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Gaming PC with AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU, RTX 3060, B550 MB, 16GB 3200MHz RAM, 256GB NVME SSD, 750W PSU $1298 + Delivery @ TechFast


Hi folks,

There have been lots of budget deal type requests but due to the lack of available GPUs under the 3060 and insane price increases for those that are, it just isn't possible right now. For this deal, in spite of price rises (e.g. 3060 now $100+ more than at launch) we've been able to hit the same price point as the previous 3500X/3060 deal via a couple of spec alterations. If you don't fancy the base Biostar B550 motherboard (which will be fine for this spec) there are a larger than normal range of upgrade options available because we're sitting on so damn many mobos.

Ryzen 5 3500X | RTX 3060 Gaming PC: $1298 after 3500X-3060-APR

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 6c/6t CPU [3600 and 3700X upgrades available]
  • RTX 3060 12GB (brand/model may vary, likely 2 fan variant)
  • Biostar B550MH motherboard [Gigabyte B550M H, MSI B550M Pro VDH WiFi, MSI B550M Mortar, MSI X570-A Pro and Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite upgrades available]
  • 16GB 3200MHz RAM (2x8, brand/model may vary)
  • 256GB m.2 NVME SSD
  • Allied 750W PSU [650W Bronze, 750W Gold upgrades available]
  • Lance-V RGB ATX case

Estimated shipping from back end of this month onwards.

Other deals


  • All RTX 3060 orders will be back inside 14 business day ETA next week
  • GTX 1660 Super arrived today so we'll be prioritising those early next week for all outstanding orders


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  • No 3080 stock ? :(

    • +9

      Nup, lots of orders still to fulfill and won't be looking at another deal until they're sorted.

  • +4

    PCPP comparison, as always the exact part or lowest listed price for equivalent spec that's on the site: PCPartPicker Part List

    Type Item Price
    CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor $249.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Motherboard ASRock B550M-HDV Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $89.00 @ PC Byte
    Memory Kingston HyperX Fury 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory $105.00 @ Austin Computers
    Storage Patriot P300 256 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $47.99 @ Amazon Australia
    Video Card Zotac GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB GAMING Twin Edge OC Video Card $849.00 @ Scorptec
    Case MSI MAG FORGE 100R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.00 @ PC Byte
    Power Supply Ultra 750 W ATX Power Supply $60.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
    Total $1468.99
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-04-09 14:40 AEST+1000
    • +3

      Yea yea we know, you got amazing prices :)

        • +7

          Interested to know which brands you buy that are not made in China

        • True, but nothing in this spec sheet is overly considering tho. The power supply would be the biggest issue here, but even then… It doesn't seem too terrible

          Additionally, you could purchase the extended warranty if you're going to use this PC constantly for the next few years

          • -4

            @Zackeroo: I agree the power supply would be the biggest issue.

        • My Techfast PC still going strong 6 months later.

          Wonder what PC rival company Bongo Mongo works for?

        • There are good quality "Made in China" products out there that you can't afford. The retailers are not stupid to sell low quality products without a reason. At the same price, Chinese products win hands down and are even affordable to poor people like you

  • Who is the OEM for the Allied 750W PSU?

  • -2

    This build having 750W vs others spec'd higher having 650W makes no sense.

    • +6

      Allied 750W isn't really 750W

      • -8

        Title is clickbait then.

        • Not really. It's still 'rated' at 750W by the manufacturer and it's safe to use.

          Gotta cut corners somewhere when the GPU eats up the vast majority of the price.

        • -1

          Your lack of knowledge is astonishing.

    • The Allied non-rated 750W has a lower cost than the Gigabyte 650 Bronze unit we use, as we're tying to hit that pricepoint. It is a 750W unit.

  • +2

    Any deals on a 1660 super model at the moment?

  • +8

    Massive props to Luke and the Techfast team. Currently typing this on my 10400F/3070 System. Build time took longer than expected, so I would advise in asking for transparency on if they are waiting on specific parts or not before purchasing.

    Delivery was great, system worked straight out of the box and runs all games I've tested it on exceptionally well. Runs AAA's at 80fps ultra, will give Cyberpunk a go once it gets fixed (if ever)

    Had an issue with a boot setting, their advice to clean install and then later follow-up by Luke was all appreciated.

    All in all, with the current climate of GPU shortages, if you can get an affordable deal from these guys it is well worth it.

  • Couldn't all this be put into a mAtx box? Still sticking to my optiplex 7010 as I can't find any good SFF deals

    • Probably, but a cheap ATX case that comes with a PSU already installed is both the cheapest and most flexible option for any build. No need to change cases with an eATX mobo + 3 fan GPU which makes Techfast's job easier (and less expensive to carry other lines).

