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Rig Upgrade Thoughts

Hello my fellow "Team Red Geeks" I hope your enjoying your "Friday Eve",

I want the community's thoughts on the below questions.

I am currently rockin' an all AMD rig and the stars of the show are: Sapphire Nitro+ 5700XT, Ryzen 9 3900X (Both water-cooled) and an Asrock X570 Taichi:

1. With the inevitable release of the X3D & Zen 4 CPUs this year, do you all think that these two releases will shake up the market?

2. Are you all looking forward to these releases?

3. For ppl like me who still have 57XTs and  1st gen Zen 3, do you believe it would be a great time to upgrade then?

4. What are your personal thoughts on the % gain to expect from Zen4 and X3D chips?


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Current build for me.

Thermaltake Kandalf Super Tower.

PSU Thermaltake Tough Power 1200 watt.

CPU Ryzen 7 2700x with MSI FROZR L twin120mm 200 watt TDP cooler.

RAM Corsair Dominator Platinum 4x8 32GB PC3200.


SSD Samsung 870 EVO V-NANO SATA 3 4TB.

GPU Power Color Demon RX 6900 XT.

WIFI Gygabyte PCIEx1 10/100/1000 5G and Blue Tooth.

OS Windows 10 Pro 64 Version 21H2.

Looking at core component upgrade and watching for big sales on weekends and after holidays.

Planned upgrade.

CPU Ryzen 9 5800x or 5900x.

MOBO MSI X570 Carbon Elite.

Corsair NVME 2280 2TB PCIEx4

CPU Cooler Be Quiet Big Boy twin 135mm 250 TDP.

Without sales I would be looking at approx. $1100 to $1200.

With sales and a little market play I'm confident I can get all that with tax and shipping for $800 to $900 at the current average market rates.

I was planning on a Samsung NVME but their software and hardware development  servers were recently hacked and a lot of digital license signatures were stolen. Same thing happened to Invidia for their 2K 3K and upcoming 4K series GPUs. These hackers are targeting crypto miners. They will use the digital license signature to avoid detection by windows security aftermarket AV and the hardware's own built in security. There is a chance to protect yourself though. To access your system they must use your windows remote access assistant. By using a Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor to completely lock down all remote access points. Also create encrypted and compressed folders filled with useless info of an attractive size say 300GB and give them real generic alpha numeric titles. Get a few pay as you go Walmart debit cards and put about $5 on each and store that info in there as well. Your goal is to set a trap that they will have to install or try to install malware that your AV can catch. Once caught your AV can recognize future hacking attempts and provide better protection. 

Yeah I have a close friend that works for the US DOD as a "programmer and software specialist". Let's just say we are childhood friends and we both still carry active clearances from our time in the military so he can share some info with me about ways to protect my computerized devices. His information has not failed me in 20 years.