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What CPU is best for me right now?

  • Intel 9900K

    Votes: 8 19.5%
  • AMD 2700X

    Votes: 22 53.7%
  • Intel 8700K

    Votes: 2 4.9%
  • AMD 2600X

    Votes: 5 12.2%
  • Other (Below)

    Votes: 4 9.8%

  • Total voters
    41

coercitiv

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Jan 24, 2014
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If he wants to buy the system now or anytime in the next 1-2 months, the 9900k is not an option.
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PS: @OP - i ended up voting 9900K since that's the performance level you want to be heading towards if availability and pricing gets sorted out. However, if things don't significantly improve by BF/Christmas I would either build using some cheap Intel CPUs and upgrade in 2019, or simply go 2700X and see what those 7nm chips have in store.
 
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DrMrLordX

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Apr 27, 2000
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Sorry, must have misread it then, though I still can't recommend building with cheap Intel CPUs unless you're implying that he should build on Z390. Many Z370 boards have inadequate VRM configurations for 9900k.

And the cheaper Intel chips have price problems right now as well (8700k prices are up in some places, etc).
 

Temuka

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Does anybody know when 9700k will be in stock already ? Several weeks as it's been released,wth is going on...
 

DrMrLordX

Lifer
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Does anybody know when 9700k will be in stock already ? Several weeks as it's been released,wth is going on...
Unknown. Intel isn't talking. From what a few people have said, it looks like maybe December before there is significant retail volume.

I am still watching to see when the pre-order folks get theirs.
 

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