First time post.
Ryzen 3 3300x for sale through 3rd party on Amazon, but 3rd party is Amazon UK with free delivery.
Lowest it has been is $190.67 2-3 weeks ago.
Says $12.67 for delivery?
Anyways, pbtech has some in stock for $198. Add some little trinkets to bring the total up to 200 and get free delivery.
Ahh, sorry. I think free delivery for Prime members.
Feel free to post the pbtech deal then :)
Anyone wanting free shipping:
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X - $198.56
Random Item - $1.49
Total - $200.05 (Free shipping instead of $7.60)
I got the backorder of these for $190 ages ago, still has no indication of shipping so just beware I don't think they have these in stock just yet
If you're building a PC and just want to game on it (not stream or use for productivity), especially if it's not high refresh 1080p, really can't top this CPU price/performance imo.
Not exactly the same but my 3600 is quite similar to my 7700K in cinebench single thread scores, I think Intel are still higher with a heavy overclock, but these Zen2 CPUs are plug and play, they boost themselves so, easier too in a way.
No iGPU though, keep that in mind.
Thanks for that. This is a first build for me and exactly what I'm after. Good 1080p gaming at 60fps.
I'll upgrade monitor mid to late next year, then worry about CPU/GPU for 1440p.
Going to grab the MSI GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER as well. Seems like a good combo.
What mobo are you using for this ?
Not sure yet. MSI B450 Tomahawk seems to be popular. But should I buy a B550 to future proof?
@Trackingtom: please don't get a b450 tomahawk, they were popular for zen+/zen2 because they had solid VRMs for the price. But they're now overpriced and the features are overshadowed by newer cheaper b550 boards. For example, the ASRock B550M Pro4 (mATX version) is cheaper, has the same VRM performance, and better features like PCIe gen 4.0, addressable RGB, 2 NVMe slots, and more.
@Rauland: Thank you!
What's a good recommendation for an ATX board?
@Trackingtom: I guess if you need ATX I'd recommend the Asrock B550 Phantom Gaming 4.
Pcbyte are selling both the pro4 and gaming 4 for a good price.
@Trackingtom: Nothing wrong with B450m Tomahawk Max, it's a great board with a lot going for it. If you're building a gaming rig it'll do the job. PCIE 4.0 makes almost no difference in the 30xx series GPU(like 1-2 fps), no difference in 16xx range afaik. Look at your budget and what you want the board to do, if it does the job at the right price then go for it. If you can get a B550 cheaper check the board's features and definitely check to see if it is reliable (I think I've heard bad things about the ASRock 550 so google it!)
I'm thinking about upgrading my Tomahawk Max to a X570 Asus Tuf but only to squeeze everything I can out of my build for 5120x1440 gaming.
@Trackingtom: Depends on how often you upgrade. Our upgrade cycle is long so we swap out both and leave it. We've got one old machine which is a collection of spare parts running an i5 760/rx580 8GB . We just need to get this one "good enough" so I don't need a latest mobo but keep in mind that the price point of some of the newer gear is very cost effective and can provide better value.
I think the recent deals for 10400F are also fantastic price/performance ratio. :)
Have been waiting forever for this to drop in price. But we are so close to the next AMD CPUs now.
@noobist45 What would you buy instead ?
Either one of the new CPUs or 3300x, 3600 at reduced price. Mines strictly for gaming.
Just replaced my Wraith cooler after less than 12 months. I heard that the coolers weren't great when I purchased and it didn't take long to get noisy.
Me too, I got the Gammaxx 400… But am thinking of watercooling.
I got an ML360R AIO, it's overkill for my 3700x but like it.
Never bought any CPU separately before. Does it always come with a cooler?
Usually a crappy one. AMD just named theirs “wraith” to make it seem less crappy.
AMD ones do. Pre-assembled in the box. We're running the wraith cooler on a 3800x and it's OK. Not overly noise We have a stack of case cooling and don't OC. Some folks still upgrade them after.
There are various wraith coolers. The 3800x has the Prism.. The 3100-3600 have the stealth, which isn't bad but it's far from good
This or I5-9400?
Why not a I5-10400F?
195 pickup at ple.com.au
.oos but days coming in today
The 3100 is $160 on Amazon AU, also 4 core 8 thread. A bit slower and the cores are split across 2 CCXs. But possibly better value on pure price.
A very comprehensive comparison video for these two CPUs.