      I liked my 9010 for it's small size, but the Lance case gives me fantastic airflow plus expansion options. It's definitely quieter than having a blower 1050ti screaming at me

  • " A second PCIE device (e.g. network card) will not fit."

    Is the rtx3060 a 3 slot card?

    • I've built with motherboards that do not leave enough space between the slots, even if it's a 2 slot card.
      I can't imagine this Biostar B550m being a great motherboard, therefore I'd probably make the assumption that the above may be occurring for this one.

    • Cant guarantee either way. Safest to say wont fit unless there is a slot above the main PCIE slot like on the Giga B550M H for example.

  • +8

    Hmmm I'd be concerned about the PSU - my sister bought a 3500 CPU / RTX 2060 GPU system from Tech Fast in October 2020 as a Christmas present and the motherboard died on the first power and setup process with windows. I then replaced the motherboard with one from Amazon (next day delivery) so the PC would be running for the Christmas present for my nephew. Today my sister has contacted me saying the PC isn't working again and when they opened the case said there was literal smoke coming from the video card.

    Not impressed at all with the short life this PC has had and the two main component failures - which I suspect were caused by the PSU.

    • +6

      It could be any number of things covered under warranty, even transit damage. I understand the timing you were trying to hit but always best to contact [email protected] before replacing things so we can assist under warranty.

  • +1

    hi luke. still using the ryzen 5 2600 with rx 580 budget deal from a couple of years ago. it barely runs dota 2 - have had to switch to low settings otherwise it crashes constantly - despite benchmarks suggesting otherwise. any ideas on how to fix it?

    • Check the CPU temperatures

    • +1

      Is it plugged into the gpu? Dota 2 at low is discrete graphics quality.

      If it's plugged in, maybe update your driver's, or use nvidia control/geforce experience to see if you need to force it to run with the gpu

      • +1

        yes. the mobo included has no onboard graphics.
        ive played with the drivers and radeon software. other games like rdr2 run fine on tests, but dota2 crashes often on high settings. after a lot of tinkering, running at low settings and forcing dx9 seems to be the only solution to stop crashes altogether. i have wondered if its a ram or cpu issue. this is the 2nd rx 580 in this build as the first one was DoA. never figured out how to get the displayports in the gpu working - only hdmi seems to work.
        anyway, i think ill build my own next time to get more quality components

        • Interesting. I remember this being the case with laptop vega graphics too, where different amd drivers can change the performance of different games. Didn't knew it can happen to their dedicated gpu.

          Thanks for breaking it down for me.

    • +1

      I dont have any info on how to fix a GPU but the manufacturer warranty may still apply. Best to contact [email protected] so the guys can look into it.

      • not asking for a fix. just wondering if this is normal. seems to be isolated to dota 2, since cyberpunk etc runs fine

        • +1

          Oh wow, no, that is odd. Seems driver related but definitely weird!

          • @luketechfast: Takes about 2 minutes just to load the game. Think it's most likely gpu?

            • @belongsinforums: Have you tried isolating the issue by trialling other game with similar GPU spec requirements? If so, how did your GPU fare?

              • @jamessong: Both cyberpunk and rdr2 have higher spec requirements. Both ran fine and didn't crash, but i haven't played them much. This is what makes me think it could be something else

        • Did the game ever run smoothly? I'd try a fresh reinstall of the game if you haven't already.

          • @fatbeer: tried reinstall on different hard drive. i feel like it might be a ram or cpu issue, since more intensive games mostly run fine. it runs fairly smoothly at low-medium - that's the only thing that has worked. i dont get BSOD, game just crashes.

    • I've got a gigabyte 580 that did the same thing. Turned out there was plastic covering half the gpu chip and there was only a fraction of coverage with thermal paste. Fresh paste and no issues now for 2 years.

      • interesting. ill open it up and have a look. thanks!

  • Hi Luck , is there any 3060TI version available?

    • +1


    • +3

      So, no luck

    • +1

      3060Ti cards, like 3080 cards, are made from cut down/defective versions of better chips (3070 and 3090 chips respectively). The "problem" is Nvidia is making mostly non-defective chips, and with all cards being out of stock it makes a lot more sense to just sell them as 3070s and 3090s instead of artificially disabling parts of them to turn them into 3060Tis and 3080s. These are the cards you should have the least hope of seeing stock of any time soon - start saving for a 3070 or accept a 3060.

  • +1

    Hey Luke, are the 6700 XT orders still on track?

    • They'll go out after the heavily delayed 1660 Super systems which can now be completed, and 3060 systems purchased before the 6700 XT deal went live. Hopefully back end of next week onwards.

