[Newegg] Skip the 5600X, get the 3600 for $250 (shipped free)
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[Edit1: removed inaccurate comment about PCIe 4.0 being unavailable with Zen 2] [Edit2 fixed discount] It's nearly half the price of a Ryzen 5600X which the current best price is $455. For the 82% higher price you're only gaining about 15% in performance. When Zen 3 becomes widely available and reasonably priced, I'll sell this 3600 and get the 5800X or higher, and my wallet will thank me for it.
[Edit3] Some might prefer to pay a little more ($258) at Amazon for it's easy returns. Read more at @redflagdeals thread here.
[Edit4] @mummonth found it on Newegg also for $249.99 (with free shipping) but eligible for 1% Rakuten CB.
Note if you're near a Memory Express, you can PM to their $279.99 price and save another whopping $3. But such small savings might not be worth the risk if the promo or availability elsewhere ends before you get to the store. That's exactly what happened on another item when I waited a day to go to the store. It's better and easier to buy from Newegg and get $2.49 CB instead.
[Edit5] Sale is currently over at CC, but is still on at Newegg. However, CC now has some decent bundles, including one with an Evo 970 500GB for about $300 as mentioned by @Stabilo7. Another bundle with a WD Blue SN550 1TB is about $350. There are a couple of others including a SATA SSD and B550 motherboard.