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7700k availability for UK purchase?

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Bam - Asus Z270 Maximus IX Code should be with me on Saturday.

The only thing that stopped me getting one was the second M.2 drive...


Why the heck does it go at a 90-degree angle to the board (outwards). Is this supposed to give better heat dissipation or something?
 
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The only thing that stopped me getting one was the second M.2 drive...


Why the heck does it go at a 90-degree angle to the board (outwards). Is this supposed to give better heat dissipation or something?

Probably.

I'll only be running one M2 (waiting on a 960 EVO).

I'm more interested in DDR4-4000+ memory speeds.
 
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Probably.

I'll only be running one M2 (waiting on a 960 EVO).

I'm more interested in DDR4-4000+ memory speeds.

Yeah good point tbh. I've had a 512GB 960 Pro on back order since before Christmas... managed to bag it for £249 on amazon (direct from them) but waiting for stock is getting to be a bit of a joke.
 
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Pulled the trigger and ordered the following:

Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz (Kaby Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B32

Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Stock Code MB-68S-AS

Thought it was time to upgrade my 2700k system.
 
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Yeah good point tbh. I've had a 512GB 960 Pro on back order since before Christmas... managed to bag it for £249 on amazon (direct from them) but waiting for stock is getting to be a bit of a joke.

£249 - that's a bargain compared to what they're typically going for (not to mention the profiteers on ebay)!
 
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Pulled the trigger and ordered the following:

Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz (Kaby Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B32

Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Stock Code MB-68S-AS

Thought it was time to upgrade my 2700k system.


The rog strix looks great, decent price as well. Hope you hit 5Ghz.
 
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Pulled the trigger and ordered the following:

Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz (Kaby Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2B32

Asus ROG Strix Z270E Gaming Intel Z270 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Stock Code MB-68S-AS

Thought it was time to upgrade my 2700k system.

This simply highlights how good a deal the 6700k bundle was just after Xmas... virtually identical performance for nearly £200 less and a decent AIO thrown in.
 
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£249 - that's a bargain compared to what they're typically going for (not to mention the profiteers on ebay)!

Yeah I know. I've used PC Part Picker and kept a very good eye on pricing/trends for all the parts of my new build.:)

Feels like I'm trading in stocks at some points, just waiting for a good price before I buy but sometimes I wait too long and it ends up going up in price :o
 
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