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Old 02-05-2021, 03:20 AM   #1
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Unhappy anyone hit with limited availability of computer parts ?


i ordered "AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AM4, 3.7 GHz, 12-Core, Boxed"
2 December 2020 and my position in line is still > 200
this shop is (i think) biggest in finland.

they get em few at a time and i suspect that this is going to last a lot longer

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over 25 pieces / 5.11
15 pieces / 9.11
90 pieces / 27.11
120 pieces / 2.12
50 pieces / 4.12
74 pieces / 14.12
14 pieces / 17.12
30 pieces / 22.12
20 pieces / 28.12
^there is history of shipments of cpu's.

Code:
coming:
216 pieces / at end of march
^thats what they are saying, i might not get it even then.

anyone else having problems with non-availability of computer parts?

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Old 02-05-2021, 06:54 AM   #2
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Not buying computer parts atm, but car manufacturers are cutting back production because of chip shortages.

Further, around the time of the December rush my daughter bought herself a work PC online, and had to wait for it because it was out of stock. I gather there's huge demand for the few FAB facilities in the world that can do ≤7nm chips. It will probably get to the stage where companies will have to hire fab line production slots at Auctions.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 07:15 AM   #3
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It's well-known that computer parts are in limited supply at the moment. A lot more people staying at home means a lot more people on their computers, and a lot more people upgrading their hardware.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 07:43 AM   #4
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I gather there's huge demand for the few FAB facilities in the world that can do ≤7nm chips. It will probably get to the stage where companies will have to hire fab line production slots at Auctions.
damn, that really suck's

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It's well-known that computer parts are in limited supply at the moment. A lot more people staying at home means a lot more people on their computers, and a lot more people upgrading their hardware.
i didn't know that.
yeah, i am doing my once a decade upgrade of my main PC. GPU's i update maybe a 3-4 times a decade

i actually paid them 100 for "Express service" lmao. i think ill ask that money back.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 07:56 AM   #5
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Became aware of this in July of last year when an HP laptop I purchased in June died. Contacted HP and they had me send the laptop to their facility and they eventually informed me that a part on the motherboard was bad and they could not get a replacement and said it was due to the pandemic. I expect this sort of thing will be ongoing for some time.
 
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About two years ago I purchased a digital TV card with 4 tuners. Cost me $99. Some time later I happened to see the new price, $230. Now it is not available, hasn't been for half a year.
 
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About two years ago I purchased a digital TV card with 4 tuners. Cost me $99. Some time later I happened to see the new price, $230. Now it is not available, hasn't been for half a year.
dang, when i ordered...
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 - Asus ROG Strix X570-F Gaming, ATX-Motherboard
 - AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, AM4, 3.7 GHz, 12-Core, Boxed
 - Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) HyperX Fury, DDR4 3200MHz, CL16, 1.35V
... ^that bundle it were 939,90 now it is 899,90.

not sure why they lowered the price of it.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 08:50 AM   #8
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A lot more people staying at home means a lot more people on their computers, and a lot more people upgrading their hardware.
Also remote learning may be another big thing. Maybe similar to how booze companies are making / made hand sanitizer they are focusing more on things for kids & school at home + home office stuff. Computer use at home has skyrocketed I'm sure. It's not just Netflix for people these days. High performance enthusiast stuff takes a back seat to that stuff.
 
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that bundle it were 939,90 now it is 899,90.

not sure why they lowered the price of it.
Give them a call and have your order recalculated. What's the universal word in finnish, perkele?
 
Old 02-05-2021, 10:19 AM   #10
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Give them a call and have your order recalculated. What's the universal word in finnish, perkele?


perkele = devil
vittu* = [removed]

yeah, maybe i should give them a call.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 10:22 AM   #11
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Power MOSFETs are the only complaint I've heard about. Probably there are certain components which are very common to many sub-assemblies and those tie up the procurement chains and cause delays of assemblies.
 
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...Probably there are certain components which are very common to many sub-assemblies and those tie up the procurement chains and cause delays of assemblies.
yea, could be that.


forgot to say to Emerson: actually they once gave me free CPU cooler when i forgot to order one when i were planning a new box. i bought part's and they assembled it at their shop vs a fee.
 
Old 02-05-2021, 11:32 AM   #13
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... actually they once gave me free CPU cooler when i forgot to order one when i were planning a new box. i bought part's and they assembled it at their shop vs a fee.
Good for you. The only thing I ever got from Finland was hangover. Man, it was like a mother of all hangovers. Karjalohja ...
 
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Power MOSFETs are the only complaint I've heard about. Probably there are certain components which are very common to many sub-assemblies and those tie up the procurement chains and cause delays of assemblies.
Power mosfets or their equivalents should be freely available - as freely as any other less commonly used device. You can also go to brokers if you're prepared to buy a quantity.

Often the problem is that the device is specified with, for example an American number, whereas you can get European or Japanese equivalents. It's a bit of hassle checking for them, as several specs need to be checked from datasheets. For fets, sensible checks would involve: Polarity (N or P);Vds; Id; On resistance; Gate Voltage; Gate sensitivity (how much voltage to turn on effectively); Frequency; Propagation.

The only one I got caught on was bipolar darlington. I was swapping out 2SD19xx (don't remember) devices which were 400V/6A devices. They were failure prone. I used the BU806 @ 400V/8A, but they came back as the HFE was only 350-400 but the 2SD part had a HFE of 2000 or so. After some searching I was able to use the BU911, which I could get and had respectable HFE. You usually don't need the full current capacity as engineers usually over specify that.
 
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Good for you. The only thing I ever got from Finland was hangover. Man, it was like a mother of all hangovers. Karjalohja ...
haha :P

i haven't had a hangover in almost 7 years. i think i drank last time 2014 - 2015, these days i drink just 0% beers, i actually have one at my desk atm.


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The only one I got caught on was bipolar darlington. I was swapping out 2SD19xx (don't remember) devices which were 400V/6A devices. They were failure prone. I used the BU806 @ 400V/8A, but they came back as the HFE was only 350-400 but the 2SD part had a HFE of 2000 or so.
i dont understand what he's talking about
my only attempt at electronics were when my uncle showed me how to make homemade taser, it got its power from 9 volt battery, but man did it hurt.
there were diodes and those thingies that store current, capacitor's?
 
  


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