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Budget Gaming PC | Ryzen 5 3500X CPU | GTX 1660 GPU | B350 MB | 120GB SSD | 16GB RAM | USB WiFi | $689 Delivered @ TechFast

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ARSERYZE

Ripper price again from TechFast for this budget gaming PC. Add a 24" AOC E2470SWH monitor & wired keyboard/mouse bundle for just $110 more. Apply code ARSERYZE for discount, with delivery anywhere in Australia. Offer ends Jan 27, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Enjoy :)

Mod Note: Deal has been extended to 3rd Feb.

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      I'd probably want a CPU with SMT (6 cores and 12 threads) like the 2600 or 3600. The 3500x is 6 cores and 6 threads which isn't the best for CPU heavy tasks like video editing. You can upgrade the CPU to the 3600 for $150.

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    Any setup coming for office pc?
    And also why don't you use OEM windows?

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    RGB's will give this extra grunt

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    Rise of the Ass™️

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    Would the PSU and case upgrade (to the Deepcool Matrexx 50) be worth it? $689 sounds a lot more appealing than $903. Would this build with those 2 upgraded parts still be a good deal at $903?

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      Absolutely not. For $903, it will be about $100-$150 cheaper to build your own.

      First of all, a 450W PSU will handle this workload fine, but you want a good PSU that's not going to blow up; i.e. not the no-brand default one.

      You can buy a CX450 for about $75. Swap that in, and sell the "Allied" PSU or just put it into an explosive rig.

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        Even with a 3500x/1660? The upgrades are pricey. I just don't want the generic 550W and case but the upgrades really blow out the budget. So you'd suggest buying the $689 build and buying my own case/PSU? Would the case be worth upgrading at least? It seems pretty decent and $95 upgrade puts it at the price buying a low-mid range case anyway.

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      No. Buy the base and then grab a better case. I reckon the PSUs that Techfast are including are fine - people like to get hysterical about quality PSUs but we've come a long way from the Codegens and Shaws of 5-10 years ago.

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    for someone who only wants a gamning system to play american truck sim and euro truck sim what do you suggest?

    here are the minimum requirements

    OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
    Processor: Quad core CPU 3.0 GHz
    Memory: 6 GB RAM
    Graphics: GeForce GTX 760-class (2 GB)
    Storage: 3 GB available space

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      they said in comment earlier they might do a cheaper one with lower spec later this week "but I'm looking at an entry level PC deal for this week to, which would be steps down in CPU and GPU (and price) from this" .

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    Not to eat Techfast's lunch, but I'd recommend that people also consider the consoles releasing at the end of the year will likely crush a build like this for the same price. Different use-case for sure, just worth noting imo.

    Great deal otherwise!

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      What consoles?

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        Probably referring to Project Scarlett (Microsoft's successor to XBox One S) and Sony's PlayStation 5

        Edit: unless he is referring to other kinds of consoles to which I'm on the completely wrong track. Happy to be corrected

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    Hi mate,

    Given the recent decision to offer Rift functionality with the Oculus Quest, is there a market for a build which is geared for this use?

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      This would be more
      Than adequate. I use the quest with this build (1660 super though). Runs way smooth. Not sure why graphics card specs are high for VR games. Most are like
      Roblox graphics

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    So, i have a i5 6600k and a 1070. I'm keen to upgrade my pc but not sure if its worth it. Is this an upgrade?

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      GPU would be a downgrade but CPU would be an upgrade. You would get less performance overall. I would be looking at one of their 5700xt systems rather than this one if you want a considerable upgrade but the 1070 is still very competent. You could upgrade to an Ryzen 3600 or higher and keep your GPU/case/everything else.

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        Will the ram still work on the new ryzen system?. Spent a fortune on this when I first built it.
        I'm happy to keep the 1070 GPU and possiblly offload the new one.
        Would the 3500 be a sidegrade? I've also read there's not alot diff between this and the 3600 so price wise this sounds good and I don't have to build the system.

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      That processor and GPU better be over clocked.

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        Only standard mb overclocked cpu. Haven't noticed any real difference. Haven't done anything to the GPU.

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          If you overclock it to 4.5GHz that's 15% faster performance. And if you're lucky and got a good chip that'll go to 4.7GHz, then you've got a 20% faster chip than it was stock.

          Same goes with the GPU.

          Don't forget about selecting your RAMs faster XMP profile either (assuming you bought some fast RAM).

          The question becomes why spend money upgrading/waste money side-grading when your machine is potentially 20% faster than the speed you've been using it at?

