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Good time to buy a PC?

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Hello!

I was thinking of buying a new PC next month.

I was going to buy a rtx 2070, a b450 Mobo and r5 3600, but I've heard that ryzen 4th gen, b550 boards and rtx 3000s are coming out this year so I'm not sure if I should just buy the parts next month or keep waiting till the release of new hardware so the prices drop.

Also, will the new 3000s have better ray tracing performance than the current rtx cards? Because if they will I'll look into a 3000 instead of a 2070.

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11 minutes ago, Vod said:

Hello!

I was thinking of buying a new PC next month.

I was going to buy a rtx 2070, a b450 Mobo and r5 3600, but I've heard that ryzen 4th gen, b550 boards and rtx 3000s are coming out this year so I'm not sure if I should just buy the parts next month or keep waiting till the release of new hardware so the prices drop.

Also, will the new 3000s have better ray tracing performance than the current rtx cards? Because if they will I'll look into a 3000 instead of a 2070.

It's a terrible time to buy a pc. Not only are pc parts out of stock in most regions- with the ones being in stock usually being sold at inflated prices, but Nvidia's 2000 series GPUs are nearly two years old now, and like you said, 4th gen ryzen, b550, and Nvidia AMPERE (3000 series gpus) are all coming this year- and with a decent performance boost, especially with ray tracing if the leaks are correct- so if youre into that type of thing, you should wait for sure. I would say wait 100% unless you had no other choice or really really want a pc right now.

I am NOT a professional and a lot of the time what I'm saying is based on limited knowledge and experience. I'm going to be incorrect at times. 
My build:
CPU: 10700k Oc'd to 5.0 ghz                            GPU: RTX 3070 ventus 2x
Motherboard: Asus z490-v                                Cooler: Deepcool castle ex 120mm
Ram: Team tforce delta 32gb 3200mhz cl16     Case: Phanteks p418r (p360a ripoff) 
PSU: Apevia Prestige 800w

Notes:
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To me the 10700k seems pretty underrated. It's a very solid cpu. at 5.0ghz it draws 175-185w under full load. the Asus z490-v is a sh*t teir motherboard, I wouldn't recommend it for anything past a 10600k for light oc's only. Tforce ram is pretty but cpu cooler clearance can be an issue on them, so beware. the RTX 3070 is obviously a great card, but the ventus 2x is just horrible. Don't buy it, not now, not ever. It's flimsy af, you can't increase the stock power limit, the cooler is worse than the one on the 3070FE. If it's a choice between this and nothing, choose nothing. The deepcool castle ex 120mm isn't really on sale outside of prebuilts, but it's a nice pretty cooler, gets my 10700k up to 96c after a prime95 cpu test for 15 minutes. The p418r is basically what it looks like. P360a, slap a few cyberpowerpc logos on it, and you're golden. The Apevia Prestige 800w is bad, but not terrible. Runs respectably quiet and isn't a bomb. More than a lot of PSU's in prebuilts can claim.

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PC BUILD Guide! (POV)              How to Overclock your CPU 

 

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Yeah, wait if you can. You're in the home stretch of new stuff about to be revealed and available.

Leonidas

Specs: Ryzen 7 3700x | AMD 6800 XT Midnight Black | MSI B550 Gaming Plus | Corsair Dominator CL16 3200 MHz 32GB | be quiet! Silent Base 802

Monitors: Acer Nitro XV272U 1440p 170Hz IPS / Acer KG240 1080p 144Hz TN | SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB / WD SN550 1TB  / Samsung 860 Evo 500GB

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