Devils Canyon i7-4790K $279.99 Microcenter pre-order

StoleMyOwnCar

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Yeah but I'm saying they realized the 80$ off processors was just losing them money on processors and didn't help anything else.
 

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Maybe you're right. The discounted prices aren't as deep as before ($200 i7 920)

$200 was not the standard discount price of the 920. It only got that low well into the D0 stepping for limited daily/weekend sales. Was usually $229 (or $249) from what I recall. For the record, Microcenter has had the 4770k for $199 as well...but only once or twice for a single day/weekend.
 

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As tempting as it is, Intel really kind of shot themselves in the foot with how good the i5-2500K turned out to be (running comfortably at 4.4 with a giant Silver Arrow HSF on it). I think I'll wait for Broadwell or Skylake (unless they keep their foot down on Skylake being released locked). :cool:
 

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As tempting as it is, Intel really kind of shot themselves in the foot with how good the i5-2500K turned out to be (running comfortably at 4.4 with a giant Silver Arrow HSF on it). I think I'll wait for Broadwell or Skylake (unless they keep their foot down on Skylake being released locked). :cool:

Yeah, definitely... I'm running my i7 2600K @ 4.4ghz at a comfortably low voltage still and have owned it since launch day, works flawlessly and speedily at everything from modeling to texture work to game dev :), as well as 2560 gaming up until recently where it serves my 4k gaming perfectly in conjunction with a GTX 780 oc'd. The only want I've had would be to grab another 780 but I've been holding off for Maxwell for now and just lowering settings a little bit down from max to tide me over, looking 95% as good as it would (using FXAA only since on a 23.8" 4k panel it is more than enough to eliminate visible aliasing and edge crawl thanks to the resolution + pixel density). The Sandy Bridge chips were amazing and remain so to this day.

Every time I hear of a new Intel chip release, I look and wonder if there's something worth upgrading to finally... and so far, nothing. :( The only temptation I have is Haswell-E for 6/8 physical cores, but I've yet to encounter a gaming or desktop application scenario where my 2600K is noticeably holding me back, so I continue to wait.
 

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Yeah, definitely... I'm running my i7 2600K @ 4.4ghz at a comfortably low voltage still and have owned it since launch day, works flawlessly and speedily at everything from modeling to texture work to game dev :), as well as 2560 gaming up until recently where it serves my 4k gaming perfectly in conjunction with a GTX 780 oc'd. The only want I've had would be to grab another 780 but I've been holding off for Maxwell for now and just lowering settings a little bit down from max to tide me over, looking 95% as good as it would (using FXAA only since on a 23.8" 4k panel it is more than enough to eliminate visible aliasing and edge crawl thanks to the resolution + pixel density). The Sandy Bridge chips were amazing and remain so to this day.

Every time I hear of a new Intel chip release, I look and wonder if there's something worth upgrading to finally... and so far, nothing. :( The only temptation I have is Haswell-E for 6/8 physical cores, but I've yet to encounter a gaming or desktop application scenario where my 2600K is noticeably holding me back, so I continue to wait.


I'm in the exact same boat. This 2600k is easily the best CPU I've ever bought. I managed to get it for $199 on a deal MC was running a few years back, and it's been chugging along at 4.5ghz (on 1.31v) since I slapped it into the mobo. If DC can hit 5ghz+ reliably with decent cooling, it still might be worth looking at though.
 

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I got my 4770k for $199 + MSI Board for about $275 OTD on one of those crazy sales. Great upgrade from a phenom II 940 :)
 

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I'll be waiting on one of those $199 CPU sales at micro center before I buy another CPU. DC just isn't worth the $280 plus tax in my eyes, $199 hell yes
 

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Of course, only in-store again. Thanks MC for being Morons again.....

Entitled much? Try googling "loss leader".

Its in-store for a reason. People are statistically likely to buy other things once in store, which enables them financially to thin their margin on the chip. This is not a hardthink concept.
 

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I think that's how it is for them all the time. CPUs are the only things cheap at MC, with the exception of CPU + Mobo combos.

Not sure what you are talking about but it certainly isn't true from my experience. MC will offer you extra money off any kit of ram if you are buying a CPu+MB combo, and will often discount a case and PSU combo as well. I usually check NE prices through their mobile app, and the prices are usually within $5~15 in the BYOPC department. They will also price match NE, Amazon, TD, Staples etc PAINLESSLY.
 

