Question Ryzen 1600, 1700x, 2700

vtphs

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I'm struggling on my cpu decision with zen 2 right around the corner. Microcenter is offering the following prices.

1600-$80
1700x-$120 (I'm having buyers remorse due to the fact I still need to buy a good cooler, am looking at the scythe mugen 5) This put's the price awfully close to that 2700.
2700-$195

With zen 2 would it be smarter to grab a 1600 and wait? Or grab the 1700x and then have a great cooler for a next gen product? Or 2700 and be done? What an amazing time to buy a cpu.
 
What's the purpose for the CPU? And if gaming, what resolution and refresh rate?

Do you need to build now? With Computex nearly here it could be an option to wait for official announcements (as expected) for Zen 2, and then make a more informed decision.
 

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I’m not in a big hurry. Am looking to do a bunch of video editing, maybe some gaming at 1080p. My current system is a phenom 1090t, so you can imagine it’s a bit long in the tooth. I’m just really impressed with current pricing of pc parts. Was gonna grab a asus 570 4gb to go along with this.
 

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-thing about 2700 is that yes it does comes with a cooler but if you going to overclock it you still going to need aftermarket cooler.. if thats not your thing then get 2700 over 1700x.
-if you planning to wait for 3rd gen ryzen (which i strongly suggest you do). get a much cheaper CPU if you have to have something.. 2200G is a solid choice if you dont have a GPU.
getting 1600 now would make things very hard for you to upgrade later, its a solid chip and you wouldnt want to upgrade it later on
 
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