Zen 3 price cuts at microcenter 5800x 299

1 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:19 ID: qnaz9q
Zen 3 price cuts at microcenter 5800x 299
2 : Anonymous2021/11/05 16:04 ID: hjfhqk9

Sad EU noises

ID: hjgoqsc

Sad anywhere not near a microcenter noises

ID: hjfx7hu

Yeah EU be like: €390 take it or leave it

ID: hjgas6h

425 here 🙁

ID: hjgv0ne

What sucks is that brick and mortar shops aren't competitive where I live, they often are more expensive than online retailers.

3 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:35 ID: hjevqz9

Microcenter used to sell the 5600x for $259. I got Best Buy to price match Microcenter.

ID: hjexdza

This is what I paid at MC as well.

ID: hjgzahn

I ran into an issue with Best Buy when I was building my PC last year. 10700k was 65$ cheaper at Microcenter, tried to get a price match and every employee said they don't PM with Microcenter, it's not a reputable store... I called the manager, and manager apologized and said they do PM with Microcenter, which he proceeded to do. Idiots man I swear, but BB is like a mile from me, unlike MC which is 75 miles away :/

ID: hjhbowl

It's probably the manager's instruction to not accept it and it's only when it becomes a personal burden to them that they act on changing it. If the only price competition is 75 miles away, there's a good chance they can convince buyers to pay their higher price for the sake of convenience and already investing their time to show up and try to price match.

I'm pretty confident the min wage entry-level employees at BestBuy aren't empowered to make their own choices about what stores are allowed to be price matched or not.

All the fastfood and retail places I've worked had strict policies to control prices, about accepting coupons, about giving into customization requests, but then everytime one of those managers is personally complained to or receives an email about the incident, they tell us to do whatever the customer wants. Literally we would be chewed out by managers for giving people a little bit of extra shredded cheese on their cheesedogs, or extra oreos in a blizzard, but if a customer wrote a piece of negative feedback or emailed our head office (idk how they even get the number for that, it's not like we could ever reach them for business related complaints) they would be rained in vouchers and free stuff.

ID: hjfjhsw

Will B550 motherboards support new chips in January?

ID: hjfm6g1

Everything I’ve read indicates AMD is moving to a new (unannounced) socket. It’s the main reason I’m not buying into the zen 3 platform, dead end.

Edit: zen 3 will be updated with 3D cache in the same socket, promises performance gains.

4 : Anonymous2021/11/05 16:53 ID: hjfpfjc

Wow $299 for the 5800x is such a great price. Why couldn't Intel have released Alder Lake sooner lol

ID: hjfuhdr

Almost like amd increases prices on purpose lol

ID: hjgxbyy

Exactly. It is simple supply and demand: price as high as the market will support. If there is one thing Ryzen 5000 has taught us, AMD can just as quickly become another Intel and increase price points by $50 to $100 without blinking an eye if the competition is out to lunch.

5 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:56 ID: hjeykmq

Any of these US stores ship to Canada ?

It's stupid overpriced here, it's over 100$ more here.

I know there's amazon.com but do they price match ?

ID: hjeyw5y

amazon does not price match

6 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:28 ID: hjeuu9q

Clearing out the stock for January 3D variants but damn, that is a great price. Likely still is good value even after the release as those 3D will be same or higher price as original MSRP on Zen3. No brainer vs the 5600x one at $279.

ID: hjezz2g

I wish I could buy it for that price over here in Europe

ID: hjf2xvr

Yeah I'm still seeing ~£360-370 in the UK. Not much change this last few months.

ID: hjflhn3

In dollars and without tax its 380 dollars in the Netherlands and has been for at least 2 months.

ID: hjfegll

I would be cautious about interpreting 3d cache chips' release in "begining of next year" as January exactly. That could mean anything up to maybe April.

ID: hjf07cb

I picked up a 5600x a month ago at micro center. Would love to get the 5800x for 20 more lol

ID: hjff9ed

Zen 3 is a year old so stuff like that happens. Same thing when 10850ks were on a fire sale, the people who got them really lucked out

ID: hjf3xfi

Clearing out the stock for January 3D variants

Zen 3 CPU's have been going on discount on and off for many months now.

I also dont think AMD is gonna replace all their CPU's with Vcache variants. I expect them to be separate, more expensive variants alongside the normal ones, and potentially only for the higher end multi-chiplet products.

ID: hjf72te

$299 for 5800X has def not been around before

7 : Anonymous2021/11/05 14:26 ID: hjf2ql5

5600X pretty pointless with that price difference. It won't be long until they get cut too.

You can talk about Alder Lake all day, but a 5800X is an excellent CPU, and should be good enough to last most people at least half a decade.

ID: hjf6iq6

At $300 it is, not at the msrp of $450.

