Is this kind of a bad time to build a new system with AM5 rumors floating around for a release this year?
Been sort of thinking about doing a fresh build for pure gaming with no bloat/extra software and leave my current PC as is. Just swap my 1080ti back in this one and put the 3080ti in the new build. Part of me thinks it foolish to build something now while another part of me says just do it.
Thinking either a 12700k or 5900x and know either will do just fine but would the timing be poor if done now?
I won't offer a judgment as to the two options. The last AMD processor I had was a replacement for an Intel 8088 CPU. There were no drawbacks. But same with my interest in Apple: I never had one, never used one, didn't think it was much relevant. Schools where I'd taught set up labs solely with Windows and Intel. I was the database guy, and the client-side software -- if available -- would look pretty much the same on any platform, especially since AMD versus Intel choices are fairly agnostic.
So -- obviously -- I'm planning a 12700K system (I think those are designated as i7?), and I won't even get my panties in a twist over a dated z690 motherboard versus the forthcoming successor and DDR5.
Just to chatter on a bit -- I got a Kaby-Lake and a Skylake -- systems built for both the overclocking, the low temperatures and the speed. The speed derives from additional hardware (NVME and RAM) to support advantages from PrimoCache. I'd been observing that screen response and even software response would get sluggish until I completely restarted the systems -- unwanted if you have lots of ongoing work and benefit from hibernation.
Been trying to figure it out for a few months. Then, decided to run CCleaner, and attempt to tweak it so I didn't lose automatic account and password settings for certain things.
Saying "Wow" is like being an old rock-a-roller catching up to Metallica: "Wow, man! This is all new shee-**!" Then you find out the album was release 30 years ago . . . .
So . . . . CCleaner. Yeah. Yup. Foh-shuah. No hurry springing for that octo-core upgrade, though . . . (or was it deca? Or dodeca? I can't remember. I'll sort it out about four months before I get started. No hurry with that . . . )