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Build for Q1 2021

Hello everyone, I'd have a question, actually I'd need a recommendation..
Currently I am rocking an FX8320, R9 270 and 6gb of DDR3 Ram (yea, pretty old and weird)..

I am planning to make an upgrade but I am not ready to give out 1.5k euros at once, so I wasn't sure what would be the first thing I should upgrade..
The plan is to go for an Ryzen 7 5700x, 32gb of ram first, or Should I first go for a Graphics card like an RTX 3070?


I do play a lot of games, been doing that for a long time, but I also do sound work in Cubase, I use a lot of VST instruments, ect.
I am just not sure which part of my pc needs the upgrade first.
I'd buy the first part of the machine probably around the first quarter of 2021, I guess the stocks will be available then..

Thank you kind strangers.

TL;DR 

Do I buy a R7 5700x plus ram or an RTX 3070 first?

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If you're able to get the 3070 at a reasonable price, get that first. It would be very hard to find one, so don't pass one up. 5800X should be widely available much sooner than the 3070.

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well for gaming you should prioritize having the gpu first.

Ryzen 2600 @ 4ghz | Radeon RX580 | 32gb HyperX 3200mhz | 500gb Samsung PM981a | 5 TB HDD | Corsair CX450

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1 minute ago, MrHeavy said:

Hello everyone, I'd have a question, actually I'd need a recommendation..
Currently I am rocking an FX8320, R9 270 and 6gb of DDR3 Ram (yea, pretty old and weird)..

I am planning to make an upgrade but I am not ready to give out 1.5euros at once, so I wasn't sure what would be the first thing I should upgrade..
The plan is to go for an Ryzen 7 5700x, 32gb of ram first, or Should I first go for a Graphics card like an RTX 3070?


I do play a lot of games, been doing that for a long time, but I also do sound work in Cubase, I use a lot of VST instruments, ect.
I am just not sure which part of my pc needs the upgrade first.
I'd buy the first part of the machine probably around the first quarter of 2021, I guess the stocks will be available then..

Thank you kind strangers.

TL;DR 

Do I buy a R7 5700x plus ram or an RTX 3070 first?

Do you mean 5800x? there's no 5700x... anyways, you have to get a new motherboard in order to upgrade anything else. Gpu might be exception, but I don't know if it works with an old motherboard. However, a 5800x, 32 gb of ram and 3070 is a good part list! Just know that intel is releasing rocket lake in q1 2021.

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@Duckster 

No, I really meant 5700x which should be out at Q1 2021..
I don't really mind the new motherboard, it is time to upgrade everything, so yeah, I counted on that too.. I just don't want to bottleneck my pc with an RTX 3070 while running an FX8320 and 6gb of ram..

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2 minutes ago, Duckster said:

 Just know that intel is releasing rocket lake in q1 2021.

8 core rocket lake should around $400 to be competitive with ryzen 5800x. which i doubt it will.

Ryzen 2600 @ 4ghz | Radeon RX580 | 32gb HyperX 3200mhz | 500gb Samsung PM981a | 5 TB HDD | Corsair CX450

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@SupaKomputa I didn't go for Intel since my intel dual core e6600, not sure about going back to Intel.. Ryzen has been crushing the game lately, so I am not even thinking about switching to the blue side.

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Do you need an 8 core? 5600x is very good it you are heavy on games.

Your DAW might be 100% faster even with 5600x.

5700x is still rumour, no signs of AMD releasing it.

They will release 5600 first to fill the budget segment.

Ryzen 2600 @ 4ghz | Radeon RX580 | 32gb HyperX 3200mhz | 500gb Samsung PM981a | 5 TB HDD | Corsair CX450

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@SupaKomputa Feels like a Ryzen 7 is just more future proof, because I don't plan on upgrading again in the next 6 years probably..

 

So, my current needs don't require it, but my future would.. :)

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@MrHeavy

 

I agree with @SupaKomputa, get a 5600x. However, if you have vsts that utilize multiple cores (cubase utilizes multiple cores), I think 5700x or 5800x is good. (5700x might be slower than 5600x in games considering 5800x just barely beats 5600x.)

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9 minutes ago, MrHeavy said:

@SupaKomputa Feels like a Ryzen 7 is just more future proof, because I don't plan on upgrading again in the next 6 years probably..

 

So, my current needs don't require it, but my future would.. :)

Getting a 5600x is futureproof enough, unless you want to spend another $150 for 5800x.

For $150 you can get 6800xt with 16gb instead of 3070.

With AM4 you can get it up to 16 cores, you might want that 6 years later.

Get 5600x first, try it, and if 3-6 months later you're not satisfied with the Performance, get the 8 core.

I'm sure it will be sold less than a day.

Ryzen 2600 @ 4ghz | Radeon RX580 | 32gb HyperX 3200mhz | 500gb Samsung PM981a | 5 TB HDD | Corsair CX450

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