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how long do you wait to buy a CPU after its release?

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what do you consider a safe amount of testing before purchase?

I mean, I would assume the brands would test the CPU before releasing it, but after release, it's up to you to decide when you want to buy it.


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a month. Probably take that long for supply and demand to balance out anyway


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I would wait a week or two for 3rd party benchmarks to roll in.


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usually a month is good, because then you can wait for reviews for the CPU and (if you're planning to get a new motherboard) motherboard reviews to come out.


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Basically until I can afford it feasibly.

Which means that if the 3950X is a genuine monster, I'm blowing about a thousand dollars on my rig just to get onto Zen 2.


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Usually benchmarks and reviews come out before it's even available to purchase.....


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I wait until I can make it over to Microcenter. Takes 20 minutes or so. 


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I think i waited 3 months after the release of the Ryzen 2700x to buy mine and then it died within 4 months, the memory controller on the CPU died and wouldnt accept Dual Channel Memory, we at first thought it was ram or Motherboard but turned out to be CPU.


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for a new gen like zen 2 wait for benchmarks and supply, also flushes out most bugs, didnt do that for coffee lake cause we knew what we were getting. Still, preordering the 9900k cause me to get the wrong motherboard, no reason not to wait on x570 cause we don't know which boards have the highest memory overclocks atm.


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I’ll be at the store when they open, I’m rolling the dice in a flagship X570 and 3900x, I can’t imagine it being a bust


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22 minutes ago, Ravendarat said:

I’ll be at the store when they open, I’m rolling the dice in a flagship X570 and 3900x, I can’t imagine it being a bust

I like the cut of your jib.  


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You should buy it ASAP. That way you have it for longest period before its outdated.


 

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12 hours ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

Basically until I can afford it feasibly.

Which means that if the 3950X is a genuine monster, I'm blowing about a thousand dollars on my rig just to get onto Zen 2.

i was considering 3950x but what's the point? who would need more than 3900x, realistically

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