Build now or wait?

So with my tax return and my fafsa refund i'm going to upgrade my apu pc to a real pc. The only question I really have is now or wait. I'm split between doing a xeon1231v3/380x build now or waiting for zen and polaris. Also another concern about the future I have is windows 7 support. The OS still has 50%+ market share so in my mind it has to be supported but we all know the dirty tricks microsoft is playing too. Thoughts guys? Now or later?

personally I'm waiting for zen, but there are some good things on offer right now. You could be like my friend buy some stuff you know your gonna need then buy the rest later.

Yeah that's what I'm thinking too. Plus once Vulkan takes off I know I will switch to linux full time

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Will Vulkan support Adobe software and blender programs as well on linux too.

I am actually saving money at this point for whatever is out when zen shows up. If zen is better, I will go that direction, If there is an intel based option that is better (for the same amount) I will go that way. However, it should be noted that anything that AMD had that is equal to on Intels side usually results in a %20 markup on the Intel side.

Just slap in a 380 GPU and you should be fine as far as gaming goes

Well I'm not just gaming, I would like to get serious about streaming as well, hence the xeon. Also I said 380x. Even though I know you can OC the 380 to match its performance, I personally don't like overclocking, as simple as it has gotten today, I still don't want to risk my hardware

the 380x isn't worth the extra cash really, just put the money elsewhere.

I thinking about building Now and budget want from 5K to under 3,000K since college took up more my income and family income.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Kingston Savage 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($144.72 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card ($599.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($155.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($45.85 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($83.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.88 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PB287Q 28.0" 60Hz Monitor ($399.99 @ Best Buy)
Other: AMD FX-9590 Vishera 8-Core 4.7 GHz Socket AM3+ 220W FD9590FHHKWOF Desktop Processor - Black Edition ($229.99)
Total: $2295.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-11 15:42 EDT-0400

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