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TechFast Express: R5-3500X | RTX 2070 Super [TUF B450/16G 3200/250NVME/1TB/650B]: $1599 + Delivery @ TechFast


Hi folks,

We know demand is there for a) faster shipping and b) listed specs, so we have created TechFast Express: PCs that ship within 3 days with a balanced, set configuration whose components are specifically listed, at a set price. This run is strictly limited to 15 and if it is supported we'll look to increase these amongst our regular offerings.

So first up is a 3500X | RTX 2070 Super combo:

TechFast Express AMD Ryzen 5 3500X | RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB Gaming Desktop PC: $1599

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
  • GPU: Galax 1-Click OC RTX 2070 Super 8GB
  • MB: Asus TUF B450M-Plus Gaming motherboard
  • RAM: Team TForce VulcanZ 16GB 3200MHz RAM
  • SSD: Lexar NM610 250GB NVME m.2 SSD
  • HDD: WD Blue 1TB 3.5" HDD
  • PSU: Gigabyte P650B 650W 80+ Power Supply
  • Case: MSI MAG Forge 100R

These specific components and handling times ONLY apply to TechFast Express systems.

If you're looking for more configuration options check out the current active deals. Estimated 14 business day handling times apply here [custom PCs do take longer].


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  • +35 votes

    Not cheaper than building yourself this time around, though better than any other prebuilts out there. With this you get a nicer B550M board, a Ryzen 5 3600 (much better paired with a 2070S), some nice and quiet case fans and 3600CL18 memory. This is assuming you can get a 2070S for $749 though, and you'd be getting it from Shopping Express. Also compacted down to mATX.

    Edit: And missing a 1TB HDD here, this makes the Techfast PC a bit more compelling. You'd have to drop the CPU to a 3300X to get back in budget, I'd say it's better than the 3500X, but the difference is minimal.

    PCPartPicker Part List

    Type Item Price
    CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $260.00
    Motherboard Gigabyte B550M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $175.00 @ Mwave Australia
    Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $100.00
    Storage Kingston A2000 250 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $73.00 @ Mwave Australia
    Video Card GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-click OC) Video Card $749.00
    Case Silverstone PS15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $79.00 @ Mwave Australia
    Power Supply Gigabyte P-B 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ Centre Com
    Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 65.51 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 65.51 CFM 120 mm Fan $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
    Total $1573.00
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-04 16:07 AEST+1000
    • +31 votes

      how about shipping cost for each individual items? Labour to put them together?

      • Of course that's a consideration, and this is a good value prebuilt wise, but if you can build yourself definitely do it. The joy of building is unmatched and you still get better parts here like the RAM, motherboard, SSD, CPU (well 3500X vs 3300X is toe to toe). Shipping costs would be about $30-40, still cheaper than or equal to TF.

        • joy of building is unmatched

          Only if you don't encounter any problem…

          • +11 votes

            @MagicMushroom: For someone who wants to build their computer, I'm not talking about everyone.

          • @MagicMushroom: at least you will learn to solve that problem eventually.

            • @OnlineShopper123: Once you do, it's an amazing feeling. And trust me you'll get problems with a prebuilt too, don't act like you don't.

            • @OnlineShopper123: It's easy if you have spare parts to test, but if you don't…

              Find possible defective component -> return/exchange -> retest -> fixed OR not fixed -> repeat and hope you'll find the defective component

              Could be a real painful experience if you bought parts from multiple sellers (worse if msy), the seller finds no defect and charges you extra, slow process if something needs to be shipped or the defect is really hard to identify.

          • @MagicMushroom: I'be build my pc back in 2004, 2008, 2010 . Never had any problem and happy to do it again as my old PC is not good enough for latest video games running with I5-760 1151 socket and GTX760… Though it is still good enough for web browsing, office work and playing Skyrim and GTA 5… Even Far Cry 5 on medium settings at 1080p was playable for me.
            Thinking to go with AMD this time.

          • +2 votes

            @MagicMushroom: I enjoy encountering problems. It’s fun to troubleshoot.

