I bought an i7-9700K cause it was a steal at microcenter, as an upgrade to my i5-9600K. (Along with some ram). I am now on my third i7-9700K and nearing baldness. The i7 cannot make it past the post loading screen, even though all 3 have registered as new CPU with all ram that I had installed. All issues disappear when I put the i5 back. I just can't think of a cause for this. I have an Asus z370 prime a-II motherboard, 850w gold power supply and a Samsung ssd.