I have been an Intel guy from way back in the late 90's when a friend and I built two separate computers with comparable parts but mine was Intel and his was AMD, and he became jealous when he realized my system was quite a bit faster than his....lol.
Now that it seems like AMD is finally starting to outpace Intel I have decided on AMD for my next build.
I am coming from a 4930k on a Rampage IV Black Ed MB and it is about time I upgraded.
I am currently looking at paring the 3950x with an Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi) MB
. FYI, it was an Asus tech that recommended going with the 3950x over the upcoming i9 10900k for a few reasons.
But I have been told that I need to look for B die RAM to get the best performance out of the AMD chip. Then I found this G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series
that is supposedly designed better for AMD systems (not sure how true that is though) and I am not sure if I need to look for B die RAM or not with this.
I will be going with just 32gb to start with but will probably get another 32gb of RAM down the line. In the old days it was not the best option to get RAM that didn't have the same bin number but I have been told that has changed with DDR4 and that different bins will work together just fine.
I will be upgrading my cooling to the Swiftech H360-X2 once they get back up and running after this crisis is over.
I will be transferring my PSU and all my drives (and anything else that needs to transfer) to this new system along with getting some more larger NVME drives at a later date. You can see my current build in my sig.
Please correct me where needed.
One last thing is that I will be probably going through the ordering process either this next weekend or the one after.
EDIT: it seems the Asus ROG Crosshair X570 that I picked out is sold out everywhere. It seems I'm not the only one who liked that board. I doubt those will be back in stock anytime soon so now I have to find a comparable board from a company that has just as good customer service as I had with Asus.