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i7-9700F Gaming PCs: $2088 W 2080 Super / $1829 W 2070 Super + Delivery @ TechFast


Rep Luke has released a limited number of i7 PC builds for the OzB community - it's been ages since the last Intel deal and matches or is close to the Ryzen 7 / 2080 Super and Ryzen 7 2070 Super pricing. Limited to 20 units per system.

Intel Core i7 9700F / RTX 2080 Super Gaming PC:$2088

  • Core i7 9700F
  • RTX 2080 Super 8GB
  • B360 motherboard
  • 16GB 2666MHz RAM
  • 240GB 2.5" SSD
  • 750W PSU
  • Thermaltake Versa H18 case

Intel Core i7 9700F / RTX 2070 Super Gaming PC: $1829

  • Core i7 9700F
  • RTX 2070 Super 8GB
  • B360 motherboard
  • 16GB 2666MHz RAM
  • 240GB 2.5" SSD
  • 750W PSU
  • Leaper Flair RGB case

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  • +2

    Do techfast build SFF machines??

  • +1

    Can anyone confirm the brand of GPU that we're likely to receive?

    • +1

      In my Ryzen 1600AF $399 PC Techfast deal i got given a MSI GT 710 2GB
      Thermal-take 80% power supply all black looked good.

      i think its a lucky dip.

      Tossed out the GT 710 2GB and put in an AMD RX 460 2Gb :) its was huge upgrade.. almost 150% better performance

      • +1

        Yep it's lucky dip based on what their suppliers have.

        Assume the worst, hope for the best. Lol

    • Back in the i7 9700KF + RTX 2080 Super Gaming PC deal, I recieved a MSI brand GPU.

    • +1

      I bought an R-3500X + 2080 super deal a couple months back, I got the Galax 1-click OC 2080 super.

      • Thanks. I would be pretty happy with that. The price was very good - I was assuming they might compromise with a generic unbranded GPU

        • I got the same deal as him, and also received a GALAX

    • usually a galax 1 click

  • +10

    Without a deal 2weeks ago same specs on their site for 9700 cpu and 2080 super was $200 cheaper. Its not a deal.

    • +1
    • Yeah but that was two weeks ago. That item is now $2199. In two weeks TF could have exhausted all stock from that deal and are now installing more expensive parts.

    • +4

      That's like saying petrol was cheaper 2 weeks ago so we shouldn't buy it now.

      • +11

        Except I don't know anyone who buys a weekly PC

        • -4

          If you make a comment like that you miss the whole point completely.

  • +33

    I used to think Techfast posts where a good deal but they just lure you in with the CPU and GPU. The Bolded is the real reason why these are so cheap.

    • No Operating system
    • Only 240GB HDD
    • Most likely a no-name PSU
    • Dumpster tier MOBO
    • Slow RAM and probably some no-name crap
    • Cases are generally generic cheapo stuff, at least this time we actually got a Thermaltake one!
    • No USB-C support at all
    • No bluetooth or WIFI support

    If what is on offer is good enough for you then more power to you. But to add a HDD and OS there is a hidden cost that some people might not be taking into account.

    While 16GB of RAM might be 'good enough' a lot of you. A lot of games in the future are doing to start moving towards 32GB 'ideal' mark such as Flight Simulator.

    • +2

      that's why it's cheap

    • +11

      You make some valid points like the slow ram and especially the PSU. But I'm pretty sure you won't be able to get anywhere near the performance of this system with the same price. The systems are good for people who just want it to work, sure you're not gonna be overclocking and stuff. But it's going to be good enough for most people and more importantly it's going to be cheaper and easier.

      Using pc part picker I put the same specs as in the deal and chose the cheapest option that met the specs: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/pqPy7T it comes out to $2100. So if you get the cheapest parts available to you, it will still be more expensive than this deal and then you have to build it as well, which takes time and effort and many points of failure. My friend had to return several components recently due to them being doa. Which just added a lot of time and hassle. (ofc thats part of the fun for some people, but some people just want to get straight into gaming).

      OS's are free and come installed on techfast computers (pretty sure, just not activated, which you don't need to do). Extra storage isn't really a valid point, since most people will have them from previous computers/laptops/external which they can just move across. Or there's that 4TB for $98 hdd that gets posted on ozbargain a lot.

