Thought I was ready for my new build, now I need more advice
Ok, so, first I'm not trying to start any AMD vs Intel flame wars/etc. I started out on AMD, now I'm on Intel, but it's for specific reasons, which brings me to this post.
I had originally planned to go with a Z390 board and i7-9700K. I've been getting some suggestions to wait for the new Ryzen stuff that's coming even though I'm itching to upgrade my 4.5 year old 4790K since I wanted to do it last fall but it didn't work out. The main reason I've been using Intel is due to their single thread performance and IPC being historically much better than AMD and it was needed for proper performance in the flight sims I was using like MS Flightsim X which is heavily CPU bound and created at a time when mulit-core vs faster single core was at a crossroads and MS gambled wrong. Apparently the newer sims that are out now are better partly due to being 64bit but they still apparently pretty heavily lean on IPC and clock speed.
I've been told though that it sounds like the new Ryzen chips will close that gap finally. I was wondering is that really expected to be the case? Will there be other factors besides the performance being similar to make it worth it such as 7nm resulting in cooler CPU's or something? Lastly, would there be expected to be new boards released for it? I wouldn't have any idea what brand/models to go with at this point from the X470 series. The ones I looked at looked similar but maybe not quite as good as the Z390's I was looking at. Things like less rear panel USB or 1-2 less M.2 slots. One thing I liked though was many of the brands and models seem to have two USB 3.0 headers onboard plus USB C which would match well with the CM H500M case I just got that has 4xUSB3 and a USB-C port on the front panel. There's like 1 Z390 board that I found from MSI that did that.
Any advice you guys can give would be really appreciated. I can try to wait if it will be really worth it, but I don't want to wait if it's a "if you wait for X, then you'll just want to wait for Y next and you'll never finish the build" i.e. "there's always going to be something better". If it matters at all, I would plan to keep the build for at least 3 years as far as core components like mobo and CPU, and I would be watercooling for the first time. Again, I'm not trying to start a flamefest here, just after the expected facts and trying to figure out what will/might be the best approach for me at this point.
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