I'm not surprised by price increase - that was to be expected if 5000 series can match or outperform solutions from Intel. I'll be getting new CPU in November, just not sure which one, a lot depends on pricing. Lets step back a bit: Ryzen 2700X vs 3600 - bigger core count on 2700X does not matter that much, since has 3600 has better in IPC and performs better even in multi-threaded scenario. Now if 3000 series drop in prices, we could even look at 3900X vs 5600X in similar price range. Not sure if IPC increase will be enough alone, since core count is doubled. Originally I was planing to get something in middle range like 3700X, now there will be a lot to think of.