Hard to say price wise without actual shop pricing if 2700X or 3600 is better. I would lean toward 3600 on a B450 motherboard because if you play games then the 3600 is faster.
Or you could score a 2000 series 2nd hand as there might be people who will go from these older 2000 series to higher core count 3000 series. People keep worrying about VRMs but forget that the 3000 series consumes much less power and has very similar TDP, except the 16 core when OCed is gonna eat more for sure. But if a board can handle OCed 8 core it will have no problem with the 12 core.
2700 5300 CZK, 200 EUR
2700X 7200 CZK, 250 EUR
3600 5300 CZK, 210 EUR
It seems at least here 3600 price = 2700 right now.
The coolers are OK for regular use but not much for OC. These chips don't OC anyway (the gain from OC is very low or even negative in single thread performance), the best way is to push PBO auto OC and let it decide same way we OC GPUs nowadays. You can always DIY some mount for a cooler or get a powerful air cooler for $40. Personally if it's just a clip then I would definitely be able to DIY something to make it clip and apply enough pressure as long as the loops fit the notches.
Last edited by JackCY; 07-09-2019 at 08:02 AM.