Just last week AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X dropped to $420 (opens in new tab), down from its $499 MSRP. Now, it looks like Microcenter has the best tech deal (opens in new tab) on the chip at just $399 (opens in new tab). However, this is with in-store pick-ups only, so the catch is that you'll have to live near a Micro Center, which has just 25 locations (opens in new tab) across the U.S.
If you do though, the fun doesn't end there. Micro Center is also offering an additional $20 off if you purchase the 3900X with "a compatible eligible motherboard."
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X: was $499, now $399 @ Micro Center (opens in new tab)
With 12 cores and 24 threads, the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is a beast of a CPU, now coming in at a more reasonable price than ever. If the 3950X is still too expensive for you at $750 for 16 cores, the 3900X offers much higher performance per dollar.
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X comes with 12 Zen 2 cores (opens in new tab) and 24 threads (opens in new tab), punching in at a base clock (opens in new tab) of 3.8 GHz. It'll boost notably higher at up to 4.6 GHz on its best cores. This is a great CPU for gaming (opens in new tab) with ample headroom, but also has the punch needed for highly threaded workloads, such as video editing, as we determined in our AMD Ryzen 9 3900X review (opens in new tab).