Market Status

August 21st, 2020

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.

Coronavirus COVID-19 – Effects on the Market

PART STOCK ISSUES AND DELAYS

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING DELAYS

Details:

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).


Overall New System Buys – Brand new systems

Details:

Overall still a good time to buy a new system since next generation parts are still several months away, however stock issues are affecting part availability so prices may be higher and delays may occur.


Processors – CPUs

Details:

No new notable processor line up releases are expected until Fall 2020. The current Ryzen processor lineup is excellent though.


Graphic Cards – GPUs

Why?

New GPU lines are not expected until Fall 2020. The next GPU generation will be a much needed leap in performance though.


Mainboards – Mobos

Why?

B550 boards just launched, allowing cheaper options down from X570 boards, however stock issues are affecting part availability.


Memory – RAM

Why?

Memory prices are stable.


STORAGE– SSDs

Why?

New cheaper PCI-E 4.0 drives coming out in waves.