Question I need to repair or upgrade, I need opinions.

So my AMD Ryzen 1600 14nm desktop computer needs a new Motherboard and CPU Cooler.

I have no interest in getting a used motherboard so the most logical choice is a B450 ATX if I keep the 1600.

I'm also limited to the 90mm CPU Coolers due to case width. I'm not sure what the best value/performance option is but to keep it simple a new B450 Motherboard and a cooler will run about $180.00 USD.

Asus TUF GAMING B450-PLUS II ATX AM4 Motherboard

Noctua NH-D9L 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler

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Option 2 is a B550 Motherboard and a 5600X for about $360.00 USD

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Option 3 is a H670 DDR4 Motherboard and an i5-12500, DDR5 isn't really an option due to cost.

The ATX H670 + i5-12500 is also right at $360.00 USD.

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In any case the rest of my computer parts are fine.

This is what I have currently.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RLfYQq

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I haven't been able to dive in and really research the 3 options so I thought I'd ask here what you guys would do.

Budget is $400-$500 USD, so I can do either of the 3 options or some other suggestion you guys might be able to think up.

Keep in mind I'm not a gamer but I do run programs like Oracle Virtual Machine, Microsoft Office, VBA, Visual Studio .NET and Linux, sometimes all at the same time.
 
AMD is usually a bit ahead in productivity suites and Ryzen 5xxx is also more energy efficient. With the latest versions of Intel/AMD CPUs, the difference in performance is negligible though. I would be pretty tempted with option 2 here.
 
So my AMD Ryzen 1600 14nm desktop computer needs a new Motherboard and CPU Cooler.

I have no interest in getting a used motherboard so the most logical choice is a B450 ATX if I keep the 1600.

I'm also limited to the 90mm CPU Coolers due to case width. I'm not sure what the best value/performance option is but to keep it simple a new B450 Motherboard and a cooler will run about $180.00 USD.

Asus TUF GAMING B450-PLUS II ATX AM4 Motherboard

Noctua NH-D9L 46.44 CFM CPU Cooler

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Option 2 is a B550 Motherboard and a 5600X for about $360.00 USD

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Option 3 is a H670 DDR4 Motherboard and an i5-12500, DDR5 isn't really an option due to cost.

The ATX H670 + i5-12500 is also right at $360.00 USD.

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In any case the rest of my computer parts are fine.

This is what I have currently.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RLfYQq

-----

I haven't been able to dive in and really research the 3 options so I thought I'd ask here what you guys would do.

Budget is $400-$500 USD, so I can do either of the 3 options or some other suggestion you guys might be able to think up.

Keep in mind I'm not a gamer but I do run programs like Oracle Virtual Machine, Microsoft Office, VBA, Visual Studio .NET and Linux, sometimes all at the same time.
400 series chipset is still capable of running 5000 series Ryzen with appropriate BOS update. Even some 300 series got 5000 compatible BIOS and maybe all will too although I would skip that.
As I see it, if you want to keep 1600 for a while, a nice B450 MB would do, you gave to be careful with B550 MBs, not all support 1st gen Ryzen.
From 5000 series Ryzen there are some new models like 5600 (non X) for about $200 and even cheaper (but not by much) 5600G (APU) which are negligibly slower than 5600x. Any of those would be a very good upgrade (25-30%). They all come with decent coolers so that's another expense eliminated.
 
Any idea how much slower the 12000 series Intel CPU's perform with DDR4-3600 vs DDR5-5200 CAS 38?

EDIT:

I have a Microcenter nearby, I'm going to run out there tomorrow since the prices are similar but I can get a X570 motherboard instead of settling for the B550.

So looks like I'll be getting this unless someone here talks me out of it.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX

Subtotal: $344.98
Tax: $25.87
Grand Total: $370.85

I know my RAM is slow for optimum performance but it'll do for now. I probably will not put the 2x4GB DDR4-3000 CAS 15 in the upgraded system.
 
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Any idea how much slower the 12000 series Intel CPU's perform with DDR4-3600 vs DDR5-5200 CAS 38?

EDIT:

I have a Microcenter nearby, I'm going to run out there tomorrow since the prices are similar but I can get a X570 motherboard instead of settling for the B550.

So looks like I'll be getting this unless someone here talks me out of it.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX

Subtotal: $344.98
Tax: $25.87
Grand Total: $370.85

I know my RAM is slow for optimum performance but it'll do for now. I probably will not put the 2x4GB DDR4-3000 CAS 15 in the upgraded system.
You don't really need x570 MB, B550 at maximum. Use money difference toward R7 5700x or faster RAM.
 
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Any idea how much slower the 12000 series Intel CPU's perform with DDR4-3600 vs DDR5-5200 CAS 38?

EDIT:

I have a Microcenter nearby, I'm going to run out there tomorrow since the prices are similar but I can get a X570 motherboard instead of settling for the B550.

So looks like I'll be getting this unless someone here talks me out of it.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer
ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 ATX

Subtotal: $344.98
Tax: $25.87
Grand Total: $370.85

I know my RAM is slow for optimum performance but it'll do for now. I probably will not put the 2x4GB DDR4-3000 CAS 15 in the upgraded system.
Since your workload is productivity, any board should be fine. Unlike gamers, you can actually save money on the board if you want. Microcenter usually has combo(cpu + mobo) deals which are more budget friendly, so look out for those. And yes, Ryzen does benefit from faster RAM.
 

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