I guess I gotta talk about the current state of Reptar, or rather, I'm kinda inclined to.
If you want TL;DR, me planning on what I wanted to spend my money on is why I didn't go for the R7.
Now that the TL;DR is out of the way, I amassed $220USD in total the night before my birthday, September 20th. I then started weighing my options. "Should I bust my load right here right now or should I have some money to spend then save for R7 around Christmas?"
I am getting money from a test soon enough, and I'm getting $300USD out of it. This would've easily put me in the green for getting an R7 1700, but something in my head was like "should I really spend all that money right now?" I then convinced myself that a temporary CPU would suffice for me.
"Why did you get yourself an Athlon and not an R3?"
Simple: I don't want to disappoint myself. I won't go much further than that but that's the explanation I decided on.
Without further ado, this is what I ordered:
CPU: AMD - Athlon X4 950 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock - AB350M Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot - Viper 4 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master - N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.12 @ Amazon)
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I guess my future plans with my rig will be getting the aforementioned R7 1700, going for a new power supply and hopefully getting a new GPU and putting my 7850 to rest. There's really not much I need to say here.