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You're making a few assumptions about AMD here:
Was this in response to someone else? I literally did not make any assumptions.
With that out of the way I don't disagree with your reasoning for going with 12900k except you should probably remember a significant (Or at least, significant enough) subsector of the custom pc market right now have Zen 2 rigs they would like to upgrade.
Ha! Sorry, I'm totally confused here. This was an article on a mod to cool an Intel chip. It has nothing to do with AMD. At all. My original comment was in response to the predictable "uhhhh... AMD" comment. Other people having an AMD system they'd like to upgrade is completely irrelevant. If AMD keeps an upgrade path open to them, great! I hope they do, that would be awesome, but it has literally nothing to do with this article or anything I said.
Honestly not meaning to come across as a jerk. It just seems like you're responding to some else because it just doesn't relate to anything I've said.
And just to be clear, I'm not an AMD hater AT ALL!! I fully planned to build a Threadripper system, but having waited well over a year with neither the 32 or 64 core versions ever being restocked or only available at scalper prices, and then learning they're only making the Pro variants going forward, and only making them available to OEMs, I gave up. The choice became either a 5950x or a 12900k. The 5800X3D was a non-starter since my workload is primarily multithreaded. It was the right time, financially, for me to build a new system, and at this time, I think Intel has the advantage - newer platform, latest component support (DDR5, PCIE 5, etc), faster all-core and single-core speeds, etc.
I would have loved to wait for AMDs next platform, but I had already been waiting over a year and had to pull the trigger. That's it. Only reason I initially commented was because I'm tired of AMD fans having to interject any time the word Intel is mentioned. This article had nothing at all to do with AMD. I love that AMD is giving Intel competition. Hell, I think it's awesome that Apple is now doing the same. Keep Intel from resting on their laurels. And the reverse is also true, as AMD has been increasingly resting on IT's laurels with TR. I'm not impressed with a product a company won't sell me. Fanboys of any corporation bother me, since no corporation is your friend.