This self imposed ban on PC upgrades for 2019 is going to be a tough one to uphold. The details on the upcoming AMD Ryzen 3000 series of CPU is still sparse and it is hard to separate fact from rumours. But if rumours are true, we might see a 16 core, 32 thread CPU on a 3000 series chips that is not from the Threadripper lineup. If this is indeed true that AMD is releasing such a chip, that I will be extremely tempted to upgrade my computer once again. And if I were to upgrade my CPU, then it snowballs from there. I will want to upgrade my cooling system to a third part cooling system, be it a beefier air cooling system or go AIO liquid cooling system. If I upgrade that, then I might be tempted to upgrade my GPU. It is such a slippery slope!
I know that, most likely the motherboard will continue to be compatible to future AMD CPU chips, as they promised support for the AM4 chipsets till 2020. Perhaps, 2020 would be a better time to upgrade. I might beef up my choice of CPU, GPU and add more storage space in a form of SSDs. I can salvage a few things, like the PSU, definitely the RAM, the case and case fans. Who knows what AMD’s plans are for 2020 and beyond.
AM5 chipsets? Zen 3?