I upgrade every 5 years or so, my current mechine which i built in late 2013 is an i7-4770k/z87
so the time is due for an upgrade …
i cant decide between :
Ryzen 2700x/X470 asrock taichi and Threadripper 1900x/X399 asrock taichi ( MB chosen for the Wifi, sata ports quantity & IOMMU grouping)
they nearly in the same price range , few or more bucks all in my reach
if I went with Ryzen 7, the future plan is to retire it to be a NAS-file sharing home server and upgrade to threadripper 2 or 3 with the newer
chipset (x499, x599 or whatever it will be called) in the next 3-5 Years
If walked in the tr 1900x path the plan will be to upgrade the CPU only in 18 months or less to threadripper 2 (X series)…
Note : Linux, VMs, light video editing is usually what i will do & I’m a casual gamer, meaning … games and frame rate is not my main
concern, good if i’m able, wont shed a tear if i’m not…
The Questions are :
will XFR boost benefit from AIO water cooing more than air cooler ?
is the tr 1900x worth it over 2700x given it current low price ?
is it just a ryzen 1800x with extra lanes and a quad Chanel ?
what are the cons and the pros for each CPU and Chipset combined, 2700x/x470 VS 1900x/X399 ?
Finally I appreciate your inputs