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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Desktop Processor w/ Wraith Spire Cooler + PCDD Game

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Micro Center has AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8GHz Desktop Processor w/ Wraith Spire Cooler (100-100000022BOUPC) for $199.99. Select free in-store pickup where stock permits. Thanks OCCanuck99

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With purchase of AMD Ryzen 5 3600X, you will qualify for your choice of (1) PCDD Game + 3-Month Xbox Game Pass.
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  • The Outer Worlds
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Micro Center is selling the AMD Ryzen 5 3600X for $199; in store only. You also save $30 when bundled with a compatible eligible motherboard. In addition you also get your choice of 1 Game + XBOX Game Pass. The games are Borderlands 3 or the Outer Worlds.

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You are not wrong. There is very little difference between the two chips. The X only gets you 2-3% more performance when compared to the stock 3600. However, normally the X costs $50 more (25%). With this deal you get a better CPU cooler and a free game worth $60 for only $10 more.
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Hi guys,

Please correct me if I am wrong, According to this review [techspot.com] (and also quoted from its TL;DR) and many more we can find online [google.com], I believe 3600x is just a 3600 with a beefed up cooler, or 65W TDP vs 96W TDP cooler. The wattage consumption is misleading, perhaps, because 3600X does not consume 95W.

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TL;DR

Having tested both R5 3600 models (see all of that further down below), here's the tale of the tape:

The Ryzen 5 3600 is by far the better choice at $200.
At stock, we found the 3600X to offer a very mild performance increase (5% or less) compared to the vanilla 3600. This small difference does not justify the extra $50.
Both CPUs tend to overclock to similar levels, and the boost offers negligible performance advantages.
As shown in our full review, the Ryzen 5 3600 offers tremendous value and will work on even the most basic B350/B450 motherboards.
The 3600X gets you a better cooler out of the box, but rather than waste $50 on the 3600X, we recommend instead to buy the 3600 and if you want to reduce the operating volume and squeeze a tiny bit more performance, grab something like the Cooler Master 212 Black for $30.
Misleading TDP ratings: The only thing that makes the R5 3600 a 65 watt TDP part, is the 65 watt cooler, while the 3600X is a 95 watt TDP part because it comes with a 95 watt cooler. The CPUs themselves are otherwise identical.

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Arizona needs a store 😫
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Ridiculous deal, to think I paid $199 for a 3600 just about 3 months ago from microcenter with wraith stealth, no game (but 3 month of game pass, woohoo!)
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I live in AZ too. Do you think it's worth the drive to California to get this? My justification to myself would be "to visit family"
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hmm.. this or the 1600 for $80? was going to pair with RX590. isnt the 1600 enough?
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I live in AZ too. Do you think it's worth the drive to California to get this? My justification to myself would be "to visit family"
hell no, if its to visit family.

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I live in AZ too. Do you think it's worth the drive to California to get this? My justification to myself would be "to visit family"
Na. Gas alone will put you over.
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hmm.. this or the 1600 for $80? was going to pair with RX590. isnt the 1600 enough?
The 1600 is getting pretty long in the tooth, is the 3600x more than twice as fast for more than twice the price? No, but it is a bit better in gaming and even multi-tasking applications as well. It would last longer as well.

If I'm going full budget build, I'd probably do the 1600 for $80 but wouldnt pair it with a 590 at $180-$200 for new. Probably a 570 8 GB or used 8 GB 580 for like $100 (or less).
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The 1600 is getting pretty long in the tooth, is the 3600x more than twice as fast for more than twice the price? No, but it is a bit better in gaming and even multi-tasking applications as well. It would last longer as well.

If I'm going full budget build, I'd probably do the 1600 for $80 but wouldnt pair it with a 590 at $180-$200 for new. Probably a 570 8 GB or used 8 GB 580 for like $100 (or less).
i already have a RX590. if the 1600 will keep working like the 3600x in games for couple years, i dont need to spend extra $120 on the cpu.
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Hi guys,

Please correct me if I am wrong, According to this review [techspot.com] (and also quoted from its TL;DR) and many more we can find online [google.com], I believe 3600x is just a 3600 with a beefed up cooler, or 65W TDP vs 96W TDP cooler. The wattage consumption is misleading, perhaps, because 3600X does not consume 95W.

Quote:

TL;DR

Having tested both R5 3600 models (see all of that further down below), here's the tale of the tape:

The Ryzen 5 3600 is by far the better choice at $200.
At stock, we found the 3600X to offer a very mild performance increase (5% or less) compared to the vanilla 3600. This small difference does not justify the extra $50.
Both CPUs tend to overclock to similar levels, and the boost offers negligible performance advantages.
As shown in our full review, the Ryzen 5 3600 offers tremendous value and will work on even the most basic B350/B450 motherboards.
The 3600X gets you a better cooler out of the box, but rather than waste $50 on the 3600X, we recommend instead to buy the 3600 and if you want to reduce the operating volume and squeeze a tiny bit more performance, grab something like the Cooler Master 212 Black for $30.
Misleading TDP ratings: The only thing that makes the R5 3600 a 65 watt TDP part, is the 65 watt cooler, while the 3600X is a 95 watt TDP part because it comes with a 95 watt cooler. The CPUs themselves are otherwise identical.

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Cheers,
TL
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Hi guys,

Please correct me if I am wrong, According to this review [techspot.com] (and also quoted from its TL;DR) and many more we can find online [google.com], I believe 3600x is just a 3600 with a beefed up cooler, or 65W TDP vs 96W TDP cooler. The wattage consumption is misleading, perhaps, because 3600X does not consume 95W.

Quote:

TL;DR

Having tested both R5 3600 models (see all of that further down below), here's the tale of the tape:

The Ryzen 5 3600 is by far the better choice at $200.
At stock, we found the 3600X to offer a very mild performance increase (5% or less) compared to the vanilla 3600. This small difference does not justify the extra $50.
Both CPUs tend to overclock to similar levels, and the boost offers negligible performance advantages.
As shown in our full review, the Ryzen 5 3600 offers tremendous value and will work on even the most basic B350/B450 motherboards.
The 3600X gets you a better cooler out of the box, but rather than waste $50 on the 3600X, we recommend instead to buy the 3600 and if you want to reduce the operating volume and squeeze a tiny bit more performance, grab something like the Cooler Master 212 Black for $30.
Misleading TDP ratings: The only thing that makes the R5 3600 a 65 watt TDP part, is the 65 watt cooler, while the 3600X is a 95 watt TDP part because it comes with a 95 watt cooler. The CPUs themselves are otherwise identical.

:Quote

Cheers,
TL
You are not wrong. There is very little difference between the two chips. The X only gets you 2-3% more performance when compared to the stock 3600. However, normally the X costs $50 more (25%). With this deal you get a better CPU cooler and a free game worth $60 for only $10 more.
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i already have a RX590. if the 1600 will keep working like the 3600x in games for couple years, i dont need to spend extra $120 on the cpu.
I have a 2080 and even with that card I saw a huge increase (20-30 percent increase) in FPS from the 1600 to the 3600.

Usually the only time when you see that big of a increase is when you upgrade the GPU. The 1600 was definitely a bottleneck in my system.
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i literally bought my 3600 20 days ago...
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i already have a RX590. if the 1600 will keep working like the 3600x in games for couple years, i dont need to spend extra $120 on the cpu.
What CPU are you on now then if you already have a 590?
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