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Mid-Tier Gaming PCs: R5-3500X / 2060: $829.60 & i7-9700F / 2070 Super [B360/16G/480G/120LC]: $1399.20 + $29 Delivery @ TechFast


Hi all,

Continuing the 20% SUMMERFAST coupon code, we have two new mid-tier CPU/GPU pairings, featuring RTX 2060 6GB and RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB GPUs. Both are almost certainly Galax 1-click OC, and definitely 2060 rather than 2060 Super, and 2070 Super rather than 2070.

The new 2070 Super pricing means a $377.80 price difference between this and the 9700F/2080 Super pricing, with just an approximate 16% effective speed difference. Let me know if you want to see this paired with other CPUs.

Core i7 9700F / RTX 2070 Super Gaming PC

Core i7 9700F
Galax 1-click OC RTX 2070 Super 8GB (guaranteed MSI Ventus available for those wanting it)
16G 2666MHz RAM
480GB SSD (Allied, our standard offering)
Biostar B360MHD Pro2 motherboard
750W Allied PSU (80+ Gold upgrade $69)
Bonus 120mm Liquid Cooler
Leaper Pro Black or White (Deepcool upgrade options available)

Price: $1399.20 after SUMMERFAST

Link: https://techfast.com.au/products/core-i7-9700f-rtx-2070-supe...

Ryzen 5 3500X / RTX 2060 6GB Gaming PC

This is offered with a base spec and the lowest possible entry point into this CPU/GPU pairing. Again happy to see requests for CPU pairings for this GPU.

Ryzen 5 3500X
Galax 1-click OC RTX 2060 6GB
8G 2666MHz RAM (16G 2666MHz $69)
120G SSD
Biostar A320M motherboard (Biostar B45M2 B350 MB $39)
550W Allied PSU
Leaper Flair RGB Case

Price: $829.60 after SUMMERFAST

Link: https://techfast.com.au/products/amd-ryzen-5-3500x-rtx-2060-...


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  • I see the name luketechfast, I upvote :)

  • hi luke, will there be a 3900X/2080 Super deal in the next few days?

  • Does anyone have any experience with the Techfast liquid coolers? Are they reliable and quiet?

    Also, would an i7 9700f generate less heat than a ryzen 3800x? The i7 has a lower TDP (65W vs 105W), but the ryzen uses a smaller manufacturing process (7nm vs 14nm). How much do TDP and die size effect heat output?

    I have had issues with computer heat in the past so heat management is an important factor for me.

    • The TDP doesn't really mean much mate, there's no standard so they just pull those numbers out of their ass. Here is a comparison of actual power consumption numbers and it looks like the i7 9700 is the lowest power part.

    • Not a direct answer to your questions, but I'm running a 3700X and the wraith cooler is surprisingly good if you had intended to use it with the Ryzen chip. CPU idles around 45 degrees with an ambient room temp of 30 degrees or more and I've never seen it go above 75, even under heavy load.

    • Intel has their TDP at base clocks
      - 9700f is non overclockable (not a k variant) but still boosts to near 5ghz

      AMD TDP is at boost
      - 3800x is an unecessary cost over 3700x as it's just better binned 1-3% faster for $50-100 more

      If you're worried about heat, don't be, unless you have a 9900k on air.

      General rule of thumb for overall CPU rank.

      1. Ryzen 5 3600, cheapest 6 core/12 thread (basically a 5% faster at stock per core 8700k that doesn't boost as high)

      2. Ryzen 7 3700x - productivity king to cost (8 core/16 thread)

      3. Intel i9 9900k - best gaming but Chernobyl (8 core/16 thread)

      4. Ryzen 9 3900x - 12 core/ 24 thread . Literally 2 ryzen 3600x together

      5. Intel i9 9700k - no hyperthreading = pure gaming is good but everything trash (8 core/8 thread)

      Ryzen, unlike Intel, scales their ryzen 3600-3700-3800-3900-3950 linearly. As in the single core performance is basically the same bar binning performance gains.

      Only benefit going up the ryzen ladder from 3600 is more cores.

