Dislike that I am on bad timing of the same upgraded cpu .. the AMD 3800x which I think is now out, but in very small numbers. However the difference will be that I have to wait, and that part I am not interested in. With that said.. it is a very good .. and considerably safer CPU .. vs intel.
Was making my own build for the first time and decided to go with this CPU in terms of price vs capability. It comes with a decent cooler and already applied thermalpaste. Obviously you'll need a water cooler if you plan on consistently overclocking but CPU can stay at 37C when PC is idle.
I bought this CPU shortly before the Ryzen 3000 series was officially available, because it is all I need and was on sale. 8 physical cores and 16 logical cores and pretty good clocks should do me for quite some time.
At AUD$299 it is just the best CPU out there. Mine is paired with an RX 5700 and it kills any AAA game I play. I know the R5 3600 has better IPC and power efficiency for around the same price, however, it does not come with an extra 2C/4T and the Wraith Prism.