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bigdragon

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Upgrading to a 3700X or 3900X is so tempting right now. Dumping some SATA3 drives for PCIe 4.0 NVMe is also appealing.

I'm just having trouble committing to buy. My 4930k and SATA3 SSDs work fine. Spending many hours completely reinstalling Windows and all my programs is something I'm really not interested in doing. There's no killer app or experience that my current hardware can't handle. There's no Crysis to motivate me to buy new stuff.

Desire to upgrade is high. Expected benefits are low and hassles numerous.
 

allbies1

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I was going to upgrade but I've decided to wait until next year due to no immediate games I need to play atm and even though my knowledge is limited compared to others I think the next gen of GPU's are going to be way more future proof than this generation and hopefully ryzen is forcing intel to step their next cpu gen up a gear as well. The intel cpus don't sit right with me as a purchase right now as someone that only upgrades every 5 or so years and though tempting to get a 3700x; the fact I don't feel good about buying an 8gb vram GPU in 2019 is putting me off purchasing.
 

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You have to be really careful about some seller's claims of old price vs. sale price.
For instance on the newegg.ca web site the Ryzen 7 2700 is on sale right now for $184.99 $Cdn and on Newegg.com for $139.99 $US.
The "old" price on the Canadian site shows $419.00 $Cdn and $139.99 $US on the US site, denoted by a "stroke-out".
But that's the initial release price when they first came out last year, not some recent price.
So don't be fooled into thinking that they are suddenly (and generously) lowering the price.
However, the price on the Canadian site has dropped from $209.99 yesterday to that $184.99 price today, as well as from $159.99 on the US site yesterday to $139.99 today.
Both of these are very good price reductions.
 
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You have to be really careful about some seller's claims of old price vs. sale price.
For instance on the newegg.ca web site the Ryzen 7 2700 is on sale right now for $184.99 $Cdn and on Newegg.com for $139.99 $US.
The "old" price on the Canadian site shows $419.00 $Cdn and $139.99 $US on the US site, denoted by a "stroke-out".
But that's the initial release price when they first came out last year, not some recent price.
So don't be fooled into thinking that they are suddenly (and generously) lowering the price.
However, the price on the Canadian site has dropped from $209.99 yesterday to that $184.99 price today, as well as from $159.99 on the US site yesterday to $139.99 today.
Both of these are very good price reductions.
You have to really, and I mean really, watch Amazon. I was watching the 2600x as well. It was showing $159.99 then down to $149.99, and now back up to $159.99. When I clicked on the 2700, on that same page, it was showing as $145.99 on a timed Deal with almost 12 hrs left. Great, almost 12 hrs..let's see if Memory Express CC or Newegg matches it ( seemed to had better luck with those places on computer parts) HAH..Amazon bumped the price back to $184.99 on that 2700..same happened to some power supplies. Quote from a rep.."prices fluctuate as stock comes in and goes out" on a timed deal???
 

gdmaclew

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You have to watch Newegg as well.
On Monday Amazon was showing the R7 2700x as $209.99 $Cdn and Newegg had "bumped" their price back to pre-Black Friday levels.
Then not 5 minutes later, Newegg reduced their price back to Black Friday level at $209.99.
Actually to get a more accurate price level from Newegg, I recorded the price of the 2700x on September 21, 2019. It was $278.99 Cdn. That's the price that Newegg should have used for a "stroke-out" previous price.

There are lies, damn lies and advertisements.
 

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