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High Spec PCs: R9-3900X from $1699 / Threadripper 1950X from $1499 + Game Codes + $29 Delivery @ TechFast

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Hi all,

Based on feedback/requests for higher end Ryzen 9 and productivity/workstation type builds, this is what we've come up with. We have 1950X Threadrippers to clear so the pricing is pretty hot, but don't have any of the newer ones in or on the horizon.

Spec-wise, there's obviously a billion variations possible, so what is offered here is what is doable for now (i.e. can't tailor any further than this around motherboard spec, etc).

In both builds, the idea is to offer the RX 580 8GB, still a very capable card, as the lowest possible entry point GPU-wise, as we can't offer GPU-less systems due to warranty/testing complications. So if you wanted to install your own, this might be your best bet [note that warranty implications may arise if a self-installed component is found to be the cause of or contributing to the issue requiring service]. RX 5700 XT, RTX 2080 Super and RTX 2080 Ti are also offered and priced below.

Ryzen 9 3900X System:

Spec:
- Ryzen 9 3900X
- 16GB 3200MHz RAM (32GB and 64GB upgrades available)
- 240GB NVME m.2 SSD (1TB NVMe upgrade available)
- X570 Motherboard (brand/model may vary but currently using MSI Gaming Plus. Upgrade to Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option added for $59)
- 750W 80+ Bronze PSU (Thermaltake Smart BX1)
- Thermaltake Versa J24 RGB Edition case
Prices after 3900X-HIGH
- with RX 580 8GB: $1699
- with RX 5700 XT: $2199
- with RTX 2080 Super: $2399
- with RTX 2080 Ti: $2899 (strongly recommended bordering on required 750W 80+ Gold upgrade for $99) EDIT 6/11: $100 increase to 2080 Ti pricing (previous orders honored, new orders to pay additional $100)

Link: https://techfast.com.au/products/amd-ryzen-9-3900x-rtx-2080-...

Threadripper 1950X System:

Spec:
- Threadripper 1950X
- 16GB 3200MHz RAM (32GB and 64GB upgrades available)
- 1TB SATA 2.5" SSD (1TB NVMe upgrade available)
- MSI SLI PLus X399 Motherboard (brand/model may vary but that should be available for the majority)
- 240mm liquid cooler (brand/model may vary but will be brand name)
- 750W 80+ Bronze PSU (Thermaltake Smart BX1)
- Thermaltake Versa J24 RGB Edition case
Prices after 1950X-HIGH
- with RX 580 8GB: $1499
- with RX 5700 XT: $1999
- with RTX 2080 Super: $2199
- with RTX 2080 Ti: $2699 (strongly recommended bordering on required 750W 80+ Gold upgrade for $99) EDIT 6/11: $100 increase to 2080 Ti pricing (previous orders honored, new orders to pay additional $100)

Link: https://techfast.com.au/products/amd-ryzen-threadripper-1950...

16GB and 32GB RAM are currently from Team (T-Force and NightHawk respectively ATM) and 64GB upgrade will likely be G.Skill Trident Z 4x16 [special order, minimum 2 weeks to come in]; all models may vary. 2080 Supers have been MSI Ventus and Galax EX and will likely continue. SSD models will vary.

If you want these unassembled, enter SHIP UNASSEMBLED in the NOTES field on the CART PAGE before Checkout. Note that our 1-year return to base assembled system warranty will not apply for systems we do not assemble, but we will honor and assist with manufacturer warranties for faulty components if required.

Enter respective codes at Checkout to apply discounts.

I'll be interested to your feedback as always, and thanks again to the OzB community for helping to shape our offerings and business.

Cheers
Luke

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  • +4 votes

    Those are some really nice deals.

  • +15 votes

    i can fully love this company now because you got rid of those shitty cases. thermaltake one actually looks good for airflow.

    • +8 votes

      Those shitty cases are still there as standard unless you upgrade for more $$$ let’s be clear

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        i think its a very worthy upgrade. the standard one has the 3.5" drive mounts at the front which blocks the airflow from the intake fan at the front.

      • +1 vote

        Thats a bit misleading BongoOB. This deal includes Thermaltake case, not those shitty case.
        So you dont have to pay a cent to "upgrade"

        • +1 vote

          Is Leaper ShittyCase the new default moniker for the Pro?

          • +2 votes

            @luketechfast: It always has been.

            Less than a day after receiving my prebuilt system that thing was in the trash and the build was in a nzxt s340. Quality difference and looks is worlds apart. Don’t know what you pay for each case but the nzxt was 79$ Worth the extra money imo.

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            @luketechfast: I have that ShittyCase :(

            Back then when I made my purchase your deals didn't have choice of case Luke

        • -2 votes

          So he fell in love with the company over this deal with the upgraded case and has ignored the many other deals with the “shitty” cases - Makes perfect sense…to the nonsense!

