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Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
I settled on an i7-7700k when deciding it was finally time to upgrade from my 6 year-old PC and couldn't be happier with the purchase. I was nervous about the reports of high temperatures but after two months it has never broken 63 °C. I haven't done any manually overclocking, only enabled Turbo Boost, and have disabled Hyper-Threading until I start running programs that can take advantage of the virtual cores.
I have it seated in an ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero motherboard with a be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 cooler and Corsair Vengeance LPX 2×8 GB 3466 MHz memory.
My initial motherboard came warped and ended up denting the CPU when I installed it. Amazon replaced both components for no additional cost.
212 of 247 people found the following review helpful.
A Monster Of A CPU For Gaming...
I finished my new Kaby Lake build 2 weeks ago using this new 7700K. I have it paired with an MSI Z270 Gaming M7 motherboard, 32GB Corsair Dominator SE 3200mhz (Cas14) Memory, Intel 600p NVMe M.2 Boot Drive, EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid, and finally being cooled with a Corsair H115i. Everything installed perfectly along with drivers and software, and all the hardware plays seamlessly together.
I retired my 5 year old Ivy Bridge i5 3570K that was running at 4.5ghz, and this has been a significant upgrade for gaming. I have this 7700K clocked currently at 4.9ghz, with 1.32V. and XMP enabled. This chip doesn't even break a sweat at this speed. Even under full 100% load in the Intel torture test software, temps haven't exceeded 70C. But just keep in mind, I'm running an H115i cooler with Corsair ML140 fans. Your results may vary depending on your cooling solution.
I'll echo what others have stated in other reviews here and other sites, if you're already on a Skylake CPU, going with a Kaby Lake wouldn't be much of an upgrade....unless you're simply looking for higher overclocking potential (which is certainly here with these new CPUs). Most people doing new builds with these Kaby Lake chips are coming from older Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge builds.
If you're considering building a new gaming PC, this is the CPU to get right now. It is extremely fast, and over clocks like a champ while still maintaining relatively cool temps.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
super fast, never bottlenecks
By Amazon Customer
super fast, never bottlenecks.
i use my computer for mainly streaming and gaming, and this thing has yet to go over a 60% load no matter what i toss at it.
never heats up, but i'm also using a Hyper 212 EVO and that thing is a beast.