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Intel Core i9 Socket 2066 Cascade Lake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Cascade Lake X architecture and are designed to fit into the Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These CPUs support up to 18 cores plus HyperThreading and so are ideal for heavy multitasking and content creation applications.

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Intel Core i9 Socket 2066 Skylake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Skylake X architecture and are designed to fit into the new Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These CPUs support up to 18 cores plus HyperThreading and so are ideal for heavy multitasking and content creation applications. As the LGA2066 socket has the same external dimensions as LGA2011-3 you can use any of these coolers with a LGA2066 CPU.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 2066 Skylake-X Processors

These new high-end Core X CPUs are based on the Skylake X architecture and are designed to fit into the new Socket 2066 and so require an Intel X299 motherboard. These CPUs feature up to 8-core and support HyperThreading and so are ideal for heavy multitasking and content creation applications.

As the LGA2066 socket has the same external dimensions as LGA2011-3 you can use any of these coolers with a LGA2066 CPU.

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Intel Core i9 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

Intel 9th generation Core i9 Coffee Lake processors have 8 physical cores plus Hyper Threading technology, allowing them to work on up to 16 threads simultaneously. Despite the Core i9 branding, these CPUs are compatible with mainstream Z390 & select Z370 motherboards, and therefore don't require one of the much more expensive enthusiast-grade motherboards such as X299 models.

Important - Please Note: A number of Intel Z370 motherboards will support these processors out-of-the-box, or with a BIOS update. Please check the list of supported CPUs for your motherboard before purchasing one of these processors to ensure it is compatible.

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Intel Core i7 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

This category contains a mix of Intel 8th & 9th generation Core i7 Coffee Lake CPUs which feature more cores & greater cache memory than the Core i5s, giving them much faster performance, especially in CPU intensive tasks such as graphics processing, video encoding and music mixing.

8th Gen. Core i7 processors come with 6 physical cores & HyperThreading technology, while the very latest 9th Gen. Core i7 models instead pack 8 physical cores for greater performance per thread, across more processes, letting you do more than ever before.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These 8th & 9th Generation Intel Core i5 Coffee Lake CPUs are the most affordable 6-core Intel processors. Intel Core i5 CPUs provide a significant speed up in games and multimedia applications such as image and video editing, making them a great choice for gamers and creative professionals.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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Intel Core i5 Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These 7th Generation Intel Core CPUs are the most affordable quad-core Intel processors. Intel Core i5 CPUs provide a significant speed up in games and multimedia applications such as image and video editing, making them a great choice for gamers and creative professionals.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Core i3 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These 8th & 9th Generation Intel Core i3 Coffee Lake quad-core processors are much faster than the cheaper Celeron and Pentium models thanks to having more cores and cache memory which enables them to process up to four threads at a time. Due to their higher frequency and larger cache Core i3's are much faster than Pentiums, and are the cheapest CPU we recommend for a more intensive tasks such as gaming and image editing.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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3XS Professionally Overclocked Intel X299 Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS Overclocked Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Our engineers have even overclocked the CPU too, ensuring maximum performance. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These overclocked bundles are based on Intel's latest X299 platform. Intel's X299 platform supports 14nm Skylake X & Kaby Lake X processors and features upto 44 Lanes of PCI-E 3.0 , PCI-E M.2 SSDs, & ultra-fast DDR4 memory in either dual-channel, or quad-channel for extra bandwidth.

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3XS Professionally Overclocked Intel Z390 Bundles

Save yourself the hassle of picking and assembling all the components you need to upgrade your PC. Scan 3XS Overclocked Bundles are pre-built, tested and configured so all you need to do is screw the motherboard and cooler into your case. Our engineers have even overclocked the CPU too, ensuring maximum performance. Choose from a selection of bundles using the finest components.

These overclocked bundles are based on Intel's latest Z390 platform. Intel's Z390 motherboards support Intel 8th & 9th Gen. Coffee Lake processors, in addition to supporting PCI-E 3.0, PCI-E M.2 SSDs and ultra-fast DDR4 memory.

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Intel Pentium Gold Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

These Intel 8th & 9th Generation Pentium Gold processors offer increased performance over Celeron processors. The full range of Pentium Gold processors support Hyper-Threading technology, allowing these dual-core CPUs to process four threads simultaneously, improving multi-tasking performance. While these are much more capable than Celeron processors, Pentium Gold CPUs feature half as many physical cores than Core i3 processors, so aren't suitable for heavier multi-tasking & workloads.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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Intel Pentium Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

These Intel 7th Generation Pentium processors offer increased performance over Celeron processors. The range of Pentium processors supports Hyper-Threading technology, allowing these dual-core CPUs to process four threads simultaneously. While these are much more capable than Celeron processors, Pentium CPUs run at much lower clock frequency than Core i3 processors, so aren't suitable for heavier workloads.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Celeron Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

Intel's entry-level 8th & 9th Generation Core processor brand is Celeron and comprises a range of dual-core CPUs that ideal for basic home & office tasks such as basic office tasks such as word processing, sending emails, & browsing the internet.

Important - Please Note: Despite using the same LGA1151 socket as 6th & 7th Gen. CPUs, ONLY Intel 300 Series Motherboards are compatible with these 8th Gen. 'Coffee Lake' & 9th Gen. 'Coffee Lake Refresh' CPUs.

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Intel Celeron Socket 1151 Kaby Lake Processors

Intel's entry-level 7th Generation Core processor brand is Celeron and comprises a range of dual-core CPUs that ideal for basic office tasks such as basic office tasks such as word processing.

Please note: In order to use an Intel 100 Series Motherboard with these 7th Gen. CPUs, you will need to ensure the motherboard is running the latest BIOS version before installing the CPU.

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Intel Xeon E 2100 Socket 1151 Coffee Lake Processors

The Intel Xeon E 2100-series is the latest range of business CPUs designed for SMBl servers and entry-level workstations. These processors feature up to six cores and support ECC memory which is more reliable than unbuffered memory. Based on the Coffee Lake architecture, these CPUs provide higher performance than the previous generation Xeon E3 1200 processors.

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Intel Xeon-W Socket 2066 Skylake-W Processors

These Xeon W CPUs are offer high performance and reliability for mission critical workstations. Featuring up to 18 cores, quad-channel DDR4 memory with ECC support and 44 PCI-E 3.0 lanes these Xeon W processors offer scalable performance for every workflow.

Xeon W CPUs use the Socket 2066 but require a motherboard based on the Intel C422 chipset.

3XS Systems can custom build you a workstation or server using the new Intel Xeon W series CPUs. Please click HERE to find out more.

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CPU Warranty & Insurance Packages

Mishaps with computers can happen. Take the stress out of this scenario by purchasing an extended warranty which will give you piece of mind that you are covered in case of any unfortunate accidents or damage occurring.

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