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Diminishing return for upgrading AMD Cpu every year??


So if you bought a R5 1600 for 160 bucks at launch, and you then sold this chip used for 80-120 bucks on ebay. meaning you lost 40 bucks to have the new CPU. Would continuing this process every new CPU refresh for the next 3 or 4 be worth it?? It feels like there is a Line of Diminishing return we could find for upgrading CPU's with AMD this generation. Would be something nice to have for all us buyers for sure, to milk as much performance we can with out spending more money than needed. 

- With that said is it worth doing this for every AMD Ryzen CPU release up until the very mobo u have just won't work with the lastest Ryzen CPU release. (So about 2-3 yrs from now) I'm more specifically looking for someone that will help with the math of losing a little bit each time u upgrade to the newest chip. 


- After thats figured out we can then compare it to the cost of just buying a 1600 now and waiting to get a new 4600 in 3ish years. Plus the cost of a new mobo of course added in.


You expect me to reply then you'd best QUOTE me so I can........thanks


                                           Simple PC Parts list to reference for other Users:



Case: Meshify C

CPU: Ryzen 1600 @ 3.8

Mobo: ASRock AB350 Pro4

Ram: 2 x 8gb (Corsair RGB Pro)

GPU: XFX RX 580 8gb - Clocks: Core @1386mhz, memory @2000mhz


Boot drive - 120gb NVME Corsair MP500

Main Storage drive - 500gb 860 EVO

Archival/Backup drive - 2TB Black WD


Mouse: Logi M570 for work, and a G502 for gaming

PSU: EVGA Supernova G2 650 80+ Gold

OS: And of course Win 10 Pro, because Linux ain't fully baked yet.

Monitors: (27in monitors)

TN - VG278Q @144hz 

IPS - VP279Q-P @60hz 

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