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PowerSpec G315 Desktop Computer; Intel Core i5-8600K Processor 3.7GHz; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5; 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM; 256GB Solid State Drive $1200

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This deal is more or less the same as the recent Alienware deals. It's a fair price considering the current GPU prices.

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Plus $28.10 for shipping. (Tax varies with state)
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This deal is similar to the alienware one I linked below, but depending on the motherboard this one could hopefully be overclocked to faster than the 8700

https://slickdeals.net/f/11304235-alienware-aurora-desktop-i7-8700-16gb-ddr4-1tb-hdd-gtx-1070-1150-free-store-pickup
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the Alienware deal was an I 7-8700

this one is only an I5
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the Alienware deal was an I 7-8700

this one is only an I5
And... separate deals. This i5 is also the k series, and they have near identical performance in gaming, but the i7 does lead in workstation tasks.
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And... separate deals. This i5 is also the k series, and they have near identical performance in gaming, but the i7 does lead in workstation tasks.
it's gaming now a days as well. more and more games are using multi-core and hyperthreading. assassins creed origins is a prime example

also hard to say if you can make use of the K in this system. OEM motherboards may not have much OC ability
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it's gaming now a days as well. more and more games are using multi-core and hyperthreading. assassins creed origins is a prime example

also hard to say if you can make use of the K in this system. OEM motherboards may not have much OC ability
Good thing it's not an OEM board. https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...6813119039 listed in the specs on MC's website. It is overclockable to your heart's contempt. As far as I know games won't benifit too much from HyperThreading... Plus the GPU will be the bottleneck 99% of the time.
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8600K OC is much better than 8700 in most of the games.

Don't know which CPU cooler does this desktop come with.
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This deal is similar to the alienware one I linked below, but depending on the motherboard this one could hopefully be overclocked to faster than the 8700

https://slickdeals.net/f/11304235-alienware-aurora-desktop-i7-8700-16gb-ddr4-1tb-hdd-gtx-1070-1150-free-store-pickup
You can still overclock an 8700 just like an 8600. The argument that you can overclock a slower processor to match the stock of a faster one doesn't make any sense. It just ignores that you can overclock the faster chip as well and the gap between them remains. It ends up feeling like mental gymnastics to justify getting a lesser CPU.

Unless one chip overclocks exceptionally well and the other chip doesn't to the point where when both are overclocked they are actually pretty close, it is pointless to mention overclocking when comparing chips.
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You can still overclock an 8700 just like an 8600. The argument that you can overclock a slower processor to match the stock of a faster one doesn't make any sense. It just ignores that you can overclock the faster chip as well and the gap between them remains. It ends up feeling like mental gymnastics to justify getting a lesser CPU.

Unless one chip overclocks exceptionally well and the other chip doesn't to the point where when both are overclocked they are actually pretty close, it is pointless to mention overclocking when comparing chips.
you can't. other deal was a non k chip. they are locked at the silicon level
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Crazy I bought this same setup but with a i5 7600k for $800 (open box) a couple months ago. It works beautifully. Had all sorts of problems with Dell. Powerspec uses good components too. Mine came with a higher wattage better quality psu than it indicated in the box as well.
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it's gaming now a days as well. more and more games are using multi-core and hyperthreading. assassins creed origins is a prime example

also hard to say if you can make use of the K in this system. OEM motherboards may not have much OC ability

I would take the ki5 over the non k i7 for gaming . Higher frequency will likely take u further than more logical cores in the majority of games. The differences though are tiny and i feel like folks will lean towards the cheaper option then whether its a K chip or not.
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You can still overclock an 8700 just like an 8600. The argument that you can overclock a slower processor to match the stock of a faster one doesn't make any sense. It just ignores that you can overclock the faster chip as well and the gap between them remains. It ends up feeling like mental gymnastics to justify getting a lesser CPU.

Unless one chip overclocks exceptionally well and the other chip doesn't to the point where when both are overclocked they are actually pretty close, it is pointless to mention overclocking when comparing chips.
how to u overclock a 8700 non K ? u mean by pushing the blk past 100 ? Even if you can which you likely cant depending on the board and bios i will likely not go that route. If you mean turbo boost then we are referring to something different because bios overclocking will go much higher than boost clocks. Your average game cares about frequency where a K chip will normally fare better. The only issue would be on multi threaded games say RTS games some of them may fare better on an I7. But your average shooter game will run at higher frames on a K chip.
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I would take the ki5 over the non k i7 for gaming . Higher frequency will likely take u further than more logical cores in the majority of games. The differences though are tiny and i feel like folks will lean towards the cheaper option then whether its a K chip or not.
right now i agree with you. in the future that may change the longer you have it. the i7 4790 outperforms the i5 4690k even when you OC that i5 in many modern games. older games run all on frequency but games like destiny 2 and assassins creed origins are using all 12 cores/threads on my 8700k. what happens with the above haswell example is the 4690k even if you OC to 4.5ghz hits 100% in origins while the 4790 at 3.8ghz with all cores/threads enabled stays under that in the 80-85% range. going forward i expect to see more and more games run on multi thread

but yes, to many people, computers are commodities, everything is about cost. this is especially true with ram and gpu's
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right now i agree with you. in the future that may change the longer you have it. the i7 4790 outperforms the i5 4690k even when you OC that i5 in many modern games. older games run all on frequency but games like destiny 2 and assassins creed origins are using all 12 cores/threads on my 8700k. what happens with the above haswell example is the 4690k even if you OC to 4.5ghz hits 100% in origins while the 4790 at 3.8ghz with all cores/threads enabled stays under that in the 80-85% range. going forward i expect to see more and more games run on multi thread

but yes, to many people, computers are commodities, everything is about cost. this is especially true with ram and gpu's
yes the I5s of SL and KL are just no longer enough for a high end gaming rig. my older 6600k struggled in BF1 with 100% utilization and stutters. So yes I agree and I expect in time CL I5 to follow the same pattern , im just a bit amazed at how much 2 extra physical cores changed the landscape and made the i5 an actually greaat cpu for a high end gaming rig. Sounds like we will be getting more than 6 cores on this platform very soon so probably one more reason not to go with an i7 unless u plan on keeping it for a few years and in which case mind as well splurge Smilie
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