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Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core LGA 1151 Coffee Lake Processor EXPIRED

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Micro Center has Intel Core i9 9900K 3.6GHz 8-Core LGA 1151 Coffee Lake Processor (BX80684I99900K) on sale for $249.99. Be sure to click on the 'Reserve Now' icon to reserve your item for curbside pickup only if stock permits

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About the Product
  • Unlocked mainstream desktop processor
  • Pair it w/ Intel Optane memory to help accelerate loading/launching of program or games
  • Up to 5GHz & 16-way processing threads/multitasking
  • Supports up to 128GB maximum DDR4 memory
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  • Includes a 3-year warranty w/ purchase (labor + parts)

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  • Price Research: Purchase this item today and save $190 Off (43.18% Savings) from the next best available price at a reputable retailer/merchant starting at $439.99
  • Great price for this 9th gen CPU if stock is available at nearby location; additionally you may save $20 if you bundle this item w/ a compatible and eligible motherboard
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MC has the Core i7-10700K [microcenter.com] for the exact same price, a Core i7-10700F for $219 [microcenter.com], and of course with the $20 mobo combo discount.

If the prices are the same across the board, I'd go with 10th gen for the newer chipset (e.g. USB 3.2 support and faster memory support).
Yes only if you have Z490. For someone who already have a Z370/Z390 mobo or don't want to spend a fortune on a Z490 mobo, this is the way to go. Z390 mobo tend to be cheaper, though I'm not sure right now with the tariff situation and such and if they are even still building new Z370/Z390 mobo.
Good deal for those still on z370 or z390. Definitely would buy this if I didn't just recently got the 5600x. O well intel you snooze you loose. Gaming performance is similar to 5600x but with higher power draw, hotter, and 2x more cores. Since this 249, this is cheaper than the 5600x and you don't have to spend $ on expensive mobo especially if you already have the mobo.

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I don't think you can beat this for performance/$. It's a 2 year old chip now but its 8c16t for $250. I'm still rocking a 4670k, so I might finally have to upgrade.
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I have 4670k too and it still runs Valorant fine..lol..I bought 5600x last week for $299 and got 10% off on Newegg (new account). May be worth spending extra $20 and go for AMD. Faster chip and better compatibility.
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Good deal for those still on z370 or z390. Definitely would buy this if I didn't just recently got the 5600x. O well intel you snooze you loose. Gaming performance is similar to 5600x but with higher power draw, hotter, and 2x more cores. Since this 249, this is cheaper than the 5600x and you don't have to spend $ on expensive mobo especially if you already have the mobo.
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Wow, great deal.
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MC has the Core i7-10700K [microcenter.com] for the exact same price, a Core i7-10700F for $219 [microcenter.com], and of course with the $20 mobo combo discount.

If the prices are the same across the board, I'd go with 10th gen for the newer chipset (e.g. USB 3.2 support and faster memory support).
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Quote from spartanvi :
MC has the Core i7-10700K [microcenter.com] for the exact same price, a Core i7-10700F for $219 [microcenter.com], and of course with the $20 mobo combo discount.

If the prices are the same across the board, I'd go with 10th gen for the newer chipset (e.g. USB 3.2 support and faster memory support).
Yes only if you have Z490. For someone who already have a Z370/Z390 mobo or don't want to spend a fortune on a Z490 mobo, this is the way to go. Z390 mobo tend to be cheaper, though I'm not sure right now with the tariff situation and such and if they are even still building new Z370/Z390 mobo.
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I can think of only a handful of games at extreme esports settings where 5600X would noticeably beat a 9900K. All other scenarios outside of the very much overrated efficiency trophy this CPU wins.
got a source for that?

cause it looks like the 5600x beats the 10 series intel in gaming on most benchamarks, so i doubt the 9900k is better in most if any.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16...-tested/19

regardless, cant beat this price to performance ratio on this mc deal, but the 5600x is still better at gaming overall.
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got a source for that?

cause it looks like the 5600x beats the 10 series intel in gaming on most benchamarks, so i doubt the 9900k is better in most if any.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16...-tested/19 [anandtech.com]

regardless, cant beat this price to performance ratio on this mc deal, but the 5600x is still better at gaming overall.
They trade blows in gaming, depending on the title. Zen 3 is the undoubtedly superior overall, but not at these prices.
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Really good deal for 9900k. Also 9700k back down to historic low's at $199.

It' too bad most z390 boards have been EOL according to major manufacturers. Most MB still available at retail channels will not be restocked once sold out.

Factoring in the current z490 and z590 board prices and the state of upcoming rocket lake gaming performance, this 9900k on the z390 platform is definitely my preferred intel based gaming platform :-)
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got a source for that?

cause it looks like the 5600x beats the 10 series intel in gaming on most benchamarks, so i doubt the 9900k is better in most if any.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/16...-tested/19

regardless, cant beat this price to performance ratio on this mc deal, but the 5600x is still better at gaming overall.
Linking me to a review that seriously tests 480P resolution lol. Again, normal (read: 1080P, high detail or more) then they'll be a insignificant if any margin at all between the 9900K and 5600X. I suggest looking at Tech Deals review on YT where he looks at this exact scenario with MCE enabled on the 9900K vs. PBO on the 5600X.
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Linking me to a review that seriously tests 480P resolution lol. Again, normal (read: 1080P, high detail or more) then they'll be a insignificant if any margin at all between the 9900K and 5600X. I suggest looking at Tech Deals review on YT where he looks at this exact scenario with MCE enabled on the 9900K vs. PBO on the 5600X.
that review has graphs for "480p Low, 1440p Low, 4K Low, 1080p Max"
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