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Topic # 223587 7-Oct-2017 08:45
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I am about to start a new build for my home PC. I have been waiting for the new Intel CPUs to be released, which I see has happened today (PB Tech advertising them, but says delivery will be before the 9th of November!).

 

 

 

Anyone else looking at getting one of these new 8th Gen processors? Bit of a price jump from $516 to $608 (7700k to 8700k). Early reviews look good...


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  Reply # 1878804 7-Oct-2017 08:51
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a 20% jump for 25 % more cores at 20% more power each core? bring it on!


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  Reply # 1878812 7-Oct-2017 09:25
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 One month wait! Wow. Sucks.

 

I'll be ordering one it looks like. Trying to decide on a motherboard and memory combination. 

 

I don't care about looks particularly, I want features, Intel RAID, Lots of USB Including USB 3.1 Gen 2 Front Header. 2 x M.2 Slots and a good sound card built in. Pairing it with my 1070 hoping for a solid 60fps on high settings @ 1440P.

 

Replacing my 4 Year old 4770K. 

 

Still trying to decide on AIO Water Cooler or Air with Noctua


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1878813 7-Oct-2017 09:33
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my noctua air coooled 6700K is OCed from 4GHz to 4.7GHz and has been stress tested for 24 hrs straight and temps were no higher than 70 max (not ave)


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  Reply # 1878891 7-Oct-2017 11:35
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Finally it looks like there might be some real world performance gain over my 2010 i7-2600K. Until now the gains have looked marginal. Single thread performance is 57% higher, total performance is 110% higher.

 

Creating links isn't working, here's what I looked at.

 

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-2600K+%40+3.40GHz
https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-8700K+%40+3.70GHz&id=3098

 

 





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  Reply # 1878936 7-Oct-2017 11:42
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Yup about time they broke the 5Hz barrier!

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  Reply # 1878938 7-Oct-2017 11:51
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using a noctua d15 on my ryzen 1800x OC to 4GHZ its whisper quiet even under load and is currently idling at 32 deg 

 

If you do consider a notcua d15 triple check the clearances of your case as its a MASSIVE cooler :) 




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  Reply # 1878939 7-Oct-2017 12:03
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I just looked up the D15. My god it's huge!


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  Reply # 1878943 7-Oct-2017 12:10
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Yup mine's the d15 don't get the silent one for better performance

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  Reply # 1885230 17-Oct-2017 17:46
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guyl:

 

I just looked up the D15. My god it's huge!

 

 

I swapped a D15 for the Intel Water Cooler after the pump failed after five years, and I was more than impressed.  It bought my 3930K down at least 10°C lower than the water cooler, and is much quiter.  OK it's the size of a small house, but it gets the job done.

 





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