I'm planning a new build to replace my very long-in-the-tooth i7 920 rig, I've already bought a 1TB 980 Pro NVM SSD and a 2TB Samsung QVO SATA SSD in the Amazon Black Friday sales - return window is end of Jan so I thought I may as well take advantage. I was going to go for Ryzen 7 5800X but I'm thinking the prices of the Alder Lake CPUs will force down Ryzen prices, particularly given the pricing of the i7-12700 which I'd expect will affect the price of the Ryzen 9 5900X - Scan currently have it for £449 (the 5800X was around £400 pre-Black Friday) and a well-specced Asus mobo with WiFi for £180, which is over £50 off it's RRP. It's all very tempting to pull the trigger now but I'm wondering if I wait until January, will those prices be cheaper or at worst the same price as the Black Friday deals now? I guess the question is: do the Black Friday deal prices tend to come back as January sales prices? Are the prices of the Ryzen 9 CPUs likely to fall further in January? The new system will be used for photo-editing, content creation and software development so the 5900X is particularly appealing, especially if it drops to the original price of the 5800X that I used in my original build budget.