of these. Paying £300 for a few generations old hardware is mental.



Likewise, mine has been running stable at 4.8 GHz on all cores on a near-silent single-fan air cooler at a max Vcore of 1.27 V, it never gets above 68 C even when running overnight calculations on all cores. I wasn't even going to overclock it when I bought it, but it was just so easy and I got carried away. The speed helps with occassional computational chemistry calculations, and Dolphin and Cemu emulation greatly, but otherwise don't need that speed. Apprarently, the new Kaby Lake processors overclock to 5.0 GHz fairly routinely, but going to be several years before I upgrade as it means new motherboard and RAM as well as the CPU.

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You can tell the folk that understand pricing and markets from those that don't.

Products rise and fall in value based on external factors such as currency markets value of raw materials etc.

1 year ago the dollar exchange rate was around 1.5. It's now around 1.28

The cpu hasn't changed price in the states for around 18 months. The devaluation of the pound occurs at the same point in time the value of the Amazon uk cpu price rise, followed by a sharp increase again going in to Christmas likely die to demand rising. This explains the change in cpu price rise and brings the current cost in line with the current us pricing.

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And deal depends on more than "cheapest" cost currently and historically. Historically I could have bought a Ferrari california for 5k, does that mean today if I get it for 6k it isn't a deal because Historically it was once cheaper? Of course not.

A deal is a deal based on current market conditions, and how the product fairs against its competitors. If you look at the performance of this against the 6700k you will see almost no difference in single core or multicore performance.


Edited by: "t3hfunk3r" 6th Jan

anewman

£280 at CEX. Hardly any saving.


EBAY!

t3hfunk3r

If you look at the performance of this against the 6700k you will see … If you look at the performance of this against the 6700k you will see almost no difference in single core or multicore performance.


That's ignoring the ever-increasing benefits of memory speed, of course. Systems with DDR4 at 3000 or 3200MHz are trouncing their 2133/2400 siblings in more and more games. Being able to put together a system with a colossal boost to memory bandwidth is a big tick in Skylake's favour, to say nothing of the native support for USB 3.1 and m.2, and the Skylake architecture itself has produced some interesting gains in some games - a 6700K is clearly a faster gaming CPU than even a 5820K: eurogamer.net/art…cpu

Yes, a new motherboard and memory are needed, but the question is: is it worth dropping £300 into a decrepit 1150 motherboard today?

The OP pulled a figure of "£2000" out of... well, we can guess from where for a Skylake CPU + motherboard + memory, but it looks like £450 to me. With Ryzen less than eight weeks away, I'm struggling to imagine what someone could currently have inside their 1150 board today that makes this £300 purchase hot right now?

Might be the cheapest on offer but it is far too much for an ageing processor

Chadwell

would a Xeon E3-1231 v3 for £216.97 not … would a Xeon E3-1231 v3 for £216.97 not do?https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00K64I0S4



My mate went from the Xeon to this i7, paired with a 1070 because the Xeon was bottlenecking his system. He was getting the same performance as me with this i7 and a 1060. Now he just trounces me performance wise.

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Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.

anewman

Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to … Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.



​just give up mate its over

anewman

Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to … Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.


you still calling this a bargain at -323. give up, lol




anewman

Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to … Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.

anewman

Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to … Why expired? It's still available - "temporarily out of stock". Need to order and wait. Patience is a virtue when dealing with bargains.



Oh buts now a bargain at £299.50!
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