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    From Thermalright they told me to wait till the end of this month for the availability of TBTK and AM4 Kit A for my Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme.

    So, very soon, my cooler tower will be ready for the new rig

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    My components

    Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz CMK16GX4M2B3200C16
    AMD Ryzen 7 X8 1700 3GHz AM4
    MSI X370 GAMING PRO CARBON
    Samsung 960 EVO 256GB M2 PCIe MZ-V6E250BW
    UHD IPS LED LG 24UD58-B

    Total: 1099.33 euro

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    Picked up a fair amount of hardware since my last update in June 2016. Almost all of it was bought in November - December 2016 when video cards were dirt cheap, and memory and SSD prices were still somewhat reasonable. New gear includes a PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, Sapphire Radeon RX 470 Platinum Edition 4GB, PowerColor RED DEVIL Radeon RX 470, XFX AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB, Core i7-6700K and AMD FX-6300.

    DESKTOPS (all custom builds):

    Core i7-6700K / GTX 1060 6GB - primary system, daily use, simple upgrade from i3-6100/Radeon HD 7850

    FX-6300 / RED DEVIL RX 470 4GB - racing sims, gaming, movies, general use system, simple upgrade from Athlon II X4 635/Radeon HD 7850

    Core i3-6100 / Sapphire RX 470 Platinum 4GB - racing sims

    Core i5-4670K / XFX Radeon RX 480 8GB - gaming/downstairs system, occasional use

    Core 2 Quad 9300 / Radeon R7 250 2GB - file storage and testing, daily use

    Athlon 5350 / GTX 750 Ti - living room system, used for ebooks, internet surfing on the TV, light living room gaming

    Athlon II X4 635 / Radeon HD 7850 2GB - kids system, daily use, upgraded from Athlon II X2 and Radeon HD 5770

    Athlon II X4 630 / Radeon HD 7850 2GB - kids system, daily use, upgraded from Athlon II X2 and Radeon HD 5750

    Phenom II X4 830 / Radeon R9 380 2GB - gaming and Windows 8 testing, seldom used over last year

    Core 2 Duo E6850 / GeForce GTX 460 - old gaming system, rarely used

    Athlon II X2 245 / Radeon HD 5750 - testing, rarely used

    Core 2 Duo E8500 / Radeon HD 6670 2GB - testing, rarely used

    + a couple ancient Athlon XP desktops, barely used in years


    NOTEBOOKS:

    Dell Latitude E6410 Core i5-560M - primary laptop

    Compaq CQ56-115DX Phenom II N620 - cracked screen needs replacing

    Gateway NV53 Phenom II N660 - in pieces due to system shutting down by itself, dead?

    Primary System: Core i7-6700K - GTX 1060 6GB
    Secondary System: AMD FX-6300 - Radeon RX 470
    Gaming-Only System: Core i5-4670K - Radeon RX 480 8GB

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    wowo, and not a single, amazing Ryzen system. It looks like you bought processors and motherboards in the most wrong time, just before the shake of the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiD View Post
    wowo, and not a single, amazing Ryzen system. It looks like you bought processors and motherboards in the most wrong time, just before the shake of the market.
    I bought at a great time, but I couldn't buy what AMD didn't have. The i7-6700K was only $269 from Frys. Better yet the 16GB G.SKILL DDR4-3200 was only $81. Hard to find a better Ryzen + 16GB DDR4-3200 deal today when 16GB DDR4-3200 prices are hovering around $150.

    As a bonus the i7-6700K was a drop-in replacement for the i3-6100. No motherboard needed, no hours spent reinstalling Windows 10/applications/games/game saves.

    I wouldn't mind building a Ryzen system in the future, but not today with sky-high DDR4 and SSD pricing.

    Primary System: Core i7-6700K - GTX 1060 6GB
    Secondary System: AMD FX-6300 - Radeon RX 470
    Gaming-Only System: Core i5-4670K - Radeon RX 480 8GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by eRacer View Post
    I wouldn't mind building a Ryzen system in the future, but not today with sky-high DDR4 and SSD pricing.
    We don't know whether the DDR4 prices will go down before DDR4 gets replaced with something new and becomes obsolete or for the lowest segments of the market.
    So, SSD prices are fine, and don't expect cheaper memory modules.
    Maybe the prices got some fixes due to the high demand for new Ryzen builds.

    Quote Originally Posted by eRacer View Post
    As a bonus the i7-6700K was a drop-in replacement for the i3-6100. No motherboard needed, no hours spent reinstalling Windows 10/applications/games/game saves.
    Given the rumours of upcoming i3-8--- with 4C/8T, I would consider that i7-6700K as already becoming low end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiD View Post
    and don't expect cheaper memory modules.
    Looks like I bought at a great time if cheap RAM prices are never coming back.

    Given the rumours of upcoming i3-8--- with 4C/8T, I would consider that i7-6700K as already becoming low end.
    The value of high-end Ryzen 1700X and 1800X processors has dropped more in the past 3 months than my 6700K has in the past 9 months.

    Why should I feel upset about losing ~$50 of value in the course of a year on a 6700K system upgrade, when Ryzen processors like the 1700X and 1800X have already been on sale recently for ~$100 less than their launch day MSRP pricing?

    Primary System: Core i7-6700K - GTX 1060 6GB
    Secondary System: AMD FX-6300 - Radeon RX 470
    Gaming-Only System: Core i5-4670K - Radeon RX 480 8GB

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiD View Post
    Given the rumours of upcoming i3-8--- with 4C/8T, I would consider that i7-6700K as already becoming low end.
    That is only a rumor. All the latest stuff points to them being 4C/4T. So essentially like an i5, not an i7. But probably more expensive than an R3.
    To find the right answers you must ask the right questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eRacer View Post
    Why should I feel upset about losing ~$50 of value in the course of a year on a 6700K system upgrade, when Ryzen processors like the 1700X and 1800X have already been on sale recently for ~$100 less than their launch day MSRP pricing?
    These are after-launch price adjustments AMD makes for a reason or two. Maybe they are producing with high yield and high quantities...
    Intel will give you more cores for the same price if you waited a little longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiD View Post
    These are after-launch price adjustments AMD makes for a reason or two. Maybe they are producing with high yield and high quantities...
    They lowered prices because the most powerful Ryzen CPUs at launch were a poor value compared to lower Ryzen models. Just about everyone acknowledged this, even AMD fans.

    Intel will give you more cores for the same price if you waited a little longer.
    It's not "a little longer". It's been nine months since I bought the 6700K and we still don't know the pricing on Intel 6-core CPUs.

    Using your logic there is no need for AMD to sell Vega this year, because if everyone waits "a little longer" Volta will be on the market and everyone can make an informed decision then what video card to buy.

    Primary System: Core i7-6700K - GTX 1060 6GB
    Secondary System: AMD FX-6300 - Radeon RX 470
    Gaming-Only System: Core i5-4670K - Radeon RX 480 8GB

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