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[eBay Plus] AMD Ryzen 5 5600X AM4 CPU OEM Tray Version $395.10 Delivered @ Metrocom eBay

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  • +11 votes

    Couple of things to point out;

    Condition: Opened - never used

    CPU ONLY NO COOLER OR BOX

    • +12 votes

      that's what oem tray version means

  • +8 votes

    Thanks, bought 5

  • +1 vote

    How does this compare to Ryzen 7 5800?

    • +2 votes

      Just for gaming, they are the same. Productivity (video editing, Photoshop, that sort of thing), the 5800X is better, but probably not by enough to justify the price increase unless you're a professional (and then you'd probably want the 5900X for even better performance)

      • +1 vote

        5800, not x. Ones used in the recent Dell deals. I wonder how many resellers are pulling the dell pcs apart and selling parts.

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          5800 should perform very close to a 5800x. There's a 100mhz boost clock difference on paper but with PBO this difference might not actually mean much depending on the silicon lottery.

          It is basically the same difference as there was between the 3800x and 3700x. Just this time we can't easily get our hands on the better value product.

          https://www.techspot.com/review/1899-ryzen-3800x-vs-3700x-di...

  • +4 votes

    Been waiting for sub $400! Got one!

  • +2 votes

    I've been looking at a system upgrade and it seems to me that an Intel I5-11400F has similar performance at a significant discount. Apart from AM4 motherboard compatibility from generation to generation (the next series of CPUs I think is set to change to an AM5 platform), is there any other reason one might want to stick with an AMD over a cheaper Intel that performs at the same level?

    • +2 votes

      AMDs SMT is more efficient than intels hyperthreading, so the 5600x gets better multicore scores even though single core performance is practically equivalent.

      Not worth paying a premium for though

    • +8 votes

      Yes, platform (and power) cost. Because this processors need substantially more juice than the advertised 65W TDP suggest to reach the turbo frequencies, you need a more expensive motherboard with better power delivery. And of course more power also means a somewhat higher electricity bill. Hardware unboxed have recently done a series of videos on this, just found a relevant section in one of the videos for you then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3AEj3x39vQ&t=330s

      • +1 vote

        Wow I never would have thought there could be so much variability between performance using different motherboards in the same series. Thanks for this!

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          You can actually get away with a cheaper motherboard with a 11400. You just need to unlock the power limit:

          https://www.techspot.com/article/2252-intel-b560-disaster/

          • +4 votes

            @saikor: The Gigabyte B560M Aorus Pro does not appear to suffer from these issues looking at the testing done and can be had for $149.
            https://www.pccasegear.com/products/53653/gigabyte-b560m-aor...

            Combine that with an 11400f for around $200.

            You can have a CPU + MOBO cheaper than the 5600X on its own.

            No brainer.

            • +2 votes

              @putshan: very good price on the mobo!

              The CPU is 229 at the same vendor, which means the combo would be a 378 budget build (which is about the same as a Ryzen 5 3600 and a b550 motherboard), but probably still preferable for gaming (less so for productivity). How the tables have turned, Intel is the budget brand…

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                @klatscho: Competition is good, let the AMD vs Intel battle continue

  • +1 vote

    Really regret paying 520 a few months ago for a boxed version, considering the included standard cooler is useless..

    • +1 vote

      May I ask why you paid such a high price for the 5600X? You could've gotten the 5800X for like $40 more (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/611175) and even at $400 the 5600X is a poor value considering that the 3600 sometimes goes for around $220-230 (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/611506) and for most people using the 5600X the 3600 is sufficient at almost half the price. Even the i7 10700KF went for $335 last time (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/611260) and that has two extra cores, which is way better value than 5600X even considering that motherboards for Intel are a bit more expensive.

      • +3 votes

        I dunno, just liked the idea of buying a 5600x? It wasn't very ozbargain of me. I do a bit of work with Adobe Premiere and the 5600x had decent benchmarks.

        • +1 vote

          Appreciate the honesty! We all fall victim sometimes…

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      I dunno, the cooler works fine for me and keeps things cool? Didn't need anything more

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        I find the Stealth that came with the 3600 (ironically) very noisy. Not sure what the 5600X comes with though, probably better

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    How's the warranty on OEM tray versions? Is it the same as boxed?

    • +1 vote

      I got one of these in the last deal and on the receipt from Metrocon it states 2 years warranty.

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        Okay thanks!

        • +3 votes

          Remember these OEMs are gray import, so there is no official manufacture warranty in Australia. If the product fails, just hope the reseller doesn't go out of business.

          • +1 vote

            @shellshocked: Okay I wondered if there was a catch like this. Building for a friend and don't want to get stuck with "you told me there was warranty on this" cheers.

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    and good itx mobo recommandation go with it? can i just go lowest mobo?

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    any point upgrading from 3600 if just for normal desktop use and no gaming?

    i have a x570 mobo itx.

    reason i ask it because i had a b450 too and got a new one back from rma so have a spare mobo.

    • +1 vote

      I wouldn’t bother upgrading for normal use, on the gaming side I’m pretty sure the 3600 will bottleneck a 3070 / 3080 / 3090 so I would if you were running one of them

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        There have been lots of tests around the place (check any tech youtube channel or blog) and that isn't the case at anything above 1920x1080.

        If you are "really" into competitive E-Sports (to the point you don't care about visuals and just want the highest framerate you can get) then 3600 isn't a great choice. For any normal gamer (i.e. running at higher than FHD, or with the visuals turned up) the 3600 will do great.

        For the majority of desktop tasks, you really don't need anything more than a 3600 either. Worry about a higher SKU if you do a lot of rendering/compression/encoding (though GPU/NVEnc is probably better option there) / compiling. And I mean a lot, if it's something you do infrequently, what's a couple of tens of seconds or minutes here and there.

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      My 3600 is great for gaming, don't think you would need more for normal use.
      Ymmv depending on Def of normal.

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    ive got an R5 3600x and rtx 3080… should i bite on this, or hold off a bit and go newer gen?

    Edit - Did some DYOR for the combo 3080 with 3600x vs 5600x comp..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og_5sbr5xVg

    Around 15-40 min fps gain seems common moving to Zen3.
    Might pay to hold off a bit longer as most games run quite well, despite some bottlenecking.. :\

    • +2 votes

      pay attention to 0.1% FPS, 5600x is really solid there, average fps is only part of the story.

      but if i were you , i wont do anything, since next gen will need new mobo anyway.