Gigabyte z390 Gaming X + 9900K temperature woes!
Hope this hasn't been addressed some time recently and I've missed it - forgive me I'm new haha!
I've just built a pc consisting of (amongst other things) a 9900k, a gigabyte z390 gaming x mobo, a gammax rgb GT cooler (the shop who built it claimed the noctua I chose wouldn't fit in the case so we swapped it out. It's inside a corsair carbide 100r case, which is a little cramped but it's decently ventilated, and I don't think that's the issue anyway as I'll explain.
I'm basically having to run the CPU at 4.3-4.4 MAX on all cores in order to keep it below the throttling point of 110 for the "package" (each core gets to around 100). This is a little toasty from what I can gather, and was wondering if this is normal for either of these components? I know the 9900k is hot, but jesus. Completely stock it was throttling pretty heavily when it went in to turbo boost. I've even run a small fan blowing air with one side of the case open and thermals are nearly identical, so a bit lost as to what else I can do!
I'd originally intended on getting the 8700k for this build but the store didnt have it in despite saying so for 2 weeks so offered me a discount on the 9900k so I just went with that. It's stable-ish, haven't had any crashes since I've found a workable balance between heat and power.
Any tips appreciated as I'm not sure if I'm within my rights to ask the store *** is happening and hope they can solve it somehow.