Market Status

December 30th, 2019

Last Updated

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.

Legend

Good time to buy a new part

Okay to buy now. Good value or top tier options exist. Better to wait a little bit for some known upcoming releases

It is not a good time to buy. We’re on the verge of a new release or are overdue for a new release or prices are not good


Overall New System Buys – Brand new systems

Details:

Overall a good time to buy a new system, unless you’re into high end workstations or high end extreme/enthusiast platforms.


Processors – CPUs

Details:

New Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU and new Threadripper lineup


Graphic Cards – GPUs

Why?

Updated lineups from Radeon and Nvidia with the Radeon RX 5500 XT and the GeForce GTX 1650 Super and GeForce GTX 1660 Super


Motherboards – Mobos

Why?

Established X570 boards and BIOS fixes and new TRX40 Threadripper boards just arrived


Memory – RAM

Why?

Memory is at a new low in price after the price fixing litigation.