Joined on 01/13/05
first pc: gateway 2000 486/66 DX2 w/ a 1X CD-R drive; Still remember playing Quake in awe w/ HW accel in 1998. Built a hackintosh in 2012, and started building in earnest in 2020. latest builds: 5800X X570 w/ RTX 3090; 5600X B550 w/ RTX 3080; 11600K Z590 w/ RTX 2060 SUPER; 11600KF w/ RTX 2070 Ti
Very happy with my first Intel build since Ivy Bridge
Pros: - 5.0 GHz all-core OC stable for months - Terrific benchmarks: Rivals my Ryzen 5 5600X - Excellent for gaming: Been using with a RTX 2060 SUPER
Cons: - Power hungry
Overall Review: I would definitely recommend the 11600K. Check out the attached screenshots for details on temperatures, power, clocks and benchmarks. I'm using the Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280mm AIO to cool it - works really well. Using average 3,600 XMP DDR4 memory (4x8 GB) and a 650W power supply with the ASRock Z590M Phantom Gaming 4 mobo.