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Budget Gaming PC: R5-1600 AF / GTX 1070 Founders Edition: $649 + Delivery @ TechFast


Hi all,

This deal replaces the 2600/3500X / 1070 pairing from Feb and are limited in number. It's now offered at the lowest possible entry pricepoint paired with the Ryzen 5 1600 AF, taking into account rising component prices and lower dollar.

Note on the GTX 1070 cards: They were installed in systems for a gaming event and then not used since, so have barely been used. Although they are out of manufacturer's warranty, we are offering a full 1 year warranty on them as part of our assembled system warranty. They are not available for separate purchase.

Ryzen 5 1600 AF / GTX 1070 8GB Budget Gaming PC (Base Spec)

  • Ryzen 5 1600 AF
  • GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition
  • Biostar A320 MB
  • 8GB 2666MHz RAM
  • 120GB SSD
  • 550W PSU
  • Leaper Mid or Flair RGB Case

Price: $649 after 1600AF-1070FE-MAR.

Previous orders for systems featuring 1600 AF CPUs and 1070 GPUs are still scheduled to start shipping this later week.

Other live deals ending soon:

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  • I am looking for a cheapish gaming PC for my home.
    I currently have a Acer Predator Helios 300 which has a Intel Core i7 8750H with 16GB RAM and GTX 1060

    Ideally would like to be able to play most games at high settings at 1440p

    Would the Ryzen 5 1600 AF / GTX 1070 8GB Budget Gaming PC be an upgrade over my gaming laptop or not really?


    • No, 2070S IMO for 1440. Ryzen 3500x would be a good CPU.
      Think there is still a deal around.

      • +3

        I do recognise the argument for the 3500X, but if it is within your budget I'd aim for 3600; as I expect many future game releases to make use of more CPU threads than currently. I can't predict the future, but both the PS5/next XBOX are expected to have 8C/16T CPU's. Most games will not be handicapped by a good 6-core CPU currently, but already there are some.

        • +1

          I myself went the 3600 for the 1% lows on my recent 3440x1440 setup (could ruin the g=sync / freesync experience). Given the extra $150 premium, I don't think its worth it for a more budget focused build. As long as the Mobo is up to task, there will be new CPU's and RAM can be upgraded to 3200 speed later.

          Given I went for the 2070S and the new Xbox is quoting similar Tflops, it will be interesting to see if I should have waited and dropped Windows OS on one of these toys for much less…

          • @beeze: Xbox has been pretty locked down Windows wise. Linux though…

    • +3

      If you want 1440p at High Settings, maybe this deal will suffice for now, but for future games look for 5700XT or 2070Super deals

    • Is it a full 1060 or a max-q? The laptop (full) 1060 is generally 5-15% slower than its desktop counterpart, especially when thermal throttling. The 1070 is said to be about 30% faster in general than a 1060.

      You could possibly see 35-50% increase in FPS with this machine.

      • Thanks guys, It's the full laptop 1060 not the max-q.
        I'm looking at possibly offloading the laptop as I realized I never take it out of the house and put any funds towards my full time desktop rig.

        Bought it for $1400 new 2 years ago - https://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-Predator-Helios-300-7700H...

        I've been out of the PC scene for a while so not 100% across all the current configs. I would just like something that is semi-future proof and as I mentioned capable of high detail settings at 2K/1440p where possible.

        I don't do anything taxing on CPU, Mainly just browsing and gaming.
        So won't need to encode or do anything demanding other than my gaming.

        Is now a good time to upgrade on tech?

        • +2

          I would personally wait for Ryzen 4000 and Nvidia 3000 series (they could release later half of this year or even next year, specially considering the current situation due to Corona Virus etc.)

          So if you could wait, then wait.
          If you need to buy a PC, don't wait - buy now.

          • +1

            @Bappy: Not in a major rush, Just saw how many upvotes the past few TechFast deals had gotten and was impressed with the prices.
            But I would rather wait if there are marked performance improvement in the upcoming 12-18 months.

            Thanks for everyone's friendly PC advice :)

    • +1

      CPU wise I think your laptop is faster but not by much maybe a 3-4% but laptops are known to throttle fan wise which affects CPU and GPU performance.

      GPU wise your desktop with a GTX 1070 will be a huge upgrade over the GTX 1060 Mobile.

      Keep in mind the desktop only has 8GB 2666MHz RAM and 120GB SSD so you will need to upgrade those if you plan to play a few games at a time.

      At 1440P the CPU will be your bottleneck assuming you upgrade to 16GB of RAM.

      Personally it is an odd pairing not optimum but still not bad for a convenient buy with everything already all pre built which can be a huge stress relief and save you money in the long run.

