Zen 3 Launch Availability

When will it be possible to buy a Zen 3 cpu without using a bot or paying Scalper rates?


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Limp Gawd
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seems to be the case with BB that the 5900X and 5800X are having the option to hit "add to cart" every few minutes.
 

polonyc2

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It’s just impossible to get this shit until bots don’t see worth it after few months.

you pretty much need to treat it like a full time job and park in front of your phone/computer with various links open and NowInStock chats etc...every drop seems to only last a few minutes so you need to be dedicated (and lucky)
 

Chelica

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you pretty much need to treat it like a full time job and park in front of your phone/computer with various links open and NowInStock chats etc...every drop seems to only last a few minutes so you need to be dedicated (and lucky)
This is not a joke. Until recently and after acquiring my 5900x, I was literally on twitter, reddit, younameit keeping an eye on drops. Lost out on a few drops when I stepped away for meetings.

Good news is that I managed to install the 5900x last night and played a few games to ensure that it's locked in. Can finally not turn into panic mode when my twitter feed tweets with a drop notice...now I'm just sharing the news on the forums for when I see drops. Getting that good karma moved around, hehe
 

5150Joker

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I would trust Amazon to move the date up. I wouldn't trust B&H. I mean, it certainly doesn't hurt to place a preorder at B&H but just be aware that you're very likely to find it elsewhere sooner so don't forget to go back and kill your B&H preorder.

Amazon just moved my date up on the 5900x I ordered this morning:
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5950x just got moved up too!:
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Looks like my hunt is over. 5950x for my buddies new build and 5900x for me. Anyone want a 9900k and gigabyte z390 aorus master? Lol
 
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Chelica

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FWIW, my buddy had one of these preordered. Originally indicated an ETA of January 14-17th, then he got an email the same day he ordered bringing in the ETA to December 4th.
I like underpromising and overdelivering. Nice! Hope your buddy gets everything and have a rig before XMAS time.
 

NKD

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I've decided I won't "settle for" a 5900x. 5950x only for me.

Patiently waiting to find one on Amazon or NewEgg.


Same here. If I am gonna try this hard I buying the fucking best now lol. Looks like amd got me haha. But then I am not upgrading until zen 5 though hahaha. Shits staying out.
 

thesmokingman

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FWIW, my buddy had one of these preordered. Originally indicated an ETA of January 14-17th, then he got an email the same day he ordered bringing in the ETA to December 4th.

Yea, same here. I threw one into the cart. I wanted a bigger core count cpu but whatever, cannot wait. And they cut a bit of time off the delivery eta.

New estimated delivery date:
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - Friday, December 11, 2020
Previous estimated delivery date:
Monday, January 4, 2021 - Thursday, January 14, 2021
 

Island

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Same here. If I am gonna try this hard I buying the fucking best now lol. Looks like amd got me haha. But then I am not upgrading until zen 5 though hahaha. Shits staying out.
I just deleted all my 5900x watches. I agree, screw it...16 cores FTW!
 

kamikazi

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I'm guessing those B&H orders are as good as vaporware. I had an order with them for a 3950x I think last year and ended up finding one elsewhere and just canceled the B&H order. I think the consensus is that you may get your chip by March with them. Of course, if you don't need it, it would be cool to put an order in and just be surprised whenever it shows up.
 

Island

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I'm guessing those B&H orders are as good as vaporware. I had an order with them for a 3950x I think last year and ended up finding one elsewhere and just canceled the B&H order. I think the consensus is that you may get your chip by March with them. Of course, if you don't need it, it would be cool to put an order in and just be surprised whenever it shows up.
I spoke to a agent from B&H last week and he said don't get your hopes up until maybe Feb. or March even for pre-orders....
 

Magma

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Island

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What a shit show. Newegg had stock with bundles. Kept adding and CPU sold out but kept adding filler crap. So stupid. How can it sell out that f'in fast???
 

CD121

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