ID: hjfa6zd

Well yeah, it launched with the highest price AMD thought they could get away with. But that's not the price Alder Lake is facing as competition.

8 : Anonymous2021/11/05 15:26 ID: hjfbvi9

Omg. I was looking for 3900X to 5800X performance 2 weeks ago for <= $350 after taxes and shipping. I figured I would wait for Alder Lake and I'm so glad I did. Gonna pick this up today to upgrade from my 2600. So excited!! 4K Editing will be much smoother now

9 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:38 ID: hjew73z

Tempting to replace the 2700x that I'm using in my NAS with a 5800x. Wonder if I how much a 2700x would fetch given the new 5800x pricing?

ID: hjez43u

A NAS with a 5800X? Jesus, are you running 10G ethernet?

No, seriously, are you? Because if not, you'd probably be better off spending the $300 to upgrade your network to 10G vs. upgrading the NAS CPU.

My NAS runs a 10 year old undervolted 3.4GHz Xeon X5675 and it still has no problem saturating a 2.5G NIC.

ID: hjf14bx

Funny you should mention it. I just got my hands on a pair of Chelsio T540-CR quad-10GbE adapters and a pair of T520 dual-10GbE adapters. I just don't have a 10GbE switch yet.

To be honest, the 2700x is obscene overkill for what I use it for right now (though thanks to adaptive clocking, the drives use more power than the CPU). It's only running the 2700x because the 3770k that was using turned 10 years old and I have the 2700x laying around after upgrading another machine.

ID: hjf22rl

Seriously lol, sounds like an overkill cpu just for a NAS. I'm running 2 NAS I built with 12 hdds each and I'm just using a Ryzen 2600 and a Ryzen 3600 for each. Built a Microatx Ryzen 5600G for my gf and I use a Ryzen 5700G... We are sticking to consoles whenever we have time to game; still waiting until GPU prices ever go down.

ID: hjewxau

Is your NAS CPU bound? Ebay shows them selling around $160 right now (130-220)

ID: hjey9el

At present, not at all. Future surveillance software is an open question, though. I'm waffling over setting up a turnkey DVR or simply allocating 4 cores to a VM running Blue Iris.

10 : Anonymous2021/11/05 18:03 ID: hjg08d6

The 5800 is a steal for that price

11 : Anonymous2021/11/05 16:20 ID: hjfk6t7

Thanks Intel

12 : Anonymous2021/11/05 20:24 ID: hjgmo5b

Absolutely hilarious to see the 5600x not changed.

13 : Anonymous2021/11/05 14:55 ID: hjf77pn

Sick cut. I paid $650 for 5900 box 1 year ago. For games its basically same performance

14 : Anonymous2021/11/05 14:03 ID: hjezl0o

Considering platform cost, this upgrade is actually bonkers.

A B450 board an be had for as low as 50 or 60$ and 16GB of DDR4 is also below 100$ easily.

~450$ looks doable.

15 : Anonymous2021/11/05 13:58 ID: hjeyw01

For new system builders, it presents an interesting conundrum: Do you go for a 5800X system (around $600) or a 12600K DDR4 system ($670-680)? The 12600K gives equal or better performance in both 1T and nT (better for the most part), but you also get a third M.2 slot in most (all?) mobos.

ID: hjf1hj9

The Intel mobos I've seen all have 3 or 4 m2

ID: hjezrfp


For 450$ you can build around the 5800X.

A B450 board can be had for 50 to 60$ and a B550 for around 70$. 16GB of DDR4 is also below 100$.

Looks like a no brainer to me consdering platform costs on Intel for a while.

16 : Anonymous2021/11/05 15:30 ID: hjfcho1

Oh dang, the 5600G at $199 is a crazy deal if you're building a no-GPU PC.

Kinda a shame that the sub-$200 market has all but dried up though. I got my R5 3600 for $175, and I know folks that paid even less than that.

17 : Anonymous2021/11/05 16:34 ID: hjfmcys

I literally just paid $391 three weeks ago for the 5800x, and that was with Best Buy matching Amazon's price.

18 : Anonymous2021/11/05 15:33 ID: hjfcxzt

They also dropped the price of the 5950x by $100. How long do you guys think before other online retailers like Amazon and newegg adjust their prices?

ID: hjfk639

Dis they drop the 5900X too? I really want one.

19 : Anonymous2021/11/05 15:49 ID: hjffcr9

Come back to me when Newegg,amazon or bb does this MC has so little store count

20 : Anonymous2021/11/05 18:04 ID: hjg0ej2

Heh, the only CPU that isn't on my consideration list due to ridiculous temps.

ID: hjg68uk

doing some tweaks in the PBO and curve optimzer will reduce the temps significantly and increase performance. No one with a 5800x runs with default settings.


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