Question New build help - It's been 8 year since my last

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I'm building a new system. Probably my 5th one and 8 year since my last. It's time for all new parts and a case. I've decided to go smaller with the Antec P5 case, Which is Micro. So many decisions to make but I know I'm doing 1th Gen Intel i7K. I wanted to stick with an Aus Tuf board and recently found out the new790 boards are coming out in a few days. I'm mainly just home stuff, video/photo rendering and stock charting. I always have alot of window tab opened too. So no gaming unless the kids take over the computer.

Question: should I be looking at waiting to get a 790 version board and DDR5? Last April I narrowed it down to the Asus Strix Z690-G or Asus Tuf B660. Do I need to worry about using DDR5 for future-proofing? I'm likely to keep this system for at least 5 years but DDR5 I'm stuck on.

I like the idea of my p5 micro case just to have something smaller. Also I always use a two-monitor setup. I could never go back to one monitor. OMG two i so great!
 
Budget is unlimited?

If not, what?

Buying parts where?

Does your budget include Windows?

Not sure what "1th" generation is.

13th gen supposedly does NOT require a 700 series board. As far as I know, B series 700 boards won't be available this year. So, looks like you could use B660, Z690, or Z790, but I'd wait for reviews if you want 13th gen CPU. Starting Oct 20.
 

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