      • Thanks for the update mate!

  • +2

    Sudden realisation we can finally abbreviate motherboard as "MB" because almost everything is over a gigabyte.

    • +1

      Back in the day, I used to call it "Mainboard" rather than motherboard

      • +1

        Shown your age, huh

  • +2

    Everyone buying this should get a power supply upgrade. Just not worth the risk and potential hassle with $1200+ worth of hardware being supported by it.

    This is probably fine if on a very specific/restricted budget or must have an NVIDIA graphics card. If you can still jump on it the $1488 6700xt deal is just much better value: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/611574

  • can you estimate how much fps i'd get with league at max settings, 1440p if possible with this build?

    • Maybe look at benchmarking videos on YouTube?

  • -4

    ewww zen2

  • -4

    Does this come with an activated Windows 10?

    I was just comparing this with previous deals from DELL, and it seems the DELL deals are much better value. What are peoples thoughts?

    • Just curious, would you have a link for a dell with similar specs that comes close to this price point in-stock at the moment?

    • I think regardless what people are thinking, it is so obvious that you don't like TechFast.

      • It’s not about liking TechFast. It’s about getting a bargain. Personally I prefer to wait for the DELL PC deals because of the much faster shipping, quality components, price, activated OS, and looks cooler.

        • +2

          Dell is great for something you will never have to touch or fix i.e. an office PC. But all the proprietary parts make it a gamble for anything else.

          • @mickeyjuiceman: The only proprietary parts are the motherboard and power supply, which get replaced anyway when you upgrade to a new PC many years later.

        • +1

          if so, why the negative sentiment towards TechFast on almost every deal they've posted? If you prefer Dell then it's your choice but why the need for badmouthing TechFast? PS: i don't work for TechFast but I don't feel you are being fair here.

          • @jamessong: If so, then I don’t think you’re being fair. I’m just asking for peoples thoughts on DELL vs Techfast

        • It is, always, every single time, about you not liking TechFast. 2 bans for trolling us and yet you still show up like clockwork. Nice change of approach but no one buys your BS.

      • Never trusting Dell again, much rather give my money to a local business. When I spent $2,500 back in 2008 on an XPS 1330 they were so “generous” replacing my motherboard with the same overheating nVidia 8400. After 2 or 3 replacements over two years they told me they were doing this gratis and I would now have to pay for a replacement motherboard. They so helpfully pointed out I could buy a motherboard with intel graphics with no overheating problems then, something they could have done after the original motherboard failed.

    • +1

      It doesn't come with it unless you pay an extra $160

  • Hey Luke, or anyone else from SA who knows, is there an option to pick up?

    • +2

      There is. Rep said to me a while ago something along the lines of putting "LOCAL PICKUP" in the description and they'll refund you the shipping upon collection.

      • -1

        Wrong. You get a cheque in the mail after collection and not before asking them.

    • Local pickup is 20 Wodonga Street, Beverley Adelaide SA 5009

    • Weird that their other systems have an option at checkout to choose pickup that takes the delivery fee off but this one doesn't

      • maybe shipped directly from china

    • +1

      Thanks folks, thought I’d ask here so others can find out as well. Probably won’t bite on this one but good to know there’s an option for later down the line for us in SA.

    • +1

      New tick box at Checkout for Local Pickup! Shipping is payable but will be refunded after pickup, just in case we end up needing to post it.

  • -4

    Hi Luke, do you have a 3060 Ti option at a similar price?

    • No Tis around at the moment. They will be more expensive anyway, they're the hottest card for ⛏⛏

  • Great deal but when I click on it now it comes up as $1498?

    I made be the only one in this use case but I need a case that can fit 4 data drives lol

    I don't run a NAS and use my main PC as my file server as I don't need 24/7 running

    Any case upgrades to fit more 3.5s?

  • Can you do a version with a Intel i5-11400F (faster and cheaper than the Ryzen 5 3600) water-cooled and a RTX 3060 please?

    • +2

      Looking into Intel versions for sure.

  • +1

    Any way that I can choose the brand of the PSU, RAM and HD? I don't like to buy a PC without knowing what is going to be installed.

    • +1

      Not on this deal. On some we offer specifics but here those components' brands and models may vary but will be of approximately equal spec. That's just our business model.

  • Hi Luke

    I purchased this off the techfast website yesterday https://techfast.com.au/products/AMD-Ryzen-5-RTX-3060-12GB-G….

    This morning I noticed that there was a better deal posted by you here for essentially the same build (great deal btw!)

    Could I change my original order to the oz bargain deal you posted?

    • Please email [email protected] regarding this request and our team will be able to help you out with this, thank you.

      ~ Christian

      • Thanks Christian!

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