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Normally 299.99 .... so a 10.00 saving. Though I see the seller bumped the price up a couple days prior to over 300.00, only to make this look like a sweeter deal.
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i5 8600k is $260 - $280. Thanks but will pass. waiting for black Friday deal
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Cash back 8% is active for some people as well, check your inboxes and activate it first
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wow really a day after i finally finish up my build with a 6700k. Of course and there is no way ima rip the cooling off to get this one instead.. darn it fantastic price after ebay bucks
https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7kw6Mp
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How's this a deal with Coffeelake processors around? You can find this for 289 without much effort.
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Yeah, with 8% back it's a fine deal if you need KabyLake - like have Z270 board or something. I would personally get 8600K as it overclocks well and I'd take 6x real cores over 4 real + 4 virtual considering that Z270 cost same as Z370 (outside of open box refurb mega rebate deals). Although 7700K still holds well in benchmarks compared to Coffee Lake.
BTW if you don't care about overclocking or extra 300MHz stock clock, you can save a few dollars on i7 7700 - goes for $255 now, with eBay 8% bux it's $235 for me, almost as 7600K. I have B150 and H270 boards collecting dust, I guess I'll build something with them now.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Inte...SwSlBYzQTe
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IMO It's better to choose a cheaper Ryzen CPU and motherboard because they can multitask and stream better while gaming all for less money. The 7700k is already end of life so you are trapped on that cpu forever so not a good choice.

Only with a Ryzen system will you be able to simply drop in a faster CPU in the future like the 12nm Ryzens that come out next year and also the 7nm Ryzens that will come out the year after that. If you go Intel they will make you scrap your motherboard and buy an entirely new system but with AMD you can easily upgrade your system to the newest, fastest CPUs till 2021.

People rarely remember this but it is huge deal to be able to use your same motherboard and just drop in a much faster cpu anytime later. You can do this with AMD but you can't with Intel.
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8700k isn't getting the absolute best launch but you are getting more cores out of it and it does perform better.. but if you're building a system right now and need a CPU right now, 7700k is a very nice CPU that'll last many years before becoming obsolete.

The main reason it got a bad wrap is because the performance difference between a 6700k and 7700k is astronomically small. The only reason I got it was because it was a $5 difference at the time and I did want to build a system right there and not wait.

Regardless, I personally would wait for the 8600 at least which matches in MANY benchmarks for $100 less and 2 more cores (which is a really big deal).
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People rarely remember this but it is huge deal to be able to use your same motherboard and just drop in a much faster cpu anytime later. You can do this with AMD but you can't with Intel.
Good point, Ryzen 1600 + B350 can be found for $185 + $70 for a nice board, it's near $250 total and for most people will work just as fine as 7700K. Can be overclocked too a bit, even with stock spire cooler. At low settings you will still get a lot of FPS, high settings will be limited by the GPU
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8700k isn't getting the absolute best launch but you are getting more cores out of it and it does perform better.. but if you're building a system right now and need a CPU right now, 7700k is a very nice CPU that'll last many years before becoming obsolete.

The main reason it got a bad wrap is because the performance difference between a 6700k and 7700k is astronomically small. The only reason I got it was because it was a $5 difference at the time and I did want to build a system right there and not wait.

Regardless, I personally would wait for the 8600 at least which matches in MANY benchmarks for $100 less and 2 more cores (which is a really big deal).
correct on the performance between the i7-6700K vs the i7-7700K. I just OC my i7-6700K to i7-7700K speed and call it the same.
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How's this a deal with Coffeelake processors around? You can find this for 289 without much effort.
I'm (patiently) waiting for that i7-8700k
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IMO It's better to choose a cheaper Ryzen CPU and motherboard because they can multitask and stream better while gaming all for less money. The 7700k is already end of life so you are trapped on that cpu forever so not a good choice.

Only with a Ryzen system will you be able to simply drop in a faster CPU in the future like the 12nm Ryzens that come out next year and also the 7nm Ryzens that will come out the year after that. If you go Intel they will make you scrap your motherboard and buy an entirely new system but with AMD you can easily upgrade your system to the newest, fastest CPUs till 2021.

People rarely remember this but it is huge deal to be able to use your same motherboard and just drop in a much faster cpu anytime later. You can do this with AMD but you can't with Intel.
except that a motherboard upgrade is oftentimes just as significant if not more significant than a cpu upgrade. You need more m.2 slots your new shiny cpu will not magically make that happen. I get it though, its a feature that I'd rather have than not, but lets face it. If you drop 400 bux say on a new high end cpu then you will likely want something better than a 2 year old board to go with it. I am not sure how AMD will manage the chipset upgrades , but on the intel side, the move from Z170 to Z270 was quite significant as far as features and connectivity. And it will likely be significant going to a Z390 chipset when those come out.
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Nice! Just paid $320 + tax a few weeks ago...
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Would be willing to buy if it was a 6 core for x99
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