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I'm pondering something and would like some opinions. My thought process in regards to PC'S has been to go high and run it until it can't anymore. To that end, I have a 4670k based system and it's worked fine performance wise and still is(though the mobo is going). Anyway, I'm considering intel 12th gen for this build, but intel is notorious for socket changes quickly. So then I began eyeing AM5 after hearing how long AM4 was supported for.

But here's the thing... the 4670k is still doing everything that I want it to do. I can even play 4k videos and so forth with only minimal buffering at the beginning. Games hit over 100fps and higher. I can have many programs going at the same time, etc and no problems. The only thing that I had difficulty with was video creation at 4k. But I'm not sure if u just set that up wrong or what.

Anyway, tl;dr: I hate wasting things and even retiring this current PC fills me with dread, I'm thinking I'd building a SFF with the memory, cpu and used mobo, then donating it even. Rather than throwing it out or leaving it in a closet. So, does it make sense to go AM5 for longevity, or 12900k and just hang onto it for years like with the 4670k? I like performance of course, but I've used the same system since 2013 and have never felt wanting. My motherboard is dying before usability. Isn't it better to just start fresh every 7-10 years anyway to make use of technological advances? Thoughts?

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