And why not? They are superior to liquid, save for 360mm AIOs and full custom loops.“Air cooler”?
I wouldn’t recommend that!
They also have fewer faults, and last a lifetime, except for 1 thing... the fan(s).
I see someone must've filled your head with liquid cooling mumbo-jumbo...Liquid coolers are the way to go!
Agree with all points.TL;DR - don't worry about the 10000 series. When it eventually comes out, its gaming performance over the 9000 series will be only slightly better, probably not noticeable.
Plus, depending on your video card, monitor resolution, and monitor refresh rate, the CPU side of things could be less important than the GPU side.
Finally, you don't need the very top-tier best of the best to enjoy gaming. You only need that if you're interested in bragging rights.
Which is why I still want to know what a 9700K/9900K can't do that a 10000-series chip is going to do a hell of a lot better, besides multitasking...
Get a 9900K/KF/KS - whatever, and be done with it. You won't be missing anything with 10000.