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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for high end desktop processors.

Desktop processors are the workhorses of the PC world. These chips power everything from gaming PCs to servers, and a high-end one is the best choice for multimedia professionals. If you want to get the most out of your PC, get a processor that can handle the job. Browse the top-ranked list of high end desktop processors below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. AMD - Ryzen 7 5700X3D 8-core - 16-thread – 3 GHz (4.1 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "This processor is amazing. All my games run like butter...Good processor for gaming on a budget for a better graphics card."

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    Leadership performance. Nothing stacks up to the superior performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors.
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    Top comment

    "This processor is amazing. All my games run like butter...Good processor for gaming on a budget for a better graphics card."

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    Leadership performance. Nothing stacks up to the superior performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors.
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  2. CORSAIR - iCUE LINK H150i QX RGB LED 360mm Radiator CPU Liquid Cooler (3 120mm Core Fans) with 2.1" IPS LCD Screen - White - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    Boost your processor's performance with the CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i LCD Liquid CPU Cooler, equipped with a 2.1" IPS LCD screen displaying system information or images/GIFs. QX RGB fans deliver stunning lighting complete with hidden wiring for a flawless look. 1” IPS LCD screen while displaying system information or your favorite GIFs. Experience a faster, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver fan speeds up to 2,400 RPM. A perfect fit for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5 processors. The CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i LCD Liquid CPU Cooler shows off your creativity on a stunning 2.1” IPS LCD screen while lowering temps to boost your processor’s performance. Display system information or your favorite GIFs, with an easier, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver speeds up to 2,400 RPM alongside 34 RGB LEDs per fan. With pre-applied premium XTM70 thermal paste, a split flow copper cold plate, and a 360mm radiator, you can ensure maximum cooling performance. Perfect for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5, the iCUE LINK H150i LCD is cooling like you’ve never seen before.
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    Boost your processor's performance with the CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i LCD Liquid CPU Cooler, equipped with a 2.1" IPS LCD screen displaying system information or images/GIFs. QX RGB fans deliver stunning lighting complete with hidden wiring for a flawless look. 1” IPS LCD screen while displaying system information or your favorite GIFs. Experience a faster, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver fan speeds up to 2,400 RPM. A perfect fit for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5 processors. The CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i LCD Liquid CPU Cooler shows off your creativity on a stunning 2.1” IPS LCD screen while lowering temps to boost your processor’s performance. Display system information or your favorite GIFs, with an easier, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver speeds up to 2,400 RPM alongside 34 RGB LEDs per fan. With pre-applied premium XTM70 thermal paste, a split flow copper cold plate, and a 360mm radiator, you can ensure maximum cooling performance. Perfect for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5, the iCUE LINK H150i LCD is cooling like you’ve never seen before.
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  3. Intel - Core i7-14700K 14th Gen 20-Core 28-Thread - 4.3GHz (5.6GHz Turbo) Socket LGA 1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Among The Highest Top Tier Processors...A top notch processor, capable of performing far beyond what most users will ever need!...Its the V8 approach to processors."

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    Intel Core i7-14700K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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    Top comment

    "Among The Highest Top Tier Processors...A top notch processor, capable of performing far beyond what most users will ever need!...Its the V8 approach to processors."

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    Intel Core i7-14700K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i7 desktop processors are optimized for gamers and productivity and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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  4. CORSAIR - iCUE LINK H150i QX RGB LED 360mm Radiator CPU Liquid Cooler (3 120mm Core Fans) with 2.1" IPS LCD Screen - Black - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    Boost your processor's performance with the CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i LCD Liquid CPU Cooler, equipped with a 2.1" IPS LCD screen displaying system information or images/GIFs. QX RGB fans deliver stunning lighting complete with hidden wiring for a flawless look. while displaying system information or your favorite GIFs. Experience a faster, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver fan speeds up to 2,400 RPM. A perfect fit for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5 processors. while lowering temps to boost your processor’s performance. Display system information or your favorite GIFs, with an easier, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver speeds up to 2,400 RPM alongside 34 RGB LEDs per fan. With pre-applied premium XTM70 thermal paste, a split flow copper cold plate, and a 360mm radiator, you can ensure maximum cooling performance. Perfect for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5, the iCUE LINK H150i LCD is cooling like you’ve never seen before.
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    Product Description

