- Dec 19, 2008
Thanks; just poking around and looking at supply stuff, it seems realistically the 5000 series isn't going to be in my hands any time soon. Prices are all over. Stock is empty. I'm not desperate enough to sit and camp a website with the add/buy button over and over and hope to get in line with a sale. I may just end up getting a 3700X and use that until the 5000 series is really mature and available and then go for a 5900X or something, if not a 5600X after I see the real performance in my application needs of the 3700X.I went with a 3700x this morning from Newegg. It's $279 there right now too. I have been collecting parts since May for my build, and got tired of waiting for the 5000 series to be available. The way it looks, the 5700X if it's ever released will be 6 months away. Also picked up 3600 B-die, Asrock B550, and a Samsung 980 pro.
I see the 3700's selling for more than $280 used on Ebay, so I figure I won't lose much if I decide it's worth upgrading later. my only fear was that the 3700x will drop below $200 when the 5000 series is readily available. But with all the PC part shortages this year, it probably won't get any cheaper.
My thought anyways.
I think I'll wait through this weekend to see if any real sales happen that make a pathway choice a lot easier. It's silly that the 3700X is $280 and the 5600X is $300, but doesn't matter what the price is if you cannot buy it. And every 3700X I see on the `bay is being bid on, so worse case scenario, looks like I could sell the 3700X later on if I had to, under-cut it for a fast sale, when a 5000 series is readily available. Or, just use the 3700X in a second build that I will eventually need anyways, for a mid-tier couch coop gaming PC (steam box).
Edit: wow, 3700X on amazon just went to like January/Feb for shipping lol. Guess I won't be upgrading at all any time soon. Jeez.
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