Finding an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X available at (or even close) to its $299 MSRP these days is getting slightly easier.
Don't get me wrong, this processor has become an incredibly popular choice for anyone looking to grab a no-compromise gaming chip on a budget, which means there's plenty of competition for its limited stock. But more recently, availability seems to be growing
Earning 4.5 stars in our AMD Ryzen 5 5600X review, this chip is so highly sought after, because of its strong single- and multi-threaded performance, leading power efficiency and PCIe Gen4 support. It also features stellar thermals, a bundled cooler and overclocking capability, so there’s a lot to love here.
Joining other more frequently in-stock Ryzen chips, like the Ryzen 7 5800X, we can help by showing you all the places you can pick one up and giving you some tips about when the retailers usually restock (if you miss out).
Where to buy the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X - at a glance
UK AMD Ryzen 5 5600X retailers: Amazon UK (opens in new tab) | Box (opens in new tab) | Currys PC World (opens in new tab) | eBuyer (opens in new tab) | Overclockers UK (opens in new tab) | Scan (opens in new tab)
Update: April 27 — 3am PST/11am BST
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X stock in the US is becoming more readily available across Amazon and Newegg. Nothing yet from other retailers, but if this consistent availability is anything to go by, you can expect to see some restocks soon.
In the UK, stock has continued to be consistently available across Amazon UK, Box, Currys PC World, Overclockers and Scan.
Where to buy the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X in the US
Ryzen 5 5600X restocks are pretty random across this selection of retailers and usually drop in unannounced. When we catch wind of restock rumors, we’ll let you know, but we do have some advice for each retailer, to give you the best chance at getting one.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Newegg has plenty of third-party sellers, which means that the Ryzen 5 5600X has a higher chance of being in stock there, but also has a higher likelihood of being overpriced. But as of right now, Newegg do have it in stock for the list price!
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Amazon (opens in new tab)
For Amazon, stock drops seemed to be pretty consistent on Wednesdays up until recently, when they became far more sporadic. Not only that, but we’ve seen reports that the “add to cart” and “buy now” buttons can be pretty unreliable when the product page is put under a lot of pressure from people rushing in to buy. We suggest creating a list and adding the 5600X to that, as you’ll get notifications when it's back in stock.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at B&H (opens in new tab)
Unlike Amazon, the product page over at B&H is always live and locked to the $299 list price, which is great. But stock has been all over the place in the past, and recently, it's been pretty baron. Regardless, it’s worth signing up for notifications whenever the Ryzen 5 5600X becomes available.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Best Buy's product page for the 5600X is live, with the price set at $299. However, the company don’t have a notification service to tell you when the chip's actually in stock. What you can do is bookmark the CPU to your Best Buy account and keep your eyes locked on this story. When we hear anything about new stock, we will announce it here.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X at Microcenter (opens in new tab)
If you live near a Microcenter, you may be able to get a Ryzen 5 5600X in person. Sadly, you can't order them for delivery. As of this writing, one Microcenter we checked has more than 25 units in stock, selling for the higher-than-MSRP of $349.
Where to buy the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X in the UK
As far as actual, non third-party stock goes, the UK seems to be faring much better, with a few of the retailers pretty consistently showing as “in stock.”
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
Good news! The Ryzen 5 5600X is available to buy at Amazon UK for £305.83 (opens in new tab). Bad news — it’s certainly not going to be around for long, so don’t dawdle. Of course, if you come across this too late, don’t worry. Just add it to your Amazon shopping list for notifications when it does restock.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Box (opens in new tab)
This online-only retailer has quickly become known as a pretty decent place to pick up PC components with consistent stock. Today is no different, as the Ryzen 5 5600X is available at the slightly discounted price of £298! You can set up notifications for restocks if you miss out.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Currys PC World (opens in new tab)
As the big tech retail player in the UK, it comes as no surprise that Currys PC World has a product page for the 5600X. However, the price has been inflated to £350. If you want to wait and see whether it drops in price, be our guest!
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at eBuyer (opens in new tab)
It’s good news over at eBuyer, as the 5600X is showing as “in stock” at the lowest price we've found of £289.98! You also have a range of delivery options from special next day, to free economic delivery. If you miss this restock, set up an account and add it to your wishlist.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Overclockers (opens in new tab)
A shop that shares its name with one of the 5600X’s strengths, Overclockers has this CPU in stock, and it’s available at the RRP. Delivery options span across the UK and Ireland, making this one of the more accessible options. A downside of this retailer is that you can’t set up product page restock notifications here.
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X deals at Scan (opens in new tab)
And to end this list on another good note, the Ryzen 5 5600X is also in stock at Scan! Available at £328.99 (not the worst price inflation we’ve seen on this list), you can also get it for next day delivery too, if your PC build can’t wait!