I was leaning towards 11900k and an Maximus XIII Apex (when its available), but everything Im reading tells me to stick with 10900K for OC'ability as well as 10/20 core / threads......dont think the Z490 has Thunderbolt support though....the cost of the Apex Z490 and 10900k is very appealing though.
Let’s be clear. The 11th gen i9 isn’t really junk. It’s just that intel mislabeled an i7 and overcharged for it. It still performs well.
You can still get a 10900k or 10850k and run it on that board. You just lose a gen 4 nvme slot.
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