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New Build in Spring. Motherboard now?

I have a chance to get a free motherboard (up to 150€) but only if I order it during January. If I'm going for an Intel build for my new render/gaming PC, will the motherboard become obsolete by new tech in 4-6 months from now? Are there any major game changers coming that would make it wiser to wait till spring and just get all the parts at the same time?

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I think it's a good call to grab your motherboard free right now. There is one game changer on the way - Ryzen 2 (which will fit on the old motherboards), and in fact that might convince you to do a Threadripper build instead of Skylake-X or Coffee Lake, but we don't have much information on how it's going to perform.

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If it's free you might as well get it and sell it if you don't want it... And yeah the next Intel CPUs come with 8 cores

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A z370 board shiuld work well with 9th gen cpus, I would go for it.

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39 minutes ago, Damascus said:

A z370 board shiuld work well with 9th gen cpus, I would go for it.

Funny, I was looking at that specifically.

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