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Intel Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz Desktop Processor w/ Enhanced Speedstep EXPIRED

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Best Buy has Intel Core i5-9400 6-Core 2.9GHz Desktop Processor w/ Enhanced Speedstep Technology (BX80684I59400) on sale for $129.99. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup where available. Thanks benleo

Note, per the product page: will ship by Mon, Dec 9.
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  • This processor features Intel UHD Graphics 630 integrated graphics.
  • Comes with a 3-year warranty. -oceanlake
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Best Buy has Intel Core i5-9400 Six-core 2.9 GHz for $129.99

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No lol. They're two completely different classes of processor. One is a processor that was worth $330 (2700X) that's now on clearance due to being replaced by a new gen while the other (9400) is a processor that was worth $160 and is slightly marked down to $130.

Only things the 9400 is slightly faster in, is when it comes to average frame rates in most games but on the flip side it's slower (and in some modern games by a significant amount) where it matters most for a smooth, consistent experience which is frame times and 0.1% and 1% lows. For older and non-demanding games it's also good. Other thing it's slightly faster in is Photoshop. Apart from that the 2700X wipes the floor with it, usually being 30-80% faster which makes sense given they're close in single-threaded performance but we're talking about 16 processing threads vs 6.

The 2700X also comes with a decent cooler worth $30-35 that you more than likely won't need to replace while the 9400 comes with a garbage cooler worth $5-10. 2700X also comes with a free copy of either The Outer Worlds or Borderlands 3 which the 9400 does not.
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Its $129.99 and you have to pickup at Microcenter. You can get $30 off if you buy the board at the same time.

https://www.microcenter.com/produ...ism-cooler


I bought that CPU and a board. Great deal if you are near a MC and much better deal than anything intel has right now bang for the buck.
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Most games yes, but some modern games are starting to exhibit issues with poor 0.1% and 1% frame times and occasional stuttering on 6-thread CPUs like this one due to the game pegging them at 90-100% usage/not enough processing power available.

If you play mostly older or non-demanding games this is a good deal, but if you want a more consistently smooth experience on modern demanding games (especially going forward) at good framerates (60-100 FPS) the Ryzen 5 2600(X) is a better choice. If your aim is playing at high refresh/framerates (120-240 FPS) on a budget then the Ryzen 5 3600(X) will be the best choice.
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Need a good mobo that can do hackkntosh too
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Does anyone know if this will fit a Dell AIO OptiPlex 7460 ?
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same here. never built one myself
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it will fit but may want to check if Dell has a bios update that supports the 9xxx series - not always a given
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Does anyone know if this will fit a Dell AIO OptiPlex 7460 ?
It should but it really depends on how crippled the Dell's BIOS is. There's really no reason do do this upgrade as the 8500 and 9400 benchmark almost identically.
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Very nice deal if integrated graphics mean something to you. Previously only the 9400F was at this price.
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Have a look at https://www.tonymacx86.com/buyersguide/building-a-customac-hackintosh-the-ultimate-buyers-guide/
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Good for gaming ?
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Good for gaming ?
Yes its very good for gaming. I have this paired with a 1660 ti and can run everything max settings 1080P and some games in 1440.

https://pc-builds.com/calculator/.../0SN13flu/
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I was literally about to buy a i5-9400F with out the internal video for more. Thanks OP.
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Is this better than the Ryzen 7 2700x for $120 at microcenter. I want to use it for gaming, streaming, video editing, picture editing, basic browser use, movies, and crypto mining.
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Good for gaming ?
Most games yes, but some modern games are starting to exhibit issues with poor 0.1% and 1% frame times and occasional stuttering on 6-thread CPUs like this one due to the game pegging them at 90-100% usage/not enough processing power available.

If you play mostly older or non-demanding games this is a good deal, but if you want a more consistently smooth experience on modern demanding games (especially going forward) at good framerates (60-100 FPS) the Ryzen 5 2600(X) is a better choice. If your aim is playing at high refresh/framerates (120-240 FPS) on a budget then the Ryzen 5 3600(X) will be the best choice.
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