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
Chinese manufacturing has been slow or stalled recently leading to a lot of issues with finding parts in stock currently. Could affect pricing short term on many goods.
Currently most parts are still in stock or getting restocked, but some shipments are being delayed such as CableMod sleeves and Yeston Cute Pet Cases (imports).
Deliveries from shipping carriers and deliveries to Blue Gem are no longer being delayed or held
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
New Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core CPU and new Threadripper lineup came out recently.
Graphic Cards – GPUs
Updated lineups from Radeon and Nvidia with the Radeon RX 5500 XT and the GeForce GTX 1650 Super and GeForce GTX 1660 Super.
More recently Radeon RX 5600 XT from AMD as well as two new professional GPUs (Radeon Pro W5500 and W5700).
Motherboards – Mobos
Established X570 boards are stable and new TRX40 Threadripper boards just arrived with minimal or new issues.
Memory – RAM
Memory is at a new low in price after the price fixing litigation. Prices could rise from Chinese manufacturing shortages from recent events.