Intel i7-8700K Processor on Amazon for £292
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Intel i7-8700K Processor on Amazon for £292

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Found 6th AprEdited by:"furreal"
Posted at £295.62 the other day, even lower now.
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All in time for Ryzen refresh next week.
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All in time for Ryzen refresh next week.
Finally the real price.
seems cheaper on aria. Looks like it's banned on this site though for some reason. I've never had a problem with them.
Honest question, are these affected by that security flaw? If patched, is the speed affected? And if I wait for 9th gen, will it be flawless and considerably faster?
ZackyJ14 m ago

Honest question, are these affected by that security flaw? If patched, is …Honest question, are these affected by that security flaw? If patched, is the speed affected? And if I wait for 9th gen, will it be flawless and considerably faster?


1) yes, 2) for most intents and purposes from hardly noticeable to not at all, 3) supposedly 4) at the same pricepoint(s)? most likely not - 8 gen has been both a and the most significant bump (mostly due to increased core counts) in quite a while, I'd imagine they'd go back to iterative improvements for the 9th gen.
Edited by: "somerandomguy123" 6th Apr
I got mine on Aria for about 10 quid less...but great price on Amazon if you prefer to spend there...(embarrassed)
daviz010 h, 31 m ago

seems cheaper on aria. Looks like it's banned on this site though for some …seems cheaper on aria. Looks like it's banned on this site though for some reason. I've never had a problem with them.


Because it's a bad company customer support is the worst ever
Spec:

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Also, according to Amazon's description this is "Made out good quality material", so that's reassuring.
Bungle23 h, 24 m ago

Also, according to Amazon's description this is "Made out good quality …Also, according to Amazon's description this is "Made out good quality material", so that's reassuring.


The TIM/thermal paste used between the chip and the heatspreader of CPU is rubbish though.
daviz016 h, 58 m ago

seems cheaper on aria. Looks like it's banned on this site though for some …seems cheaper on aria. Looks like it's banned on this site though for some reason. I've never had a problem with them.



plenty of us have, tbh the company operate like scammers. for almost a month they kept telling me we will refund your money in the next few days for a product that did not get delivered.
in the end i had to contact paypal and explain and offered to provide email evidence as to all the lies the company had been telling. the paypal support woman was honest enough to admit i wasnt the first who had experienced this with aria.
benadams8 h, 22 m ago

I got mine on Aria for about 10 quid less...but great price on Amazon if …I got mine on Aria for about 10 quid less...but great price on Amazon if you prefer to spend there...(embarrassed)



i would rather spend a few quid more knowing that if i have issues with this very expensive product i bought that it will be dealt with and i would not lose out, to use a company like aria is little different to buying it from the back of a lorry, you dont know where they get their stock from and there certainly isnt any refunds if things go wrong.
'Size Name: Processor

  • Made out good quality material
  • Designed for easy use
  • Strong and Durable'

People still trying to sell these on ebay for £300+ some at even £350 - £400+ and used ones from £280 -£340 hope nobody is stupid enough to buy them, no doubt some of these "brand new but opened" ebay ones will have been tested and failed a decent overclock and are being sold on.

When buying an expensive CPU like this your better off at Amazon as their stock will be new and any problems now or down the line your more than covered.

Had a £44 voucher for an old return I was holding onto and then I used the Amazon Assistant £5 off so paid like £240 for mine and I am happy at that price. (I won't be so happy if Intel decide to release some 8 core beast for a similar price anytime soon though)
Edited by: "MisterFresh1980" 7th Apr
MisterFresh19807th Apr

People still trying to sell these on ebay for £300+ some at even £350 - £ …People still trying to sell these on ebay for £300+ some at even £350 - £400+ and used ones from £280 -£340 hope nobody is stupid enough to buy them, no doubt some of these "brand new but opened" ebay ones will have been tested and failed a decent overclock and are being sold on. When buying an expensive CPU like this your better off at Amazon as their stock will be new and any problems now or down the line your more than covered.Had a £44 voucher for an old return I was holding onto and then I used the Amazon Assistant £5 off so paid like £240 for mine and I am happy at that price. (I won't be so happy if Intel decide to release some 8 core beast for a similar price anytime soon though)


Ha ha ha my thoughts exactly. "I have a bad feeling about this" given their new price structure
Mine was delivered today, brand new & sealed went straight to 4.8ghz on all cores at a low voltage then to 5.1ghz - haven't tried any higher yet. Someone said these run hot the most I've seen is mid 70s under load and it's on an mid range older bequiet air cooler for now, just until new cooler gets delivered, on the same cooler my 4 core 2600k at 4.8ghz runs hotter than this!

Would definitely recommend buying from Amazon
Edited by: "MisterFresh1980" 9th Apr
wat7th Apr

i would rather spend a few quid more knowing that if i have issues with …i would rather spend a few quid more knowing that if i have issues with this very expensive product i bought that it will be dealt with and i would not lose out, to use a company like aria is little different to buying it from the back of a lorry, you dont know where they get their stock from and there certainly isnt any refunds if things go wrong.


