Question Does this AMD setup look fine?

Devileyes

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Hello everyone, i have been an intel guy for all my life. but now i want to try out an amd build for my next setup.
i will be making this build around june, and i would like to ask for your input as i'm kind of a newbie when it comes too amd builds, and i have heard that amd cpu don't have the best of relationships with rams so i would like to know if there is any misgivings in this build that i have come up with myself.
main focus will be gaming, with occasionally making some youtube videos/gameplay recordings, some light photoshop, civil engineering programs like revit/autocad/etabs etc..

cpu: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07B428M7F/?tag=pcp0f-20

Cooler: Fractal Design - Celsius S24 87.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
(already owned)

Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX X470-F Gaming ATX AM4 Motherboard
https://www.amazon.ca/ROG-Strix-X470-F-Gaming-Motherboard/dp/B07C4PH429/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Asus+-+ROG+STRIX+X470-F+Gaming+ATX+AM4+Motherboard&qid=1555690902&s=gateway&sr=8-1

RAM: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
https://www.amazon.ca/G-SKILL-F4-3200C16D-16GTZR-Trident-288-Pin-DDR4-3200MHz/dp/B01MTDEYHU/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=g.skill+-+trident+z+rgb+16gb+(2+x+8+gb)+ddr4-3200+memory&qid=1555690951&s=gateway&sr=8-2

SSD: Samsung - 960 PRO 512 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive
(already owned)
mainly used for OS

HDD: Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
https://www.amazon.ca/Seagate-Barracuda-Performance-Internal-3-5-Inch/dp/B07H23SP77/ref=dp_ob_title_ce

HDD:
Toshiba - X300 6 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
(already owned)

Case: Cooler Master - MasterBox Pro 5 RGB ATX Mid Tower Case
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075N132C7/?tag=pcp0f-20

PSU: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 850 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01LY4OJYJ/?tag=pcp0f-20

GPU: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card
(already owned)

Monitor: Dell - S2716DG 27.0" 2560x1440 144 Hz Monitor
(already owned)

what do you guys think? is this the best bang for buck? or can i save up some money without losing any performance? granted i would like to upgrade or replace my cpu with the new zen 2 when they come out or just change the build if they come out by the time i want to buy my parts as i absolutely need this build in june.
thanks guys
 

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No issues pop out to me at first glance.
thank you for your input, glad to hear that. i havent used amd for a very long time as i'm relunctant from hearing all kinds of people having bsods and whatnot. but i have decided to try out for myself. i trust you guys here at tomshardware, so if you say its fine then it is xD
 

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The 2700x is terrible value and with 3000 series coming out soon, there is even less reason to spend on that overpriced 2700x. If you must go AMD right now, I would suggest getting a R51600 for $80 (or rather $50 with that mobo discount) see:
https://www.microcenter.com/product/478826/ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-am4-boxed-processor-with-wraith-spire-cooler

And you can just drop in replace with something like a 3700x in a couple months from now. If you paid attention to pricing trends, what was like $400 for a 1700x is now $150. The 2700x is due for big price drops any day now.

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If the 3700x is going to be the next $300 Ryzen any day now, there is no good reason to spend top dollars for the 2700x.
 
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Devileyes

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The 2700x is terrible value and with 3000 series coming out soon, there is even less reason to spend on that overpriced 2700x. If you must go AMD right now, I would suggest getting a R51600 for $80 (or rather $50 with that mobo discount) see:
https://www.microcenter.com/product/478826/ryzen-5-1600-32ghz-6-core-am4-boxed-processor-with-wraith-spire-cooler

And you can just drop in replace with something like a 3700x in a couple months from now. If you paid attention to pricing trends, what was like $400 for a 1700x is now $150. The 2700x is due for big price drops any day now.

See:

If the 3700x is going to be the next $300 Ryzen any day now, there is no good reason to spend top dollars for the 2700x.
good point, really good point.. but i live in canada and sadly the prices here are inflated. look at how much it costs here https://www.amazon.ca/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Cooler-YD1600BBAEBOX/dp/B06XNRQHG4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=AMD+Ryzen+5+1600&qid=1555731997&s=gateway&sr=8-1
it costs 198 CAD which is approximately 148USD.
but that will still save me some money regardless, i wish we had something like microcenter here, but as far as i am aware we do not.

i will be making this build by mid june, do you think the new mobos will be out by then? or is this good enough to make use of the full potential of ryzen 3000?
 

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Shouldn't be hard to sell and recoup most back. So a decision. Run with something downgraded like a cheap R5 1600 on an x470 mobo, and then upgrade in a couple of months to the 3700/3700x (after making sure you have the latest bios) or just go with a good B450/X470 mobo and the 2700x right off the bat and call it a day. You can always upgrade later, but there won't be all that much difference, unlike the 1600-3700x upgrade.
 

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Shouldn't be hard to sell and recoup most back. So a decision. Run with something downgraded like a cheap R5 1600 on an x470 mobo, and then upgrade in a couple of months to the 3700/3700x (after making sure you have the latest bios) or just go with a good B450/X470 mobo and the 2700x right off the bat and call it a day. You can always upgrade later, but there won't be all that much difference, unlike the 1600-3700x upgrade.
from what i have heard the 3700x will run @5ghz, wouldnt that make it on par with the i9 or possibly better due to 12c/24? so in gaming alone that should make it substantially better with 10-15 fps extra min.
also i have another question, will i lose any functionality of the 3700x if i use a x470 motherboard? i have also read somewhere that it might not be fully supported, as in it will have lower cores or something like that, is that true?
 
I think there is very little chance of seeing the 12 core models right away, and certainly a pretty low probability of seeing the 12 core models running at very high clock speeds....i.e., 5 GHz, short of some miraculously low temps from the 7 nm die shrink.

The big issue is AMD matching/slightly exceeding the 9900k's Cinebench performance with it's new 8c/16t cpu....(not sure if that will be an R5 or R7 or what, but, it would be impressive to see)
 

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According to leaks, gossip, suppositions the Zen2 will supposedly be higher draw on the VRM's mosfets. The 400 series are already built with this in mind so require nothing but a bios update, it's really just a microcode update to allow the bios to recognise the new series, and some other stuff.

The X370 series is also Zen2 capable. The only questions are about the B350 and at least by MSI standards, many of its upper grade boards are fully compatible, but is still undergoing testing to see if the more budget boards are also compatible. AMD standards claim full compatability of any AM4 series cpu on any AM4 series motherboard, fully supported until sometime in 2020 and maybe after. But left it in the hands of the Vendors to decide if they would also do that. Physically they fit. The pins line up, AMD did its part.

Seriously doubt any vendor will have Zen2 bios update for the A320 mobo's, none were really built for OC value type cpus
 

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I think there is very little chance of seeing the 12 core models right away, and certainly a pretty low probability of seeing the 12 core models running at very high clock speeds....i.e., 5 GHz, short of some miraculously low temps from the 7 nm die shrink.

The big issue is AMD matching/slightly exceeding the 9900k's Cinebench performance with it's new 8c/16t cpu....(not sure if that will be an R5 or R7 or what, but, it would be impressive to see)
i am hopeful that they will deliver
 

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