Question CPU and Motherboard Compatibility (Intel 8th gen vs 9th)

Sep 16, 2019
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Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: In a month or so

Budget Range: $800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: CPU, Mobo,Ram, PSU, Heatsink

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com / amazon (maybe?)

Location: Chicago

Parts Preferences: Intel/Asus

Overclocking: Yes (Mild not hardcore)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Nothing in particular, Compatibility and performance

Why Are You Upgrading: PC old needed upgrade


I've been out of the loop for about 5 years (since my last PC). It's starting to show its age and I'm considering an upgrade. I've checked a couple advice posts and reviews and managed to put together a build however I understand the 9th gen of Intel is a bit controversial.

Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor

Noctua NH-D15S 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler

Asus PRIME Z390-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

G.Skill TridentZ RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Corsair RMi 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HXpV3t These are the parts I already have

These are the components I've chosen but I'm getting mixed opinions about whether the motherboard will support the 9th gen out of the box without a bios update. I'm not experienced with AMD systems at all and want to go with Intel path unless it would be a ridiculous investment compared to an AMD build value/performance wise.

My question is: Is this a good build for mid range gaming and will I run into problems with the CPU and motherboard?

Thanks in advance (Edited, hope this format is better)
 
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