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I5-4690k Devil's Canyon Quad Core - $193.89 AC @ JET/ $183.89 with AMEX Offers

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Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1150 88W BX80646I54690K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 [jet.com]

PROMO: TRIPLE15 - for first 3 orders on Jet for new customers. (edited - thank you thestreetlight)

Waive free returns (intel RMA is amazing anyways if JET fails you), use coupon above and comes out to $193.89 (see attached picture). You could get an additional 1.5% off with debit or use AMEX offer link below to get $10 statement credit (twitter account required).

- Unlocked processor so easy overclocking.
- No Taxes - at least for me here in Texas.
- If you have an Amex get an additional $10 in the form of a statement credit. Follow these steps BEFORE purchase. - $10 off JET
- Their service for me has been pretty great. Have called in for a couple things and they even PM'd a video card I had already received and installed after the fact with an account credit. This was my 3rd order with them (so last 15% off for me). They are winning me over and helping me revamp my computer.
- I almost always buy from the local microcenter for CPU and Mobos but they have this same processor for $199 + tax (since I am in TX). So this is around $32 cheaper for my scenario with amex offer.

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Code TRIPLE15 is for new customers first 3 purchases, not for users that have bought before.

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Is the main selling point on this processor that it has an unlocked multiplier? I was looking at this to replace my i3-4150, but upon comparison, there's not actually a huge difference between the two processors besides number of cores.
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Solid deal but have seen it cheaper at times on jet for 180 and at one point at 160.

Also, Im surprised they still go for this price considering Skylake has been out for a more than 6 months. 4690k is still a great CPU but wouldnt pay this price personally.

I paid 260 for my 4790k from jet.com last year and Im lovong it.
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Def a great cpu for those looking to keep up with modern games. Not many games utilize all the cores of an i7.
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Quote from skcolb View Post :
Is the main selling point on this processor that it has an unlocked multiplier? I was looking at this to replace my i3-4150, but upon comparison, there's not actually a huge difference between the two processors besides number of cores.
I have mine oced to 4.2. My last made it to 4.6. Whats your i3 at?
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I have mine oced to 4.2. My last made it to 4.6. Whats your i3 at?
My i3 runs at the stock frequency of 3.5GHz.
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Is the main selling point on this processor that it has an unlocked multiplier? I was looking at this to replace my i3-4150, but upon comparison, there's not actually a huge difference between the two processors besides number of cores.
Yeah twice the number of cores. That's pretty significant.
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Is the main selling point on this processor that it has an unlocked multiplier? I was looking at this to replace my i3-4150, but upon comparison, there's not actually a huge difference between the two processors besides number of cores.
The main question comes down to: What do you use your computer for? If daily usage, your i3 is more than enough power. If you're looking to do graphic related stuff or gaming, the i5 would definitely be a better choice. Here's the way I see it. With an unlocked multiplier, if your CPU gets older, just OC it to stable rates and you'll be slightly less behind on performance. I'm doing the same on my Phenom 2 955BE, as it was starting to fall behind on modern games so I just OC'ed it from 3.2 to 3.75 and it helped a bit with the stuttering.
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Quote from jwong512 View Post :
The main question comes down to: What do you use your computer for? If daily usage, your i3 is more than enough power. If you're looking to do graphic related stuff or gaming, the i5 would definitely be a better choice. Here's the way I see it. With an unlocked multiplier, if your CPU gets older, just OC it to stable rates and you'll be slightly less behind on performance. I'm doing the same on my Phenom 2 955BE, as it was starting to fall behind on modern games so I just OC'ed it from 3.2 to 3.75 and it helped a bit with the stuttering.
Exactly. Depends on what use is for. Yes you are paying more for an unlocked processor but instead of needing to upgrade down the road just OC to stay on the bell curve. Not to say you cannot overclock a non unlocked processor like an I3 just not as easy and requires certain chipset/board from my understanding. On these the 4790Ks, G3258s, etc. you just plug in what you want GHZ at and it runs with it. Easy peasy nowadays with UEFI bios and true unlocked processors. And Jwong I also used to run a Phenom 720 OC'd to 3.4ghz and 4th core unlocked in my old gaming rig to make it basically your 955 stock! I just built the I7 with a 970 4 months ago and should have waited on buying the vid card as I am seeing them used dirt cheap now locally.

Look at the CPU hierarchy chart off Tom's hardware. This is top tier gaming CPU right now just like 4790K (which I have in my gaming rig and paid $250 used off CL). Basically they are saying with this CPU you should not see much difference between it and the other cpus listed in the top tier when gaming. If you are just doing word processing and web surfing then a little dual core like an I3 or G3258 should more than suffice especially when paired with an SSD. I run G3258s in both my workstations. Just bought this I5 for my video/photo editor home office PC, an I7 in my gaming rig (overkill...but was trying to out do my friend), and a FX-6130 in my hyper V server (I am not** completely an intel fanboy but do respect that single core performance and wattage for performance is better on intel). I forgot my macbook is technically an I5 as well.

So its top tier gaming now. Give it a couple years and OC it to stay in the top tier of CPUs for gaming PCs. That is the benefit to spending extra on an unlocked processor.
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Exactly. Depends on what use is for. Yes you are paying more for an unlocked processor but instead of needing to upgrade down the road just OC to stay on the bell curve. Not to say you cannot overclock a non unlocked processor like an I3 just not as easy and requires certain chipset/board from my understanding. On these the 4790Ks, G3258s, etc. you just plug in what you want GHZ at and it runs with it. Easy peasy nowadays with UEFI bios and true unlocked processors. And Jwong I also used to run a Phenom 720 OC'd to 3.4ghz and 4th core unlocked in my old gaming rig to make it basically your 955 stock! I just built the I7 with a 970 4 months ago and should have waited on buying the vid card as I am seeing them used dirt cheap now locally.

Look at the CPU hierarchy chart off Tom's hardware. This is top tier gaming CPU right now just like 4790K (which I have in my gaming rig and paid $250 used off CL). Basically they are saying with this CPU you should not see much difference between it and the other cpus listed in the top tier when gaming. If you are just doing word processing and web surfing then a little dual core like an I3 or G3258 should more than suffice especially when paired with an SSD. I run G3258s in both my workstations. Just bought this I5 for my video/photo editor home office PC, an I7 in my gaming rig (overkill...but was trying to out do my best friend), and a FX-6130 in my hyper V server (I am completely an intel fanboy but do respect that single core performance and wattage for performance is better on intel). I forgot my macbook is technically an I5 as well.

So its top tier gaming now. Give it a couple years and OC it to stay in the top tier of CPUs for gaming PCs. That is the benefit to spending extra on an unlocked processor.
Forgot to add, if you install Throttlestop you can milk even more performance. I have it running on my laptop's i5-430M and what it does is enable your CPU to run at max Turboboost 24/7 under load. Standard settings only has turboboost kick in for brief spurts for "heat" and "power" reasons. As long as you have proper cooling, throttlestop, maximize stock performance.

For others that are TLDR, lesson of the story: Buy an unlocked CPU, overclock it when you need the power and you can add 1 year minimum to future proofing your hardware.
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