        • lol nothing beats that joy and relief you feel when your system successfully POSTs

        • That shock when you hit the power button and it boots to a BIOS…

      • Shipping for CPU from newegg - $40
        Shipping from Mwave for motherboard, storage and case - $12.95
        Shipping from Amazon for RAM - Free with prime (i assume most of us here will have a prime account so I will give this a pass)
        Shipping from Umart for GPU - $11
        Shipping from Centrecom for PSU - Free

        Shipping works out to be $63.95.

        Labour is a bit more iffy but I assume you'll probably be paying at least $80-100+ for labour if you were to have a pc shop build something for you. You can debate whether you want to include this for the purposes of comparison or not but if for some reason you found the joy of building a PC was immeasurable then you wouldn't be looking at prebuilts in the first place so no point comparing cost vs doing it yourself.

        • CPU is from Amazon.

          Link. $260 was roughly based on what it was before, it's actually $256 + $11.

          • @Rajeh: Ah right, total for shipping would be $23.95 then (can't edit original comment).

            I can see free shipping with Prime.

        • Last PC I built was 5 years ago, just built a 3900x system the other week and that only took 3-4 hours (with proper cable management). I think the new PC case designs make it so much easier to access everything vs 5 years ago.

      • I actually rather get the parts and assemble them on my own. It’s so much fun to do it man 😊

    • Edited - you'd outed the mistake by the time I posted :-p.

    • Good deal

    • Wrong CPU, wrong motherboard, wrong Memory, wrong storage and wrong case.
      No shipping added, no labour added.

      This isn't really comparing apples and apples.

      • +13 votes

        Wrong CPU

        Can't buy a 3500X here, 3300X would be the closest you can get.

        wrong motherboard

        Yeah you could go for the TUF and save like $15, but I'm comparing what you could get for the same price.

        wrong Memory

        The 3600CL18 is a better value.

        wrong storage

        Can't get the Lexar drive, A2000 is probably better anyway.

        wrong case

        Could easily get the 100R for another $10.

        No shipping added

        Techfast charge about $30 for it IIRC, and shipping here would be like $30-40.

        no labour added

        My point is to disprove that this is cheaper than building yourself.

        And could you not be so condescending?

        Edit: And the 100R may be cheaper, as it already comes with necessary fans. Knocking $28 off the total cost.

        • Just enjoy the deal you are given.
          If you are going to knock it then at least compare what they give you with what they cost not other alternatives.
          Not condescending about it, just facts.

          • @goz30: Definitely, I'm not knocking it, I'm just showing a value alternative.

            And you can't say "not condescending" when you're the one that used WRONG 5 times in a sentence.

            • @Rajeh: Here is your value alternative ACTUAL COSTS:

              Silverstone Case (MWAVE) $79
              Kingston SSD 250GB (MWAVE) $73
              Gigabyte Motherboard (MWAVE) $175
              MWAVE DELIVERY 21.98
              Ryzen 5 3600 (SCORPTEC) $299 For AUS STOCK & NOT 260 - Amazon has for 266+15 delivery but will come at end of august or September.
              Delivery for CPU Scorptec $20
              Galax 2070 Super (Centercom) $849 FOR AUS STOCK & NOT 749
              RAM $123 FOR AUS STOCK & NOT 100
              Delivery for Graphics and RAM roughly…. $20
              PSU - Free delivery with centrecom $99
              120MM fans 2x (PC CASE GEAR) $38
              Delivery from PC case Gear 12
              TOTAL without extra hard drive OR WINDOWS 10 you didn't add $1808.98!!!!
              Lets add them….
              Windows 10: $100 and I'm being lenient.
              HDD $60 - I won't add delivery.

              GRANT TOTAL OF: $1968.98 (Thats 23% more)
              And you will still have to build it yourself :)

              Thanks for your effort mate and I'm sorry you feel that way, but please ensure you provide accurate and relevant information for all our users here so they can make an educated and wise decision and investment of their money.
              Take care.

