OEM Intel Core i7 7800x for £278.69 Delivered (£269.99 + £8.70 shipping) at Overclockers
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OEM Intel Core i7 7800x for £278.69 Delivered (£269.99 + £8.70 shipping) at Overclockers

£277.69£299.99 7% Overclockers Deals
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Edited by:"ThatTechGuy"Found 28th Oct
  • Hex Core Technology
  • 3.50GHz clock speed
  • 14nm Process
  • 8.25MB L3 Cache
  • Quad Channel DDR4 Controller
  • 1 Year Warranty

Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 is coming in February as well as 10nm cannon lake later in 2018.

For gaming applications and most other things the 8700k is better, but i'm still posting this here since its the cheapest I've seen it... Note the motherboards for LGA2066 are pricey.

Also the i7 7740x is available for £218.99 +£8.70 shipping:

overclockers.co.uk/int…tml

WARNING: Possibility of these being pre-binned as least over clockable!

Top comments

Eldergeek1 h, 8 m ago

"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 …"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 is coming in February as well as 10nm cannon lake later in 2018. "On the contrary. For people on. You know. A budget and all that silly stuff you apparently don't care about, a discount is a great thing. It's kind of the point of HOTUKdeals.



Well, since LGA2066 boards for this CPU start at around £180 this is unlikely to appeal to budget buyers especially since LGA2066 is designed for quad channel memory. And for gaming, the new hexcore i5-8400 @ £180 (cheapest board around £95 until the cheaper B boards are released next year), or an R5-1600 for around the same (but with cheaper boards) is likely to be a far better option.

This makes more sense for non-gaming use especially for programs which don't perform that well with Ryzen or benefit from high clocks as a 'good' i7-7800x might be able to clock to 5GHz (but will use a lot of power so probably safer on a board which costs more than £180).

Another rational is to buy this 7800X as the entry level LGA2066 CPU with the view of being able to upgrade later - although I suspect more people buy with this intention than who actually bother to upgrade (for instance buyers who bought a i7-6800K Broadwell-E CPUs with this intention probably found that when Skylake-E LGA2066 came out, that the 10-core i7-6950X even used is still more expensive than buying a i9-7900X + board). That is, even in a market which was as stagnant as CPUs were before Ryzen, there is no such thing as future proofing a build.

Never buy an tray OEM from places like this, probably speed binned and they keep the best clockers which they sell for a premium and the turd ones for Joe Public.

"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 is coming in February as well as 10nm cannon lake later in 2018. "


On the contrary. For people on. You know. A budget and all that silly stuff you apparently don't care about, a discount is a great thing. It's kind of the point of HOTUKdeals.
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"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 is coming in February as well as 10nm cannon lake later in 2018. "


On the contrary. For people on. You know. A budget and all that silly stuff you apparently don't care about, a discount is a great thing. It's kind of the point of HOTUKdeals.

Eldergeek1 h, 8 m ago

"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 …"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 is coming in February as well as 10nm cannon lake later in 2018. "On the contrary. For people on. You know. A budget and all that silly stuff you apparently don't care about, a discount is a great thing. It's kind of the point of HOTUKdeals.



Well, since LGA2066 boards for this CPU start at around £180 this is unlikely to appeal to budget buyers especially since LGA2066 is designed for quad channel memory. And for gaming, the new hexcore i5-8400 @ £180 (cheapest board around £95 until the cheaper B boards are released next year), or an R5-1600 for around the same (but with cheaper boards) is likely to be a far better option.

This makes more sense for non-gaming use especially for programs which don't perform that well with Ryzen or benefit from high clocks as a 'good' i7-7800x might be able to clock to 5GHz (but will use a lot of power so probably safer on a board which costs more than £180).

Another rational is to buy this 7800X as the entry level LGA2066 CPU with the view of being able to upgrade later - although I suspect more people buy with this intention than who actually bother to upgrade (for instance buyers who bought a i7-6800K Broadwell-E CPUs with this intention probably found that when Skylake-E LGA2066 came out, that the 10-core i7-6950X even used is still more expensive than buying a i9-7900X + board). That is, even in a market which was as stagnant as CPUs were before Ryzen, there is no such thing as future proofing a build.

Gkains20 m ago

Well, since LGA2066 boards for this CPU start at around £180 this is …Well, since LGA2066 boards for this CPU start at around £180 this is unlikely to appeal to budget buyers especially since LGA2066 is designed for quad channel memory. And for gaming, the new hexcore i5-8400 @ £180 (cheapest board around £95 until the cheaper B boards are released next year), or an R5-1600 for around the same (but with cheaper boards) is likely to be a far better option.This makes more sense for non-gaming use especially for programs which don't perform that well with Ryzen or benefit from high clocks as a 'good' i7-7800x might be able to clock to 5GHz (but will use a lot of power so probably safer on a board which costs more than £180). Another rational is to buy this 7800X as the entry level LGA2066 CPU with the view of being able to upgrade later - although I suspect more people buy with this intention than who actually bother to upgrade (for instance buyers who bought a i7-6800K Broadwell-E CPUs with this intention probably found that when Skylake-E LGA2066 came out, that the 10-core i7-6950X even used is still more expensive than buying a i9-7900X + board). That is, even in a market which was as stagnant as CPUs were before Ryzen, there is no such thing as future proofing a build.


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Why does that CPU look sexy?

Never buy an tray OEM from places like this, probably speed binned and they keep the best clockers which they sell for a premium and the turd ones for Joe Public.

Why anyone would by OEM is beyond me, you lose 2 years warranty over a retail version and as stated above will almost certainly have been tested to see if it’s a good chip.

Eldergeek14 h, 18 m ago

"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 …"Not the best time to be buying a CPU right now considering 12nm AMD zen 2 is coming in February as well as 10nm cannon lake later in 2018. "On the contrary. For people on. You know. A budget and all that silly stuff you apparently don't care about, a discount is a great thing. It's kind of the point of HOTUKdeals.


it was ever thus, there's always new models on the horizon

Graham197912 h, 48 m ago

Why does that CPU look sexy?



It is written that a CPU's level of sexyness is proportionate to the number of pins it possess.

Graham197913 h, 58 m ago

Why does that CPU look sexy?


Dunno but saw an old 486 DX2 the other day and couldn't stand up for 5 minutes. It was like extra strength viagra for a computer nerd.

coerce866 h, 29 m ago

it was ever thus, there's always new models on the horizon


Which would be my point. The only people a discount would be pointless to, are early adopters - that's fine in itself, but to be dismissive of a discount because of something that's about to come out is silly.

Graham197928th Oct

Why does that CPU look sexy?


Because you haven't been to SpecSavers yet?
Edited by: "fishmaster" 29th Oct

To be fair, there's never a good time to buy any PC hardware! I recently got a 7820x (on an insurance claim) and it was a pricey build...but it's awesome for gaming. I've paired it with a 1080Ti and all of my games are solid at 4K. That said I do a lot of rendering so multicore is what I need. Ryzen would have been an option but as I game too the Skylake X made sense to me. I don't regret it one bit
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