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Entry Level Core i3 9100F RX 580 8GB Gaming PC + Free Game: $549 + $29 Delivery @ Tech Fast

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$50 cheaper than deal last week with Ryzen 3 2200G due to a deal they got on Biostar RX 580 8GB GPUs. Luke has confirmed the card is the same ones they had earlier in the year (dual fan but not the 2048SP).
Apply code at checkout. Enjoy :)

  • Core i3 9100F
  • Biostar RX 580 8GB
  • 8GB 2400MHz
  • 120GB SSD
  • Biostar H310M Motherboard
  • 550W PSU
  • Leaper Case
  • Free Game Code
  • Biostar card only at the low price. Upgrade pack available for MSI Armor RX 580 and Antec case for $99

Also $50 price drop (down to $1449) on my post from last week: R5 3600 / RTX 2080 system:
and these two are ending soon if you missed it before: R5-3600 / RX 5700 or 5700 XT ($999/$1149):

Related deal: AMD Raise the Game Promotion

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  • +4 votes

    Crazy that you guys can build this for the price you sell it for. Gonna recommend this for a mate on a budget.

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    Is there a cheap way of adding usb 3 ports? I have external hdd and would like to use them at max speeds.

  • +5 votes

    i3-9100F
    Cores 4, Threads 4
    Processor Base Frequency 3.60 GHz
    Max Turbo Frequency 4.20 GHz
    Cache 6MB
    TDP 65W

    VS

    i5-7600
    Cores 4, Threads 4
    Processor Base Frequency 3.50 GHz
    Max Turbo Frequency 4.10 GHz
    Cache 6MB
    TDP 65W

    • +2 votes

      Wow never noticed the core i3 9100f is a core i5 7600 hidded hahha

    • +1 vote

      The i3 probably gains more performance than what a 100Mhz of overclock could've added. 7th Gen CPUs had to be patched for Spectre and other vulnerabilities, which did affect performance, as far as I've read. 9th Gen probably came with (most of them) patched in the hardware.

      I may be wrong. Would love to learn about it if someone can simplify it.

      • +1 vote

        whereas kaby lake/skylake (same design, just process optimization) had to be purely patched in software and microcode, coffee lake-r (9th generation) does include some hardware mitigations for meltdown (v3 in particular) and l1tf.

        there should be a slight performance boost as a result of this, but don't expect it to be more than a couple percent.

  • +2 votes

    Damnit, sounds like a much better deal than their previous deal which I bought. Cheaper and comes with better specs and even a game :(

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      Don't stress too much in a couple of months time, there will be a much better deal than this one as well, and in a few months time after that, there will be some new "must have" technology released, and after that a fantastic new price!

      its a never ending cycle.

      just get what you feel is good, you'll be upgrading again in the future most likely…

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    Is it good for 4K video editing too? Or a higher spec is needed?
    My current desktop is a 3rd Gen i5 with 2GB 560 RX or something, thus did not even try to do it in the current desktop.

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      not very good

      the one below suits you more (6 cores / 12 threads)

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/487199

      just add another stick of 8gb ram for $50

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      Usually for video editing, you want a computer with fast storage and a lot of ram, with a faster processor. The 9100f isn't that much of an improvement over a 3rd gen i5, but if you put in a 1TB NVME drive in it, you should see a lot of improvement. Memory (RAM)is important to quickly store all the proxy files, (files that are easily srubbable in the timeline) for longer editing sessions. When I was doing some editing in Premiere, I am using 32GB of RAM, and that wasn't being fully utilized until some aftereffects work. I've edited on much worse computers than the one you have, I would recommend you have a go at editing with this program www.olivevideoeditor.org

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    The Biostar RX580 that I got from Techfast passes 20+ minutes on furmark without artifacts at all at 1545mhz core and 2250mhz vram. Not using the stock cooler, using an ID Cooling 120VGA.

    It has an IR VRM controller and you can connect to it with I2C.

    It's a nice little card.

    • +1 vote

      Have you tried undervolting it?

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        No need.

        At stock or modest overclock you can undervolt to reduce thermal load, or if you're hitting power limit it can bring your total power back down so the clock can go up. At almost 300mhz over base on Polaris you're adding voltage to make it work.

        I think the 1545mhz was about 1240mV, it'd sit at 1195mV stock if memory serves.

        At the higher clock I had the VRM switching frequency was 1mhz and the LLC I dont recall. I'd have to look in my discord cache at home to try to find a screenshot if you're interested. (I got banned from the channel I posted in :p)

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    Any chance Can you add the option to change the CPU to an i5?

    Looking at freenas/plex server setup.

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    Damn competition is great! (As in amd Vs intel)

    Even tho I'm an AMD fanboy, I'm almost tempted to buy this machine

    What board / chipset is the mainboard?

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    Will have to share this with my brother, see if it'd be possible for one to even get out to where he is. 9400f and a 580 would be absolutely awesome for $640. Better then my rig.

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    Edited* never realised i3s were 4 core 4 thread nowadays.

    For what it's worth original comment was asking how long they've been like this but I used good old google.

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    Having not bought a pc for years thanks to consoles, how ‘entry level’ is this in terms of performance etc?

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    How does something like this compare to an i7-3770K, GTX680, 16GB DDR3?

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    Out of curiosity, what brand of PSU is included?

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    What branding is the power supply and also what certification does it have? E.g. (None, Bronze, Silver etc.). Also as a whole does techfast use reliable power supplies?

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      A cheap Chinese brand called Allied, which has no certification. As to reliability I would say it is unreliable past it’s warranty period. And the case is mostly plastic so it looks cheap, which it is at this price.

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    Showing as $849 base price for me?

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