Question Should I just wait?

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I don’t see the need for the X570 platform/cost. The 3000 series doesn’t have any useful overclocking headroom to utilise high end VRM’s.

I saw an interesting review where they put a 3900X on a cheap low end motherboard (can’t remember which) and it suffered no lost performance compared to a high end X570. Now this isn’t recommended, no idea how long the poor motherboard would last in that situation. However unless you want the other features of the X570 I see no good reason to justify the price premium.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Yes, Amazon has it listed....for lead time between one and two months!!

Regarding using a lower end mb, I did consider this, but thinking the price difference was less than$50, and if I ever want to upgrade the cpu down the road the mb would be a good fit....no?
 
Thanks for the replies.

Yes, Amazon has it listed....for lead time between one and two months!!

Regarding using a lower end mb, I did consider this, but thinking the price difference was less than$50, and if I ever want to upgrade the cpu down the road the mb would be a good fit....no?
CPU upgrade, who knows. From what I remember AMD committed to AM4 socket until 2020, I have seen nothing to confirm next gen is definitely still AM4.
 

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Hmm....good point, can you recommend any mb's? I am not a mb expert by any stretch.....as far as priorities, don't need WiFi and don't really care about RGB. I most probably will not overclock the CPU, but maybe RAM. I do need two NVMe slots.

thanks.
 
I would probably look towards the MSI motherboards. With BIOS flashback (+?) you could update a 400 series motherboard to a BIOS capable of supporting the 3000 series CPUs. Unsure of M.2 ports running off PCIe, but suspect you'd need to look towards the X470.
 

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