Hi guys and gals new to the forum after moving away from amd to intel. I'm looking at the i5 9600k a good buy value for money etc or is there better for same price? Thanks alot
It really depends on your needs.
Do you need 6 cores and 6 threads?
Do you need a K processor (that can be over-clocked)?
Take a look at the specs: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/134896/intel-core-i5-9600k-processor-9m-cache-u...
Of course, you will be getting a new motherboard, which has to have socket and bios support for the i5-9600K. And, if the board's bios has to be upgraded to support the i5-9600K, this would have to be done BEFORE you install the i5-9600K. So, make sure you have the proper bios support on the new motherboard.
Are you planning on salvaging the video card and memory?
In case you want to look at other processors, you can use this tool:
It certainly sounds like you are on the right path. I cannot offer more without knowing the actual workload, but you should be OK.
Perhaps one of the Intel support engineers can provide their recommendations.