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Budget Gaming PC | Ryzen 5 1600AF CPU | GTX 1660 GPU | A320 MB | 120GB SSD | 8GB RAM | Leaper Case | $595 Delivered @ TechFast

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Ripper price again from TechFast on this entry level budget gaming PC. There's upgrade options available, including doubling the SSD capacity for just $29. Apply code TIGHT-AF for discount, with delivery anywhere in Australia. Offer ends March 3, unless sold out or withdrawn prior. Enjoy :)

Ryzen 5 1600AF review on TechSpot

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  • +2 votes

    Hi all, we have recently switched Australia Post which uses calculated shipping by post code. In order to honor the listed shipping price, I will need customers to purchase at the quoted price and I will then refund the shipping fee back to the correct amount, which is $29. [The base price of this system is $566, with +$29 for shipping = $595 delivered]. Please either PM me here or email sales@techfast.com.au with this information.

    Thanks, Luke

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    Are these builds the only way to obatin A 1600 af?

  • +16 votes

    Thanks TA! Still laughing at the code name. For those wondering about the 1600 AF, it's a 6 core, 12 thread CPU - effectively a Ryzen 5 2600 with a different name, and is generally considered the budget CPU king of the now. TA's link is a good summation.

  • +5 votes

    The name 1600AF was a nad choice by AMD.
    Based on the same architechture as the 2600 but with a slower clock.

    Nontheless, this is a great deal.
    GTX 1660 level gaming for less than $600 geez.
    I remember when the 1060 (predecessor) was around $400 on its own haha

    • +1 vote

      It kinda makes sense. AMD wanted to keep selling 1st gen Ryzen 1600s but ran out of 14nm wafers to make them from. So they just used 12nm wafers to make them.

      The 1600 AF isn't meant to fit into the 2nd gen Ryzen landscape anywhere (hence they didn't call it the Ryzen 5 2550 or something like that). The problem for AMD of course is that now that everyone knows how much better the AF is, there's almost no incentive (for someone who has access to either model) for someone to pay more for a Ryzen 2600.

      To me it's a bit like how back in the LGA1366 days there were C0 and D0 steppings of the infamous i7-920 chip. Everyone wanted the D0 as they ran cooler, more efficiently and ran better overclocks.

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        F**k. I just bought a 2600. I haven't paid attention to hardware a long time so I just went off one of the whirlpool PC build lists.

        • +1 vote

          Which is totally fine - as I said in my comment, getting the 1600 AF over the 2600 only makes sense if you're in a market where you can buy one cheaply. In Australia, we can't get the 1600AF cheaply (to import one from Amazon US, you're looking at $181 shipped, which makes no sense when you can get the Ryzen 2600 for $199 from MSY).

      • +1 vote

        It's more just binned chips, they probably sell them by the hundred or something. Not sure the AF is overly intended as a retail CPU.

        Essentially the buyer gets all the chips which didn't quite meet the mark to be sold as a 2600. (ie maybe was drawing too much power, unstable at the higher clock, etc etc). I don't think you'll be able to find them in a retail sense too easily.

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      Really the 2060 was the replacement for the 1060, but I get your point, 1660 is a decent value card for the price. This build is cheap as chips!

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      They actually don't call it 1600 AF though, and I believe most retailers don't also, it's only the media is calling it that.
      Though they do note on their site "The specifications below reflect the Ryzen 5 1600 as originally launched. It has since been refreshed to OPN# YD1600BBAFBOX, which has identical specifications except that it is made on the 12nm manufacturing process, and features the low-profile Wraith Stealth cooler."

  • +1 vote

    ripper deal

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    thank you and ordered!
    How long for delivery?

    • +3 votes

      Thanks for ypur order! Current estimated times are 10-14 business days. We'll aim to be quicker but giving ourselves more time than previous 7-10 business days due to supply chain inconsistencies due to coronavirus import restrictions, etc.

    • +2 votes

      I would say 3 full weeks + up to 4 days shipping, very good price tho, support person is a bit rude. You have the choice.

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        Rude support staff is a deal breaker for me. I can imagine warranties with them would be a nightmare experience - hard pass.

  • +2 votes

    that code is awesome-af

  • +2 votes

    Any chance of a R5-1600AF with GTX 1070 deal?

