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Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor @ Microcenter -- $249.99

sbinh 105 59 November 17, 2014 at 06:39 AM in CPUs (4) More Micro Center Deals
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#3
wow this is a great deal! !!
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#4
Good deal, I picked one up a couple of days back
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It's been showing out of stock for Tustin, CA. I would jump on the bundle if ever came back in stock, but I don't think it will. I've been checking periodically for the past month, but no luck.
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Fry's sent me their ad on this today for $288! LMAO

I wish there was MC near me.
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Quote from DraconianAC View Post :
It's been showing out of stock for Tustin, CA. I would jump on the bundle if ever came back in stock, but I don't think it will. I've been checking periodically for the past month, but no luck.
Oh, it's in stock! They just choose to not show it in stock for store-pickup, because they don't honor the online price. If you go to the store, they will have plenty of them, but at a higher price (even higher than the regular $279.99). Yup, shenanigans at the Tustin MC...
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Need to put "in-store pickup" in the title. Without shipping options, this deal won't apply for most people.
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Last years model, 4770k, was on sale on this day last year for $200. Frown
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I'm gearing up for my next build. I'm normally an AMD guy, but this is very appealing. Thanks for the heads up.
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Just bought this 3 days ago. Thanks for the information as I can get $30 back now and use that toward a HDD.
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Quote from cardboardbox View Post :
Last years model, 4770k, was on sale on this day last year for $200. Frown
is there any meaningful diff between the 4770k and 4790k? also, are there any good MB combo deals for this?
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Useful tip for Discover Card holders who bought this 2 weeks ago at TigerDirect for $279.99

You can price match Microcenter through Discover's price protection feature. They will refund you the difference. I already started my claim.

https://www.discover.com/credit-c...ction.html

So... you get to save $30 by price matching Microcenter AND you get the benefit of Discover cash back (5% on online purchases and 5% @Tigerdirect through shop discover). Hope this helps Smilie
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Quote from deshwasi View Post :
is there any meaningful diff between the 4770k and 4790k? also, are there any good MB combo deals for this?
Some basic benchmarks:

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compa...cmp[]=2275

Also reading a few things that suggest the 4790k OCs better than the 4770k. From a Tom's Hardware article:

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Of course, we still want to get more out of the processor, if we can. At a core voltage of 1.25 V (which is where we've settled for safety on overclocking Haswell) fully threaded workloads are fine at 4.4 GHz, while 4.7 GHz was the peak in tests like iTunes and LAME. That's where we ran our benchmarks. Pushing up to 1.31 V, though, it's possible to run through our suite at 4.6 GHz, with single-threaded clock rates up to 4.8 GHz.

Most notable, perhaps, is that the Core i7-4790K doesn't seem to suffer from the same quick saturation of heat that our 4770K samples experience. Rather than slamming into a throttling condition (usually brought on by too much voltage triggering untenable temperatures), we ran into the sort of crashes you can typically stave off by supplying more power to the CPU. A Prime95 burn-in might have been more troublesome, but the benchmarks we ran weren't limited by the temperatures we were seeing.
Here's that TH article: http://www.tomshardware.com/revie...,3845.html
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Quote from deshwasi View Post :
is there any meaningful diff between the 4770k and 4790k? also, are there any good MB combo deals for this?
4790k OCs better
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