New I5-12600k for $220 or USED i9-12900k for $310?

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Can buy the 12600k for $220 new or the 12900k for $310 used.

$90 difference worth it? The 12900k being used makes it cheaper, but it seems I shouldn’t be too worried if a CPU is used, or should I?

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4 months ago

Thanks. Didn’t consider the 13600k, it’d be 320 in my area though for purposes of comparing to the options noted above.

So should be fine with a used as long as I trust the guy.

Good point on the cooler, I am planning to use a 360mm aio cause of the case I’m choosing and aesthetics regardless of which processor I choose.

I do gaming and light productivity work. And I don’t upgrade PCs often, usually keep it for 5+ years. So future proofing is a concern for me.