This page will have a glance-able summary of the current PC part market and whether it is Ideal, Okay, or Bad to buy certain parts now.
Coronavirus COVID-19 – Effects on the Market
PART STOCK ISSUES AND DELAYS
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DELAYS
Overall New System Buys – Brand new systems
New generations of processors and GPUs are launching this month and next.
Processors – CPUs
Ryzen 5000 series just launched and demand is high. Processor availability is low.
Graphic Cards – GPUs
NVIDIA’s newly launched GPUs, RTX 3000 series, are hard to get in stock. AMD Radeon’s new GPU generation, RX 6000 series, is about to launch November 15th.
Mainboards – Mobos
B550 boards just launched, allowing cheaper options down from X570 boards, however stock issues are affecting part availability.
Memory – RAM
Memory prices are stable.
New cheaper PCI-E 4.0 drives coming out in waves.