      • I remember the good ol days when duo core processors were THE next best thing back in 2006.

        Now we're up to 12 … gosh I feel old.

        • 16 in the…"consumer" space. 64 in the HEDT space. Think it might be higher in the server space?

        • Yep. Phones have 8 cores for a while now.

          • @pull the lever: Which is just silly - the heat generated from running them continuously for any longer than 20s causes throttling to kick in and either disables some cores (in big.LITTLE configurations) or slows down their speed. So while the cores may exist, trying to actually use them disables them.

      • but Chernobyl

        I lol'd 😂

      • So how does the 3500X and 3600 stack up against the 8700K for gaming? So faster clocks?

        • 3600 and 8700k: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/AMD-Ryzen-5-3600-vs-Int...

          TL;DR: 3600 faster single core by ~8% but that's most likely at stock. As mentioned: 8700k can boost 0.5GHz more than 3600.


          3600: 130 frames avg (9 games)
          3500x: not in same test but same base and 0.1Ghz less boost so sameish performance (6 less threads but for gaming doesn't matter)
          8700k: 141 frames avg (9 games)

          This is 1080p, if you play at 1440p or 4k everything will be the same/slightly varied depending on optimisations (GPU is the limit at higher resolutions

          Also, if you get an 8700k be prepared to delid it as the thermal paste between the heat spreader for that gen (8th) is awful.
          -> Basically: Same temps tbh as 9900k for 2 less cores and 4 less threads w/less IPC density.

          Either for gaming, go for 9900k or 3600. 8700k is horribly expensive still ($550+ range on eBay).

          OR wait for ryzen 4000 for a ~ +11-14% IPC improvement + more overclock headroom.

    • Hey mate, from what I understand they use Deepcool Gammaxx AIOs.
      I'm currently waiting on my R9/2080S build and I tricked it out with a 240mm rad.

  • Does the individual parts come with their respective manufactures warranty?

    Example: Galax 1-click OC RTX 2060 6GB comes with 3 year manufacture warranty?

  • how does this i7 compare to that ryzen 7 deal the other week please? Which is the better system? Thanks

  • Hi Luke, do you know if you can deliver to an AusPost office?

  • hey luke i was wondering if the cables inside the PC could be all black instead of the standard mustard looking cables you guys use just some feedback i know alot more people who would buy if its like Mwaves cable/cable management etc

    • Do you mean the PSU cables? It depends on the model, but I will pass on the feedback as I generally agree.

      • yeh also is it possible by any chance just for a one of my friends he wants a build could you ship to newzealand as a one time thing?

        • Doable, but obvious warranty and support implications being overseas. PM or email [email protected] and we can sort out.

          • @luketechfast: Evening Luke, sorry for replying to this thread.

            I am in urgent need of a reply from you if that's okay? I have sent an email to [email protected], it is very very important as I'm trying to buy a PC but there is a issue that may stop me from buying it.

            Please respond asap, I unfortunately can not private message due to my account being less than a day old so I thought that this would be the best option instead. Once again sorry for replying to this thread. Also ShotzzAU helped me with this PC and had great things to say about your site. Thanks Shotzz :)

            • @sprect: Hi mate, I don't have access to the inbox at home. I try to keep balance as much as possible. What's the issue?

              • @luketechfast: I'll send the email message here.

                Hello TechFast, hope you are well.

                @ShotzzAU showed me a PC build that I am greatly interested in, I've also added some upgrades in which I think would make it perform better. I would absolutely love to purchase the PC, but there is one issue and that is that I need to grab money out of the bank and to put it onto a card so that I could purchase the PC, unfortunately, Monday the 27th is the only time that we will be able to do so as I can not get money out of my bank account and to put it onto the card on the weekend as they are not opened. And the reason that is an issue is because the discount code I used in the cart ends on Monday 27th, this means that it makes the price of the PC much more expensive and out of my budget.

                The code I was using is ARSERYZE, and the PC Build was https://techfast.com.au/products/amd-ryzen-5-3500x-gtx-1660-....