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            @So lo: To be honest i couldnt figure out the settings so i kinda gave up and did the auto bios detected one! i'll ready up a bit i guess. GPU OC? hmm not even sure where to start :)

            Oh umm i think 4.5GHz is like a 30% increase?

            current specs - MB - Z170 Pro gaming
            RAM - ddr4 1099mhz

            Specification Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz
            TDP Limit 95.0 Watts
            Tjmax 100.0 °C
            Core Speed 824.0 MHz
            Multiplier x Bus Speed 8.0 x 103.0 MHz
            Base frequency (cores) 103.0 MHz
            Base frequency (ext.) 103.0 MHz
            Stock frequency 3500 MHz
            Max frequency 4100 MHz

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              @tds: Use MSI Afterburner and just google for "how to overclock gtx10 series using MSI Afterburner." It's pretty straightfoward.

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                @So lo: I tried with the zotac one but whenever I oc it just craps itself.

                Happy with the PC oc for now, the increase was on cinebench 1200 to nearly 1800 after some late night checks now set at 4.6gh. I'll see how we go after a long gaming session. 50% speed increase sounds a bit nuts.
                Ram is now at 1800gh too.

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                  @tds: Welcome to the OC club. :-)

                  In regards to RAM, DDR = Double Data Rate.
                  So that would be 3600MHz RAM. Your timings might be a bit loose (high) at that speed but generally you won't see much of an FPS change in game on Intel platform.

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            @So lo: so i ocd again manually after some research to 4500 and the scores are beating some i7 7600 but i forgot to bench before i changed. :D. After im done i might have no choice but to buy a new CPU :P~

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      I have essentially the same specs (swap your 6600K for a 6600 and we have the same), our CPUs are pretty crap because we got the last gen before they bumped up the core/thread count. A R5-3500x (in this deal) is around a 20% increase in overall speed but the 1660 is about 10% worse than a 1070.

      I asked about getting a higher spec'd CPU with a lower spec'd GPU (because I'll swap my GPU in), if you're interested in that maybe drop a comment on my other one and Luke could put something together :D Comment: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/8236201/redir

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      EDIT: Nevermind… didn't realise it had already been replied to on page 2 of comments… :\

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    Noob question here - would this be adequate for editing GoPro footage (1080p)?

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    Damn! So tempting!!!

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    Hi,

    I have a few yellow exclamation marks in device manager - PCI devices, etc. Is it worth installing the mobo drivers of the disc - AHCI, Aduio, Chipset, Lan, USB31? or any of the other software?

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    Is there any chance I'd get one with an matx motherboard?

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    I really want to get one but I'm going overseas on 25/01. Any chance this getting delivered before then?

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      Not delivered by then, no, but you can place the order to jump on the deal and we can either deliver to an alternate address someone can receive it on your behalf, or we can hold it until you're back. If you want us to hold it, enter SHIP AFTER X (date) in the Notes field on the Cart page before Checkout.

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    Their shopping cart should have an option to select click and collect to save on shipping!

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    Dumb question, but there's an option to put a code in once you proceed to checkout at techfast, yeah? I don't want to accidentally pay for something first without applying the discount correctly.

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      Yes, apply the code on either the Cart Page or Checkout Page before payment to redeem the discount. It can also be applied/refunded after by contact support if something goes wrong.

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    I just got my computer on Monday, and this is the same deal but with extra USB wifi.
    is that possible to get the USB wifi as well?

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    Hi Luke, what you do think this would be like as a 4K Blue Iris (security camera) server? Have around 15 cameras. It's not doing storage (that's to a local NAS). It's just running the cameras and putting out to a 50 inch 4K display

    Simon

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      It does say recommended specs of Core i7 on the site, but i dont imagine it means a 9th Gen i7 CPU and all that entails. As a brand new gen CPU the syatem this easily outstrips the minimum specs. I might suggest the R5 3600 for the additional 6 threads (12) over the 3500X (6) as a general productivity rule, but I'm not familiar enough with how tje software works to state whether it would be required though.

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      Blue Iris (last time I checked when setting up cams earlier last year) only supports Intel hardware encoding (and nvidia I think, but it's usually recommended not to use this as you then need a GPU with the additional cost, power, heat, etc…), so an AMD CPU would need to use more power to basically brute force software encoding 24/7.

      I ended up getting an ex-business HP i5-4570, but for 15 4K cameras I have no idea as that is way more than my couple of 2MP cams. ipcamtalk is probably the best place to ask for information.

