The best you can do at the Moment. Wait.
Maybe even for Intel in Spring- will be good for the prices…hopefully
I was offered a 5800x today. For 480. And I decided to skip it. Last week I had the 5800x in my online Shopping cart, while I did get the info by one of our external IT Guys, about the 3070 in stock for a reasonable price at a very good source. Took me 2 minutes to order the GPU. In the meantime the CPU was out of stock.
The now running 3600x 6 core is ok. One week later it is 80 bucks more, If even available.
It even came with it’s aircooler. Could have saved the 70€ for the Noctua, but I prefer a silent PC.
With the 5800x, I can simply add a second fan for a Push/pull config and keep the aircooler…
But with the upcoming new NZXT 63 or a cheap but very good tested Arctic Freezer II 280 AIO for sub 100€.
Want to keep it together for the sub 800 ZMF closed Back. My savings for the Phonitor Xe got eaten up by this pc build. We live in strange times and it is OK.
All are healthy and there is work. Stores are open and we even have toilet paper LoL. I can order food for our Dog, which became a Problem, for a few months, as he is allergic. So all is fine
And hey… Maybe there is a small chance for a 2020 Bonus, who Knies…
On the other side… 699 for one of the best 3070 GPUs, is not that bad. It is super silent, in the open case, ~2 feet away. But it is gigantic and heavy. Love me some overbuild stuff. It comes with an arm
I am ok with paying the on top now, as like early Adopter Fee. My working ergonomics went through the roof. Editing videos in Davinci and pics in LR Classic/PS is fun. Though miss our 27inch proper calibrated Screen, my wife is using in our Home-office room.