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Need help deciding on a cpu

Budget (including currency): $200 - $300

Country: USA

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: Racing sims, Bethesda titles, Diablo 4.

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EVGA 550w psu

ASRock B450M Pro4

Ryzen 3000G overclocked to 3800MHz @ 1.35V

16GB (2 x 8GB)  G.SKILL Ripjaws V 3200MHz

EVGA RTX 2060 (KO? It just says rtx 2060)

pos enermax hotbox

 

I need some advice on what cpu to get. I've been holding off, waiting for the Ryzen 5 5600X and accompanying BIOS update. But is it even worth waiting for a 5000 series? Or would something like a 3600XT be just as good? It's my first computer and I don't know how powerful a cpu I need need to work well with the 2060.

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I'd get a 3600 or a 3300X. A 5600X is overkill for a 2060, and the XT isn't worth the extra cost that you can usually overclock the difference anyways. Even with a 3600 you won't start bottlenecking your GPU until you're in the 2070-2080 performance territory.

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a 3100/3600 would be fine even for 1080p with a 2060, x/xt variants are shit value. a 5600x only makes sense for 1080p-1440p with one of the new cards or possibly a 2080ti, otherwise you wont be cpu limited much

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my "oops i bought intel right before zen 3 releases" build

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600 (placeholder)

GPU: Gigabyte 980ti Xtreme (also placeholder), deshroud w/ generic 1200rpm 120mm fans x2, stock bios 130% power, no voltage offset: +70 core +400 mem 

Memory: 2x16gb GSkill Trident Z RGB 3600C16, 14-15-30-288@1.45v

Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix X570-E Gaming

Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S w/ white chromax bling
OS Drive: Samsung PM981 1tb (OEM 970 Evo)

Storage Drive: XPG SX8200 Pro 2tb

Backup Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 4TB

PSU: Seasonic Prime Ultra Titanium 750W w/ black/white Cablemod extensions
Case: Fractal Design Meshify C Dark (to be replaced with a good case shortly)

basically everything was bought used off of reddit or here, only new component was the case. absolutely nutty deals for some of these parts, ill have to tally it all up once it's "done" :D 

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Thanks, guys! I think I'll go with the 3600 and use the money I'm going to save on a nice cooler. Or maybe a case with good airflow.

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On 10/30/2020 at 12:32 AM, Coolmaster said:

I'd get a 3600 or a 3300X. A 5600X is overkill for a 2060, and the XT isn't worth the extra cost that you can usually overclock the difference anyways. Even with a 3600 you won't start bottlenecking your GPU until you're in the 2070-2080 performance territory.

sorry for the late reply, but i got alittle addon to this.

a 5600x would be a really nice option IF you want to future proof the pc alittle more and IF you will be upgrading the pc. like you could add in a better gpu once u feel like upgrading. but ofcours the 3600 is really nice aswell! a friend of mine hasw the 3600 and a rtx 2060 and he runs games and vr stuff very very well

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10 hours ago, Chris.G said:

Thanks, guys! I think I'll go with the 3600 and use the money I'm going to save on a nice cooler. Or maybe a case with good airflow.

check out the Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH Edition

pretty good cooler for its price

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