I am not doing another build this year. No big die GPUs, no zen, underwhelming x99 refesh...
2017 looks like it is going to be a good year to build though.
No doubt... 1080Ti or Titan X80, 3D XPoint among other things. No idea what I'm going to do CPU wise. I have an X99 board and some DDR4 sitting here in a box but with the $1750 pricetag on that 6950X I might end up going with something else. I will be waiting on the GPUs before I make a decision anyways.
FX 5200 128MB, 9800 Pro 128MB, 6800GS 256MB, 7600GT 256MB, HD 4850 512MB, HD 4870 1GB, 2x HD 4870 1GB, GTX280 1GB, HD 5850 1GB, GTX470 1.25GB, GTX580 1.5GB, HD 6950 2GB, HD 6950 2GB + HD 6970 2GB, HD 6990 2GB, HD 7970 3GB, 2 x HD 7970 3GB,R9 290 4GB, R9 290X 4GB, R9 Fury X 4GB, GTX 1080 8GB, GTX1080 Ti 11GB
I can't support Intel anymore on a moral basis, as a consumer. Supporting Intel any further is a vote to continue this stagnant, overpriced market. Even if AMD isn't fully competitive with Skylake/Broadwell-E/Kaby performance wise, I'm still hoping they are price wise.
Zen or nothing for the foreseeable future.
Don't get your hopes up.
In the GPU market AMD has followed Nvidia's pricing structure and let's not for get the FX-9590's $900 launch price.
If an 8 core Zen chip competes with the 6900K, expect a $1,000 price tag