R5 3600 or R7 3700x?

Aug 15, 2019
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Hey folks,

I need your advise, I want to OC the CPU in the future (after b450 will be more stable)
Im going for Ryzen 5 3600 / Ryzen 7 3700x for the mission, and I want to OC them for like 4-4.2Ghz.

I need your suggestion to pick which CPU to take, ill convert all the prices also to USD for your understanding, I live in a country that the importers and greedy as f*ck.

Ryzen 5 3600 - 261$
Ryzen 7 3700x - 420$ (out of the budget by 150$, but OK if recommended)

This build is for gaming. I use liquid 240mm cooling.

My build is:
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

NZXT H510i case

NZXT Kraken x52

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO White 16GB (8x2) 3200Mhz

Radeon RX 5700 XT (will be, waiting for Aftermarket version)

Samsung 970 SSD 500GB NVMe.M2

Seagate HDD 2.0TB SATA3 Barracuda

Corsair PSU 650w TX650M 80+ Gold

Thanks


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Samrat97

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Hey folks,

I need your advise, I want to OC the CPU in the future (after b450 will be more stable)
Im going for Ryzen 5 3600 / Ryzen 7 3700x for the mission, and I want to OC them for like 4-4.2Ghz.

I need your suggestion to pick which CPU to take, ill convert all the prices also to USD for your understanding, I live in a country that the importers and greedy as f*ck.

Ryzen 5 3600 - 261$
Ryzen 7 3700x - 420$ (out of the budget by 150$, but OK if recommended)

This build is for gaming. I use liquid 240mm cooling.

My build is:
MSI B450 Gaming Pro Carbon AC

NZXT H510i case

NZXT Kraken x52

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO White 16GB (8x2) 3200Mhz

Radeon RX 5700 XT (will be, waiting for Aftermarket version)

Samsung 970 SSD 500GB NVMe.M2

Seagate HDD 2.0TB SATA3 Barracuda

Corsair PSU 650w TX650M 80+ Gold

Thanks


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Ryzen 5 3600 is extremely value for money... And best combo for B450
With 3700X I would go with even a budget X570 for more longer run and future proof also..
If it just for gaming you don't need Samsung nvme even a budget Crucial p1 or Intel 660p would be just fine and best value...

Well I'm also building with Ryzen 5 3600 :)
 

jandrsn27

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If you are just gaming the Ryzen 5 3600. The improvement in FPS with even the best graphics card between the two processors doesn't justify the extra amount you would spend on the 3700x. Also ditch the expensive water cooler, if you go with the ryzen 5 3600 the stock cooler will do just fine, granted you will not be able to overclock as much, in gaming you will see little improvement in fps gains with the ryuzen 5 3600 overclocked. Use that money you save on the cpu upgrade and cooler to buy a better monitor. I currently run a non overclocked ryzen 5 3600 and a rx 5700 ( non xt variant) and run any game at 2560x1440p 144hz. Going from 1080p 60hz it is the biggest leap in gaming quality I have ever experienced. Anyway this is just my opinion hear what others have to say, have fun building your computer, and best of luck! :)
 
Aug 15, 2019
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Will you be doing anything else with the PC other than gaming? If not then the Ryzen 5 3600 is great. There is still the case for a pure gaming PC to suggest Intel. Pricing dependent, of course.
If you mean like rendering or streaming then no.
Ryzen 5 3600 is extremely value for money... And best combo for B450
With 3700X I would go with even a budget X570 for more longer run and future proof also..
If it just for gaming you don't need Samsung nvme even a budget Crucial p1 or Intel 660p would be just fine and best value...
Well I'm also building with Ryzen 5 3600 :)
the x570 is not an option here in my local area, extremely expensive and over budget for me. :(
If you are just gaming the Ryzen 5 3600. The improvement in FPS with even the best graphics card between the two processors doesn't justify the extra amount you would spend on the 3700x. Also ditch the expensive water cooler, if you go with the ryzen 5 3600 the stock cooler will do just fine, granted you will not be able to overclock as much, in gaming you will see little improvement in fps gains with the ryuzen 5 3600 overclocked. Use that money you save on the cpu upgrade and cooler to buy a better monitor. I currently run a non overclocked ryzen 5 3600 and a rx 5700 ( non xt variant) and run any game at 2560x1440p 144hz. Going from 1080p 60hz it is the biggest leap in gaming quality I have ever experienced. Anyway this is just my opinion hear what others have to say, have fun building your computer, and best of luck! :)
To be honest, I've purchased all the components already and return them is not an option for me.
So, I though that the 3700x will be more efficent for the future when PC's lacking in speed and multi-tasking.
And because I already bought the cooler, I want to maximaize the CPU potential, and pushing it all the way (In the green scale ofcurse).
I know how it like to play with 144Mhz Monitor, in my previus PC that I gave my brother has RTX 2080 Ti and RG279Q 165Mhz.
But for now im ok with 1080p, maybe in the future ill update my monitor.
still thinking if it worth the extra 150$ for the R7 3700x for OC to 4.2Ghz or not..
 
Current games? Unlikely, unless they're really well optimised for more cores/threads. Future games? Hard to say. I'd guess by the time game development changes to making better use of more cores/threads it might be time to upgrade to a new platform again.
 

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