Question i5-12400 or Ryzen 5 5600x?

beywatch

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So it is time for a new gaming build. I have only dealt with AMD in the past (previously had a ryzen 5 3600), and having trouble deciding which cpu/mobo to get. I have narrowed my choices down to a Intel i5-12400 paired with a MSI MAG Z690 tomahawk or a Ryzen 5 5600x paired with a MSI MAG B550 tomahawk. Which would be better in value, performance (in heavier games and apps like Adobe suite) and longevity?
 

Why_Me

Glorious
So it is time for a new gaming build. I have only dealt with AMD in the past (previously had a ryzen 5 3600), and having trouble deciding which cpu/mobo to get. I have narrowed my choices down to a Intel i5-12400 paired with a MSI MAG Z690 tomahawk or a Ryzen 5 5600x paired with a MSI MAG B550 tomahawk. Which would be better in value, performance (in heavier games and apps like Adobe suite) and longevity?
Why the Z690 board for the 12400 when a less expensive B660 board would suffice.
 

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