              • @goz30: Techfast don't activate Windows 10. I even have personal experience here, mine came unactivated. And if you saw my edit (from more than 12 hours ago) I said to drop the 3600 to a 3300X because the 3600 with the hard drive would turn up over budget. Also yes I am using Amazon US, because the point is that you can get something better with a little wait. Definitely shorter than TF non-express. Also the 2070 Super is $749 at Umart. I'm done arguing with you.

                • @Rajeh: Sure, let's wait another 6 months too until new things come out (NVIDIA 3000 series and BIG NAVI) and it will be even cheaper.
                  Let's also replace a ryzen 5 with a ryzen 3.
                  Let's use sites outside AUS during covid so you wait months for your stuff.

                  Get real dude.

                  For future reference, please do not provide irrevevant information to our users and if your proven wrong at least take it like a champ and don't waste our time.
                  If your done arguing then don't post anymore comments and let users decide for themselves, don't be a troll.

                  • @goz30: The Ryzen 5 3500X is equal to or worse than the 3300X because the 3300X has a single CCX layout, and multicore is pretty much identical with the 3300X having 8 threads and the 3500X having 6 threads but all real. Ask people here, and they'll say Amazon US is actually pretty quick.

                    • @Rajeh: You get two less physical cores……let's not get into the rest.

                      Just sit down dude, stop trolling and stop giving false info.
                      Just take it like a champ. It's ok to be wrong mate.

                      Enjoy your day.

                      • @goz30: Except, I'm not wrong, and if I am I'm definitely not trolling, I want the best for everyone here. The Cinebench R20 and Geekbench 5 multi scores of the 3300X are about the same as the 3500X. You'll be surprised how far SMT has come. With the higher boost clock and single CCX design I see it will be toe to toe with the 3500X. In gaming the 3300X even beats the 3600 in games which aren't thread hogs like AC Odyssey, and in those games it will tie with the 3500X. This is according to Gamers Nexus.

                        Heck GN even has 3500X benchmarks in there and the 3300X wins. See this.

                        • @Rajeh: Your resale value drops by going ryzen 3 vs. ryzen 5

                          Your cost that you provided is 23% higher.

                          Your justification is to "wait for cheaper deals". Do you understand the IT world or you live under a rock…..wait long enough and everything is cheaper.

                          You didn't even compare the same products to what is offered and tried to disproove the deal by offering alternatives for a higher cost!

                          You're done arguieng and yet your still trying to proove yourself right when everything on here is incorrect.

                          Good on ya mate. Keep it up.

                          • @goz30: I never said to wait for cheaper deals? What cost did I ever provide? Also you may get BETTER resale out of the 3300X as let's face it most people haven't heard of the 3500X and all the reviewers call it a disappointment, and if you're building a PC you probably know that a Ryzen 3 can beat a Ryzen 5 on occasion.

                            • @Rajeh: Amazon delivery takes a month +. Says it on their site. That's IF you even get it at that time thanks to the lockdown, not sure if you know about it.

                              Your costs are on parts list which you provided as your first post which shows a low total cost at the top and is very very very misleading as it shows you haven't done a shred of research, you just added some parts to a site without looking at stock, delivery, availability, timeframes….pretty much didn't look at anything but blindly looked at the cost it gave you.

                              Don't speak on behalf of others, wether they know or don't is not an assumption I make, neither should you.
                              Assumption made about better resale value when physically the extra 2 cores are something you can feel and touch and is facts. You ASSUME resale might be higher. I am going off common sense.

                              You have failed to justify your costs being so high.
                              You have failed to disproove that there is a better deal by not using real world costing.
                              You have failed to address like to like products.
                              You have pretty much failed at everything in this post. No research, no knowledge.

                              As I said…
                              It's ok mate. Keep your chin up.
                              It's ok to be wrong. Just own it bro, we are with you here to support you.
                              Just not with you with you providing innacurate information and innacurate costs.

                              • @goz30: They ARE in stock, eecan already ran the delivery numbers, the 3300X may need another $10-20 to get one in stock right now from the initial $200 but that's still in budget, the entire point of this is to show that you can get BETTER products at the SAME price. You could even go for cheapy molex case fans and cut out PCCG's shipping cost, because Techfast gave me shitty Allied ones. Amazon delivery can be expedited for not a lot of money with Prime, and you could even get a trial for that. Given COVID even Techfast's delivery will be slow despite their quick dispatch.

