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[SOLVED] Dont know what to pick between these 3 specs

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Morning everyone, first time being here, but heard is a good place to ask stuff.
So, as the title says, i have to choose between these 3 specs:
Spec number 1:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 Ghz
GPU: GTX 1660 Ti
16GB RAM DDR4 3200 Mhz
512 GB SSD
MOBO: AMD B450
Spec number 2:
CPU: I5-10400F 2.9 Ghz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB
16 GB RAM DDR4 2400 MHz
HDD 1Tb + SSD 256 GB
MOBO: H410
Spec number 3:
CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
16 GB RAM DDR4 2666 Mhz
SSD 512 GB
MOBO: B360 intel

I have to mention that my intention is to buy a PC just for gaming and watching stuff online (so no programming, no multitasking). Some friends told me to buy the rig with amd cpu, but arent amd cpus overheating at some point, or being way hotter than intel cpus? If yes, how can i avoid it?
Please use arguments when answer this. Thanks a lot!
 

ceriumin

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Morning everyone, first time being here, but heard is a good place to ask stuff.
So, as the title says, i have to choose between these 3 specs:
Spec number 1:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 Ghz
GPU: GTX 1660 Ti
16GB RAM DDR4 3200 Mhz
512 GB SSD
MOBO: AMD B450
Spec number 2:
CPU: I5-10400F 2.9 Ghz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB
16 GB RAM DDR4 2400 MHz
HDD 1Tb + SSD 256 GB
MOBO: H410
Spec number 3:
CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
16 GB RAM DDR4 2666 Mhz
SSD 512 GB
MOBO: B360 intel

I have to mention that my intention is to buy a PC just for gaming and watching stuff online (so no programming, no multitasking). Some friends told me to buy the rig with amd cpu, but arent amd cpus overheating at some point, or being way hotter than intel cpus? If yes, how can i avoid it?
Please use arguments when answer this. Thanks a lot!
Spec number one, however if you can I would change 1 to a GTX1660 super as it is lower price and basically the same as a GTX1660ti. The Ryzen 5 3600x I would change to a regular 3600 as you don't need too much of the power and you can overclock a stock one to the same speed as the 3600x. The RAM is 3200mhz which is the best choice for ryzen and is very fast, check videos on youtube to see how much more fps you get. Unless you are going to install a ton of games, the 500gb ssd is a great choice and the mobo is cheap and affordable. So spec number 1 by a long shot.
 

ceriumin

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Nov 13, 2018
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Morning everyone, first time being here, but heard is a good place to ask stuff.
So, as the title says, i have to choose between these 3 specs:
Spec number 1:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 Ghz
GPU: GTX 1660 Ti
16GB RAM DDR4 3200 Mhz
512 GB SSD
MOBO: AMD B450
Spec number 2:
CPU: I5-10400F 2.9 Ghz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB
16 GB RAM DDR4 2400 MHz
HDD 1Tb + SSD 256 GB
MOBO: H410
Spec number 3:
CPU: Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9 GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
16 GB RAM DDR4 2666 Mhz
SSD 512 GB
MOBO: B360 intel

I have to mention that my intention is to buy a PC just for gaming and watching stuff online (so no programming, no multitasking). Some friends told me to buy the rig with amd cpu, but arent amd cpus overheating at some point, or being way hotter than intel cpus? If yes, how can i avoid it?
Please use arguments when answer this. Thanks a lot!
Spec number one, however if you can I would change 1 to a GTX1660 super as it is lower price and basically the same as a GTX1660ti. The Ryzen 5 3600x I would change to a regular 3600 as you don't need too much of the power and you can overclock a stock one to the same speed as the 3600x. The RAM is 3200mhz which is the best choice for ryzen and is very fast, check videos on youtube to see how much more fps you get. Unless you are going to install a ton of games, the 500gb ssd is a great choice and the mobo is cheap and affordable. So spec number 1 by a long shot.
 
Jul 9, 2020
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Spec number one, however if you can I would change 1 to a GTX1660 super as it is lower price and basically the same as a GTX1660ti. The Ryzen 5 3600x I would change to a regular 3600 as you don't need too much of the power and you can overclock a stock one to the same speed as the 3600x. The RAM is 3200mhz which is the best choice for ryzen and is very fast, check videos on youtube to see how much more fps you get. Unless you are going to install a ton of games, the 500gb ssd is a great choice and the mobo is cheap and affordable. So spec number 1 by a long shot.
Thanks for the answer. Well, it's prebuilt, so i cant change anything. I wont install many games, i usually keep just those that i play (maximum 2-3). I've seen on this forum that some people have problems AMD Ryzen 5 3600X when it comes to temperature, high temps on idle or gaming. Are there any ways to avoid it?
 

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Thanks for the answer. Well, it's prebuilt, so i cant change anything. I wont install many games, i usually keep just those that i play (maximum 2-3). I've seen on this forum that some people have problems AMD Ryzen 5 3600X when it comes to temperature, high temps on idle or gaming. Are there any ways to avoid it?
Since its prebuilt I won't change your options because it is a great choice. Unless the manufacturers are clumsy with the cooling, try to reapply thermal paste if it gets hot, and fit in a better cooler which isn't hard on a prebuilt. Its usually around 40-60c idle and 70-80c on load which is completely fine. Hope this helps
 

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