I’m completely with you on this - Amazon is my go to as refunds and returns are so easy. I’ve bought from Aria before without issues - and paid with PP so have some protections there too. If the amazon price was ‘direct from amazon’ I’d have got it there...but it wasn’t it was a third party I’d never heard of...so returns are y quite as easy...but if it’s only a few quid different I’d always opt for amazon. As it is I needed RAM too and it was 20 quid less on Aria. At least they ship via DPD! It’s arriving today so fingers crossed it’s all ok
I hope these will go down in price a bit more, £260 would seem about right.
Ryzen presents better value but I doubt they will rival Intel for gaming even after this refresh.
MarineRX1797th Apr

The TIM/thermal paste used between the chip and the heatspreader of CPU is …The TIM/thermal paste used between the chip and the heatspreader of CPU is rubbish though.


And the paperthin pcb as well...
wat7th Apr

plenty of us have, tbh the company operate like scammers. for almost a …plenty of us have, tbh the company operate like scammers. for almost a month they kept telling me we will refund your money in the next few days for a product that did not get delivered.in the end i had to contact paypal and explain and offered to provide email evidence as to all the lies the company had been telling. the paypal support woman was honest enough to admit i wasnt the first who had experienced this with aria.


Thanks for the info. I was going to buy my complete build from them in about 4 weeks time but I think I will go to another shop.
MisterFresh19808th Apr

Mine was delivered today, brand new & sealed went straight to 4.8ghz on …Mine was delivered today, brand new & sealed went straight to 4.8ghz on all cores at a low voltage then to 5.1ghz - haven't tried any higher yet. Someone said these run hot the most I've seen is mid 70s under load and it's on an mid range older bequiet air cooler for now, just until new cooler gets delivered, on the same cooler my 4 core 2600k at 4.8ghz runs hotter than this! Would definitely recommend buying from Amazon



Ahh yes, I just had a rousing debate with AdoredTV about this. He made a long winded video explaining how 5.1/5.2 at low volts/low heat must be 'Golden Samples' picked out specifically for reviewers.

I guess both me and you got equally lucky ;-) Funny, I've yet to find anyone who wasn't able to hit 5.1 GHz with little qualm.
Cov19869th Apr

I hope these will go down in price a bit more, £260 would seem about …I hope these will go down in price a bit more, £260 would seem about right. Ryzen presents better value but I doubt they will rival Intel for gaming even after this refresh.



If you are looking for good value, the 8400 at sub 150, paired with one of the new budget motherboards would be a really good deal.

6 physical cores that turbo up well.
Nate149254 m ago

Ahh yes, I just had a rousing debate with AdoredTV about this. He made a …Ahh yes, I just had a rousing debate with AdoredTV about this. He made a long winded video explaining how 5.1/5.2 at low volts/low heat must be 'Golden Samples' picked out specifically for reviewers.I guess both me and you got equally lucky ;-) Funny, I've yet to find anyone who wasn't able to hit 5.1 GHz with little qualm.


Yeah I was really put off by all the debate and bad reviews mentioning heat and needing to de-lid etc nearly didn't buy one. 1.285 volts at 5ghz mid - high 70s temps under load seems okay + only get around 50 - 60s during gaming and there is quite a considerable performance increase at 5ghz over the stock or non K 8700 after overclocking in benchmarking results.

I must have got lucky too! Can always disable the hyper threading for lower temps and higher clocks and run it as a higher binned 8600k too takes a couple of seconds in bios.
Edited by: "MisterFresh1980" 10th Apr
Nate149255 m ago

If you are looking for good value, the 8400 at sub 150, paired with one of …If you are looking for good value, the 8400 at sub 150, paired with one of the new budget motherboards would be a really good deal.6 physical cores that turbo up well.


My friend is actually looking at the 8600k & 8400 he cant decide which one to go for. I said go for 8600k for the sake of £50 ish but I didn't know new boards were out, how much can you get a new budget board for?
Edited by: "MisterFresh1980" 10th Apr
Nate14922 h, 15 m ago

If you are looking for good value, the 8400 at sub 150, paired with one of …If you are looking for good value, the 8400 at sub 150, paired with one of the new budget motherboards would be a really good deal.6 physical cores that turbo up well.


Nope. I'm not making the mistake of buying a locked CPU and board again.

Anyone buying a locked 8400 should at least buy an unlocked Z370 board so there is an upgrade path later on. The 8600k is the lowest I would consider at the moment. Otherwise the Ryzen 1600 makes more sense.
This CPU continues to really impress me.

In my opinion anyone even considering a non K 8700 over the 8700K for the relatively small difference in price you would be regretting it down the line and you would actually be getting a lower price to performance ratio!

It's 100% worth the extra few £££ to go or the K unlocked chip, pics below show the extra performance increase of all 6 cores at 5ghz.


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Edited by: "MisterFresh1980" 11th Apr
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