Question Intel or AMD

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How about these final thoughts?

MotherboardGigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Cooler (CPU)Wraith Spire
Memory (RAM)32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 Elite Delta TUF RGB 3200 MHz
Graphics CardMSI Radeon RX 5700 XT Mech OC
Storage
NVMeADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 256GB
SSD
Power SupplySeasonic Focus Plus 850 80+ Gold
ChassisNZXT H500i
I think it's great, but there are some changes I would make. First of all, 256gb isn't much storage, consider also that the windows only will take 40gb. I would change that to an 1TB SSD or M2, which aren't that expensive these days.
Second the ryzen 5 3600x is going to produce a lot of heat and I have to say from experience that the wraith spire is good, but if you want less noice and your processor to run cooler, I would suggest you to buy another processor cooler, like the arctic freezer 13 esports, which is quiet and very efficient. However, make sure it fits in the case by checking its size.
Talking about the case, I think you should get a different one to save some money. If you want my opinion, I would buy a cheap but quality case with no fans and buy them separately.
These are my thoughts, hope I helped!
 

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Personally, and it's just personally, I would go 2 x 16GB if you are intent on having 32GB. Why put more stress on the memory controller?
Also, that's a pricey case when the H510i is available for $99. But again, the H510 (non "i") is even less at $69 for essentially the same case.
I would go
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($238.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 I AORUS PRO WIFI Mini ITX AM4 Motherboard ($219.00 @ B&H)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($149.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($75.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB PULSE Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H510i ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS Plus Gold 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1323.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-01-22 03:35 EST-0500


You didn't leave yourself much storage on your list, a single 256GB SSD will fill up fast if you are gaming, some game files are 80-90GB on their own.
So, I went 512GB as a minimum, but strangely the same ADATA model was some $20 cheaper in 512 than it was listed in 256.
Also, the MSI Mech card got some pretty bad reviews for poor temps, the Sapphire cards get goos write ups, I have the Pulse card myself and after some driver teething issues, it's running great now.

I think there may be savings to be made on the motherboard and case/PSU (850 might be seen as overkill - I have one in my system).

One thing to consider, if you are using the stock cooler and a 5700XT, which is a power hungry card, you might want to look at adding some case fans to that NZXT, mid-tower case will be snug and might get a bit toasty, so you are going to want to move air in and out of there quite well.

Just my 2 cents.
Noted sir!
 

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I concur that the AMD build with the 3600x is a good option and will allow you upgrade room down the road. The thing on Intel, don't get me wrong, not that their chips are terrible, but this gen compared to ryzen, in my opinion unless you're looking at the i9 9900k, don't bother with Intel due to the lower thread count.

I've said before, but you already see some of the i5 quads having issues with games like battlefield 1. If that's the case, will the 6 core i5 CPUs be in that spot in 2 or 3 years? Vs the AMD should hold a little longer.
Yes sir, definitely I will go with AMD 3600X. Hehe.
 

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I think it's great, but there are some changes I would make. First of all, 256gb isn't much storage, consider also that the windows only will take 40gb. I would change that to an 1TB SSD or M2, which aren't that expensive these days.
Second the ryzen 5 3600x is going to produce a lot of heat and I have to say from experience that the wraith spire is good, but if you want less noice and your processor to run cooler, I would suggest you to buy another processor cooler, like the arctic freezer 13 esports, which is quiet and very efficient. However, make sure it fits in the case by checking its size.
Talking about the case, I think you should get a different one to save some money. If you want my opinion, I would buy a cheap but quality case with no fans and buy them separately.
These are my thoughts, hope I helped!
I somewhat again modify the build sir:

MotherboardGigabyte X570 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Cooler (CPU)Wraith Spire
Memory (RAM)32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 Team Elite Delta RGB 3200 MHz
Graphics CardGigabyte RX 5700 XT Gaming OC
Storage
NVMeADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB
Power SupplySeasonic Focus Plus 850 80+ Gold
ChassisNZXT H510
 

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No need to upgrade to ryzen 5 3600 if you have i7 7700

there performance is similar in games and sometimes the i7 7700 wins
waiting for intel comet lake is the best you can do or even 11th generation
im sure that intel will make something good in the 10th generation
 

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