3 months ago
I'm building a gaming computer for my son for Christmas and I'm trying to decide on the build. I was planning on getting a Ryzen 5 3600x but I'm starting to second guess myself. I don't plan on overclocking so please don't factor that into the decision . I'll probably match this with a nivdia 2070 Su or 2070.
The 9600k can be had for about $230, the 3600x for $235 and the 3600 for $195. The Z390 mobos are about $30-40 more than the equivalent X570. So factoring the mobo into the cost, the 9600k is about the same as the 3600 and 40-45 bucks cheaper than the 3600x.
Which setup would be best for gaming and which is most cost efficient?