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Post Date: 2021-09-28

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    Posted: 28 Sep 2021 at 8:51am
AM5. I'm all about Intel but there is something compelling about a chipset that could be relevant for 10 years like AM4.
My current Vanquish 4 Level 3(5.5 years) is still going strong but I can't upgrade my Z170 chipset anymore. I've maxed memory and have a solid Nvidia 2060 GPU.
At this time this isn't about need but about want.


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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Sep 2021 at 3:39am
If you don't have need of an upgrade, this is the worst time ever to be seeking to spend money on computer parts. Even the mundane: PSUs, storage, and RAM are suffering from shortages. Prices are up as a result. And GPUs....

There is always some mystical, mythical tech that captures the imagination coming soon. This particular time is no exception. You mention AM5, but there is also Alder Lake by Xmas and next gen GPUs perhaps as soon as next summer. Pray the prices get real again. Alder Lake head-to-head with Zen 3, and saner GPU pricing would be the best of all worlds for the immediate future. Waiting to see the wonders of AM5 and another round of CPUs from AMD may be the strongest position to be in.
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I am 69 and couldn't wait any longer! Cretae helped me configure my new beast to replace my 12 year old Digitals Storm computer. Wait too long and you are dead and not having much fun anymore. I ordered my new beast yesterday with his help!    
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