      If you are accident prone like me and fear accidentally breaking a pin or shorting a capacitor with a screw driver then this is for you because they give peace of mind.

      Otherwise you could probably do better on the PSU, SSD, RAM and CPU for same money if you shop it right or even haggle with some used PC's on gumtree, Facebook, ebay etc.

      Motherboard is meh but it will do for generic gaming builds.

      Quick rough comparison of your laptop and desktop you may change as needed if I got any components wrong since I had to guess some parts but generally it is accurate just missing the motherboards.


      • The 10XX series mobile GPU's were the 1st I know of to use a crippled version of the desktop GPU's rather than a different design all together. I was running a laptop with 1070 mobile, it was impressive for a laptop and I expect not miles behind the 1070 desktop (~10% from memory). Great for 1080 and I ran a lot of 2560x1080 without dramas, but some settings had to be pulled down a little.

  • wow cheap

  • +2

    Looking for a video editing/productivity/gaming pc with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X… just missed sale with that. anything coming soon?

    • The D-Shield Case is unavailable so we're sourcing an ATX replacement - will post again when we find one.

      • +2

        More vented options Luke, a trend that should stick around for a while.

  • +5

    The original offer with Ryzen 5 2600, GTX 1070 Founders Pack, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD for $720 was a much better offering value wise :(

    I hope Techfast brings this deal back… !

    • +3

      if you brought this back i'll preorder right now. It was in my shopping cart last night and this morning when i went to check it was gone :( maybe it was a sign…..

      • I am going through the exact same dilemma, took a bit longer to research the components / build for my son's gaming requirements and then the deal has been finished…
        I approached REP but somehow the pricing has gone up and they will not honor it :(

        • Unfortunately, some component prices are going up, and the weak Aussie dollar.

      • Same boat :) Get paid monthly so it's a bit annoying I just missed out. Will wait and hoping something comes along.

    • +3

      This deal please! Only component I don't need is the PSU so this deal was perfect.

      Except I'd probably go R5-3500X

      • +2

        Come on techfast, follow the tradition and listen to your customers :D

    • If we choose to upgrade the RAM on this one for $80 (bringing it to $730), apart from a marginally worse graphics card (Ryzen 5 1600AF is very similar to Ryzen 5 2600), it's only $10 more. So it's not that bad. Unless I'm missing something?

      • +1

        Double Ram
        Double SSD
        Ryzen 5 2600 is still a tad bit better than 1600 AF

  • +2

    Can we pay with toilet paper?

    • You could get a 2080 Ti system for a value pack of Quilton!

  • Looks like RRP of Ryzen 5 1600 AF is like $129 or $139 as you guys are offering it so cheap !

    • +1

      Places are selling them for $149.

  • just wondering what would be the price for on of these systems with a 2060 or 2060 super?

    • We don't offer the 2060 or 2060S sorry! Check the 1600AF/RX 5700 deal here for approximate equivalency.

      • -1

        is that meant to say any more, you dont offer the 2060 any more?

        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-...


        • One or two left in stock but code has expired so it doesn't sell.

  • Would this PC be good enough to play Minecraft, Fortnite and Rocket League? I'm buying for a nephew and am really outdated with gaming builds (I still have a GTX 720 in my PC :S)

    • Without any shadow of any doubt.

  • How about the latest civilization game?

  • Hi, which system (including the higher end i7s) would you recommend for my teen who wants to stream herself playing Fornite, Minecraft etc?


  • What is the likely motherboard for the B450 upgrade that is $79?

    • Curious about this one also please.

    • MSI Pro VDH Max at this stage.

  • Hi Luke, any chance you can make a deal with this system with 16GB ram and 240Gb SSD at the lower pricepoint.

    As per your previous deal : https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/518491

  • As per above post would’ve great

  • I'm keen on the previous deal as well

  • I want a build to play dota 2 on like 120 fps or higher if the builds allow it, I'm wondering if this is a good build for it?

    • Yes, this will power through DOTA and other MOBAs

  • I think I'm missing something - can't seem to find where to enter the code….

    • On Desktop: When you add the system to your cart, click to open your Cart then Proceed To Checkout. Code field is below the list of specs and above the price.

      On Mobile, tap the Cart then Proceed To Checkout, enter your Shipping Information then apply code on the Payment page.

      • Cool thanks

  • Is this a good VR-gaming PC?

    Thinking of playing Space Pirate Trainer, Beat Saber, Gorn etc on it…

    • Definitely VR ready.

  • Hi, what's the expected lead time on this? Do you do express builds? Thx

    • 10-14 business days. We don't offer express at this stage.

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