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Is there anywhere to order an I5-11400/11500/11600 at non scalper prices?

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Is there anywhere to order an I5-11400/11500/11600 at non scalper prices?

It’s bad enough I have to go with integrated GPU until I can actually buy a RTX at non scalper pricing but now I can’t even find any I5-11400/11500/11600 in stock!
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are you ok to buy from a non-retail store?

If so, maybe try a fellow RFDer?

@zhuyyu looks like he is selling some CPUs (not the one you are looking for) but perhaps he can source? I've purchased an enterprise grade WD 10TB HDD from zhuyyu before, no issues & the HDD is still running strong.

Below is his recent thread selling some other CPUs:
i3-10100-i5-10400-i7-10700-ryzen-5-7-more-2461467/

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Definitely willing to buy non retail if it’s from a trusted seller, I reached out to the OP from the thread you mentioned, thanks.

I couldn’t find anything out there on when Intel plans on restocking these specific CPUs, crazy times.
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Rockstead wrote: Definitely willing to buy non retail if it’s from a trusted seller, I reached out to the OP from the thread you mentioned, thanks.

I couldn’t find anything out there on when Intel plans on restocking these specific CPUs, crazy times.
Sorry, I haven't got any 11 generation cpu yet. Only have 10th generation on hand. It will take about 6-9 months for new cpu to come to the used market.
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Rockstead wrote: It’s bad enough I have to go with integrated GPU until I can actually buy a RTX at non scalper pricing but now I can’t even find any I5-11400/11500/11600 in stock!
That's the only Intel cpu worth getting right now. If they're not available, I would get a Ryzen system and buy a used gpu gtx 1050 ti is around $200 - $250 ish.

A brand new GT 1030 is $130 ish. The 11th gen intel igpu is pretty good but under, it's pretty meh. You can't get 4k 60 hz over hdmi with 10th gen intel igpu and below, which is pretty crappy.

Edit: Newegg has i5-11500 for $400.
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I've been looking too and so far the answer is nowhere. Canada Computers will let you backorder one but they have no idea yet when more are arriving (or at least the location I talked to.) The 5600g might be a good option if you were looking at 11600, its $40 more, outperforms it in some benchmarks and appears to have a better IGP, but you lose pcie4.
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Does anyone understand why there is such a shortage? It's not that everyone is mining off them. Low production yields? Factories closed due to COVID?
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stacksonstacks wrote: I've been looking too and so far the answer is nowhere. Canada Computers will let you backorder one but they have no idea yet when more are arriving (or at least the location I talked to.) The 5600g might be a good option if you were looking at 11600, its $40 more, outperforms it in some benchmarks and appears to have a better IGP, but you lose pcie4.
I back ordered mine at pc-Canada, man I’m so tired of constantly checking pcpartpicker for stock!
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alpovs wrote: Does anyone understand why there is such a shortage? It's not that everyone is mining off them. Low production yields? Factories closed due to COVID?
Intel can produce enough chips but can't get enough ABF substrates. - INFO

I don't mind waiting. No (reasonably priced) GPUs now anyways.
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frugal69 wrote: Intel can produce enough chips but can't get enough ABF substrates. - INFO
It's quite convoluted. The blame is on "actual makers of IC substrates" that "cannot meet demand". "While Ajinomoto can supply more or less enough films". I wonder who are those "actual makers of IC substrates". Sounds like more than one. I thought why Intel and Nvidia can't do this themselves but at least "Intel has invested in ABF substrate makers and also installed some of the equipment to finish production of ABF substrates in its own packaging facilities."
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stacksonstacks wrote: I've been looking too and so far the answer is nowhere. Canada Computers will let you backorder one but they have no idea yet when more are arriving (or at least the location I talked to.) The 5600g might be a good option if you were looking at 11600, its $40 more, outperforms it in some benchmarks and appears to have a better IGP, but you lose pcie4.
If you're building from scratch, is $150 more for a used GT 1030 or something like that really that bad? The 5600G and 5700G look good, though.

I dunno if PCIe4 is really needed. Is it? It's probably nice to have and maybe a reason to get a 5600x and cheap graphics card.
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The 10400 is still stocked at Canada Computers, Amazon, Newegg etc and still a valid choice against a 11400.
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teleguitar wrote:

Edit: Newegg has i5-11500 for $400.
The crazy thing is I have seen many people sell 10850k for $400-450. It's easier to get the i9 than i5 Neutral Face
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Crichtonfan wrote: The 10400 is still stocked at Canada Computers, Amazon, Newegg etc and still a valid choice against a 11400.
The price I see it selling at pcpartpicker is closer to the msrp of the I5-11400, then I would need to buy a better motherboard to be able to run 3200 ram while the 11400 could run 3200 memory ona mich cheaper motherboard, so I just don’t feel like paying more for less, but I might give up, I’ll hold out another week or so and cross my fingers.
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Rockstead wrote: The price I see it selling at pcpartpicker is closer to the msrp of the I5-11400, then I would need to buy a better motherboard to be able to run 3200 ram while the 11400 could run 3200 memory ona mich cheaper motherboard, so I just don’t feel like paying more for less, but I might give up, I’ll hold out another week or so and cross my fingers.
Both the 10400 and 11400 can run memory at 3200 (XMP) on a B560 board. What cheaper board were you thinking of?
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Crichtonfan wrote: Both the 10400 and 11400 can run memory at 3200 (XMP) on a B560 board. What cheaper board were you thinking of?
It’s my understanding that a H510 can do it with an 11th gen cpu.

At the time, this was the cheapest mitx I could find, I could probably be open to matx also.

ASRock H510M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1200 Motherboard

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