                                It's ok mate. Keep your chin up.
                                It's ok to be wrong. Just own it bro, we are with you here to support you.
                                Just not with you with you providing innacurate information and poorly backed up arguments.

                                Let's just let the OzBargain council decide our fates.

                                • @Rajeh: It's not the SAME price. It's more.
                                  Where is the stock? In the US? What's the delivery time for every product? What's the cost of shipping for every product?
                                  What's the cost and total of this so-called "better value" system of yours.
                                  Where is your data bro? The 3300x isn't even available on the amazon au website. What a joke dude.

                                  Prime means you add MORE money and a membership on top of the complication.

                                  Stop spinning things around to attempt to justify something hahaha
                                  You are just crazy dude, absolutly nuts.

                                  People that just add incorrect data with no backing and try to justify themselves with absolute nonsense make this forum the worst.
                                  What makes it worse is even though you have been disprooved in pretty much every aspect you still want to be right.

                                  No worries bro, pat on the back if it makes you feel better.
                                  But quit providing false sums to users on here, it's the most disrespectful thing I've ever seen.
                                  You are getting users hopes up with innacurate sums.

                                  • @goz30: Amazon Prime makes the shipping free or you pay extra to speed it up. It's $7 a month, and you could even get more components from there if I spent more time to check. The budget including shipping here is $1628:

                                    System: $1570 swapping out PS15 for MAG 100R as Techfast do and adding a $25 buffer for an in-stock 3300X.

                                    Shipping: Amazon ~$27 expedited ($7 added for Prime), Mwave ~$12, Umart ~$12, Centrecom Free. $44 all up.

                                    Total cost: $1621.

                                    Now I don't know about you but that looks to be in budget.

                                    The system is a better value having a B550M motherboard, a better brand SSD, faster RAM, and a slightly better CPU. Let's not forget that this GPU is RGB.

                                    • @Rajeh: Let's see your costs.
                                      Show me the sites with the pricing, availability & delivery to make this $1628.

                                      Let's see it dude.
                                      Let's even see a 3300x in stock somwhere.

                                      Show me, show us all.
                                      Lets see a list of the price with delivery for every item on this "value pc" you speak of and let's end it at that.
                                      Just like I did the research to find every product on the list you added initially.

                                      Come on….let's see it my friend.
                                      I'll wait hahahaha

                                      And make sure you accout for ALL costs, don't scim on your details to try and spin it which you have continued to do throughout.
                                      Show us the links.

                                      • @goz30: Mwave: $12.95
                                        Umart: $17
                                        Amazon: $6.99 + (no account so I cannot find expedited delivery but it'd be $10-20)

                                        Total: $51.94 (averaged $10-20 into $15)

                                        Total build (edited): $1623.94 or $1629.94 depending on whether you buy from TB or MB.


                                        3600CL18 memory moved up from $100.79 to $109, putting us slightly over budget, but even 3200CL16 will still match Techfast. 3300X can be had for $236 shipped at Megabuy (found it after taking screenshots, it's on special order but claims 1-3 business days), so it puts us ~$4 over budget, but you could take advantage the Amazon Prime free trial to bring it back down.

                                        Edit: You could even save another $10 by getting this NVMe drive, and the 100R went up $10 which I forgot to acknowledge so this'd balance it out.

                                        Techbuy also have the 3300X for $219 delivered but will take longer to order in.

                                        • @Rajeh: Where is the rest of your stuff?

                                          Are you only buying 5 things?

                                          Let's see that megabuy link. I'll save you the trouble.
                                          Special Order
                                          This product is currently not in stock and will be special ordered upon request. Once the order is placed the manufacturer will build the product for the order. As this manufacturing process is often outside of Australia, the delivery times are on average 4-6 weeks from successful payment of the order. However we normally advise customers to contact us for an exact timeframe.

