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Old April 29, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Well, in most of those articles, they mentioned a slight discount in the current ('old') chips as the new ones will take the prices of the most similar corresponding chip? Or something like that?

The i5-4670 is currrently $240 so that is under what I decided is my 'upper limit.' The $229 was obviously better and it was for the 'K' version but I am thinking I might take the features of the 'non-K' chips anyway.

I thought, I am building a mini-itx system and if I undervolt/underclock a 'k' cpu, it would be okay but I don't get the other features. I am not sure I'd do much overclocking. It will increase the heat/power in a small area. I mostly overclock later to get the most optimal performance if I want it. However, with the small build, a non-K chip might do fine. I just hope that the voltage options are still as good or allow for some tweaks if I wanted it.

The 4670s is nowhere to be found but the new chips have some 'S' chips. So, maybe waiting for May 11 (or whenever) gives me more options. Hope the i5-4690S is an option.
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Old April 29, 2014, 12:17 PM
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There's a fellow here who has one for trade. I'm trying to swing a deal. He wants a bit too much atm.

No promises but I may have found 1 for u. Just don't hold ur breath. Everyone looks funny with a beet red face while holding their breath....lol.




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Old April 29, 2014, 03:12 PM
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Thanks! I try not to hold my breath too often. ;-)
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I would consider getting something older, 3770k or a used cpu. better prices and there are some decent deals out there right now. I've seen a number of 4670 and 4770 out there recently

Again that is subject to location, in southern Ont there are always some interesting items out there.

Of course another option would be to get a cheaper cpu to start and grab a better 1 when the opportunity presents itself. You'll get some cash back selling the other and can save some extra cash for the purchase while waiting for a

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Agreed, I would consider a used one as well, you may even pick the ones with good potentials for OC
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Old May 10, 2014, 08:35 PM
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I see no used ones up for sale. :)

Maybe the refresh release (tomorrow? Mon.?) will offer some interesting deals?
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I've seen the refreshed ones are the same prices as the original (on newegg anyway) there shouldn't be a huge price gap between the original and the refresh. Sadly though I don't think we'll be seeing reviews of them, I want to know if the refresh has any improvements what so ever.
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Old May 21, 2014, 08:38 AM
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Not sure. There is supposed to be a 100MHz boost. So far, these ones are not overclockable but my plan is to build a mini-itx system so it's not so crucial for me. The i5-4690/S looks pretty decent?

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I've seen the refreshed ones are the same prices as the original (on newegg anyway) there shouldn't be a huge price gap between the original and the refresh. Sadly though I don't think we'll be seeing reviews of them, I want to know if the refresh has any improvements what so ever.
Reviews are out on a few other sites for 4790/4690/4360

Here is one:
AnandTech | The Intel Haswell Refresh Review: Core i7-4790, i5-4690 and i3-4360 Tested
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Old May 29, 2014, 04:04 PM
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I read that one, thanks. What do you think? I was wondering if is worth it to look at the -S chips? I think DC will be too rich for my blood. I wasn't going to budget over $300 for the cpu but if I was overclocking, I'd wait for DC.

So, I am mostly looking at the i5-4590 and i5-4690 and their 'S' versions. I think the 'S' versions are good for mini-itx cases that will use low profile air coolers. But, OTOH, I guess the other chips can have voltage settings changed if one really wants?

Any thoughts? I have read a few reviews on the i5-4590 (or is it 4690?) and some ppl are using them for games. I know they won't overclock but compared to my Q6600, it will be a jump in performance. I would do video stuff and any games would not be extreme variety - just light gaming, maybe source games, too.

I need to decide whether a lowered voltage chip (some ppl call them crippled) is a good idea or not needed.
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Is devil's Canyon and anniversary cpu same cpu?
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