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Micro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard Bundle
TOP Choice#1
Micro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard Bundle
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Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)
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Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
TOP Choice#3
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
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#TOP 1TOP Choice
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Micro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard Bundle
Micro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard BundleMicro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard BundleMicro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard BundleMicro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard BundleMicro Center AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-Core 16-Thread AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor with ASUS TUF Gaming X570-PLUS (WI-FI) PCIe 4.0 Dual M.2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ATX Gaming Motherboard Bundle
#TOP 2TOP Choice
Intel
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0GHz Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W (BX806849900K)
#TOP 3TOP Choice
AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler

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#TOP 4
AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
#TOP 5
AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED CoolerAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-core, 24-thread unlocked desktop processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler
#TOP 6
Intel
Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 3.6 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W
Intel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 3.6 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 3.6 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 3.6 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel Core i7-9700K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 3.6 GHz Turbo unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W
#TOP 7
Intel
Intel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95W
Intel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel BX80684I99900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151 300 Series 95W
#TOP 8
Intel
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95WIntel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W
#TOP 9
AMD
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core, 16-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor
#TOP 10
AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
#TOP 11
AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire CoolerAMD Ryzen 5 3600X 6-Core, 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Wraith Spire Cooler
#TOP 12
AMD
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon GraphicsAMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon GraphicsAMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon GraphicsAMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-Core 12-Thread Unlocked Desktop Processor with Radeon Graphics
#TOP 13
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Micro Center Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 125W Bundle with ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi 6E (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0 DDR4
Micro Center Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 125W Bundle with ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi 6E (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0 DDR4Micro Center Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 125W Bundle with ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi 6E (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0 DDR4Micro Center Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 125W Bundle with ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi 6E (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0 DDR4Micro Center Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 125W Bundle with ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi 6E (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0 DDR4Micro Center Intel Core i9-11900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.3 GHz Unlocked LGA1200 125W Bundle with ASUS ROG Strix Z590-E Gaming WiFi 6E (Intel 11th/10th Gen) ATX Motherboard PCIe 4.0 DDR4
#TOP 14
Intel
Intel CPU BX8070110100F Core i3-10100F / 3.6GHz / 6MB LGA1200 4C / 8T
Intel CPU BX8070110100F Core i3-10100F / 3.6GHz / 6MB LGA1200 4C / 8TIntel CPU BX8070110100F Core i3-10100F / 3.6GHz / 6MB LGA1200 4C / 8TIntel CPU BX8070110100F Core i3-10100F / 3.6GHz / 6MB LGA1200 4C / 8T

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