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Currently, I have a AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU on my gaming desktop. I've recently moved my Windows 10 installation over to an SSD, upgraded the power supply to a 750 watt power supply, and updated the BIOS on my motherboard so that it can accept newer CPUs.

Right now I'm looking to upgrade my CPU, but I'm a bit tied up between either getting a AMD Ryzen 5 5600x CPU or possibly a AMD Ryzen 7 3800x CPU. There are pro and cons to either one, but I can't decide which one to go with. Does anyone here have any opinions which one might be the better choice here?

For reference, here is my current setup:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus TUF B450-PLUS GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard
BIOS Version: 2807 (2/1/2021)
RAM: 32GB (Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory
Primary OS Drive: 1TB (Western Digital SN750 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD)
Secondary Drive: 2TB (Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD)
GPU: EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB XC3 ULTRA GAMING
PSU: EVGA G5 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX
 

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According to your mobo specs .... Here ..... it only supports the 5950 or the 5900 of the 5000 series CPUs. Next would be if you could find one and find one reasonably priced. Your best bet would be the 3800X and even then, those or up in price as well. So $399 vs $799.

If you do go with the 5900x or 5950x you will need to update the BIOS to vs 2409. Then you will need a high end air cooler or an AIO with a minimum RAD of 240mm w/2 fans. Then make sure your case can accept either of those coolers.

Either choice you make....will work really well with your current setup.
 

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Sorry i'm a little confused. Isn't the 5950X a variant of the Ryzen 9 processor?

Ryzen 9 5950X (Vermeer) (3.4GHz,105W,L3:64M,16C)ALL2409

I do see the 5600X listed under supported CPUs needing the same BIOS version as the one you indicated. Like I mentioned, I've already updated it to 2807, so that update is included.
Ryzen 5 5600X (Vermeer) (3.7GHz,65W,L3:32M,6C)ALL2409

I do agree on the cooling once you get to that point. I was debating as well about getting an AIO if I ended up with the 3800X even though it does have a stock cooler included.
 

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I do see the 5600X listed under supported CPUs needing the same BIOS version as the one you indicated. Like I mentioned, I've already updated it to 2807, so that update is included.
Yep...your right....I see it now.

Yes....go with the 5600x, it's cheaper but out of stock in my part of the world. That's the only 5xxx series CPU that comes with a cooler, the wraith which is not to shabby. I'd still go AIO water cooled.
 
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