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.
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
Overall a good time to buy a new system, unless you’re into high end workstations or high end extreme/enthusiast platforms.
Processors – CPUs
AMD just released new Ryzen 3000 CPUs. They’re around the best you can get at the moment. Intel is rumored to drop CPU prices and/or release a new 10000 series CPU lineup with much better prices. AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X, a 16-Core 32-Thread CPU releases relatively soon in November, 2019. Threadripper 3000 is rumored to launch later this year with great improvements. However it’s fine to buy a new processor now. But those who want the absolute best will want to wait.
Graphic Cards – GPUs
AMD Radeon RX 5500 series GPUs may come out in November or December to replace the RX 580/590 series GPUs. Possible new high end Radeon RX 5900 series on horizon. NVIDIA may be release new low-mid range cards like the 1660 Super and 1650 Super.
Motherboards – Mobos
New AMD X570 motherboards are here. They have BIOS fixes applied to them for Ryzen 3000.
Memory – RAM
Memory is at a new low in price after the price fixing litigation.