OKAY, LET’S START with what might be a bit obvious. At the time of writing, you cannot buy this processor anywhere. Not in the US, or Canada, or the UK, or Europe, or Australia—at least not at its retail price. There are a few popping up on eBay and similar sites every now and then, and some scalpers are selling them for $400+ on top of the original retail price, but outside of that, if you want the latest and greatest Ryzen processor for the price it was intended, well, you can’t.
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