      16GB is going to be enough for most gamers for a long time. computers advertising 32gb and 64gb is not cost effective, and use it just as a marketting ploy since most people just think that more ram is better. Everytime I tell someone I like computers/gaming/etc I almost always am asked "oh yeah? how much ram do you have?".

      So I think it's good to point out some of the potential issues people may get with this deal but I don't think you can just say that they're 'luring' in people. It is a good deal, and an even better deal when considering most pre-builts.

      • +2

        i have seen too many systems with "generic" psu that failed after a year or two later, and when it did fail, it most likely bring one or two "friends" with it together , i am not saying techfast computer will definely die within one or two years, all i am saying the little money has saved is not worth the gambling when you need a computer for work/school daily.

        and if you add up all the upgrades (either by DIY or Techfast)..it actually cost similar/more than buy it yourself and ask the shop/friend or yourself to build it.
        and windows 10 is not free, doesnt matter you dont active it or buy it on ebay, no one should spread the idea using any software without a proper license in the internet, if no one going to pay who is going to build newer, better stuff for the world, please respect copyright

    • +3

      "No Operating system" - Errhh Win 10 is free if you don't mind a small activation watermark in the corner of the desktop. If not spend $10, buy a Win 10 key on ebay.

      "Only 240GB HDD" - Most/if not all of the Techfast systems have SSD drives installed. HDDs/SSDs are dirt cheap if you need to buy additional storage.

      "Dumpster tier MOBO" - One of my Techfast PCs came with Gigabyte B450 Mobo as standard, the other has a Biostar which is hardly 'dumpster tier' material.

      "Slow RAM and probably some no-name crap" Again both my Techfast PCs came with 8Gb Module of Teamgroup RAM at 2666MHz. Yes not the fastest RAM but hardly the slowest RAM going. All of this is almost irrelevant on Intel systems anyway. Only Ryzen really benefits from faster RAM. You can always manually overclock RAM if desired.

      "Most likely a no-name PSU" Now this is where I agree with you. The one thing Techfast could do is up the quality of the standard PSUs. The Aywun PSUs installed in the two Techfast PCs I have are very budget to say the least. IMHO I wouldn't install anything past an RX470/Rx570 and then don't plan on any long term CPU/GPU overclocking It's worth spending the $60-$70 on an 450w bronze rated PSU from a recognised brand.

      • +2

        Different people have different standards when it comes to PC parts, the ram, ssd, biostar board and case are 100% dumpster tier imo.

        I did buy a techfast PC thinking is was low tier parts, luckily it was DOA and i could see that is was dumpster tier and got a refund.

        As long as the buyer is aware of that they are getting dumpster tier, great price for that tier. If they're expecting quality at bargain prices then they are getting rolled.

        • +1

          Biostar B360 actually has some pretty good reviews, far from "dumpster tier": https://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/8671/biostar-b360gt5s-inte...

          • +1

            @Ryballs: Come on mate, you link the highest end Biostar board and you think that's the board that will be in the techfast build?

            Just in case since you might be bad with computers based your link, that was a rhetorical question. The linked board doesn't even fit the case.

            • @arkie0: @arkie0 not sure why you got downvoted for stating facts lol

            • @arkie0: My Techfast Biostar B360 board had a 32Gb nvme slot which is all I cared about tbh, and Luke was able to confirm it was included before I purchased it. While I agree that the board is lacking in some features, I think that it will suit most people perfectly.

              • -1

                @drakarn_123: Yeah it does depends on the use case and the level of PC knowledge of the user.

                On the MB I got I haven't seen such a thin pcb since my first noob PC buy in the 90's, the techfast PC reminds me of my first PC buy and was good for the novice user.

                On a performance level, when you pair it (and other parts as a package) with high end cpu/gpus you get this - https://www.ozbargain.com.au/comment/8686910/redir . Comments like this which is 100% relevant get lost, you might be happy but if you didn't know your cpu was throttling it doesn't matter much.

                As the saying goes ignorance is bliss.