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    I dont know why but im scared that the pc will get damaged when its shipped to me. But its a very promising deal.

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    Any plans to sell a PC with a 2070 or 2070 super anytime soon?

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    Can I change/cancel my current order for this deal and pay the extra?

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    Hi Luketechfast and everyone else.

    I'm new to this so be gentle.
    This deal looks great.
    Couple of questions if thats OK?
    How easy would if be to upgrade GPU / RAM / SSD / add HDD in the future?
    And is Wi-Fi is just via a USB? If I wanted to use a wireless mouse and keyboard for gaming would this work or would faster connectivity / Wi-Fi / cable be better?

    Many thanks for your advice
    Gertrude

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      GPU is easy, virtually any other card can come and go as long as the PCIE pin design hasn't changed (it hasnt). Ditto with RAM.

      Additional storage drives can be added later and they are screwed to the case itself for most of them. You'll get one additional SATA data cable in your accessories box.

      Wireless keyboard and mouse are unrelated to the Wi-Fi USB, other than probably looking the same, just a small rectangle that plugs into a USB port. You would get better internet speeds with a cable, assuming the USB adapter would be picking up the same signal.

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    Thinking about getting a new PC. My current system is an i7 4790 @ 3.6 GHZ, 16GB ram & a Geoforce GTX 1060 3GB. Running Windows 7 Pro.

    Cost is $1026 with a 1TB SSD and Windows 10, though I'll probably buy Windows 10 OEM elsewhere and save myself $50.

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    Whats the case dimensions?

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    What is the different between the Monitor Bundle Option: AOC 27G2 : https://techfast.com.au/collections/monitors/products/monito...
    with the one here: https://techfast.com.au/collections/monitors/products/monito...
    There is a price tag different but I see the same spec.

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      The upgrade item is to go from a 24" monitor bundled into the price of an existing system. This system doesn't have a bundled monitor, therefore the full $329 applies.

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    does the "GTX 1660 GPU support" multiple monitors and how many?

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      Yes, the GTX 1660 has 3x DisplayPort and 1x HDMI out so it could support 4 different monitors before introducing any additional hardware.

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      Yes, but the Galax 1 click has one each of DP, DVI and HDMI, not as per the above comment.

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    God dam, spent a week contempating to spend the monies anyway, but sure is an upgrade from my 4790….

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    Is it possible to buy it without the PSU, GPU and HDD? If so how much would it be?

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    Whats the deal with these 3500X Cpus? Can't really find much info on them.

    Moderate gamer here, would I be better off spending a bit more and getting something else? Normally buy mid range PC hardware (best performance for $)

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    Does the standard case suppprt a 3.5 drive?

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    is this capable for photo/video editing ? and occasional gaming like sims ?

    thanks

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      It is for sure, but you would also greatly improve your editing performance with the R5 3600 processor upgrade (+$150), as it has double the threads of the 3500X.

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    Hi all. Looking at upgrading my old i3 2100. I don't play a lot of games but think that these deals are probably still better value than building myself a machine. Just a few queries (and my apologies if they are basic but I am a bit of a newb)
    Firstly I guess what I am looking at is this computer with the following upgrades (1) Processor to R5 3600 (2) case to Deepcool Tesseract SW (3) motherboard to MSI Mortar B450 M-ATX (4) ram to 2x8gb (3200) and (5) installing a 1TB m.2 NVME SSD.
    Now my questions/queries..
    (a) Does this sound like an ok set up? Any issues? Recommendations?
    (b) I read somewhere that the m.2 slot will disable some of the sata ports (upto 2 ports per m.2) and the m/board only has 4 sata ports so by putting in the m.2 drive will this limit me to only 2 or 3 HDD's? (i want to put in at least 4 plus the m.2)
    (c) Does anybody (luke) know what m.2 drive they use?

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      I believe SATA port disabling depends on the motherboard. I couldn't find any reference to loss of SATA ports when using an m.2 drive in the board's manual, but I could be mistaken; we have not run into that issue, if it exists, with the amount of drives we offer in the build.

      The build looks excellent and will perform very well as a 1080P gaming system and editing tool.

      We have used Crucial, Kingston or Gigabyte 1TB NVMe drives and the likelihood is that Crucial will be in your build as it is currently on hand.

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    Hey luke my friend wants a build this one specifically but since its a weekend he cant go to the bank to get his money, so is it possible you can extend this deal by a few days or week maybe even?

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    Hey Luke,

    What's the delivery estimate to Melbourne if I order it disassembled or if I wanted a pickup?

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