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Budget Gaming PC | Ryzen 5 3500X CPU | GTX 1660 GPU | A320 MB | 240GB SSD | 16GB RAM | USB WiFi | $686 Delivered @ TechFast

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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 ARSETECH for discount, with delivery anywhere in Australia. Offer ends Feb 14, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Enjoy :)

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  • +4 votes

    Wow. Good on you mate.

  • +4 votes

    Makes me feel like ditching my ugly boring i7 work computer, installing Win Enterprise and off I go.

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      Sorry, a noob question. Is it as powerful as i7?

      • +3 votes

        very situational answer but for single core gaming, depending on which i7 you compare to the 3500x, i7 is "more powerful" but you would also pay around 80-100% more for the i7 that has equivalent performance.
        Ryzen 5 3600 (6 core/12 thread) is the highly acknowledged "sweet spot" in the AMD range and 3500x is the "cut down" version of it as it loses the extra 6 threads (6 core / 6 thread)
        I personally built a new PC a few months back with 3600

  • +1 vote

    really good bargain. Pity have no need so far…

    • +3 votes

      XBox is now a platform, games have already and are going to be scaled across the platforms as well as they can. I'm gonna get all systems because I'm a greedy bastard, but a gaming PC + PlayStation 5 will cover you pretty well.

      • +3 votes

        Yeah - a gaming PC with mid spec like this + Nintendo Switch/PS4 (depends on your gaming preferences) is the current sweet spot for cover almost all titles.

    • +3 votes

      Depends if you need to do other PC related tasks, this will do you plenty well, and easily do some gaming at 1080p. However, if just gaming the newer consoles will have superior graphic quality as this computer uses a 1660 gpu, the PS5 is rumoured to use a gfx card similar to a 2070 (which I haven't seen cheaper than about $650 aud)

      A 3500x is hex core, 6 thread cpu @ 4.1ghz. Very few games even use 6 cores, and the clock speed is plenty enough for gaming.

      There are other techfast deals out there with a notch above specs than these, might suit your gaming needs, otherwise consoles do just maintain themselves more easily than PC's (Which is dependant upon your own pc knowledge, so YMMV)

    • +2 votes

      Oh boy, the old 'New gen consoles will destroy PCs'. I've heard this since SNES days.

      History has, so far, always proved that PC > Console specs and performance. Even a freshly released console won't hold up to a mid range PC. That being said, a mid range PC costs twice as much as a console, so yeah I'd expect it to perform better.

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        The problem Is lead times. When a console is first designed the graphics is top of the line. But then 2 years later when it is released there back been multiple advances in tech and they are back to mid range.

        Eg, the ps5 might have graphics equal to a 2070, but by that time the 3070 will have been out for 6 months with the 4070 in production.

    • +2 votes

      My i7 2700k plays this gen games at ultra.. with a gtx1080

  • +2 votes

    coupon code doesnt work

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    Is 3500X > 3500U ? I'm torn between this and Lenovo E595.

  • +1 vote

    Do note that it takes around 10 business days before they ship the PC though So you're looking at 2-3 weeks before they ship (probably because high demand so it takes time to put together pc parts)

  • +1 vote

    Is this better than the ARSERYZE deal?

    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/512615

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    Any Ryzen 7 3700/x Deals?

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    Would this rig be good enough to play league on high setting and cs go?

  • +2 votes

    Anyway to purchase this without a GPU?

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    woah…did they just change the motherboard from B350 to A320 ?

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      Also doubled the size of the SSD. The old mobo would be better, guessing their supply of B350 is on backorder

  • +1 vote

    Any 3900x deals?

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    Is it a good idea to future proof with the m.2 slot and NVME SsD?

  • +1 vote

    Mod - please delete. Meant to reply not post a new comment..

  • +2 votes

    Is this good for 4k h265 editing

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    Doh! Just ordered the previous deal for the same price but tiny ssd. Should have waited, esp as it's going to be a while till it's received…

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    can u swap the gpu for something better

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      if your just gaming the 3600 is more than enough. all the reviews ive seen on youtube that have pitted it against ryzens 3700x it really was behind by so little you wouldnt notice the difference.

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      Depends what GPU you are putting in it… You might want to ask questions about size, and about the PSU…

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    Thanks, upgraded RAM (3200) and MB (MSI B450)$854
    I will check the build when it arrives.

  • +1 vote

    I bought the previous deal from TechFast. I updated the Mobo + SSD and couldn't be happier. Very responsive with calls and emails and let me know when to expect the PC. I would always see the Techfast deals pop up so stoked I've had such a good experience!

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    https://www.techspot.com/review/1966-amd-ryzen-5-3500x/

    "For productivity tasks the R5 2600 is clearly the better choice as it was faster than the 3500X in every single core-heavy workload we ran. Couple the better performance with the lower price and you have an obvious winner. Even when it comes to gaming, the superior IPC of the 3500X’s Zen 2 cores can't make up for the lack of SMT support."

    I can't see any R5 2600 based systems at techfast.

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      They did have them, I picked up a 2600 + 1660ti deal from them on eBay for $655. I'd sell the 3500X and buy a 2600, which can be had for $160

  • +5 votes

    Im still using an i5 , but it runs youtube and porn so its ok for now

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    Great price

  • +2 votes

    Got a techfast PC recently. Haven't had a chance to even plug it in yet, but did take a peak inside the case. It was packed super well, with padding inside to ensure parts are securely held in place during transit, and everything looked neat and tidy at first. However, looking behind the mobo tray wasn't as nice. Cables were squeezed in (to the point where the side panel poppped out as soon as I took out the thumb screws), multiple cables were routed underneath the mobo, no anchor points were used so cables dangle out of the case when the cover isn't on, and generally, everything was a bit of a tangled mess. Not a deal breaker by any means; they have to cut costs somewhere. But just be prepared to do a bit of extra work if you have any standards for cable management.

  • +4 votes

    A quick review, I previously said I would be building my PC but I found a buyer for my old PC where by I could dump all the no name parts into the old PC and keep the better parts (PSU, SSD, GFX) from my old PC and of course the pricing on techfast deals are pretty sharp.

    Delivery time was 3.5 weeks from order, as expected.

    PC came but case was damaged (good packaging inside, but the padding between the PC case and box is very limited probably to save on shipping) and graphics card (or MB) was DOA.

    RMA response from techfast was very good, although a little slow (this is subjective) as in next day email response, DOA confirmation a week after receiving the system. Full refund, no cost on return shipping. Still waiting on the refund.

    About the actual PC - Mostly good, build and cable management was decent.
    Case is VERY cheap, made from the cheap light plastic where it can easily deform if you pressed a little to hard on it.
    Specs say you can fit 2x3.5" and 2x2.5" drives in the case but realistically there isn't enough space due to fan and lack of cable management space.
    Even if you did fit the additional drives in there isn't enough power connectors from the PSU.

  • -1 vote

    can i play gta v on this?

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    Looking to get this for my 11 year old who plays Fortnite, Roblox and Minecraft.

    Would it be worth doing and of the upgrades? Eg gold PSU or the Super 1660? He will be using a 1080 24 inch monitor for the foreseeable future.

    Thanks!

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    Received my order for this product yesterday. No display out of the box, so I called support. They were good at first, then they said they would send me an email regarding next steps as it was looking like the GPU was DOA. They didn't send it and then when I call the next day at 10AM, first it says I have called outside of operating hours, then when I call 30 minutes later it says number has been disconnected.

    Computer works well otherwise but the GPU is faulty.

    Sent an email to support@techfast and now waiting for a response.

    Update: number working now
    2nd update: they will send me a new GPU once receiving mine.

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