    • +2

      This is pretty much standard for everyone. They give a recommended all around build to help keep the price down. If your going to go and upgrade every component you might as well buy it and build it yourself. Thought this was common sense.

    • Yes you are right. I agree.
      As for OS - go to ebay. I bought win 10 pro key for 1 euro (2aud via paypal). So far so good.

    • +4

      I mean the price you pay for the build for the big ticket items means you are pretty much getting the other parts for a pittance.

      Take this deal for instance.

      1200 dollar GPU
      600 cpu

      That's 288 for mobo, case, HDD, ram, powersupply and build.

      You might not like the parts they use but at the end of the day they certainly aren't ripping people off and they are a good deal.

      Hell I got one the other day and didn't like the ps they used but I have some on hand I could replace with and it was still a good deal.

    • You forgot upto 30 days shipping

    • OS cost nothing for buccaneers

      • If you think like that, the entire computer can be free if you steal it.

  • +3

    Are the parts really $500 more expensive than 2 months ago?

    • rtx were estimated to go up 5% Q1 2020 before covid due to higher demand of dram. Add that to the covid demand increase and supply decrease as well as the unstable value of AUD (Granted its not too bad now) it's caused a lot of parts to go up in price.

      If you want to get best bang for buck, I'd say hold out a few months so everything is up and running again then prices should drop a bit.

    • +1

      Assuming you can get them, it's not so much prices have gone up, but availability has dropped resulting in less discounting. So yes for a consumer prices are higher.
      Try sourcing the parts for a similar build yourself and see. Anyone who can wait, really should to avoid paying premiums.

      I am keen for a new build, but can't justify the current pricing, but I still see the pricing here as excellent given the current circumstances.

      • +2

        To me it seems like if you don't need a new build right now you'd be much better off waiting for
        1) Prices to drop and availability back up on these
        2) By the time that happens, new Ryzen will be out, and Ampere etc (towards end of the year) At prices probably better than what we are seeing now

        It just depends on what you actually need. I'm sticking to a laptop until Ryzen next gen is out and we have Ampere readily available

    • +1

      This was my logic also.

      Like the $1599 price tag for the same deal was pretty nice to look at and this going up nearly $500 is just yeah wow ok I can't do it even though I am in a more financially better position now still pc prices are meant to go down not up lol haha unless they are classic vintage collectors edition which some of this might be in like 20-30 years so unless you are planning to sell in 20-30 years yeah it is a no from me sorry I'm out.

      The recent news of the next series also does not help this deal at all imho.

      Hopefully by the time good deals come out for the 3080 and above series I will jump that generation praying nothing bad happens in there.

  • +3

    You could build a cheaper and faster machine with AMD components.

    Intels old architecture and its exhorbant prices are just silly for anyone to be throwing money at

  • +3

    10th Gen CPUs are about to get released very soon unless these i7 9700 are heavily discounted I wouldn't bother

    • If you care about OC'ing, great read https://wccftech.com/intel-10th-gen-comet-lake-cpus-overcloc...

      Important bit:
      Level A - Best Dies, Extra headroom for overclocking
      Level B - Standard Dies, Run per Intel spec and can provide decent overclocking
      Level C - Below Average Dies, Run below Intel spec and may not provide better overclocking

      ~27% of the Core i9-10900K & Core i9-10900KF are Level A chips,
      35% are rated as Level B
      27% are rated as Level C chips

      5% Intel Core i7-10700K & Core i7-10700KF chips are Level A
      58% rated as Level B
      32% are Level C

      2% Core i5-10600K & Core i5-10600KF are Level A,
      52% chips rated as Level B
      31% chips rated as Level C chips.

      • -1

        Take wccftech with a grain of salt they just write postive articles for whoever sponsors them the most at the time.

        However Intel also has a track record of manipulating these things as well.

        One thing to note." At the same time, the chips do require a lot more power than existing 9th Gen CPUs to reach their Intel spec'd clock speeds. "

        That doesn't mean wonders for overclocking.

  • +1

    For people concerned about parts and build quality - I was able to build a PC using the custom build function in the Scorptec website. It comes out much dearer but they include a 2 year warranty for free and you can check the progress of the build. I'm very happy with their services too and the peace of mind that they are using the parts you specifically chose.

