Top positive review
February 15, 2019
It was time to upgrade from an 8 year old, yet still capable, Core i7 2600K. I'm hoping this 9900K will go the distance and take me to year 2030. No plans to overclock it yet but at least it's capable of it when needed.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that, yes, this chip does come packaged in a giant 12-sided die. Sadly I had to go to YouTube to figure out on how to open it. I installed the CPU with ease onto a Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master motherboard. For cooling I installed a Corsair H115i Pro AIO onto it. Runs beautifully. System is used 30% gaming, 70% creation (CGI/animation, CAD). Eventually I hope to use it for time travel.
I'll update the results in 10 years if Amazon is still around. Lol.