Intel 13th Gen CPU thread

Look into the EVGA Classified then. It's a nice motherboard. It went on sale a few days ago too. Can't remember what the price was on it. It's original price is $630. I want to say that it was in the $350 range on sale.

It's WAY overbuilt for what you get.

Is that for the Z690 or Z790? I know they announced the Z790 classified but it doesn't seem to be for sale anywhere.
It's not available yet. Haven't seen an official release date either. I'd expect 1-2 months following the initial Intel launch, so hopefully before Xmas.
Ah I see. I'm in no rush anyways, but I'd like to see something for Black Friday / Cyber Monday since it's historically when I do my PC upgrades.
I ended up just buying these parts:

PCPartPicker Part List:

CPU: Intel Core i5-13600K 3.5 GHz 14-Core Processor ($300.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool AK620 68.99 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI PRO Z690-A ATX LGA1700 Motherboard ($199.99 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR5-5600 CL36 Memory ($162.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston NV2 1 TB M.2-2280 PCIe 4.0 X4 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $797.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2022-11-13 15:28 EST-0500

Should have everything by Friday. Decided the Z790 wasn't worth the premium over the Z690 right now. I can always upgrade to faster DDR5 memory down the road when prices drop further. The Kingston SSD is just to store Windows and small apps, I will be bringing over my existing two SSD's over that contains my steam/game pass/epic/origin libraries. When 4TB SSD's drop in price I'll eventually get one of those as well to house my main libraries.

This should be good for my dedicated living room gaming PC for at least 3 years. My i7 8700 lasted me quite a while but i think I'm gonna go a 3 year upgrade cycle here on out, keeping to the i5 or i7 series whichever brings the best bang for buck at the time. My RTX 4090 should keep me happy with 4k gaming for quite some time, really pairs well with my 65 LG C2 OLED especially with HDR gaming.
I don't know whose balls I rubbed wrong but I had some pretty bad luck with this build. Spent an entire day trying to figure out why my 4090 was not being recognized until eventually realizing the pcie5 slot was dead. pcie3 slot does recognize it but it's at gen 3 4x speed, so completely useless for gaming unless I wanna play at 3070 speeds. Strange thing is it seems to be a common issue with the pcie5 slot and not just with MSI, and the cause could be anything on the MB to the CPU itself. Updated Bios, swapped cards, did everything reddit told me to do. :bleh:

Determined it was simply a defective board. To top it off I accidentally bent the CPU pin on the mb side so its useless anyways now. Going to RMA the board. Now considering just getting a Strix Z790 board and i7 13700k (returning the 13600k). Strix also has reports of pcie5 slots not recognizing the GPU but I guess lightning can't strike twice can it. :bleh: