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CPU availability dilemma, what to do question!

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Here is the situation, I was trying to build a CPU + GPU based rendering workstation based around Ryzen 5950X + 1/2 x RTX3080s. Can't get hold of any RTX cards!
So I thought to get at least the CPU based rendering side going for now. Well as you know, 5950X is missing in action too!

Now I have been reading articles that say CPU/GPU might be hard to come by even deep into 2022???? I am thinking should I go with CPUs that are currently available before they disappear too? CPUs that I can get right now in Europe and their prices are listed below. What would you do?

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Currently Available
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Ryzen 5800X- $470
Ryzen 3900X- $449
Ryzen 3950X- $731
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Not Available
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Ryzen 5900X-$600
Ryzen 5950X-$850 to $980
 
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I'm in a similar situation but with a much lower budget so I'll follow this thread.
 
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Here is the situation, I was trying to build a CPU + GPU based rendering workstation based around Ryzen 5950X + 1/2 x RTX3080s. Can't get hold of any RTX cards!
So I thought to get at least the CPU based rendering side going for now. Well as you know, 5950X is missing in action too!

Now I have been reading articles that say CPU/GPU might be hard to come by even deep into 2022???? I am thinking should I go with CPUs that are currently available before they disappear too? CPUs that I can get right now in Europe and their prices are listed below. What would you do?

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Currently Available
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Ryzen 5800X- $470
Ryzen 3900X- $449
Ryzen 3950X- $731
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Not Available
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Ryzen 5900X-$600
Ryzen 5950X-$850 to $980

Yeah, the stock situation is driving everyone nuts. What region are you in, btw? I did come across many smaller retailers that had stock of new Ryzens while putting this list together - https://www.cgdirector.com/where-to-buy-pc-parts-cpus-graphics-cards-in-your-country/
 
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