Threadripper build parts start to arrive


Threadripper build parts start to arrive

Threadripper build parts start to arrive

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by Paul White

My Parts order from New Egg has started to arrive.  I am still waiting on the Case, Motherboard, and Power Supply.  I went on newegg's website and did instant chat to get an update on the motherboard.  They coudlnt' tell me how many pre-orders were in front of me, all they could say is another shipment was supposed to arrive today ( 8/11) and it would ship out no later than 8/15 for pre-orders, but the way they phrased meant my pre-order might not get shipped out by then.  In the mean time looking at other options for x399 motherboard, I noticed that all the other boards were getting on backorder. With only the MSI board still available.  I quickly cancelled my pre-order and bought the MSI board instead which saved me $200.  I just don't get hte cool RGB lighting, or 10Gbit port. Not a big deal to me.  If anything I like the MSI board's layout better with all the NVME drives on the board and not some riser card.  I had waited til the 15th to see if my original choice got shipped and decided to cancel, there wouldn't be any other board left, and I would be sitting for possibly months waiting for online retailers to restock.  The same situation happend when Ryzen 7 released.  I read about too many guys who were sitting for months. with $4k in parts, but no motherboard.  If anyone is waiting on a pre-order you might want to just take what you can get now.  


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