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After all this time wishing that I had a Microcenter nearby, I realized... I have family in a town with a Microcenter!

My 2500k works just fine except for PS2/Wii emulators which lag a bit, but... hey, this might be worth calling in a favor for. The 2500k has kept a good amount of resale value.
 

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$200 was not the standard discount price of the 920. It only got that low well into the D0 stepping for limited daily/weekend sales. Was usually $229 (or $249) from what I recall. For the record, Microcenter has had the 4770k for $199 as well...but only once or twice for a single day/weekend.
Yeah you're right, it just seemed like the 920, and later the 930 was on sale at $200 for much longer periods of time, but we also have to factor in things like depressed economy into this (Nehalem released right as the Real Estate and Mortgage Banking markets crashed).

Also, those were the lowest-end SKUs of the enthusiast platform, while the 2600/2700/3770/4770 are the flagship parts of the mainstream performance platform. There is some overlap, but you will also find the 3820/4820 were consistently cheaper than the flagship mainstream CPUs.

Not sure what you are talking about but it certainly isn't true from my experience. MC will offer you extra money off any kit of ram if you are buying a CPu+MB combo, and will often discount a case and PSU combo as well. I usually check NE prices through their mobile app, and the prices are usually within $5~15 in the BYOPC department. They will also price match NE, Amazon, TD, Staples etc PAINLESSLY.
PM at MC has always been YMMV and a total crapshoot depending on the associate and managers working. I've had good success with mobos/CPUs, especially if they are their own advertised prices, but other components not so much, especially GPUs where MC prices are not really competitive at all (they tend to lag 2-3 months on their pricing or marked up 10-15% to begin with). Once you factor in rebates, tax, and game bundles, I just never bother sourcing my GPUs from MC.

I have 3 MCs within 30 miles, 1 of which is within 5 mins driving so no biggy if I get turned down, just don't want people making long treks to MC expecting to get a PM only to get turned down.

Anyways, Devil Canyon looks pretty sweet. Already have 2x4770Ks bought within the last year so I will probably skip this upgrade, but I have a few friends/co-workers who are waiting for its release to finish their builds.
 

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When is the release date? Does anyone know if Fry's will pricematch Microcenter?

Good luck with the price matching - I have never had any with deals like this at the Sacramento Frys...Has to be in-store pricing from a LOCAL COMPETITOR only.
 

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After Kyle's review (thanks to him BTW), it's pretty clear that a 4790K is nothing but a refresh, with a new name and faster boost clock. OC-wise, it's not better than a 4770K.

And right now, I couldn't care less if MC even had an online option....
 

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I guess what you are getting is a guaranteed 4.4GHz maximum speed, I know that some 4770Ks couldn't even reach 4.4GHz reliably.
 

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After Kyle's review (thanks to him BTW), it's pretty clear that a 4790K is nothing but a refresh, with a new name and faster boost clock. OC-wise, it's not better than a 4770K.

And right now, I couldn't care less if MC even had an online option....
Were you expecting a tick or tock? It's always been said to be a refresh. Usually the refresh CPUs are just 100mhz higher.
 

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4 Microcenters in and around New York City and not a single f-ing one near Rochester, NY.

That's some bulllllllllllllllllshit.
 

Ali Man

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After Kyle's review (thanks to him BTW), it's pretty clear that a 4790K is nothing but a refresh, with a new name and faster boost clock. OC-wise, it's not better than a 4770K.

And right now, I couldn't care less if MC even had an online option....

Were you expecting something else?

It says they expect around a 200MHz increase on average.

Well of course, same architecture, different name = refresh.

But the little tweaks that they did wasn't even exactly worth the '5Ghz' hype. It's rather false advertising. Haswell will never be a Sandy, and especially not with this kinda transistor density, tri-gate process....keep aside the extra transistors and better paste on the cpu.

My personal opinion would be that since Sandy, the quality of the wafers has literally gone down the drain.
 

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Have to wait and see the reviews...but I don't see anything that would make me want to spend the money to upgrade my Sandy@4.8Ghz right now...
 

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I bought a 4770k from a [H]ardforum member months ago from a similar MC in store deal. If anyone would like to pick one up and send it to me I would cover all your costs. Shoot me a PM if your interested.
Edit:
Have done a few trades on here as well.
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=92541
 

Pitbull

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The 4790k disappeared of MC's site, what the hell.
Also why was their date 30th and not 25th?
 
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