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            @bOngOCaT: Just curious, have u purchase anything from them mate?

            • -1 vote

              @d3n0tz: I don’t need to touch water 💦 to know it’s wet

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                @bOngOCaT: Ah you are one of those keyboard warrior. Gotcha.

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    Now, you are talking. I am so tempted. Need more big fans and liquid cooler.

    • +1 vote

      Can't do anything on the fans side but the 3900X has a 240mm AIO LC option thanks to the Versa case.

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    Which is better to run a test application server?
    R9-3900X or Threadripper 1950X?

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      I am guessing 3900x would be better option - it even beats 2920x according to bitwit

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        Surprise 2920x isn't a beast.
        Pity techfast isn't offering 3950x…

        • +20 votes

          TechFast cannot offer 3950X yet. In order to offer one, they will need to send someone to steal from AMD since 3950X are not released yet.

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      I'd assume the 3900x. Less cores, but those cores are significantly faster.

      But I'll let someone else conf/deny that. Next to no experience with running servers.

  • +1 vote

    Great deal! No-one else comes close!

  • +1 vote

    For the Threadripper System:
    - 1TB SATA 2.5" SSD (1TB NVMe upgrade available)

    It is showing NVMe drive by default on the actual page.

    • +1 vote

      Thanks, fixed.

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    great deal. is it possible to order these with no GPU at all (I'm not a gamer and already have a GTX1080)

    • +3 votes

      A lot of text in the deal body but: In both builds, the idea is to offer the RX 580 8GB, still a very capable card, as the lowest possible entry point GPU-wise, as we can't offer GPU-less systems due to warranty/testing complications. So if you wanted to install your own, this might be your best bet

      • +1 vote

        thanks, didnt notice this was already mentioned in the deal post

    • +3 votes

      May as well just take it with the 580 and sell that off. Shouod be able to snag $200 at the least for a 580.

  • +5 votes

    Gamers Nexus have an interesting article comparing first gen Threadripper to current gen Ryzen:

    https://www.gamersnexus.net/hwreviews/3527-amd-threadripper-...

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      Oof that's an eye opener… 1950X is near the top on all the productivity tests but near dead last on all the gaming ones.

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    Are they reference single fan cards or custom AIB? (5700xt & 2080)

    • +7 votes

      All dual fans, no reference/blowers.

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    $2800 for a 2080Ti system. Damn that’s a good deal.

    • +16 votes

      Go on then!

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        Hi. Which manufacturer/brand do we get for 2080 Ti?
        Edit: Nvm. Someone else already asked. I think it's MSI Ventus?

  • -2 votes

    If there was an option for a motherboard with onboard wifi and a larger M2 SSD I would buy from you guys

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    Hi OP, how does the compatibility of the above spec to videography and photography editing works?

    • +1 vote

      Of all the deals from tech fast, these are the best for video editing.

      If still budget oriented, the gfx card 580 option will still be plenty, alternatively grab a budget (?) Nvidia card (they work better with most editing software than AMD cards)

      These CPUs will be best option and the ram will be a great start option (upgrade if you want a bit of future proofing too)

      Get a second ssd for your OS and editing software, use the 1tb ssd / nvme (prefer nvme) as your editing hdd with the footage on.

      Can't go wrong there, killer deal.

      • +1 vote

        They had an intel deal few days ago, wouldnt that be better for video editing? I heard intel works well with adobe? Could be wrong.

        • +1 vote

          These CPUs are great workstation options.

          I'm not sure what deal the other day you mean specifically, but as far as I'm aware these are the only tech fast deals with the larger thread/core count good for editing.

          When I said Nvidia is better than AMD I was just talking about gfx card side of things, which isn't as big a deal as CPU choice, ram amount or storage speed.

        • +2 votes

          Nah a 3900x is way better than anything this side of a $1k Intel cpu

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    I was at first thinking of going with the 3500X but this is quite a deal for a Threadripper. Could you offer a regular 5700 as an option as well?

    • +2 votes

      Waaa.

      I'll get a price and update.

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      Its +$350 for the 5700 from the bundled RX 580. The option is now live.

  • +1 vote

    Assuming this is a workstation pc, I'd put a base gtx 1650 (or a better nvidia) instead of the 580 video card to help with adobe applications

    the ryzen 9 system is the way to go, but the price is a bit too high

    thanks for the deal Luke!

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    When you upgrade the 1TB SDD with 3900X it says it is $89 but at checkout it is $99

    • +1 vote

      Thanks. Site app needed a refresh. Correct price is $99.

  • +1 vote

    What does workstation/productivity machine mean in this context? That it's really good at office applications and having lots of tabs open?

    Serious question.. havent built a PC in years and out of the loop.

    • +1 vote

      As I understand it;
      Basically geared toward multitasking and multi-threaded tasks instead of gaming which aims for higher single core speeds but less overall cores.