                So I wanted to ask, is it possible to make this discount code last until the 28th of January so that I have time to get the money to pay for this PC, I am really wanting to purchase it as it would be my first gaming computer and I really really want to be able to purchase it as it's been a dream of mine for quite some while.

                Please let me know if this is possible or you can sort anything out for me.


          • @luketechfast: but like the warranty stuff is still possible just much harder right?

  • How's Galax as a brand? I've never seen/heard of them before. The Galax RTX 2070 Super run cool? Any advantage with going for the MSI upgrade?

    EDIT: Is this the two or three fan model?

    • +1 vote

      Dual fan. Galax 2080 Supers have some of the better cooling we've used and the 2070 has the same features. They're good cards.

  • I'd also love to see the super 2070 paired with something like a ryzen 5 3600 or above, would be an insta-buy for me :)

  • Don't really know much about PC parts, is the Core i7 9700F / RTX 2070 one a good gaming setup and good deal for the money? Or could you get a better one for the same amount?

    • I’d wait for the AMD 3700x/2070super deal coming in a few days.

      If you read the comments, a lot of people are requesting AMD Ryzen systems.

      Should be a similar price.

      • Is there any reason why Ryzen 3700x is better than the Intel i7 9700F version? I need some insight as I want to buy one of these models just for Fortnite gaming but don’t know which to choose (my first tome)

    • +2 votes

      Ryzen versions for your consideration. Same price for 3700X as 9700F.

      • Nice, kudos for keeping it the same price. The 3700x retails for slightly more.
        I can build my own PC so pre-mades aren’t for me but this is great for non-enthusiasts.

        FrugalBoi95 get this one instead of the Intel 9700f system.

        I’d recommend upgrading the motherboard to MSI Mortar B450 M-ATX Motherboard.
        The included Biostar motherboard isn’t sold retail in Aus plus the MSI is better.

        Upgrade the ram to 3200mhz cause it’s only $29.

        Everything else you could do yourself easily, like extra storage.

        Should last you many years.

        Luke - does the 3700x include AMD game redemption codes? Borderlands 3 and Outerworlds?

      • I’m so glad I found you guys!! How long do these deals last for as I’m waiting for my next pay to come in! I’m eyeing either the i7 9700F or the Ryzen 3700x with 2070 super.

  • Hi Luke,

    Is there an option to have the PC shipped un-assembled with the components in their original packaging? If so, would there be any extra cost?


    • To request your system unassembled, just enter SHIP UNASSEMBLED in the Notes field on the Cart page before Checkout. Please note that our 1 year assembled system warranty will not apply to the system you have assembled, as we did not assemble it, but component manufacturer warranties will apply and we will assist with these if required. Regarding packaging, we will ship components as we receive them; some have retail packaging, some come to us as OEM/bulk packaging, so we will securely package those for transport.


    Hey Luke do you know what the oem model is for the Leaper Flair RGB case? I'm trying to find a spec sheet or maybe some more pictures of it to see my options. Thanks

    edit: found the spec sheet on the website im blind lol. Would still like to know the oem model if possible so i can see the internal layout pics

  • Wife impulse bought the alienware 34" monitor deal earlier in the week, how would the 2070s system go on this? would it handle 1440 gaming? was gonna go a cheaper system, but with the monitor can't cheap out now!

    also, never done liquid cooling. I know heat transfer is better, but what's the chances of failure?

    Either this is see what other deals they were talking about releasing today.

  • Edit: wrong post.

  • Looking to run iRacing on triples with full detail on. Would the i7 system do this comfortably?

  • how does this i7 compare to that ryzen 7 deal the other week please? Which is the better system? Thanks


  • Hi Luke - I'm guessing you don't provide any case options apart from those available during configuration? I'm keen on the 3500X system but looking for something as compact as possible to mount under my desk. Happy to pay more :)

    • Only these cases at this stage sorry! You can order unassembled if you want to put it in a different case yourself.

  • THANK YOU @luketechfast!! I just ordered the AMD Ryzen 7 3700X | RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB Gaming Desktop PC. Can't wait!