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Merry Christmas to you as well. I'm giving my mother and sister (they're under the same roof) a PC that I made from spare parts with an FX-8350 and an R9 Fury. It's replacing a PC with a Phenom II X4 940 and HD 6450 running Windows 7 with 6GB of DDR2-800.It always depends on targets and what people want to play, but yeah in general I do think CPUs will last through the next socket. I just can't imagine the 5800X3D becoming obsolete in the next 5 years. But also consoles definitely cycle more than 5 years too, I'm not sure if you were commenting on that side or just CPU side since you included that sentence.
For me specifically, I've been unimpressed with AAA games for some time, so I'm just not excited for any upgrades. I think my most intensive game right now is heavily modded Skyrim, and probably the updated TW3, if and when I get a new RT GPU. Skyrim especially is GPU limited for me, and it's also hard to find people benchmarking (you can load up a lot of mods to improve graphics but it's hard to test that).
Anyway Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and everyone else on here.
If my sister wants to, she'll be able to easily play Skyrim on that (and Witcher III too!).