5 GHz for Under $400: Intel Core i9-9900K on Sale via Best Buy

Intel i9-9900K
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We know what it’s like to build a machine on a budget—we even have a guide on how to build a budget PC that can handle AAA titles for $350! But if you’re looking for something a little beefier, now is a good opportunity to get the hardware you want. As of right now, the Intel Core i9-9900K CPU is listed on the Best Buy website for just $379.

Intel Core i9-9900K CPU: was $439, now $379 @BestBuy (opens in new tab)

Intel Core i9-9900K CPU: was $439, now $379 @BestBuy (opens in new tab)
This 8-core processor is currently listed at a $60 discount on the Best Buy website. When turbo boosted, it can reach processing speeds as high as 5 GHz.

This CPU definitely has a little more kick to it than something you’d find in a casual PC. The Intel Core i9-9900K has 8 cores and a total of 16 threads. You can expect base operating speed of 3.6 GHz—when boosted, it can get as fast as 5 GHz. If you want something that can handle modern games and more, this chip is up to the task.

Make sure you have a compatible motherboard before locking in this deal. This is a 9th gen Intel CPU and it requires an LGA 1151 socket.

To check out this offer, visit the Intel Core i9-9900K (opens in new tab) product page on the Best Buy website. It’s not clear how long this offer will be valid. You may want to act fast or otherwise keep a close eye out for more CPU deals. 

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.