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ryzen 5 3600x worth it?

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Is the ryzen 5 3600x worth it or should I go for the normal 3600? I have a msi b450m-a pro max as my motherboard.

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2 minutes ago, Cedri said:

Is the ryzen 5 3600x worth it or should I go for the normal 3600? I have a msi b450m-a pro max as my motherboard.

Both are fine but if you are willing to you can buy the X variant for like 50 more dollars, which allows higher boost clocks. Both should fit nicely in the solid MOBO

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the price is often much extra for the same experience. The 3600X does ship with a larger cooler, so if it is barely more expensive, it is worth considering, but often the cheaper 3600 is the best value.


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They are the same CPU, only difference is the included stock cooler.

 

If you'll buy an aftermarket cooler just get the non-x one.


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2 hours ago, Cedri said:

Is the ryzen 5 3600x worth it or should I go for the normal 3600? I have a msi b450m-a pro max as my motherboard.

The x model comes with a better cooler and a slightly higher overclock compared to the normal model but the normal model is £80 cheaper than the x model giving the same performance as the x model but for a cheaper and better value

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