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Old 24-10-18, 01:08 PM
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Maybe he could buy a low end Ryzen for now and flip it on Zen2 release, though that hinges on compatibility which iirc is promised.

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Old 25-10-18, 07:06 AM
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Maybe he could buy a low end Ryzen for now and flip it on Zen2 release, though that hinges on compatibility which iirc is promised.
That is what I was thinking of doing
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Old 01-11-18, 09:00 AM
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I wish I had waited when I went ryzen last xmas even though I knew 3 months wait would net me newer at similar cost. I was rocking an A10 APU so knew I would get a massive performance gain and I was impatient.
If the gains for zen2 are more than ecpected than it might be worth waiting especially if they are not in need of a new chipset like zen+ was.
Zen2 is due March I think so thats a 5 month wait. then there are sales to be had.
If I was in your shoes and already had a system then I would wait for zen2 but would keep a close on component prices and when you something at a very good bargain snap it up. By the time zen2 is released you should have pretty much the rest of the components and have saved a lot of $ in the process
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Maybe he could buy a low end Ryzen for now and flip it on Zen2 release, though that hinges on compatibility which iirc is promised.
Should I get a 2600x or a 1600 or 1500x to bide my time while I wait for the new Zen coming out?
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Old 01-11-18, 09:52 AM
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Should I get a 2600x or a 1600 or 1500x to bide my time while I wait for the new Zen coming out?
Do you need a new rig? Buy what you need now, and enjoy it. When Zen2 comes, and if it is a worth upgrade, you will do it easy. You will sell you 2700X for more, and that is it. Don't suffer now so you might, if, when, sometime in the future, maybe, possibly have a good PC.
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Old 01-11-18, 09:55 AM
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Do you need a new rig? Buy what you need now, and enjoy it. When Zen2 comes, and if it is a worth upgrade, you will do it easy. You will sell you 2700X for more, and that is it. Don't suffer now so you might, if, when, sometime in the future, maybe, possibly have a good PC.
That would be inferring that the 2600x wouldn't accomplish what I need of it in the current time. I found it for 189$ so I was coming to see if that is worth the seeming value.
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Old 01-11-18, 10:05 AM
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For just gaming, the 2 extra cores of the 2700 series don't make a lick of a difference.

But for streaming, it probably will, at least with CPU intensive games. But then again, if you want to stream, buying an RTX 2070 instead of a 1080 if you can source one at a reasonable price would allow you to stream at a similar quality to CPU encoding, without a meaningful load on the CPU.
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Old 01-11-18, 10:10 AM
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That would be inferring that the 2600x wouldn't accomplish what I need of it in the current time. I found it for 189$ so I was coming to see if that is worth the seeming value.
That is ok price. If it does everything you need it to. I don't see why not.
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Old 01-11-18, 10:28 AM
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For just gaming, the 2 extra cores of the 2700 series don't make a lick of a difference.

But for streaming, it probably will, at least with CPU intensive games. But then again, if you want to stream, buying an RTX 2070 instead of a 1080 if you can source one at a reasonable price would allow you to stream at a similar quality to CPU encoding, without a meaningful load on the CPU.
Im actually trying to get a Zotac AMP Extreme 1080 ti for around the price of a MSI 1080. I reallyyyyy don't want to support the RTX series just to kinda try and put my foot down about where prices are currently for cards. So that is why Im not getting any of the 2000 series cards.

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That is ok price. If it does everything you need it to. I don't see why not.
Im also thinking about whom I plan to sell my old MB and the chip too. I plan to give it to one of my friends who currently does not have the means to build a gaming rig but most likely will by the time of Zen 2. I fully plan to upgrade to Zen 2 and am pretty sure they only have plans to play things like WoW, Day Z, Ark, and the like...so I just dont see it being worth their money as well to get a 2700x. Im hoping that makes it a bit more understandable for the choice. My only big issue now is do I go for the current 189$ deal I found or see if prices get slashed for Cyber Monday/Black Friday.

EDIT: This is also why I switched to the b450 Strix motherboard too. I know they won't really need the X470 chipset like I would so all and all it kind of helps two parties out by doing this.
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Old 01-11-18, 10:50 AM
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I mean buying any Nvidia card supports RTX series. But if you can get a good deal on a 1080 Ti, go for it.

WoW really likes good single core performance btw, but if you're CPU streaming, Intel CPUs are cost prohibitive as you want 8700k or 9700k for that.
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dont waste your cash on the X chips unless you are gonna install and forget about it, the 2600 and 2700s will clock up pretty well and are a lot cheaper than their X parts.
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