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[Mike's Computer Shop] Intel Core i7 i7-4790 - $300

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[Mike's Computer Shop] Intel Core i7 i7-4790 - $300

Intel Core i7 i7-4790 (not the k version) is on clearance
Not a bad price ONLY IF you are upgrading with a fixed mobo (namely the socket type 1150)

Sockets Supported: FCLGA1150

Also another option if you can save up
freewheelin76 wrote: I'd hold your money until you can afford the board and ram. It's worth it.
Last edited by MrGroot on Feb 26th, 2018 2:16 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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The i5 8400 is 235 on newegg. I rather go with an 8th generation 6 core. Than a 4th gen 4 core hyperthreaded to 8 cores
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darkadvenger wrote: The i5 8400 is 235 on newegg. I rather go with an 8th generation 6 core. Than a 4th gen 4 core hyperthreaded to 8 cores
That reminds me, the i7-4790 is for FCLGA1150 Socket (edited in post)
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darkadvenger wrote: The i5 8400 is 235 on newegg. I rather go with an 8th generation 6 core. Than a 4th gen 4 core hyperthreaded to 8 cores
Please, take this advice. If you're upgrading an existing system that's compatible with this socket, then the deal is okay. If you're building from scratch do not lock yourself into years-old generations. You'll regret it when you go to buy an SSD and you don't have the PCIe lanes or you want to decode 4K video, or a whole bunch of other things that are just becoming relevant.
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Yes I don't think i'd burn 300 on an old chip. i5-8600k is 310. I'd hold your money until you can afford the board and ram. It's worth it.

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Haswells will randomly reboot in Windows until intel and Microsoft and mobo makers put out patches, likely all 3. Mobo makers might never put out a bios fix meaning you could be stuck with a chip that reboots on its own for fun.
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badOne wrote: Haswells will randomly reboot in Windows until intel and Microsoft and mobo makers put out patches, likely all 3. Mobo makers might never put out a bios fix meaning you could be stuck with a chip that reboots on its own for fun.
I think it is just after a bios update for those Haswell resided in a Dell box etc. Windows update alone did not cause this, correct me if I am wrong.
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If spending this much on a legacy CPU might as well bite the bullet and upgrade. DDR4 prices might be the only factor, but could offset the cost somewhat selling off DDR3.
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badOne wrote: Haswells will randomly reboot in Windows until intel and Microsoft and mobo makers put out patches, likely all 3. Mobo makers might never put out a bios fix meaning you could be stuck with a chip that reboots on its own for fun.
Never had that happen with any of my devices. Wouldn't be concerned about this.
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You can easily get a whole PC with a 4770/4790 from dell refurbished when they have a decent sale going for around the same price as just the CPU here, if you want it.

Just saying.
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apvm wrote: I think it is just after a bios update for those Haswell resided in a Dell box etc. Windows update alone did not cause this, correct me if I am wrong.
microcode updates for the cpu can be done through mobo bios update (flashing) or a patch through windows. It is a known fact that there are spontaneous reboots for haswells right now. I'm seeing it after Microsoft tried to patch these 2 exploits. 2-3x a day, the situation worse if the more a cpu is stressed.

Could happen 2 mins after it boots into windows.
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Wait, what year is this again?
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LOL when I built my PC back in 2014 (yes 4 years ago) I bought a 4770K for $280 Flat. Why would anyone buy a 4790 in 2018 for $300 + tax?
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There is a guy selling a 4770 sff prebuilt for $280 here.
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blackbirdman wrote: LOL when I built my PC back in 2014 (yes 4 years ago) I bought a 4770K for $280 Flat. Why would anyone buy a 4790 in 2018 for $300 + tax?
Jesus, how old is my rig then (i7-920) ?
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I really want a 4790k to replace g3258. Not willing to do a new build at this time.

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