Welcome, NAGlings, to this month’s System Builder’s Guide. We’re five months into 2017 and things have changed quite a bit since my last SBG in January 2017. AMD’s Ryzen platform is in full swing, Intel is encouraging overclockers to not tweak anything at all, and DDR4 prices are shooting up even as production increases and more people are buying RAM. There are even small changes in the flash memory market that are impacting SSD prices today, so things are getting a little tricky if you’re trying to find a right time to buy new hardware. The next two months present a window of opportunity because most companies are preparing their earnings calls, or presenting new stuff at Computex, and no-one really wants to rock the boat with pricing for now. The next quiet period is September to October, so plan accordingly if you don’t have a budget set aside right now.