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I'm thinking of jumping on this since I don't really overclock...but at the same time, I already have a pretty good cooler and Mobo. Hmmmm....decisions decisions.
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I'm thinking of jumping on this since I don't really overclock...but at the same time, I already have a pretty good cooler and Mobo. Hmmmm....decisions decisions.
I bought the 8600k/mobo combo from frys (still backordered) and im thinking i might need some hyperthreading grr
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I bought the 8600k/mobo combo from frys (still backordered) and im thinking i might need some hyperthreading grr
Cancel and get this. You'll be happy you did in the long run
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My 8600 combo was canceled (same as many others) - will this "deal" be the same? I would not be too quick to cancel your old deal if Frys still shows it active.

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I bought the 8600k/mobo combo from frys (still backordered) and im thinking i might need some hyperthreading grr
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I had finally decided on the amd 2700x, but had originally planned on this, so now am not sure. But I have my money all tied up in newegg gift cards. So if I jump on this, I'd have to then figure out something with the newegg cards... Even if I were to get the mobo and some software from newegg, I'd be hundreds left on my cards if I don't get the cpu there.
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My 8600 combo was canceled (same as many others) - will this "deal" be the same? I would not be too quick to cancel your old deal if Frys still shows it active.
i almost bought the 8600 combo but the next weekend (last weekend) i bought the 8600k combo and will be happy with it when/if it ships.. the csr's all make me feel warm and cozy but.. anyway, i did see a youtube comparison on this cpu and the 8600k tonight... the i7 barely breaks a sweat, while the i5 is running at 85-95 % cpu usage in games... plus this has hyper-threading witch (from what i understand) will help in future proofing on upcoming games
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The more I think about it, it's not "that" great of a deal to where I should buy it despite the newegg gift cards... because on newegg they have the combo deals, so you could get the 8700 and a cheapish z370 for barely over $380, whereas taking this cpu deal and buying a mobo separate would be more like $370, so not enough savings to be worth me being screwed on my gift cards...

If newegg would price match, despite a code involved, I'd be tempted, though.
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I7-8700k has been $299 for the past few months at Microcenter.
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I7-8700k has been $299 for the past few months at Microcenter.
Is that deal for the 8700k plus the $30 off combos with mobos the best deal right now? Might have to have a friend pickup from MC for me.
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I7-8700k has been $299 for the past few months at Microcenter.
Which more than 90% of people can't get.
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Which more than 90% of people can't get.
someone who lives near a microcenter should start a service for the rest of us. i'd pay a fee to pick up items for me hug
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I don't think there is much money in a service off Microcenter. You still have California tax as everything is in store. If you're going to set up a business like that you wait for a really really good sale, then you send everything to Oregon or Delaware. Then you take payment in Bitcoin or Litecoin. Now that you could actually make money on
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Any recommendations on a quality board to go with this? Probably no reason to get a Z370, right? My Frys 8600k got cancelled this morning, so on the hunt again..
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something some of you might not be thinking of when thinking of purchasing this one (for those of us who do not overclock)...
The base clock speed for the 8700 = 3.2GHz vs 8700k = 3.7GHz
Max Turbo for 8700 = 4.6GHz vs 8700k = 4.7GHz
BOTH have 12MB smartcache
TDP (heat generated) 8700 = 65w vs 8700k = 95w

The rest of the specs are the same with exception for a few embedded options.

As you can see, the base clock is a little lower... there are ways around that, but that involves enabling max turbo as constant on instead of 'as needed' if your motherboard's BIOS supports that.
The temperature output is also something to consider if you plan on using for a HomeTheatre or if heat could be an issue (smaller case, not many fans, etc..).
Finally, you'll need your own aftermarket cooler with the 8700k (and you should use one with the non OC version as well, but that version DOES come with a stock intel heatsink/fan).

I personally thought I would save a few $$$ by buying the non-OC version since I do not OC, but after reviewing all the specs in greater detail and not wanting to fool around with the boost in the BIOS (easy to do if you want to but would probably make your fan spin at full RPM's) I returned mine and got the OC (8700k) version instead.
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