Yep. I got a few items into cart based on Snail Monitor alerts - and would've been successful if I'd had iphone/ApplePay - but I'm Android. Newegg you need to be able to check out in one click the moment item's available. Any slower and you failed.Newegg had another GPU and CPU drop. Sold out in literally about 2 seconds.
You might be okay if you were early enough in the drop and currently show an estimated arrival date (i.e. Jan 2). I think the cancels were mostly people that never got an ETA on their orders.FYI - numerous reports of last night's EVGA 3080 FTW3 orders being cancelled tonight by Amazon. Mine hasn't yet, but I'm fully anticipating it.
The good news is all those things are gettable. The bad news is they seem to be top of everyone's list. The FOMO for 5900/5950 and Dark Hero is off-the-charts it seems.Overall I'm looking for
AMD 5950x CPU
Asus ROG Crosshair VIII DARK HERO
AMD 6900XT GPU (OEM / AIB not particularly important,, but of course "better" ones from Asus, Sapphire, and the like can be preferable)
Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU ( More or less same as the above, EVGA, ASUS etc...)
possibly AMD 6800XT if the price is right on a good model; this has been even more difficult to find as some of the better models and coolers are close to 6900XT pricing
Any suggestions? Is there any luck pursuing Microcenter either locally or online? How legit is Snail Monitor, really? I'm recently in their Discord after hearing the name here and there, but between perhaps embedding Amazon affiliate links and what seems to be a waitlisted and expensive Patreon for the "good stuff" ($20 Patreon; worth it if it means you pick up stuff at or near MSRP of course) plus a SnailBot they seem to run for users that costs $100 /month... It seems to require quite the investment.
Thanks for making this thread.
Thanks for making this thread.
I used to be more successful with this, but now when I hit "Add All to Cart" the second it pops up it either lags out on the mobile app or goes to an empty cart.Another Newegg tactic is wishlist everything you could possibly want ahead of time, then as their drops begin and/or you get a discord notification, quickly hit Add All to Cart and then ApplePay checkout. Then see what you ended up with - it has to be that fast.
I tried this tonight, but it didn't work. I saw multiple cards in stock on the wishlist, but nothing was ever added to the cart. Probably just bad luck.Another Newegg tactic is wishlist everything you could possibly want ahead of time, then as their drops begin and/or you get a discord notification, quickly hit Add All to Cart and then ApplePay checkout. Then see what you ended up with - it has to be that fast.
I got in on that one too. We'll see what happens.I managed to get a 5950x from the WM drop yesterday. It was live for way too long though. Anxious to see if it gets fulfilled or cancelled. I got in about 5 min in with an "arrives by" date of 1/5. I guess we will see.
It also looks like Target has started doing drops for PS5s for local store pickup in the early morning around 5AM CST. I could have maybe got one today but hesitated. Next time I won't since I'm tired of trying to get a 3080. At this point it's whatever I can get!12/21
Best Buy: Keep an eye on them 12/22 between 6AM and 7AM PST (9AM/10AM EST). Tuesdays are not a guaranteed drop, but a frequent drop day historically.
Newegg: You're playing the lottery at this point since the unique IP's hitting their servers at their 5PM drops is in the six figures. Since it's practically the only preannounced and somewhat predictable drop time, everyone focus-fires during that small window, and traffic is so overwhelming that even the clowns running paid auto-checkout bots are complaining it's too overwhelming to buy anything. But if you have a phone with ApplePay and can checkout in one click, spin the wheel.
Amazon: Still the best option *relative to the others* but the checkout window for high-demand SKU's before going OOS is still in the 2-6 second range. I've had decent success with Discord amazon alerts on another screen while I'm working at the PC anyway, and once something is in stock clicking the Product Page link -> Buy Now -> Place Order. If you're screwing around with Add to Cart or don't have Prime, it's not happening.
B&H, Asus and Walmart continue to have had microdrops here and there.
2 left now but that’s $150 over MSRP. Lame.https://www.walmart.com/ip/AMD-Ryzen-9-5900X-12-core-24-thread-Desktop-Processor/647899167
5900x $697 seven in stock as of this post...
Thank you i bought one and it looks like they still have stock as well if anyone else is looking
5800x really should be $399 or $429, being only 8 cores. At $479 it's too close to 5900x with 4 more cores at $549. I realize the comparison is somewhat academic when factoring supply shortage.Yeah 5800x are relatively easy to find. It's the 5900 and 5950x that are rear as alligator hair.
I take it this is not reference Pcb?ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Edition Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 16GB GDDR6, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, Dual Ball Fan Bearings, All-Aluminum Shroud, Reinforced Frame, GPU Tweak II) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R81J62G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_lhm5FbNGNHGN2
Preorder available. Releases tomorrow.
Thank you for posting this. Been looking for one at retail for months now. Just snagged it.The highly sought Corsair SF750 SFX PSU that's perpetually OOS and consistently $300 on eBay has restocked 2min ago:
Would $150 over MSRP be expected to last for a long time? Meaning if I waited till March or April is supply issues supposed to ease and the price go down? Or is this how things will last for a long time.ASUS TUF Gaming AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Edition Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 16GB GDDR6, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, Dual Ball Fan Bearings, All-Aluminum Shroud, Reinforced Frame, GPU Tweak II) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R81J62G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_lhm5FbNGNHGN2
Preorder available. Releases tomorrow.
I think the $150 over MSRP is for the factory overclock and other tidbits like the all aluminum shroud etc... and of course the halo pricing tax too. Don't think this card was ever meant to be released at $999. I did build a system a week ago with the TUF 3070 which uses the same materials as this card I believe.. it felt really nice in hand.Would $150 over MSRP be expected to last for a long time? Meaning if I waited till March or April is supply issues supposed to ease and the price go down? Or is this how things will last for a long time.
Yeah this. There's scalper markup, and then there's bells and whistles mark up. Little tweaks that in no way give you any value for the increase upcharge, slapping on "ROG" onto the card, etc. all adds to the money.I think the $150 over MSRP is for the factory overclock and other tidbits like the all aluminum shroud etc... and of course the halo pricing tax too. Don't think this card was ever meant to be released at $999.