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Core i9 9900k Builders Thread

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Nah. Prescott was often slower than its predecessor (Northwood-C). At least the 9900k outperforms the 8700k in pretty much every scenario, even if sometimes it isn't by much.
 

secretanchitman

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Finally got my 9900K in from Amazon last week! I'm *really* tempted to build as I have every part except the GPU (can use integrated graphics for now)!
 
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Finally got my 9900K in from Amazon last week! I'm *really* tempted to build as I have every part except the GPU (can use integrated graphics for now)!
Some of the folks that did pre-orders were told that December was when there would be widespread availability. Maybe now people can actually buy the 9900k without having to jump through too many hoops or pay an overlarge premium?

Amazon and Newegg are showing stock (as are some others) though the prices are still inflated. $550-$570.
 

secretanchitman

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Some of the folks that did pre-orders were told that December was when there would be widespread availability. Maybe now people can actually buy the 9900k without having to jump through too many hoops or pay an overlarge premium?

Amazon and Newegg are showing stock (as are some others) though the prices are still inflated. $550-$570.
Yep I noticed that as well. I ordered from Amazon because they had it for $499 plus I had credit so it brought the price down to around $350 - I was more than fine waiting! :D
 
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Tweaked many settings this Thanksgiving weekend. Got my score much higher while retaining stability. CPU at 4.9GHz all cores (5.1GHz single core). It now beats my previous 6950X at 4.125GHz.

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I just gained massive points by switching out my RAM with G.SKILL Trident Z RGB memory.

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Glad to see Intel running speeds/timings like that with memory above 16GB. AMD may still not be there even with Zen2.
 
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Testing out 3866 with the same 16-18-18-34-2T timings. I'll see if it remains stable. So far so good.
 

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Got my 9900K a few days ago, was able to buy for $530! OC'd to 5GHz on all cores. This thing is way, way easier to keep cool than my non-delidded 8700K was. Great processor :grinning:
 
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I had a prescott. can you explain ? Not disagreeing, just dont get the context.
Pescott ran hot, but the 9900K does at least have the performance to go with the heat, which Prescott didn't.
 

ozzy702

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Got my 9900K a few days ago, was able to buy for $530! OC'd to 5GHz on all cores. This thing is way, way easier to keep cool than my non-delidded 8700K was. Great processor :grinning:
I did the same. My temps are better at 5ghz on the 9900k than 4.7ghz on the 8700k.
 
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I did the same. My temps are better at 5ghz on the 9900k than 4.7ghz on the 8700k.
Glad to hear it. My 8700K has been waterfalled to a secondary system, but that system only has a 120mm AIO so I can't overclock it there.
 

KentState

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Just completed my build. Went from a 2700x to this and pretty happy with the results.

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Did some tweaking today. 9900K @ 4.9GHz all cores / 5.0GHz four cores / 5.1GHz two cores. Memory @ 3866 16-18-18-2T. 2080 Ti @ +150 core / + 600 memory. Everything stable for 24/7 use.

 

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