                                          Let's see that techbuy link with the CPU showing in stock….to save you the trouble, there is no stock on techbuy, it is "Order-In - This product is not carried in stock and will need to be 'ordered-in' for you"
                                          AND…..it does not include a fan. You have to add the fan.
                                          I'll save you the trouble

                                          You remember how I said: "And make sure you accout for ALL costs, don't scim on your details to try and spin it which you have continued to do throughout.
                                          Show us the links."

                                          Well you've just done it again!! WHAT A SURPRISE!
                                          What an absolute joke. Stop wasting peoples time with your AGAIN!!! innacurate costs and information.
                                          NOW, you have been proven wrong even with me giving you 10 chances to get it write.
                                          Absolute joke!
                                          Disgraceful to this forum to provide innacurate information.
                                          I bet ya….you went looking for it, couldn't find it and didn't add it so you're not called out as a fruad.
                                          You even had a chance when you edited the comment to add the link, but again it's nowhere to be found.
                                          What…..a…..joke my friend.

                                          • @goz30: Aaaah I misread delivery for ordering in time. I didn't screenshot the Centrecom page, but they have free shipping, and I had no screenshots for Amazon because I have no account to get to checkout. You are correct, the 3300X is not available.


                                            You win!

                                            Have a medal, or three 🏅🏅🏅

    • +19 votes

      Don't forget max 3 day handling time for a complete system as well. The Amazon RAM for example is at least a week via the fastest shipping as far as I could see, and far longer with standard delivery. These are whole systems ready to go.

    • Don't forget Windows Home - the average person still pays $100+

      Also the stress when you go to boot your pre-build system and it doesn't post - missing a heartbeat. You can't put a price on that.

    • For someone who needs the rig delivered this week on a prebuilt, this is as good of value as it gets.
      Here's a part for part list cost and I've had to make do with 3500x prices based on Aliexpress.

      PCPartPicker Part List

      Type Item Price
      CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $200.00
      Motherboard Asus TUF B450M-PLUS GAMING Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $149.00 @ Centre Com
      Memory Team T-FORCE VULCAN Z 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 CL16 Memory $96.12 @ Amazon Australia
      Storage Western Digital Blue 250 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $55.00 @ Centre Com
      Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.00 @ Centre Com
      Video Card GALAX GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB EX (1-click OC) Video Card $829.00 @ Mwave Australia
      Case MSI MAG FORGE 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $89.00 @ Mwave Australia
      Power Supply Gigabyte P-B 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ Centre Com
      Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
      Total $1566.12
      Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-04 16:23 AEST+1000
    • upvoted to keep techfast in check and competitive. it's a good point of reference if anything - but they are genuinely also good suggestions.

    • So, for a different price I can get a different system, have all of the parts arrive at different times so that I can put it together myself?

      Truly amazing!

      • So, for a different price I can get a different system, have all of the parts arrive at different times so that I can put it together myself?


  • Thanks Luke.
    This is a good idea… I think it will be popular with OzB members.

    Does the Galax 1-Click OC RTX 2070 Super 8GB come with RGB?
    (I received my TechFast PC with that card yesterday, and I can't seem to get the card to light up at all - not even the logo)

  • Off topic, but could someone suggest a gaming computer for high end 1080p/ mid range 1440p for around $1200.

    No need to include an SSD/HDD as I have both already. Thanks!!

  • Great balanced listed build at a good price vs. hassle to build.

    Add in a 3700x / RTX 2800 Super option and you’ve covered all based.

    • That would be if they don't price jack the upgrades to oblivion. Going from a 3500X to a 3600 was $149 last I checked. That's terrible!

  • Thanks Luke, Techfast should be commended on catering to the niche of buyers who want quick despatch with upfront knowledge of which components they are getting.

    Great to see Techfast innovating and trying new things.

  • I must say

    The only thing i regret from buying my machine from techfast…

    Is to buy gtx 1070 instead of RTX2080

    Upgraded mobo to b450 so i can still upgrade the parts. But save yourself some slack folks. They did a really solid job!

    Love it!