Seeking Upgrade Path Advice
For my next upgrade, I'm looking at the B550 TOMAHAWK. There are a few reasons I'd like to upgrade my motherboard, but the one I'll mention here is that I have a case with a front panel USB type-C port, but my current B450 AORUS board doesn't support it. Having front panel USB type-C isn't a big deal for me, but having an unusable port really messes with me.
However, my current CPU is a Ryzen 5 2600X, so if I upgrade to a B550, I'll need to also upgrade the CPU. What is a reasonable upgrade path for me? I have a few options I'm considering, and I'm wondering if anyone can provide some feedback for me. I'd like to keep my upgrade at $500 or below. The cheaper the better, but I also want to get the best bang for the buck, so if the cheapest option doesn't provide the best value, I'm willing to go a little bit higher. Here are the combos I'm considering:
1. Ryzen 5 3600 + B550 TOMAHAWK (~$340)
2. Ryzen 5 3600 + X570 TOMAHAWK (~$500)
3. Ryzen 7 3700X + B550 TOMAHAWK (~$440)
As far as my computer usage goes, I'm an avid gamer who plays a wide variety of games from lightweight platforming side scrollers like Celeste to AAA titles like the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 on a 1440p 144Hz monitor. I also do some video editing about once a week, and I record a podcast on my main system. My current GPU is a Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super, and I have 16GB of DDR4 3600MHz.
How do these combos look? For my usage (also, I'm more likely to overclock my GPU and leave my CPU running at its out-of-the-box speeds), do you think the 3700X is too much of a chip for me, or would it be helpful since I edit video? Or is the 3600 sufficient to handle video editing?
Also, is the X570 board overkill for a 3600? If I choose the 3700X, will I need the X570?
Or... Is this a bad time to think about upgrading, and am I better off waiting for Zen 3?