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JellyDonut6

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  1. I've recently gotten interested in doing a themed build. At bare minimum I'd be replacing a motherboard b/c my current one is pretty basic and doesn't have an ARGB header. Also planning to swap cases as well, which is basically a full rebuild. With that comes a question: should I take this chance to sidegrade to the 3600 from the 9600k? I've probably watched 30+ videos comparing the two and haven't seen anything negative towards Ryzen, Its praised for its raw value/performance per dollar. The general consensus is "why pick the 9600k over the 3600?" Sure the 9600k has SLIGHTLY better gaming performance in general, but the 3600 does literately everything else faster/more efficiently. For the OC enthusiasts prepared to say the 9600k can overclock better/more, I've never overclocked, and most likely never will, I wont be missing much from that department. With the 6c/12t of the 3600, I'm also betting it will age much better than the 9600k. On a random sidenote, 95% of the build guides over at /r/buildapcforme recommends Ryzen processors, so I'm over here thinking I did something wrong. It feels really stupid to buy a $200 Z390 motherboard when I can drive to the Micro Center instead, grab a CPU/Motherboard bundle for $70 more and increase productivity performance across the board, while still keeping 90%+ of my current gaming performance. This board checks off so many things, Its mainly black/white, It has an ARGB header, its got WiFi for the random occasion when I need it, pre installed IO shield, and its Ryzen 3000 ready, so no hassle of getting an older Zen 2 chip, updating bios, etc. Current specs https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zjHGhg My original plan was to just replace the motherboard and case, get some custom PSU cables+custom GPU backplate then call it done (EDIT - Motherboard is on sale, just assume its not, I'd like opinions as if nothing were on sale, then hit me with your sales opinion) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/VBmHq3 But then it hit me, The Ryzen Rebuild plan (?) https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HqsCZf The case is listed as paid for, But it sorta isn't, My current case is a little...pricey... So I think I'll have most of new case cost covered by selling my current one. TL:DR/Main question: Is it a stupid idea to even think about swapping to the 3600 from a 9600k? Should I just swap motherboards, case, get custom PSU cables with a custom GPU backplate and call it done? With the motherboard on sale, its an even harder choice now...
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