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Future Ryzen Build - too soon to buy components?

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Future Ryzen Build - too soon to buy components?

Pricing out a future build for this summer, assuming I can get my hands on a Ryzen 3000 processor. What do you think of the build? Think it's too soon to grab stuff like the Evolv X case at $259.99? RAM/SSDs seem to be on a downtrend - though I already have the S11 Pro for this build.

Obviously, I'll be looking at the 3700X/3800X paired with a 3rd gen B450/X570 board instead of what's currently on this list.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor
Asus Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB Blower Video Card
Phanteks Evolv X ATX Mid Tower Case
EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Dell AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120 Hz Monitor
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Obviously, I'll be looking at the 3700X/3800X paired with a 3rd gen B450/X570 board instead of what's currently on this list.
If it is obvious maybe you should just do that first.
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Cucumference wrote: If it is obvious maybe you should just do that first.
Hmm? They don't come out until July 7th... Can't really swap parts that don't exist yet :)
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superfresh89 wrote: Hmm? They don't come out until July 7th... Can't really swap parts that don't exist yet :)
Just do it after they come out. Unless you are going to buy before that. Why bother?
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Cucumference wrote: Just do it after they come out. Unless you are going to buy before that. Why bother?
That's the point of this thread....? My finger is on the trigger and I'm ready to start buying components.... Just not sure if it's a good idea or not; holding onto parts that I'm not using for 2 months or whatever.

I already bought the SSD, couldn't help myself at $199.99... it'll probably drop lower in the next 2 months knowing my luck.

Wondering if anyone else is thinking of a future Ryzen Zen 2 build
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superfresh89 wrote: That's the point of this thread....? My finger is on the trigger and I'm ready to start buying components.... Just not sure if it's a good idea or not; holding onto parts that I'm not using for 2 months or whatever.

I already bought the SSD, couldn't help myself at $199.99... it'll probably drop lower in the next 2 months knowing my luck.

Wondering if anyone else is thinking of a future Ryzen Zen 2 build
That is what I am trying to say: It is not a good idea to buy when one of the biggest improvement in recent CPU history is dropping in just a little more than a month.
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I have all the parts I need except for the new mobo and the 3900x....and ram..... And power supply.... And cooler

Not sure if I should stick with noctura d15 or go water cooling.
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Cucumference wrote: That is what I am trying to say: It is not a good idea to buy when one of the biggest improvement in recent CPU history is dropping in just a little more than a month.
Of course I'm not buying the CPU/mobo/GPU right now.

What about the tariff situation in July? Think prices of everything else will skyrocket between now and Zen 2 release?
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Phat_cow wrote: I have all the parts I need except for the new mobo and the 3900x....and ram..... And power supply.... And cooler

Not sure if I should stick with noctura d15 or go water cooling.
Which case are you using?

You don't want to stick with the Wrath Spire cooler?
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I just need the CPU, mobo and a faster GPU but I can limp along with my 1060 6 Gb until the right deal comes along . . .

I am very, very keen on the 3000 series so I look forward to the reviews. I am thinking 3600 or 3600x and a new-gen mobo unless they are brutally expensive . . .

The 3700x isn't likely to be much faster for games is it?
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I'd say Case and Powersupply you can get if you see a good deal/sale on the ones you want since those don't fluctuate that much.

Ram looks like its dropping so can hold off on that. Even GPU, with AMD Navi coming out... depending on its performance, it may/may not affect the high end nvidia gpu, No harm in waiting for GPU either .
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superfresh89 wrote: Which case are you using?

You don't want to stick with the Wrath Spire cooler?
I got the fractal Design r6 gunmetal. Got it on sale a couple months ago.
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I can't wait to try out my new build on World of Warcraft Classic. I bet it can run everything maxed out :D
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Smart thing to do is to wait for benchmarks at the very least, we don't know how well RAM will play with Ryzen 2 you may want something much higher than 3200 for example. There maybe other issues with motherboard support and bugs, like x370 and x470 might have issues, or x570 might have bugs etc. Overclocking may use significantly more power than you expect, all sorts of unknowns.

AMD could also be misleading about IPC claims (hopefully not), we really don't know until benchmarks start coming out.
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zentro wrote: Smart thing to do is to wait for benchmarks at the very least, we don't know how well RAM will play with Ryzen 2 you may want something much higher than 3200 for example. There maybe other issues with motherboard support and bugs, like x370 and x470 might have issues, or x570 might have bugs etc. Overclocking may use significantly more power than you expect, all sorts of unknowns.

AMD could also be misleading about IPC claims (hopefully not), we really don't know until benchmarks start coming out.
I bought 3200 CL 16-18-18 and I am regretting it now . . . faster RAM is a lot more money though so perhaps I would have ended up buying it anyway but who knows what the next month or two will bring in terms of RAM deals?
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I would hold your horses.

Following reasons:
1. New AMD motherboards with X570
2. Ryzen 3 (kick-ass)
3. PCI 4.0 (so crazy fast NVMe SSDs up to 5000MB/s)
4. Navi-based RX 5000 series GPUs

Enough said.
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Mwazam82 wrote: I would hold your horses.

Following reasons:
1. New AMD motherboards with X570
2. Ryzen 3 (kick-ass)
3. PCI 4.0 (so crazy fast NVMe SSDs up to 5000MB/s)
4. Navi-based RX 5000 series GPUs

Enough said.
Yes, I'm waiting for 1, 2 and 4. Already grabbed the S11 Pro SSD, which is fast enough and is probably significantly cheaper than the new PCI 4.0 SSDs.
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superfresh89 wrote: That's the point of this thread....? My finger is on the trigger and I'm ready to start buying components....
You don't need build suggestions, you need Zen meditation.
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I would hold off buying parts ahead of time unless you plan on testing them or it's a crazy sale that you can't skip. I've gone down that road before and ended up with a 1-2 DOA parts and was outside of the return window so I had to deal with the manufacturer which was a pain in the derriere.

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