might get me a motherboard and ryzen cpu just to mess around with it. been intel pretty much the last few years. havent had amd in years
All my early builds were with AMD chips. My first Intel was only after I started working for Intel (IM Flash Technologies. An Intel and Micron joint venture).
But I have to say, my Intel builds were always trouble free. My AMD builds always had a hiccup. A bad one for me was a short in the computer case rest button. That's not AMD's fault.
I've never had a bad chip but I would occasionally get blue screens on one of my AMDs.
The computer I have now has been absolutely amazing. This is a 1st generation i7. It has been fun reading the reviews of the stuff I'm buying with people talking about their 3-4 generation old CPUs like they are dinosaurs. I'm getting a 7th gen processor to replace my 1st gen processor and I play most games in high and ultra high settings and stay at least between 30-60FPS. I expect more with my new system, and I'll have a larger (24" to 27") monitor with higher (1080p to 1440p) resolution. I hope I'm able to take advantage of my monitors higher (165Hz) refresh rate to some extent. But it almost feels too soon to upgrade.
Maybe I should have waited for the Zen processors. I guess I'll see. It'll be a double kick in the nuts if I really like what AMD does if they also have a good new generation of GPUs because I really liked the BenQ Freesync monitor I was looking at and if I was going AMD I'd get an ATI graphics card too.