AMD has won over enthusiasts with its Zen 3 architecture, and if you’re building a new PC, it deserves strong consideration: Zen is a mature architecture right now, as are the accompanying X570 and B550 chipsets. Stocks have been a bit problematic, although the Ryzen 7 5800X has been much easier to find than parts of the Ryzen 9. It has even been prone to discounts, including right now.
Amazon sells the Ryzen 7 5800X for $ 397.99, which is $ 51.01 below its list price. In fact, it has dropped to this price quite frequently in recent weeks, so we may be looking for a permanent price drop (time will tell). Either way, you'll get a MSRP-capable Zen 3 CPU.
The 5800X is one of the the best gaming CPUs and ideal for mid-range configuration. It is an 8-wire / 16-wire part with a 3.8 GHz base clock, a 4.7 GHz magnification clock, and 32 MB of L3 cache. An excellent global workhorse, which can feed your gaming needs and productivity with aplomb.
Motherboards based on the AMD X570 chipset typically start at around $ 130. The MSI MPG X570 Gaming Edge WiFi is on sale at Newegg by $ 119.99 after the reduction (starting at $ 159.99), or another option is the ASRock B550M Pro4, enabled sold for $ 89.99 (below $ 114.99), if you want to compile a micro ATX (and stay around $ 100). Because it’s a mature platform, you won’t find a lack of motherboard options.
Hopefully you already have a GPU, because otherwise building a new PC from scratch is a difficult task. If you do, the 5800X, while not the most attractive Zen 3 in the group, is an excellent mid-range foundation.