14 minutes ago, Goliath_1911 said:
If you are not interested in the backstory skip the following 3 lines ,
About 6 month ago i built my new rig, but when i got it i got a msi mag z390 tomahawk coupled with a i5 8400, i got this cpu because i was in desperate need of an upgrade from my 3rd gen dual core i3, and couldnt wait longer to get the i9 9900k , ( it was out of stock in my country for a long time,and i already had the mobo , so couldnt switch to amd back then).
So after seeing that the 10th gen is on a new socket, i decided to get the 9900k in a couple of month inorder to future proof the pc , i dont plan to upgrade anything except the gpu for the next 10 years (if everything goes well).
So i have right now a MSI core Frozr L cooling my i5 8400 and it looks cool with my pc and underload the cpu barely goes past 53 degrees(on a hot summer day), i don`t understand much in TDP so if anyone can tell me if this cooler could handle the i 9900k
I don`t plan on overclocking it , i am getting it mainly for the 8 cores ,higher clock speed and threads.
Also my board has those extra cpu power pins , i read somewhere that they are only needed for overclocking , so do i need to plug them or just leave them?
thnx for ur time!
MSI says it should be fine up to 200W, you should be good with that cooler.
As for extra CPU power pins, 1 8 Pin should be plenty for a stock speed or even moderately overclocked 9900k, they are only put the extra 8 pin on the board because they can and for extreme overclocking.