Question Why is the i7-4790k more than the i7-8700/8700k?

Feb 15, 2019
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I have recently been looking to build a new PC. My old PC has the 4790k, and I am looking to get the 8700k for the new PC. When I went and compared the two on UserBenchmark, the 4790k was more expensive than the 8700k. I don't understand why that is and if that should be worrying about buying the 8700k.
 

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supply and demand. the 4790k has not been made in years, so any stock that is left is all that's left. low supply = higher prices. simple, economics.

all older chips will raise in price like that after a while. as will old gpu's.
 

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