    Boost your processor's performance with the CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i LCD Liquid CPU Cooler, equipped with a 2.1" IPS LCD screen displaying system information or images/GIFs. QX RGB fans deliver stunning lighting complete with hidden wiring for a flawless look. while displaying system information or your favorite GIFs. Experience a faster, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver fan speeds up to 2,400 RPM. A perfect fit for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5 processors. while lowering temps to boost your processor’s performance. Display system information or your favorite GIFs, with an easier, cleaner build thanks to the iCUE LINK ecosystem and the included iCUE LINK System Hub. Brilliant QX RGB fans deliver speeds up to 2,400 RPM alongside 34 RGB LEDs per fan. With pre-applied premium XTM70 thermal paste, a split flow copper cold plate, and a 360mm radiator, you can ensure maximum cooling performance. Perfect for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5, the iCUE LINK H150i LCD is cooling like you’ve never seen before.
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  5. Intel - Core i9-14900K 14th Gen 24-Core 32-Thread - 4.4GHz (6.0GHz Turbo) Socket LGA 1700 Unlocked Desktop Processor - Multi - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "14900k is among the best processors you can buy for both gaming and productivity. ...Powerful processor!...Very powerful processor. No issues whatsoever, so far."

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    Intel Core i9-14900K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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    Top comment

    "14900k is among the best processors you can buy for both gaming and productivity. ...Powerful processor!...Very powerful processor. No issues whatsoever, so far."

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    Intel Core i9-14900K (14th gen) desktop processor. Featuring Intel Thermal Velocity Boost, Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, and PCIe 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 14th Gen Intel Core i9 desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and help deliver high performance. Compatible with Intel 700 Series and Intel 600 Series Chipset based motherboards. 125W Processor Base Power.
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  6. CORSAIR - iCUE LINK H150i RGB Liquid CPU Cooler with QX120 - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Keeps my 14th gen i7 nice and cool. Reports of the processor running hot have no effect on me with this bad boy hooked up. "

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    Product Description

    The CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i RGB Liquid CPU Cooler helps your processor reach its full potential, complete with stunning lighting and hidden wiring for a flawless look. Take advantage of the innovative iCUE LINK ecosystem for fewer cables and easier builds. QX RGB fans deliver speeds up to 2,400 RPM alongside 34 RGB LEDs per fan. With pre-applied premium XTM70 thermal paste, a split-flow copper cold plate, and a 360mm radiator, you can ensure maximum cooling performance. Perfect for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5, the iCUE LINK H150i RGB is your link to next-level cooling.
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    Top comment

    "Keeps my 14th gen i7 nice and cool. Reports of the processor running hot have no effect on me with this bad boy hooked up. "

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    Product Description

    The CORSAIR iCUE LINK H150i RGB Liquid CPU Cooler helps your processor reach its full potential, complete with stunning lighting and hidden wiring for a flawless look. Take advantage of the innovative iCUE LINK ecosystem for fewer cables and easier builds. QX RGB fans deliver speeds up to 2,400 RPM alongside 34 RGB LEDs per fan. With pre-applied premium XTM70 thermal paste, a split-flow copper cold plate, and a 360mm radiator, you can ensure maximum cooling performance. Perfect for Intel LGA 1700 and AMD AM5, the iCUE LINK H150i RGB is your link to next-level cooling.
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  7. GIGABYTE - Z790 AORUS ELITE X WIFI7 (Socket LGA 1700) Intel Z790 ATX DDR5 Wi-Fi 7 Motherboard - Black - Front_Zoom

