Question i5 10400f or R5 3600 build

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Hello, I'm making a mini itx build in the Fractal Node 202, and I'm trying to decide between an Intel build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MbQBHz or an AMD build: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zLGZqp. This computer will be mostly used for gaming, and I plan to use this computer for as long as possible. My only main concern is that The ASRock H510M-ITX/ac just came out not too long ago and there aren't many reviews so I don't know how good it is. So between these two builds, which would be better bang for buck?
 

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Not 100% sure but I think you can only run 2666mhz on the 10400f if you not on a Z MotherBoard. Anyone know for sure? But if both CPS's are running 3200mhz ram the 10400f is the better processor. 3600 has a much better upgrade path with cheaper motherboards.

Also the 10400f pull less watts then the 3600 So I would spend less money on a cooler (unless you like 11th gen intel then I would get a Aio) . I like the AM4 upgrade path more and would get the 3600, but if you will never upgrade the 10400f is a good option.
 
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tennis2

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Not 100% sure but I think you can only run 2666mhz on the 10400f if you not on a Z MotherBoard.
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Also the 10400f pull less watts then the 3600
Intel's TDP is in reference to the BASE frequency (2.9GHz) which desktop chips will almost always exceed for infinite duration under load. The i5-10400 and the Ryzen 3600 consume roughly the same power under load.
 

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Intel's TDP is in reference to the BASE frequency (2.9GHz) which desktop chips will almost always exceed for infinite duration under load. The i5-10400 and the Ryzen 3600 consume roughly the same power under load.
I agree They roughly use the same power. I'm using the benchmarks from here
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csFwlKgZCzM
@16:15 as to my conclusion on power draw. I am not a Expert on TDP. You should be able to use the stock cooler with the 10400f if you buy a retail version depending on your noise tolerance.
 

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