I'm looking to upgrade my AMD 2600 to one of the soon to be available Zen2 processors, possibly the 3900X. I think it will be a nice performance boost allowing me to stream smoothly while gaming. The 2600 can actually do it already, but I'd like to minimize the frame drop as much as possible, and also allow me to stream in higher quality encoding presets which costs a bit more CPU time. It should hopefully sidestep the need to use a second PC for stream encoding. I don't really follow hardware as closely these days so looking for the inside word on what's good.
Current setup has A320 mobo, and 2x 4GB Memory. So probably will have to replace the guts. Probably looking at going for 3900X with 16GB Memory.
For AM4 motherboards, what's the go here? I'm guessing X570 is going to be price premium / overkill. My A320 won't support the 3000 series, but what chipset is generally best for performance / value? I haven't really followed the difference between X470 and B450. Realistically just looking for something that will be reliable and performant, with decent amount of USB ports. Dual ethernet would be a plus but not really required. I use an external DAC for audio so audio chipset doesn't matter too much either. Though good quality NICs would be a plus. Is there anything I haven't thought of here that's important to factor in?
Regarding memory is there anything particular to be aware of? I am aiming for 16GB, as far as I know there's no real need for 32GB currently for gaming / streaming. 3200Mhz memory appears to be the supported speed for the 3900X
. Is there any reason to get DDR4 memory rated above 3200?
Cooling wise, are the stock retail AMD coolers adequate these days. Or am I better off with aftermarket? I'm not planning to OC. But I do appreciate a quiet stable PC.
I already have a case and PSU etc. It's a fractal meshify, and a seasonic something psu (forgot the model but should have enough juice). Running a 1070 but may look at jumping to a 2080 after the Supers launch.
I'm in New Zealand so will be looking for parts via pricespy