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Buying a CPU for some months?

1 minute ago, fdax said:

Hi guys!

Since summer holidays started for me a week ago i want to start gaming again. But my 4670 really is on its last legs in modern games and bottlenecks my 5700xt enormously. My plan was to upgrade with B550 and Ryzen 4000. But since its a while until 4000 releases, my question is: Does it make any sense to buy an (for example) 3300x, put it on the b550 until 4th gen releases and sell it after just like half a year?

 

Looking forward to your advice.

Wouldn't be a terrible idea. If you get a solid B550 board you won't need to upgrade it, and at most I'd imagine you would lose $50 on the resale of the 3300x.  Just make sure you don't buy it for much more than its $120 MSRP

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Hi guys!

Since summer holidays started for me a week ago i want to start gaming again. But my 4670 really is on its last legs in modern games and bottlenecks my 5700xt enormously. My plan was to upgrade with B550 and Ryzen 4000. But since its a while until 4000 releases, my question is: Does it make any sense to buy an (for example) 3300x, put it on the b550 until 4th gen releases and sell it after just like half a year?

 

Looking forward to your advice.

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1 minute ago, fdax said:

Hi guys!

Since summer holidays started for me a week ago i want to start gaming again. But my 4670 really is on its last legs in modern games and bottlenecks my 5700xt enormously. My plan was to upgrade with B550 and Ryzen 4000. But since its a while until 4000 releases, my question is: Does it make any sense to buy an (for example) 3300x, put it on the b550 until 4th gen releases and sell it after just like half a year?

 

Looking forward to your advice.

Wouldn't be a terrible idea. If you get a solid B550 board you won't need to upgrade it, and at most I'd imagine you would lose $50 on the resale of the 3300x.  Just make sure you don't buy it for much more than its $120 MSRP


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1 minute ago, fdax said:

Does it make any sense to buy an (for example) 3300x, put it on the b550 until 4th gen releases and sell it after just like half a year?

Imo not worth it 

If the 4670 does the job now 

And your satisfied with the performance then wait , if you absolutely need a new cpu now 

Get a 4770k or a 4790k 

If it is sold for a lot on the used market

Just wait for zen 3 


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If moving to Ryzen now doesn't mean that you'll be skimping on the motherboard, then I'd say it'd be a solid choice. And I mean, the 3300X can keep up with the 5700XT in most games no problem, at the moment.

 

Keep in mind that your DDR3 memory won't work with any current-gen platform, so you'll need some new RAM too. 


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unless you're having a game tournament soon, i think your pc can survive this 6 months.

If youre itching to get an upgrade, try getting a used 1500x, should be around $80, which then you can sell it out 10% less or even the same.

with 3300x, when 4th gen arrived, i say the depreciation will be worse, like 30% off.

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1 minute ago, Mateyyy said:

If moving to Ryzen now doesn't mean that you'll be skimping on the motherboard, then I'd say it'd be a solid choice. And I mean, the 3300X can keep up with the 5700XT in most games no problem, at the moment.

 

Keep in mind that your DDR3 memory won't work with any current-gen platform, so you'll need some new RAM too. 

 

16 minutes ago, marmour said:

Wouldn't be a terrible idea. If you get a solid B550 board you won't need to upgrade it, and at most I'd imagine you would lose $50 on the resale of the 3300x.  Just make sure you don't buy it for much more than its $120 MSRP

Was planning on getting the Aorus Pro. I think I'll do it, thanks to both of you, have a great day!

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3 minutes ago, fdax said:

Was planning on getting the Aorus Pro. I think I'll do it, thanks to both of you, have a great day!

Yeah the B550 Aorus Pro is a solid choice. Its VRMs should handle even a 3950X no problem and the memory topology on it, if I'm not mistaken, is the same as on the Aorus Master, and feature wise it's got pretty much everything you'd need.

Look for some 3600MHz CL16 memory ideally, to get the most out of your chip. If you can't find any kits or if they're too expensive, CL17 or CL18 should also do.

No problem mate, have a good one!


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3 3300x its a small monster 

Got both 3 3300X and 5 3600 . Game performance is  about same   .Even scores  in  tomb raider.. 

 

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