      So 12 cores that run slower, instead of a gaming system which might be 6 cores that each run really fast…

    • +1 vote

      More so rendering and other multi-threaded work. A modern 4 core is already good enough for offfice and heavy browsing (until developers start optimising for high ore counts now)

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    I'm eyeing either one of the following Threadripper 3960X, 3970X, 3980X, 3990X for audio development next month. Will you stocking this part Luke? Niche market but doesn't hurt asking.

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      Sorry just saw this. Really high end productivity is relatively new to us, but happy to look at it if demand is there. Ultimately our model is for deal based systems with volume, so it will depend on demand.

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        No worries. That understable, just asking for my sibling fyi.

  • +2 votes

    Do you guys have a big deal planned for Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

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      Being 100% serious, our prices really can't go any lower.

  • +9 votes

    Hi Luke

    Im almost sold on this deal, deal breaker for me is still those MSI motherboard's Running them with a 3900X those VRM's are terrible, look at both Debaur's and Hardware unboxed tests and you will see.

    Any chance of a paid upgrade to the ASUS TUF WIFI?

    Also NVME any chance of 970 EVO model?

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      Can you explain a little more please. How would this affect me using this as a workstation

    • +13 votes

      If it's a deal breaker for customers we will need to look at it tomorrow. Stand by.

      • +2 votes

        I'll wait and see, will probably pull the trigger if this is adressed.

        • +8 votes

          Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option added for $59 👍

      • +4 votes

        Can you update me when you do. 100% ready to pull the trigger on buying it when you do

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        Add me to the list to update if this changes.

        • +2 votes

          Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option added for $59 👍

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        Count me in for an order too if you are able to change this

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          Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option added for $59 👍

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        also in for this

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          Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option added for $59 👍

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        Thanks Luke, ordered with the Asus mobo

    • +1 vote

      I agree, almost there Luke. A few more upgrade to a better motherboard (prefer the Gigabyte X570 Aorus Master) and NVME and I am in.

      • +1 vote

        Had to choose one as multiple options on the same product isn't how we're setup, so went with the Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option for $59.

    • +1 vote

      Asus Tuf WiFi X570 option added for $59. Multiple selectable options for the one component isn't our model so can't offer/guarantee the Samsung Evos.

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        Awesome Luke :) love your guys work. Can I order a system without the nvme? I’ll just buy the Samsung one separately

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          We can't get to that level of customization sorry. We can't remove bundled items - very complicated internally and with SSDs generally we need to install OS and drivers, stress test etc.

  • -1 vote

    Hi-spec

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    Im looking for a good balance between productivity/multitasking situations and heavy gaming. What AMD CPU would be ideal for this case?

    • +2 votes

      Anything Ryzen 3rd gen, they have great single threaded performance for games. Then it's just how much you want to spend on cores for your workstation performance.

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    If I wasn't focussed on an ITX build that 3900x 2080 super package would be perfect for me. I'm finding it really hard to say no to this one.

    What happened to all the $650ish 3600 builds? I have a few people keenly interested but it looks like the 3500x has taken that slot.

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      Gaming is our core so the 3500X offers the same performance for less, but the 3600 is still an option on all of those builds for + $150.

  • +1 vote

    Hi Luke, what brand is the rtx 2080ti? Also it says it requires the 80+ gold psu, but is the bronze one fine?

    • +1 vote

      Likely MSI Ventus. I would really recommend the gold for either of these two CPU combined with a Ti, but power draw wise the bronze will do it.

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        Would it put the system in danger with just the 80+ bronze or is it just a matter of power efficiency?

        • +1 vote

          I don't believe it would be in danger, no.

  • +1 vote

    Hey, does anybody know if the 3900X has the RDRAND microcode bug?

    • +2 votes

      hello fellow ars reader.

      i bet it does. i can't see them bothering to update the bios for you.

      but if they can list all the boards they might use, we can see if there is a bios update with a microcode fix.

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    Hi fellow OzBargainers
    I'm after a good build that can be used effiently for grahpic design (illustrator), video creation, editing and production (premiere) and some mild gaming being able to run games such as GTA V and higher end games. Would these builds work well for these types of applications or would i need a higher end pc build?

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      The 3900x will do very well with that. You will want more storage and possibly 32GB ram but it depends on your workflows and file sizes.

      Scroll down to the productivity: premier chart, the 3900x tops the chart.

      https://www.techspot.com/review/1869-amd-ryzen-3900x-ryzen-3...

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      I did a brief search on YouTube and came across a few videos suggesting that the 3900x might have issues with premiere, but others show the opposite. Do some research if you're going to do a lot of video creation, editing and production etc.

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    Hey guys, on the fence on this one atm, does anyone know how long/had experience with the turn around time for delivery when ordering the PC disassembled?

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    Is the add-on USB wifi adapter AC? nm when i clicked on it the details appeared - no AC

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      802.11n, 802.11g (draft), 802.11b