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I was at MicroCenter last night after work and finally decided to pull the trigger on Ryzen. I was coming from an FX 8350 so anything in the Ryzen 5 range was going to be an improvement.

I settled on the 1500X with a Gigabyte B350 Gaming 3 motherboard. I've had it for the better part of a day now and was wondering if I should of spent the extra $60 for the 1600X.
I was wondering what everyone thought of that? I know the 1600X doesn't come with a cooler so I would have to purchase an aftermarket one.
(I already listed my old setup on craigslist, included my cooler that I had, whoops!)

In gaming they seem pretty even, but heavily multi-threaded work shows a substantial difference. I don't do any video editing or Photoshop, but I am a .NET developer who spends a lot of time in Visual Studio and hosting IIS websites on my machine. I never had any issues with the 8350 in that area so I don't suspect I will with the 1500X in the future.

Will games start utilizing more than 4 cores/8 threads anytime soon? /ramble
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I prefer the 1600 over the 1600x.

My opinion is that the 1600 is way better deal than the 1500x

Also i will never buy again a 4 core cpu.
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I was thinking about that, but since I would have to take my 1500X back to MicroCenter if I changed my mind, my only option at the moment is the 1600X. They don't have any 1600's in stock, though maybe they will soon?
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The price differential means I'd recommend the Ryzen 5 1600 every time if you overclock it yourself anyway.

Ryzen 5 1400 = $169 MSRP
Ryzen 5 1500X = $189 MSRP ... +$20 , better cooler and double L3 cache
Ryzen 5 1600 = $219 MSRP ... +$30 over Ryzen 5 1500X or $50 over the Ryzen 5 1400 , 2 more cores + threads
Ryzen 5 1600X = $249 MSRP (no cooler)
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What does the X in the model mean? I haven't been able to nail that one down. Is it arbitrary or does it mean something?
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Go for 1600x. You don't have to bother with overclocking it. Not worth it IMO. Just get a cheap cooler and stay cool and quiet.

Or ditch that idea and go 1700! PS 1700 comes with a cool RGB stock cooler. The r5 does not!!
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The returns seem to get pretty diminished by time you hit the Ryzen 7 series. Not that they aren't impressive, I just can't really sell myself on speding $320 + on a CPU.
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The returns seem to get pretty diminished by time you hit the Ryzen 7 series. Not that they aren't impressive, I just can't really sell myself on speding $320 + on a CPU.

That's why the 1600 non x is the crowd favorite if you can get your hands on one at microcenter. For $30 more you get 2 more cores and 4 more threads like alphac said but lose a little clock speed which can be regained with any ryzen cpu after overclocking.
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