I know there have been other posts about this but I do not believe any have accounted for the current price of the intel cpu ($about 220), which is down from $270. The 3600 is about $195 but I have found that motherboards compatible with the ryzen cpu are more expensive. Is the 9600k better than the 3600 in terms of gaming? Or, do you believe the future proof 3600 is north worth it? I will pair the cpu with a RTX 2060 super, and I will use the pc for about 3 years. The price does not really matter because the cost of a low end compatible motherboard and the cpu for each are pretty much equal.