What’s in the Box?
In the box, you’ll find the Ryzen 5 3600X CPU, Ryzen case badge, warranty guide, and a Wraith Spire CPU cooler. Many people, including AMD, tout the inclusion of a CPU cooler as being a value add for the Ryzen series CPU’s. While this is certainly true on the lower end of the spectrum, I think calling it a value add for the upper echelon processors is a dubious proposition as it adds cost to the product, without providing many benefits.
As you can see, the CPU and packaging look exactly like the rest of the lineup. The packaging is the same as well. The only difference is the included CPU cooler. This one is decisively lower rent than the unit that ships with the Ryzen 9 3900X.
I don’t see too many Ryzen 9 3900X users running Wraith Prism coolers. They will typically opt for higher-end air cooling, AIO or even custom water cooling. However, with the 3600X, I can see this being an attractive bonus for many people. If nothing else, the included heat sink and fan gets you up and running as you can always upgrade later. Of course, if you want to get the most out of a Ryzen 3000 series CPU, its always advisable to use the best level of cooling you can afford.