I really hope AMD will keep up the good work and eventually nudge the monopoly even a bit, but for now I’m not willing to risk it .
i7 goes really expensive for me and my budget and will push it a bit beyond mid tier build unfortunately . One day when the only thing I need is new CPU I will get something in that price range for sure (maybe even next year hopefully!) but I need to move in January which will have tons of costs and what not on it’s own. I need to finish designing my new corner desk as well and see if I can get ok offer for what I require - plenty of storage space and then I will know better how much money I can spent for the PC. For now I’m trying to cut costs from the build and not really push it further
At this point I’m even considering going for 120 GB SSD just to put it all together as soon as possible . Currently I’m using 120 GB SSD on my laptop just for windows 10 enterprise (now called educational for some reason) and all my software with still 60 GBs left and my storage is 1 TB WD black 7200 RPM.
If I go that stupid route I can probably get the other brick of RAM and 500 GB SSD for rendering/gaming the very next month and then add an actual storage HDD eventually.
This Seagate HDD really looks tempting, but I’m too much fan of WD black now and I’m willing to wait a bit for such HDD
About the RAM I’m intrigued, but there’s one question that can be raised and I have not a single clue what will be better. What will happen if I get such 2x Ram kit and then go another one = 4 ram sticks in total? Will that be better eventually or not compared to 2 x 16 GB ones and why?