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As part of upgrading a pre-built dell machine from 2015, I will be replacing the current 3.2ghz i5-4460 with a 4ghz i7-4790k.

The 4790k will cost me $520 with the tax here in Canada. I got the $520 figure from a local computer store that said they can order it in for me, I was saving over a couple months, and I should have all the needed funds in about 2 weeks time.

While I was able to do research and confirm that the 4790k will work with my system, I have zero experience with installing coolers and processors, and while I have theoretical knowledge of what to do, I don't want to jeopardize something expensive like this with my lack of actual experience.

I am thinking of also asking the store if they can remove my old processor and cooler, and then install the new one, just so I don't end up ruining it.

Also, I will not be overclocking it, because the air flow in my case just doesn't allow for that, so would I be good using the stock thermal paste and cooler that intel ships with the processor? I am considering buying my own good thermal paste either way though.

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520$ is pretty steep, at that point I would look into just replacing the motherboard processor and ram altogether 

 

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What cooler are you using? Chances are you don't have to worry about damaging anything whatsoever.

Also, I'm selling a gold sample 4790k that overclocks at a really low temperature if you want me to pimp my link here. $300 US (or less if you win a bid on it) ?

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You can find used 4790ks for a few hundred bucks.

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8 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

What cooler are you using? Chances are you don't have to worry about damaging anything whatsoever.

Also, I'm selling a gold sample 4790k that overclocks at a really low temperature if you want me to pimp my link here. $300 US (or less if you win a bid on it) ?

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20 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

What cooler are you using? Chances are you don't have to worry about damaging anything whatsoever.

Also, I'm selling a gold sample 4790k that overclocks at a really low temperature if you want me to pimp my link here. $300 US (or less if you win a bid on it) ?

I don't know, but It just looks like a regular stock cooler. $300 US with the conversion and shipping may be just as, if not more expensive so not much inventive for that, unfortunately.

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12 minutes ago, Cereal5 said:

#shamelessplug #iwantthelinkjusttoseewhatfrequencyyoureached

I don't think I put that info but I was cruising at 4.7 with 1.2 volts on my hyper 212 Evo with only the stock fan. Temps hit 65C after stress tests 

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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2 minutes ago, Twiggy1995 said:

I don't know, but It just looks like a regular stock cooler. $300 US with the conversion and shipping may be just as, if not more expensive so not much inventive for that, unfortunately.

If you take a picture of the cooler we could probably find a YouTube video of how to install it. Also, it's a crime to leave a CPU as good as a 4790k under stock heat sink so you'd be better off with a new one if that's the case.

 

Edit: also, $300 US is about $390 Canadian, so unless shipping on a tiny box is $130 you'll be saving.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus thread, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Dude return that thing asap! $520 is horrible for that cpu! 

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17 minutes ago, fasauceome said:

If you take a picture of the cooler we could probably find a YouTube video of how to install it. .

I literally have to go to sleep right now, so I can't take my system down and open it right now, but maybe after the grind at work tomorrow I will remember, that is if I am not too "influenced" by the Jack Daniel's Whiskey and Cola mix I am gonna buy on the way home.

I will think about it for sure.

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