  • +7 votes

    Techfast are the new Eneloops

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    Would I be better off buying this deal for the CPU & graphics card to put an existing server build?

  • +5 votes

    Hi TA and Luke,
    Thanks for offering the 1600AF and combining it with GTX1660 under $600.
    However just wanted to provide feedback as I personally cannot convince myself to buy this because your offered upgrade options are very expensive compared to other active Techfast deals.

    Although I am happy to pay $100 extra to upgrade to 1660super, but $129 to upgrade to 16GB DDR4 3200? And Upgrade to gold PSU is $119?!

    Would really jump into this deal if the upgrade options were comparable to other Techfast offerings…

    I understand your business model, so hopefully you will be able to offer better (cheaper) upgrade options for budget builds like this one.

    Have a + vote though, specially for offering the 1600AF CPU upon our requests.

    • +6 votes

      I think your feedback is valid, the upgrade prices are a bit steep. However you must realise this is Techfasts business model. Thats where they make money on the upgrades.

      It's similar to how new car sales work. They get you in on the budget model $19,990 driveaway pricing where the dealership makes a very small margin, but then all the 'necessary' options you want to add like leather seats and adaptive cruise to the car are all at 100% markup fattening their margin considerably. You end up spending $25k.

      Techfasts uses a similar business model and it clearly works for them, so dont expect upgrade options to ever be as cheap as you want them to be or what they 'should be' when weighing up individual components e.g. RAM or SSD upgrades.

    • +1 vote

      The lack of the B350 motherboard upgrade would prevent you from installing the 16GB DDR4 3200, without also needing to upgrade the case #justsaying

    • +5 votes

      Understand and take your point. We don't currently offer a Gold PSU lower than 750W, so the 550W to 750W Gold upgrade price is fixed for the time being. It is $69 when upgrading from a standard 750W.

      The 16GB 3200MHz has been lowered to $109 - thanks for the heads up - but supply costs (not the price customers can buy from retailers on sale, but our cost for RAM, in the current market) means it has to be $109 at the moment. When we can lower the upgrade price, we will.

      If any customer purchased at $119 please let me know and I'll refund $10.

  • +1 vote

    I’m excited af for this deal

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    Out of curiosity tightarse, considering you have a unique code for TechFast what is your relation to them?

    • +3 votes

      I just assumed he is the love child of luketechfast and scotty?

      • +1 vote

        Fast, but I caught that Bill Gates comment ;P

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          Fast, but I caught that Bill Gates comment ;P

          Innocent of all charges.

          P.S. I am curious of the relationship as well. Does cashrewards give cashback for techfast?? I get 0 results when searching CR site.

    • +1 vote

      I think he works for cash rewards as a customer representative or similar, so he has regular contact with businesses who he works with to promote them and cash rewards. TA, correct me if i'm wrong.

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      Anyone can ask a store for a coupon code. I find it easier not to disclose when a deal has been negotiated as I don't get the false sockpuppet accusations.

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        I get that a deal is a deal, but why doesn't the store just post the deal themselves and bypass the sockpuppet issues?

        • +4 votes

          Stores have posting restrictions. If you were a business and someone asked you for a deal, while offering to share it would you say no?

          TA doesn't get any kind of kickbacks for these posts so it's not sockpuppeting.

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            @Clear: But if the individual regularly gets these deals and posts them, then that seems like the business is working the system to get more exposure? Not fussed if anyone is getting kickbacks, but it would lead to more exposure for the deal posters other posts and increase popularity, in theory.

            I don't care either way, like I said, a deal is a deal and this is a decent on. I am genuinely just curious if there was a connection that I had missed somewhere :)

  • +1 vote

    I want to get a gaming pc for my son who is always complaining that the one we have now freezes when he is gaming, will this be sufficient ? I think he mainly plays Fortnite,Steam, Roblox and Minecraft games.

    thanks

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      A 1600AF system with a 1660 GPU will play those games no worries at 1080p. The problem is storage. ONly 120GB wont get you far once you download your steam games.

      You can always drop in extra RAM or a bigger HDD later though.

      This system plus grab another 500GB SATA SSD from Amazon and your boy will love u forever!

