darkknightadi

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Hello,

Currently, I own an Intel 8700. I want to upgrade my system to an 8 core CPU for high refresh rate gaming. So, I was thinking to go for an i9 9900k or an i7 10700k. I am more inclined towards the 9900k as I don't have to buy a new motherboard. But, I am not sure if my current motherboard I.e. Asus TUF Z370 PRO gaming will be able to handle the 9900k as I would be overclocking the CPU between 4.7 - 5.0GHz. The case I am currently using is the Cooler Master H500 Mesh. Dual 200mm fans on the front for intake, a single 200mm fan on the top for exhaust and a single 120mm fan on the rear for exhaust as well. For CPU cooling I have a brand new Noctua NH-D15. Should I go ahead and buy the 9900k with my current setup or should I buy the 10700k with a Z490 motherboard. I am on a tight budget and I would like to save as much money as possible, Please help!

System Specs -
GPU - Zotac RTX 2080 Ti Twin fan
MEMORY - HyperX Fury 16GB(8x2) 3200 DDR4
PSU- Corsair RM 1000x (80 PLUS Gold)
 
Solution
Buy the 9900K, you are all setup with the motherboard, airflow and the cpu cooling.
Your motherboard caan run it at 5.0GHz
Dont forget to reapply thermal paste!

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