I was going to do something scummy, and take advantage of Amazon's return policy and buy a 3700x and return it when my 5600x comes in.... The 3700x was $409 with Prime, but it is now OOS, and the partner retailers want $490 for it...
I currently have a r5 2600, but my son is patiently waiting for it for his 1st build... He's bought the mbb, sdd, case, ram from CC on black friday. He is getting a handme down used 800w PSU, a 1070ti and the CPU from me.
I may see if he wants to buy a r5 1500 from kijiji, there's one listed near me asking $100, and then I can help sell it when he gets my r5 2600.
I checked yesterday, and I am 12th in line for a r5 5600x at my local CC
What chipset board does he have? I got caught with that and ordered a 2700X only to have it pointed out to me that only 3XXX (exluding the APU "G" variants) and 5XXX are compatible with B550. (Had to cancel the 2700X order and got a 3700X instead).