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    Introducing AORUS Z790 X Motherboards, the most powerful platform, built for the next generation of Intel Core processors. With leading performance in DDR5 memory, upgraded DIY innovation, and an all-new BIOS, AORUS Z790 X Motherboards are built to unleash next-gen power.
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    Product Description

    Introducing AORUS Z790 X Motherboards, the most powerful platform, built for the next generation of Intel Core processors. With leading performance in DDR5 memory, upgraded DIY innovation, and an all-new BIOS, AORUS Z790 X Motherboards are built to unleash next-gen power.
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  8. ASUS - Dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Super EVO Overclock 12GB GDDR6X PCI Express 4.0 Graphics Card - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great upgrade for processor. Great performance and easy to install"

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    Product Description

    The Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EVO Overclocked brings a whole new meaning to going with the flow. Inside and out, every element of the card gives the monstrous GPU headroom to breathe freely and achieve ultimate performance.
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    Top comment

    "Great upgrade for processor. Great performance and easy to install"

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    The Dual GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER EVO Overclocked brings a whole new meaning to going with the flow. Inside and out, every element of the card gives the monstrous GPU headroom to breathe freely and achieve ultimate performance.
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  9. MSI - Z790 GAMING PLUS WIFI (Socket LGA 1700) Intel Z790 ATX DDR5 Wi-Fi 6E Motherboard - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Overall this is a really good board and can pair with 12th, 13th & 14th gen processors. My old 12th gen CPU can rest perfectly at the heart of the board~!...The performance boost from the 12th Gen Intel Core processor support is noticeable, especially in demanding games where every frame counts. "

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    Product Description

    Z790 GAMING PLUS WIFI is designed with tons of connectivity, flexible tools, and convenient Wi-Fi solution with DDR5 memory version for gamers who want all.
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    Top comment

    "Overall this is a really good board and can pair with 12th, 13th & 14th gen processors. My old 12th gen CPU can rest perfectly at the heart of the board~!...The performance boost from the 12th Gen Intel Core processor support is noticeable, especially in demanding games where every frame counts. "

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    Z790 GAMING PLUS WIFI is designed with tons of connectivity, flexible tools, and convenient Wi-Fi solution with DDR5 memory version for gamers who want all.
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  10. CORSAIR - VENGEANCE 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 5600MHz C40 UDIMM Desktop Memory - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Need DDR 5 for my motherboard to run a Core i5 processor. Memory works for me. Most than fast enough."

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    Product Description

    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5, optimized for Intel motherboards, delivers the higher frequencies and greater capacities of DDR5 technology in a high-quality, compact module that suits your system. Tightly-screened high-frequency memory chips power your PC through faster processing, rendering, and buffering than ever, with onboard voltage regulation for easy, finely controlled overclocking. CORSAIR iCUE software enables real-time frequency monitoring, onboard voltage regulation, and Intel XMP 3.0 profile customization. A distinctive solid aluminum heatspreader keeps your memory cool, while ensuring wide compatibility with a huge range of motherboards and CPU coolers. With a limited lifetime warranty as your guarantee of reliability for years to come, VENGEANCE DDR5 continues a long-standing legacy of memory performance.
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    Top comment

    "Need DDR 5 for my motherboard to run a Core i5 processor. Memory works for me. Most than fast enough."

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    CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5, optimized for Intel motherboards, delivers the higher frequencies and greater capacities of DDR5 technology in a high-quality, compact module that suits your system. Tightly-screened high-frequency memory chips power your PC through faster processing, rendering, and buffering than ever, with onboard voltage regulation for easy, finely controlled overclocking. CORSAIR iCUE software enables real-time frequency monitoring, onboard voltage regulation, and Intel XMP 3.0 profile customization. A distinctive solid aluminum heatspreader keeps your memory cool, while ensuring wide compatibility with a huge range of motherboards and CPU coolers. With a limited lifetime warranty as your guarantee of reliability for years to come, VENGEANCE DDR5 continues a long-standing legacy of memory performance.
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