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Need suggestion for i9 9900k

pumpygrumpy
Beginner
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Hi, I am hoping someone from the experts can help me out. I am trying to build a PC for my son this Christmas and I've gone through two different articles that a lot about the VRMs of the motherboard should be strong. Let me reference them here. 

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-motherboards,3984.html

https://ovrclock.com/best-motherboards-for-i9-9900k/ 

They talk a lot about the VRMs in the motherboard should be powerful enough to support overclocking. 

Can someone explain to me what exactly are those and how powerful should they be for 9900k? I am a noob and I just want my boy to have the best PC as a present. 

Thank you. 

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Jose_V_Intel
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Hi pumpygrumpy,


Thank you for posting on the Intel Community. 


Regarding your question, I want to guide you with the following;



  • Make sure you are using the correct socket FCLGA1151.



  • If your intentions are to overclock your CPU, is important to know that even with Intel* XMP is considering overclocking, altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications.


  • You may find useful the Tunning Protection Plan, https://tuningplan.intel.com/ The Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP) is an additional plan to cover processor failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications. You can check for more details in our FAQ's https://tuningplan.intel.com/faq


  • Remember to check with the Original Equipment Manufacturer of your motherboard to confirm compatibility with all the components since performance will depend in all the peripherals you will add to your Build Desktop PC.


  • To verify the VRMs information of the motherboard is recommended to check with the manufacturer as well because we do not handle this information


Hope this information finds you well and addresses your concern.

Since Intel does not provide recommendations for overclocking we will not continue monitoring this thread.


Regards.


Jose V.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


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Jose_V_Intel
Moderator
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Hi pumpygrumpy,


Thank you for posting on the Intel Community. 


Regarding your question, I want to guide you with the following;



  • Make sure you are using the correct socket FCLGA1151.



  • If your intentions are to overclock your CPU, is important to know that even with Intel* XMP is considering overclocking, altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications.


  • You may find useful the Tunning Protection Plan, https://tuningplan.intel.com/ The Performance Tuning Protection Plan (PTPP) is an additional plan to cover processor failures caused by operating the eligible processor outside of Intel’s published specifications. You can check for more details in our FAQ's https://tuningplan.intel.com/faq


  • Remember to check with the Original Equipment Manufacturer of your motherboard to confirm compatibility with all the components since performance will depend in all the peripherals you will add to your Build Desktop PC.


  • To verify the VRMs information of the motherboard is recommended to check with the manufacturer as well because we do not handle this information


Hope this information finds you well and addresses your concern.

Since Intel does not provide recommendations for overclocking we will not continue monitoring this thread.


Regards.


Jose V.

Intel® Customer Support Technician


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pumpygrumpy
Beginner
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Thank you so much, Jose.

I appreciate you taking the time out to write me such a detailed answer. I'll surely go through the links. I hope this will help me with the struggle I am going through right now.

Thanks again!

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