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Should I get B450 or B550

Not right now, in 6 months. Will pair it with a 2/3600 or a 3200G

GPU : RX470 or 580. 


Need something that will last around 5 years minimum at 4 - 8 hours a day

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I don't think a 3200G will be compatible with a B550 if I understand correctly. If you want older parts, why not pick up a used bundle from someone that is upgrading?

No need to keep a system for 5 years either necessarily. I buy used an upgrade every few years when prices are right. Buy low, sell high. If you buy new and keep it forever it loses all its value.


If you want to game for the next 5 years, I would suggest going 8-core, maybe a used 3700x.

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As @Slottr mentioned, this is really a question you'll need to answer for yourself. What we can do, however, is provide you with some facts:


4000 Series Ryzen is likely to be the last known CPU for the AM4 socket, and 4000 Series processors will not be compatible for B350/B450 or X370/X470 Motherboards, therefore you are stuck with either a B550 or X570 motherboard or the un-announced X670 (If we see it at all).


With the AM4 Socket being phased out, you would essentially need to build yourself a system knowing that the parts you pick will perform well enough to last you 5 years. You nor the rest of us unfortunately cannot predict the future and we have absolutely no way of knowing what technological advancements the industry will procure for consumer electronics. Come 2021, AMD will likely introduce the new socket, and there is a fair chance that DDR5 could be a more common name in the consumer electronics industry by this time. With rumours of it being capable of doubling the average frequency of some DDR4 modules, it appears to be a logical prediction to be released on a new socket as the same was done with AMD introducing DDR4/AM4 sockets during the phase-out of the DDR3/AM3+ sockets.


With all this in mind, you, in a nutshell have 2 options:


1: Buy Ryzen 3000 or 4000 paired on its respective motherboard chipset (Thankfully 3000 series is backwards compatible) and pick your parts with a heavy scrutiny to ensure your PC lasts 5 years of the predicted type of games/workloads you intend to use it for, but you sacrifice a very limited upgrade path, if any at all.


2: Wait until future announcements of what AMD/Intel are doing for future CPU and memory configurations. At this point, you could wait until 2021 and get yourself on an entirely new and "Futureproof" platform, Implying that you would continue to use your current system until this time comes.



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