AMD Ryzen 9 5900X restock spotted online. The CPU is reportedly $100 over the SRP which begs the question, is this price increase tolerable? Due to the ongoing global chip shortage and scalpers selling in-demand chips at higher price, could buying the chip at $100 not be too bad?
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Restock Online
Gone were the days when PC enthusiasts could easily buy up PC parts like a CPU or GPU at a fair price. Due to the global chip shortage and scalpers buying out every launch only to sell the parts at higher prices, purchasing the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X has been extremely difficult.
While it might not be as difficult as purchasing a GPU online, getting one's hands on a CPU at a fair price can still be extremely difficult. This is why following certain stock trackers on Twitter is helpful since they give notifications whenever new stock is made available. Another problem, however, is that the stock is not always sold at SRP.
Rare CPU and GPU Online
This means that gamers would still have to pay an extra price if they do choose to purchase the chips from the online retailers. What makes things worse is that gamers do not always have a choice and mostly have to compromise and purchase whatever is available.
There is, however, a way to get a unit with a decent GPU without having to pay more than the gamer should and this is through purchasing a gaming laptop. While some gamers might prefer a gaming PC, gaming laptops with good GPUs amazingly aren't appreciated in price. The same goes for CPUs as well.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X Online Stock
This means that when gamers choose to purchase a laptop with a good GPU or CPU, they could even potentially save more in comparison to purchasing a GPU or CPU and building the PC themselves. There are a few things gamers might be able to do however in order to purchase a GPU or CPU at a fair price.
The first thing that can be done is to follow certain stock trackers online but this still isn't a guarantee that gamers can get the console at a fair price. A certain tracker shared a stock update that led to an Amazon listing. Apparently, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X is available on Amazon for a whopping $675.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X SRP
This is a steep price comparison to the original $549 SRP on the AMD posting. This CPU can be considered quite rare but paying $126 over the SRP might be something gamers aren't particularly happy to pay.
As of the moment, buyers have three options, either wait for trackers to update when the stock is available online, buy the stock at saturated prices, or purchase a gaming laptop with an included GPU and CPU. Getting the latest GPU and CPUs are extremely hard.
However, there are some gaming laptops that have both. It just depends on the buyer's preference and if they are okay with purchasing a laptop.
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Written by Urian B.