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Old 14-04-17, 05:10 PM
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Aye I can see where you're coming from but given the options it's the most sensible at the moment, he only needs an i7 if he stays with Z97.. alternatively if he goes Zen it's the whole package (CPU, Mobo & RAM).
Yeah but he isn't going to benefit much from going from an i5 to an i7, seems like to much effort for little gain
I mean if he upgraded he could sell the stuff he has now, so it's not as big of an expense. Really it's up to him, we can go back and forth all day about what to do

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Old 14-04-17, 05:24 PM
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Yeah but he isn't going to benefit much from going from an i5 to an i7, seems like to much effort for little gain
I mean if he upgraded he could sell the stuff he has now, so it's not as big of an expense. Really it's up to him, we can go back and forth all day about what to do
Not to sound demanding or ungrateful, but that's kind of what I wanted. I wanted to hear people's thoughts and opinions. It is of course up to me, but I still was really interested to hear what other people thought I should do. What I want to go with—X370 board with a 1600 and Vega 10—is expensive and won't be possible for a few more months if not longer. Some people might think that's not worth it and I'd like to hear that. The way I'm justifying the purchase is: it'll be the only big expenditure this year and it should last me a long time with a clear upgrade path.
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Old 14-04-17, 05:26 PM
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Well start saving!
You already have my opinion on it, I won't change it unless something unforseen happens
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Old 14-04-17, 05:30 PM
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Are you a guy that enjoys tinkering? If so, I'd be all over Ryzen (just ordered Ryzen gear myself). Just because I wanted a new toy to play with, and learn how to OC on an entirely new platform. If you have any of that in you, the answer is clear. I think Ryzen / AM4 is a great long-term platform, and I like those. I've been holding onto my X79 rig for years now, and it had (and still has) lots of life left in it. With Ryzen's core count making waves, and software developers finally getting on board with the multi-core stuff, I think it's a good time to buy an AM4 rig, if you don't mind the "new platform" issues and don't mind playing around with it.

You can also get some good X370 boards for good prices (ie the Asus Prime). I went with the Crosshair VI Hero for $100 more than the Prime because I wanted to toy with OCing, but I still think the Prime is a good buy at under $220CDN.
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Old 14-04-17, 06:57 PM
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Are you a guy that enjoys tinkering? If so, I'd be all over Ryzen (just ordered Ryzen gear myself). Just because I wanted a new toy to play with, and learn how to OC on an entirely new platform. If you have any of that in you, the answer is clear. I think Ryzen / AM4 is a great long-term platform, and I like those. I've been holding onto my X79 rig for years now, and it had (and still has) lots of life left in it. With Ryzen's core count making waves, and software developers finally getting on board with the multi-core stuff, I think it's a good time to buy an AM4 rig, if you don't mind the "new platform" issues and don't mind playing around with it.

You can also get some good X370 boards for good prices (ie the Asus Prime). I went with the Crosshair VI Hero for $100 more than the Prime because I wanted to toy with OCing, but I still think the Prime is a good buy at under $220CDN.
I like tinkering, but I don't like continuous tinkering. I like to tweak for a month, settle on a setup and stick to it. That's why I don't think I'd be a water cooler. Water cooling often requires maintenance and trouble shooting months down the line rather than in the first month. I'm a completionist, but I have to do it the first time or I won't bother perfecting it. I always say I'll go back and complete my third playthrough of Borderlands, but I never do. I always say I'll properly do my cable management, but unless I get it right the first few tries I more often than not end up leaving it. Once I walk away from a project, I never feel motivated to go back.
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Old 19-04-17, 04:20 PM
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I'm going to be cheeky and resurrect this thread with an update. No one has to respond if they don't want to. I appreciate what folks have said already. Anyway...

New information suggests Coffee Lake will be supported on the Z170/Z270 chipset as it uses the same 1151 socket. What with Coffee Lake rumoured to be pushed forward, another option would be to wait until Z370 and then decide, or buy a nice Z270 board and a cheap 6600K and then upgrade again to Coffee Lake. I'm still likely to go AMD, but I thought I'd post this all the same.
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Well I'd still wait since you don't want to tinker with Ryzen much. Give it a month or two and decide after you buy Vega
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I'd wait give them chance to sort all bio's stuff for Ryzen, also we may have more info on coffee lake and when it's getting released. I would of waited longer if it wasn't for my system having issues.
I know that upgrade itch is worse than heroine withdrawal
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