I've noticed that Newegg has the cpu on sale for $134.99. It looks like a pretty good processor based on the Passmark scores. My current rig has an AMD FX6300 processor. I don't do anything too cpu intensive with my computer. Normally about 8 tabs open on one monitor and live or recorded TV on the other. Occasionally I create videos for my YT channel using Adobe Premier Elements. I think the Ryzen 7 2700 was first introduced coming up on 2 years ago, so the low price may be due to merchant's clearing their stocks.