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You picked the worst time to do this. The major manufacturers of silicon, TSMC and Samsung, are facing multiple problems with getting chips out the door, like a pandemic, trade wars, droughts, and fires.

Depending on the CPU you want, you may be waiting a while to get one. AMD released an entirely new line of CPU's 6 months ago and supplies of the higher end chips are in such short supply you can't find them anywhere in the world.

Intel just released their 11th Gen stuff, and, well, let's just say Intel is in serious trouble. The new stuff is still based on old 14nm process and doesn't compare in performance to what AMD released. Even though there's no shortage of Intel silicon, prices are still too high for what you get.

The newly released GPU's are so rare, the only people who have them are scalpers trying to sell them at 2 to 3+ times MSRP. Older GPU's are also hard to find.

Motherboards seem to be OK with supply and prices because no new chipsets have been released yet and stocks of those chips are sufficient to keep making boards, for now.

DDR4 RAM is in decent shape too.

SSD supplies are a bit shaky but consistent. Prices are a little higher than normal because of that and you may be waiting a bit to get what you want, but it's not bad. It seems demand for SSD's are holding right at supply capacity.

On the plus side, things are improving, though we're going to see short supply of silicon for at least the next 6 months.

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