I’m debating an upgrade for this year and I pretty much settled on a Ryzen 3700X, possibly going back to a MSI (maybe a Gigabyte again) motherboard and a “downgrade” of my screen. Not all at the same time though.
I was thinking of downgrading from a 4k@60Hz to a 2k high refresh rate screen (LG 27GL850), I really like the 120Hz on my laptop. I wanna keep my wc 1080Ti but maybe get a new gpu next year. My main goal is to play Cyberpunk and Doom this year, especially the prior.
I’m almost certain that I would need a new CPU, my 7700k with only 4 cores starts to show its age. Right now it is pretty adequate for what I play but I start to see 90% usage far more frequently whereas the gpu should have lots of horsepower for 2k, depending on the title.
Now I’m in a pickle, I kinda wanna play with the new Ryzen (some simulation for work, some CAD, some games ) and either sell the old CPU+Mobo and waterblock or maybe use it for work. If I get a good price I would definitely sell it though. I’m also aware that the downgrade to 2K would be a far more sensible one to do first. The question is both deals aren’t amazing, either screen or new CPU+Motherboard are okish but not great.
I could in theory just wait, so I need some word of advice and reason. I sort of expect the prices to drop a bit more, especially for the monitor and motherboard.