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cpu compatibility issue help needed, that is if you are not too busy.

Hey i just got a new motherboard for christmas (ASUS TUF z270 mark 1), it doesn't support my current cpu 15 4690 due to it being a LGA1150 socket while the motherboards socket is LGA1151. i did my research and it appears that the best compatible cpu would be the i7 7700k, but when i went onto amazon to get it two came
up both claiming to be the i7 7700k. one of the cpu's is a 2017 model, while the other is 2016, also it appears that there is a difference in diameters between the two. i'm not sure if this difference is for the box of the cpu or the cpu itself in which case one coould potentially not fit in my motherboard. if someone could quickly check and see if there is a difference between the two and inform me of what it is that would be perfect! thaanks in advance.
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  1. Could you post the links?

    There should be only 1 7700K, there is a 7700 non K but the physical size should be the same.
  2. WildCard999 said:
    Could you post the links?

    There should be only 1 7700K, there is a 7700 non K but the physical size should be the same.


    Agreed. Two versions being K and non K. And if ur jst gaming i5 7600K would be a good option as well
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    This is the page from PCPer UK so this would be the link I'd trust for the purchase, it's also the first CPU on the page you posted.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MXSI216/?tag=pcp0f-21
  4. thanks everyone
  5. Enjoy, it's quite the performance increase over your i5-4690.
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