I am starting with this, for my new build:
12 core processor hypering to a 24 core.
Skite!!!! That's Aussie slang for braggart .
Hehe, not to worry, I would have had an Intel based machine with a Xeon or an i7 Extreme CPU on an ASUS x299 motherboard if other priorities hadn't arisen.... including moving, which ended up costing quite a bit all up. I used to do all the moving myself, but I'm too old and buggered up with arthritis for that shit, so we paid a removalist to do it for us. The upshot of it all, I was not getting my new Intel extreme rig.
Oh well, what I'm getting is pretty decent and I'll be happy with it. However, it will likely be my last new build/rebuild. At 64.5 I don't know that I want to be doing any more builds, what with all the bending over and heavy cases tearing away at my aching joints when I need to move them, etc. As it is, the current Cosmos II build weighs a bloody ton [approx 96kg] and I need to lift it onto the bench to strip mostly everything out to prepare for the new mobo, CPU and RAM, etc. Now while those won't make much difference to the weight, I've accumulated a number of other parts to boost expansion potential, and those will add a few more kilos to the overall weight.
After I'm done I have to lift the heavy bugger off the bench and carry it to where I want it..... which is why I'm thinking no more. Well there is one other build: with the mobo; CPU; RAM and GPU from the Cosmos II going into a case I've had sitting around doing nothing for a while. Thing is, that's a relatively easy job in comparison, thank goodness, and the end result will not be anywhere as heavy.
I'm not sure how having a Ryzen is a downside?
Well it is when you have an Intel mobo. There maybe a few Intel enthusiasts [read fanbois] who would think having a Ryzen is a downside, but I happen to like everything I've read/heard about them... hence the Ryzen 1700 I'm now awaiting.
While I've had some Intel CPUs, I've always liked AMD products, way back to the Athlons, etc. However, if AMD was going the better compete with Intel, it needed to rethink/redesign its architecture, and the Zen architecture seems to have caught up considerably.
Hmmm, if only the Threadripper 1900x had been in my price range.