Originally Posted by N2Gaming
Ok I think for GPU I might go into the Used market for a GTX 1080Ti not sure on specific make/model yet. Any known brands or models with in the brand to stay away from? This would be a good option for what I'm looking to do right?
Still on the fence about the cpu but the 3600 or 3600x is looking better and better when I start adding up the total cost to upgrade all at once. I like the idea of being able to use the GPU with 3 monitors and upgrade the CPU later before they are dropped completely. Playing the waiting game for newer/better/faster etc can be a real Crap shoot though at times with pricing.
So far I am liking what I am seeing with the MSI Unify. The ASUS ROG STRIX X570-E looks like a decent rival to the Unify. Still have to look at some more mobo's before I know for sure which one I want.
Honestly, I see little reason to go for a 1080Ti at this point. You can find a new 5700XT with warranty, and free games, for the same price as a second hand 1080Ti that has no warranty and probably has been used for mining. Performance is for practical purposes the same. Some people are complaining about its drivers, but most of the time it's either a botched driver installation for whatever reason, or, there's a niche use where things are not optimal. The cards can also run three monitors fine. If you turn on virtual super resolution with three monitors your framerate will tank though, so, make sure that is turned off.
As for the CPU, you have to consider whether you're willing to upgrade it in a year or two. If you are, you're better off buying either a 1600AF, 2700(X), or 3600 with the thought of upgrading later. This
is a great deal for example.
If you're not willing to upgrade in a year or two, you can either go for the big guns now, i.e. the 3900X or the 3950X, which are relatively expensive, or wait to upgrade when the 4000 series is released. The latter has the risk that prices of other components will shift as well, although I don't expect graphics cards to become more expensive than now.
As for the motherboards... The above choice influences what your best option is. To me, like I said before, 10 years is a long time and you're better off having PCI-E 4.0. Don't forget the X570 Taichi I mentioned. It's in the same tier as the MSI Unify and the ROG STRIX X570-E. Other X570 motherboards that can be considered to be in this same range are the Gigabyte Aorus Master, the MSI Creation, the Asrock Phantom Gaming X. You have to look at which features of the motherboards suit you the best.
If you're not going to overclock, nor ever going to use 12/16 core CPUs, and still want X570, you'll do fine with an Asrock X570 Steel Legend for example. Use this as a reference for your needs;