Question One piece at a time: Motherboard

Elkattio

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I'm going to start the upgrade process. Nothing on my current PC besides maybe the HDD and case can be migrated to the new one, and I'm not certain I even want to do that. I'm going to start with the motherboard. Is this a good place to start, or would you suggest something better?

https://www.amazon.com/MSI-X470GPLUS-Performance-Graphics-Motherboard/dp/B07CF31C1Q/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=ryzen+motherboard&qid=1563208344&s=gateway&sr=8-4

I plan on playing games such as Elder Scrolls 6 when it is released, but more importantly, I edit YouTube videos all the time. I want something that will be able to handle both processes. I'm by no means a genius when it comes to this stuff, so please, dumb it down for me.

By the time I'm finished, I want something high end that I won't have to worry about upgrading again for a few years.
 
A compatible motherboard is not going to hamper or increase performance, just need to decide on features built in them. I question value of buying a piece at a time like that, better to save money and buy all when ready. First, your warranty is going away with every day it spends on a shelf. Prices for earlier models are going to be lower as time passes by or you may find a bundle with CPU and /or memory for less on a sale.
 

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When I say one piece at a time, I mean monthly. I'd like to have the components for the new system in a few months. I wanted to start with something that I knew would be viable for the long haul - motherboard - and focus on the more critical components - cpu, gpu - toward the end.
 

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Buying parts over time for a full upgrade is a bad idea.

Put the monthly 'upgrade' money in an envelope in a desk drawer.
When you have enough for the whole new system, buy the best parts you can on that day.

Prices change and drop all the time. What is $200 today might be $150 in a few months.
 
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I can respect that. With that being said, I'm compiling a list of components that need to be purchased. When it comes to the motherboard, I'm at a bit of a standstill. Do I wait for the x570 and grab the Ryzen 7 3700 to go with it, or is there really going to be that much of a difference in 2nd and 3rd gen Ryzen beyond price? I doubt that I'll ever be able to afford Ryzen 9 or Threadripper.
 

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