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CPU/Mobo Upgrade Questions

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b550 board is fine, it won't affect how the gpu works at all.

as for cpu, the 3600 is already quite cheap compared to the announced price of the 5600x. i don't think it will decrese much more. if a 5600 non-x is launched for cheaper, that might push the 3600 price down a bit, but I don't think that will happen this year.

Budget (including currency): 600$ CAD

Country: Canada

Games, programs or workloads that it will be used for: N/A

Other details (existing parts lists, whether any peripherals are needed, what you're upgrading from, when you're going to buy, what resolution and refresh rate you want to play at, etc): GTX 970, 1080p 144hz

 

Hey Everyone,

 

Long time lurker, first time poster here. This is mostly a question cpu/mobo price predictions

 

I'm planning on upgrading my machine on a bit of a budget.  

 

I'm going from an intel i7-2600k to a ryzen 5 3600/3600x/5600x.

 

I'm wondering if anyone has an inclination on how prices of Zen 2 CPUs and X570 motherboards may be affected by Zen3 release in early Nov.

 

Question 1: If im going to get a Zen 2 CPU does it make sense to wait?

Question 2: I'm never the type to get the enthusiast level video card(1080ti/2080ti), I generally go with the midrange performance option(GTX 970) of the current generation. With future midrange GPU upgrade in mind is a B550 board fine or should I get a x570 board?

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1 minute ago, B1tPhreak said:

Question 1: If im going to get a Zen 2 CPU does it make sense to wait?

Price should drop slightly, but it might take a while. The first major drop off in price usually happens 1-2 months after new CPUs become available.

6 minutes ago, B1tPhreak said:

Question 2: I'm never the type to get the enthusiast level video card(1080ti/2080ti), I generally go with the midrange performance option(GTX 970) of the current generation. With future midrange GPU upgrade in mind is a B550 board fine or should I get a x570 board?

GPU and Mobo don't really matter. As long as the mobo has a recent enough PCIe revision to avoid bottlenecking, that pairing doesn't matter. CPU/Mobo is much more important, and for R5, B550 will be perfectly fine.

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b550 board is fine, it won't affect how the gpu works at all.

as for cpu, the 3600 is already quite cheap compared to the announced price of the 5600x. i don't think it will decrese much more. if a 5600 non-x is launched for cheaper, that might push the 3600 price down a bit, but I don't think that will happen this year.

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