[SOLVED] Ryzen 5 3600X vs i5 10600k

Jazzyblackx

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So, I am looking to build my new rig and was wondering what CPUs are good for gaming in the range of the Ryzen 5 3600X. I have seen i5 10600k a little bit higher priced in my local market and was wondering what CPU would be a better choice at this point with value standpoint as the 10 series uses LGA 1200 socket so I suppose the motherboards would costlier at this point of time. So can anyone suggest me what should I go for and you can suggest other CPU options if there are better available around this price point.
 

Darkbreeze

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Yes, for that graphics card and a 60-100fps target depending on quality settings, the Ryzen 3600 is easily, and has been for quite a while now, the best bang for the buck choice for most users.

There IS another consideration though, and that is this, if it's available to you. Would do just as well, for less, in the majority of games.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B460 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $345.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 15:30 EDT-0400
 

Jazzyblackx

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Yes, its for gaming and I have a 1660ti at the moment and in a few months I am looking to buy a 2k or high refresh rate monitor but currently, I have a 1080 60 fps monitor
 

Rodrigodrt

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the 10600k is abot 12% faster, if its cheap enough, this is a no brainer, 10600k, it runs at 5.0 or 5.1 across all cores easily, matching pretty much a 10900k, or at least gets very close to it.
 

Jazzyblackx

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The price difference is about 60 dollars and what do you think about the price different between the motherboards as 1200 is newer sockets, are the motherboard costlier than AMD ones
 

Zerk2012

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The price difference is about 60 dollars and what do you think about the price different between the motherboards as 1200 is newer sockets, are the motherboard costlier than AMD ones
If your target FPS is just 60 then the AMD should cost less using a mid range B550 board and a aftermarket cooler. The regular 3600 should cost even less.

The 10600K cost more as does the Z490 boards and requires a better cooler.
 

logainofhades

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Now is a terrible time to buy, unless you want a 3rd gen, on the cheap, once the fire sales start. 4th gen Ryzen is supposed to be announced, Oct 8. The 3600x isn't worth the added cost, vs the 3600. The price difference is quite large. Given your graphics card, there is no sense spending more on a 10600k.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400R 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $454.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 10:24 EDT-0400


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($274.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Reeven Justice 82.1 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $586.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 10:26 EDT-0400
 

Jazzyblackx

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Now is a terrible time to buy, unless you want a 3rd gen, on the cheap, once the fire sales start. 4th gen Ryzen is supposed to be announced, Oct 8. The 3600x isn't worth the added cost, vs the 3600. The price difference is quite large. Given your graphics card, there is no sense spending more on a 10600k.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400R 74.34 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B550 AORUS ELITE ATX AM4 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $454.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 10:24 EDT-0400


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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K 4.1 GHz 6-Core Processor ($274.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Reeven Justice 82.1 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ELITE ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $586.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 10:26 EDT-0400
Do you mean that 1660ti will bottleneck i5 10600k?
And also what do you think about 3600xt?
 

Darkbreeze

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Yes, for that graphics card and a 60-100fps target depending on quality settings, the Ryzen 3600 is easily, and has been for quite a while now, the best bang for the buck choice for most users.

There IS another consideration though, and that is this, if it's available to you. Would do just as well, for less, in the majority of games.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B460 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $345.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 15:30 EDT-0400
 

logainofhades

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Yes, for that graphics card and a 60-100fps target depending on quality settings, the Ryzen 3600 is easily, and has been for quite a while now, the best bang for the buck choice for most users.

There IS another consideration though, and that is this, if it's available to you. Would do just as well, for less, in the majority of games.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i5-10400 2.9 GHz 6-Core Processor ($179.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B460 Pro4 ATX LGA1200 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL15 Memory ($65.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $345.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-10-01 15:30 EDT-0400
That board would force that ram to run at 2666, and makes the 10400 worse than even a 3300x, with 3200mhz ram, in gaming.
 

Darkbreeze

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No, that board, and ALL B460 boards, support up to 2933mhz memory operation. The difference between that and 3000mhz would be negligible.

Actually, all of the socket 1200 boards support up to 2933mhz memory. It is native for Comet lake locked boards.
 
For gaming, a balanced gamer will budget about 2x the cost of the processor for the graphics card.
For a $280 GTX1660ti, a $140 processor like a i3-10100 would be appropriate.
Here is a review:
https://www.techpowerup.com/review/intel-core-i3-10100/15.html
It is competitive with a r5 3600X
A suitable B460 based motherboard will be about $75.
Intel does not depend on fast ram for performance. You can save with a 2666 speed ram.
If you have a better budget, a i5-10600K is a winner.
https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k-cpu-review/5
For that processor, pay about $150 for a Z490 based motherboard and perhaps $80 for a good cooler.
 

Darkbreeze

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You only get 2933, with an i7. B and H boards only allow for up to native memory supports, and intel loves to segment that. See the GN review, for the 10400.
Why didn't I notice that before? You're right of course, but I never noticed that they had differentiated memory support by CPU tier. That's lame as hell. Bad enough that it has to be differentiated by locked or unlocked SKU on Intel parts, now by tier as well. Dumb.
 

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