[SOLVED] Similar Intel - AMD Gaming Builds


Dec 19, 2012
I have asked the community about suggestions for my next build. I haven't build anything since 2014 and so, I am getting the hang of the new techs and so currently.

What I have come up with, and what my preference (Intel) is, is this:

CPU: Intel Core i5-10600K

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 3

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Elite AC

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V F4-3600C16D-32GVKC (2x16)

Storage: 2x mSATA (250GB + 2TB) - Cruicial/Kingston/WD

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Super WindForce OC 8G

Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: SeaSonic CORE GM 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply

My question:

I have understood that AMD makes comparable CPUs as Intel nowadays and their motherboards are just as good. Also, most of their CPUs come with a cooler, which is also of good quality.
AND, their CPUs and motherboards are cheaper....

So, what would be a comparable AMD build to the above Intel build?

Thank you.


Dec 4, 2019
A 3600 or 3700x are comparable to the 10600k. Pricing is pretty similar too. No bad choice between the two.

Something like this;

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($283.55 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard ($179.01 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER 8 GB WINDFORCE OC Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ B&H)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx (2018) 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Corsair)
Total: $1365.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-12 11:38 EDT-0400
A very good list of parts.
I do not think you mean msata ssd drives.

Keep it simple.
Buy a single 2tb m.2 pcie ssd.
A samsung 970 evo plus will be the best performer at $345.
If budget is a real issue, the intel 2tb 665P is $260, but it does not perform as well as the samsung.
If you ever need more, it is easy to add storage later.
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If gaming is the main focus, the the 10600K is the way to go as it is an exceptional gaming CPU topping most charts and just behind the 10900K. It has a lot of headroom as well for overclocking with 5.1GHz well within reach.

The only thing I would modify on the Intel build is the M.2 NVMe SSD instead which is much better and you should be able to find one at a very good price..Go at least 500GB for something like this:


Or this...

As to the AMD build question, if budget is an issue, then you will get more value out of an AMD build, especially with something like a 3600X, not worth the 3700X or 3800X as you are in the same ball park as the 10600K....With the 3600X you can spend more money on the most important item the GPU and it could mean a RTX 2070 Super instead of the RTX 2060 Super.....

But if budget is not the primary driver then the 10600K handily beats the 3600X, 3700X and 3800X in gaming but only at 1080P and if you are a high refresh rate gamer, if playing at anything above 1080P like 1440p or 4K then the CPU becomes less important so Ryzen becomes even better value. Swings and roundabouts but both have a place..
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