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      yes. Plenty of power to run these games and most AAA games at 1080p with med/high settings. Would get a 2TB HD extra and pay 685. That would you set you up for a bit of time.

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        But then I would also have to pay an extra $169 to get windows activated, more than I can afford really, thanks

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          if you transfer your windows 10 from the old comp to the new one it shouldnt cost you anything or if you move the hdd/sdd to this one, it should be fine too. Unless you plan to keep both, it shouldnt cost you any extra.

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          For existing activated Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft mostly only cares when you change the motherboard. For other changes, it stays activated. One option on a new computer is to install Windows 7 or 8 (which don't need to be activated) and do an upgrade, which gives you a free but valid digital licence locked to that PC. Then you can do a full install and it will pick up the licence.

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            @adam-07: So basically if I get a windows 7 or 8 install I can use that free upgrade offer to windows 10?

            • +1 vote

              @dave23leed: I can't guarantee it works for everyone all the time but I have used it many times on my PCs. And it doesn't need to be an activated 7 or 8 install. It can just be one that is running in demo/30 day mode.

        • -1 vote

          That’s the major problem with TechFast there is no activated Windows. Yes you can buy Windows keys on eBay but it’s technically not genuine or legal.

          • +1 vote

            @BongoOB: "Now, let's address the elephant in the room. While we can't vouch for all of them, websites selling lower-priced Windows keys are likely selling legitimate codes. One popular site, Kinguin, has 37 merchants worldwide selling Windows keys. Mark Jordan, Kinguin’s VP of communications, told me that their merchants acquire the codes from wholesalers who have surplus copies of Windows they don't need.

            "It's not a gray market. It would be like buying Adidas or Puma or Nike from a discounter, from TJ Maxx," Jordan said. "There are no legal issues with buying it from us. It's just another marketplace.""

            https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/get-windows-10-free-or-...

          • +1 vote

            @BongoOB: Activated Windows isn't the biggest problem in the world

  • +2 votes

    I'd love to get one of these with a smaller form factor. Don't have the room for a full fledged PC but a small HTPC-sized setup (with decent 120fps1080p capable GPU) near the TV would be great.

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    I thought this CPU was not available in Oz

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    Forgive my negative comment but wasn't the similar deal with a 3500x around the same price late last year?

  • +2 votes

    I have to say, this is a pretty damn good deal.

    Try building a 2600 / 1660 build and see how you go, sure the PSU and case are what they are, but they keep selling them, so they can't be altogether that bad right?

    $35.15 more with essentially similar parts, I think it's a fair deal really. Pre-assembled and tested, buy another stick of ram, a nice case and PSU and you're off to the races

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/DdWwmg

    Of course if yo do that, you're spending another $139.2 using this pricelist anyway, so adding another $100 to that price let's see what you can do (so budget of $890 adding to the retail price).

    https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/wq8CZf

    However, when the deal is $595, if you add $140 then that's only $735 which vs $880, $145 off, so the deal is quite good.

  • -1 vote

    Hey Tightarse,

    I made an order with you guys on 7th for a 3500x/1660gtx build. I contacted support lastweek and was told it'd be shipped out by the 21st - I called today to follow up my order and it was confirmed that it would be shipped today (21st February). I unfortunately haven't received any kind of notification via email that the order has been shipped following the end of the business day.

    Could you please get in touch with me if possible?

    Cheers,

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    Anyone suitably knowledgeable got a brief summary of how the Ryzen 5 1600AF compares with the Ryzen 5 3500x?

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    What’s the 1660 brand likely to be? Galax? Also what model would the B450 upgrade be? Thanks

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      1660 almost certainly Galax yep. B450 base is generally MSI Pro VDH Max.

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        Luke, is there some sort of issue with the shipping calculation? when I attempt to see the shipping quote it keeps coming up with an error "Your cart has been updated and the items you added can’t be shipped to your address. Remove the items to complete your order."
        "There are no shipping methods available for your cart or address" I'm simply in a regular suburb of Brisbane…I've just ordered the standard spec but upgraded to the B450M. pretty sure I checked the shipping yesterday and said $29 without changing a thing.

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          EDIT: We have switched to calculated shipping and due to the way the site is setup, I can't add a separate rate for this system only. We will need customers to purchase the system at whatever rate is calculated, and manually refund the shipping fee back to $29.

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