Originally Posted by AlienALX
It's the one I am looking to get. Just not sure if/when it will happen tbh.
I'll likely get something from the R5 range. I've seen a couple of early benchmarks with cores disabled on the 8 core models and it wasn't great, but it'll be so cheap that I don't mind that much. I can pick up a high-end X370 motherboard (Taichi and C6H are the two main contenders right now) and an R5 1600 and overclock it as much as possible. Come next year I'll pop in an 8 core from the refresh that hits higher clock speeds and be happy for a few years.
I'm still not completely sold on Ryzen, but I really don't want to buy a 7700K when a 6 core version is but a year away. It's a huge middle finger by Intel to be honest. All the reviewers (including TTL) keep recommending the 7700K for gamers, which I solely am, but it ruffles my feathers too much to know that a year from now Intel will replace the 7700K with a CPU that should have already been out by now and will demolish the 7700K. If Z270 could fit the new Coffee Lake CPU's then I'd buy a 7600K for cheap now just to tide me over and then buy the i7 next year, but I can't do that so AMD is looking the more sensible bet.