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Get an Intel Core i9-9900K processor for $508 today

Several retailers are flaunting Intel's mighty Core i9-9900K processor at a discount today, though none are cheaper (that we've found) than Amazon—it's going for $508.24 after clicking on the 5 percent coupon box in the listing.

That price has even Micro Center beat, which typically undercuts the competition with in-store only pricing.

It's still not a cheap CPU, obviously, but it delivers plenty of processing bang for all those bucks. The Core i9-9900K is Intel's first (and still only) 8-core/16-thread mainstream desktop processor, which is great if you do things that tap into all that power. AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X isn't as fast at gaming, but it's a much better value considering it also includes a decent air cooler.

Intel Core i9-9900K Processor | 8 Cores | 16 Threads | $508.24
This beastly desktop CPU is an 8-core/16-thread slice of silicon with a 3.6GHz base clock and 5GHz single-core boost clock. In other words, it's really fast. Click the coupon in the listing for the full discount. Buy at Amazon

Do you need an 8-core/16-thread processor for gaming? Not really. But if you want this kind of power and/or you do other things that might benefit from having a bunch of cores and threads, here's your chance to get it at a reduced price.

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Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).