    • Out of curiosity, what did you build and what was the price?

        • CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (Base: 3.60GHz, Boost: 4.20GHz / 35MB Cache / AM4 / 6 Core / 65 Watt / Wraith Stealth Cooler / Matisse, RZ3KCPU, Motherboard BIOS
        • CPU Cooling Cooler Master MasterLiquid 120L RGB Liquid CPU Cooler, 120mm Radiator, RGB Dual Chambers Design, 120mm RGB Fan, compatible with Intel Socket LGA: 2066
        • Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X570 UD MB, X570, 4x DDR4, 3x PCI-E 4.0 x16, 2x M.2, 6x SATA3, 8x USB3.2, HDMI, ATX
        • Graphics Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Windforce (Base:1410MHz,Boost:1620MHz), 8GB GDDR6 (14000MHz), PCI-E 3.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, USB Type-C
        • Memory Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 32GB (2x16GB), PC4-25600 (3200MHz) DDR4, 16-20-20-38, 1.35v, Dual Channel Kit, Black
        • SSD Crucial 500GB SSD, P1 NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe, Read up to 1900MB/s, Write up to 950MB/s, 3D NAND
        • Case Deepcool Tesseract Black/Red ATX Case, Window, NO PSU, USB 3.0 x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, HD Audio, 2x 120mm Red LED Fan
        • Power Supply Corsair CX650M 650W Bronze Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze, 120mm Fan, 1x ATX, 1x EPS, 2x PCI-E, 6x SATA, 4x Molex, 1x Floppy, Semi Modular Cabling

        I paid around $2,200 including build cost.

        • Cool thanks for that. Not a bad price at all tbh.

        • +4

          Ryzen 5 vs i7 9th gen
          RTX 2070 vs RTX 2080 Super
          $2200 vs $2088


        • +2

          non Super GPU?

        • Dup

        • Bruh a 2070?

  • +5

    There have been many great value Techfast deals in the past. However, this is simply not one of them.

  • +4

    Pretty terrible deal tbh. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/B9txjp + $150 to pay umart to build if it you're not keen to give it ago.

    Edit: added a budget cooler

    • +1

      Pretty much this and you are getting better quality parts.

      Pay the extra people and save yourself the pain later down the track.

      • +6

        Yep, and those are prices at umart right now lol. I'm sure you could jump on ebay/shop around and save $ on this easy.

        Almost tempted to neg this for being a noob trap.

        • Most of those items under UMART are out of stock and the 2080 super is showing "discontinued". The price might start to add up if you start looking for stock.

  • +1

    My recent Techfast Pc.

    Amd 3700x
    32gb 3200mh/z DDR4 xpg ram
    Msi Ventus rtx 2080ti
    Crucial 1tb nvme m.2 ssd
    Can’t see the 2tb hard drive
    Gigabyte 750h gold psu
    Msi gaming pro max x470 mb

    All quality parts. Would recommend them.

  • Got one of these a few months back. My CPU has started throttling recently at only 70 degrees down to 800 MHz. According to XTU, it is CPU thermal throttling, though it could be motherboard VRMs overheating (did a little quick tab at it was HOT). Don't know what to do, if I send this back to TechFast, I'm without a PC for who know how long. Mine came with the Biostar B360M motherboard. 9700F CPU. Just thought I'd let my experience be known.

  • Has anyone considered the power bill running a 750 watt device? How much are we looking at to run this beast?

    • +1

      That is max peak load with headroom. CPU + GPU both rarely peak at the sametime gaming, unless benchmarking or special use activity.
      Should expect anywhere from 50w to 200w under typical conditions.
      Assuming someone is lazy and pays a whopping 30c per kwh, 200w is what like 6c an hour.

      Or a worse case heavy load 500w would be 15c per hour.

      Older CPU's and GPU's will be pushed harder and are less efficient.

  • do you guys have an ABN, and where are you located?

    • +1

      They are in south Australia and yes.

  • +1

    DO NOT BUY FROM THESE GUYS unless you have 1-2 months to spare. Ordered my computer early April and still have not received it. Had to keep chasing them up and broken promises week after week.

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