Question New System Build 3900XT / x570 MSI MEG ACE (Upgradability to Ryzen 5xxx/Zen3?)

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I've had an i7 6700k/32gigs/2080 since early 2016.
New build:
(CPU) Ryzen 3900XT
(MOBO) MSI Meg Ace x570
(MEM) 4x16 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200/CL16
(PSU) CORSAIR RMx Series RM850x
(GPU) Re-used Zotac 2080 (can't find any 3080's lulz)
(CPU Cooler) Noctua NH-U12A - Used the stock thermal paste that came w/ the NOCTUA FAN.

(STORAGE) - Dual 1TB Samsung Evo 970 Plus, these are gen3.
(CASE) - Fractal Design Meshify C MidTower
----- I wanted to save money by not buying gen4 M2 2280's, but, it'll be quick for now, will upgrade to gen4 M2 2280's in 2021.

2 Questions:
Will this system be ready (plug and play w/ the Ryzen 5xxx ZEN 3 line?)
The red number indicator on the X570 MEG ACE mobo constantly rotates between 39-65 (depending on what kind of tasks are going on).
Do the 3900XT's have a lot of temperature rotation?

How many of you use GEN3 M2 NVME's in gen4 capable mobos?
I get the feeling quite a few do it, primarily because of cost/performance trade offs.
 
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You will probably need to update the BIOS to use a 5xxx processors.

To most people gen 4 has no real benefits other than running benchmarks.
I was wondering what others thought about not purchasing gen 4 NVME's.
My primary reason was cost, but wasn't quite sure if i would be "gimping" my build, ie: noticing slowdowns vs seeing "snappier performance" with gen4's.
I guess to the human eye, one would'nt notice, is what you're saying?
 
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Also, what are normal idling temperatures for CPU and MOBO with a NOCTUA UH-12A?
While idling in Windows 10, the # on the x570 mobo is typically hovering around 45-52 (its most average range), it'll spike higher during gaming, and other activities.
 

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I was wondering what others thought about not purchasing gen 4 NVME's.
My primary reason was cost, but wasn't quite sure if i would be "gimping" my build, ie: noticing slowdowns vs seeing "snappier performance" with gen4's.
I guess to the human eye, one would'nt notice, is what you're saying?
Gen 3 are so fast anyhow for normal use you can't tell a difference.
 

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