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Bolt Gaming PC - R5-3600X RX 6700XT (A520M, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) $1550 + Delivery @ Aftershock PC

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jarrodstech

Surprised no posts on this considering current pricing. The coupon code I found nets you $50 off (no association). Quality parts with reasonably priced upgrades and components on hand. I've been told to expect 10 Business Days lead time. Below spec is $1550 + shipping.

Case: Bolt Mesh High Airflow Case (looks to be rebranded Deepcool Matrexx 55 Mesh)

Motherboard: Gigabyte A520M H (upgrade if you plan on OC or expanding RAM)

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600X 4.4 GHZ | 6 Cores 12 Threads

GPU: Sapphire Nitro+ RX 6700XT Gaming OC

RAM: 2 x 8GB DDR4 3600 MHz Memory (Klevv Bolt XR)

Cooler: Aftershock Frost Cooler (Looks like a rebranded ID Cooling SE-224-XT but I could be wrong)

Primary SSD: 512GB Aftershock M.2 NVME SSD (R: 3300 | W: 2400)

Power Supply: FSP / Superflower 650W 80+ Gold Certified

Operating System: Windows 10 Home Unactivated

Warranty: 2 Years Pick Up & Return

Edit: I should note that placing an order doesn't require immediate payment. A employee will check over the build and then email you regarding payment details if there are no issues.

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  • +5 votes

    Here's a PC Part Picker list for the same or equivalent parts as a reference. You could perhaps build a comparable build with a 3600 and a few different parts for ~$1900.

    PCPartPicker Part List

    Type Item Price
    CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor $339.00 @ Centre Com
    CPU Cooler ID-COOLING SE-224-XT 76.16 CFM CPU Cooler $39.00 @ PLE Computers
    Motherboard Gigabyte A520M H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard $65.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Memory $129.00 @ Umart
    Storage Kingston A2000 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $73.00 @ Amazon Australia
    Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB Video Card $1249.00 @ Mwave Australia
    Case Deepcool MATREXX55-MESH-AR-4F ATX Mid Tower Case $79.00 @ Mwave Australia
    Power Supply Super Flower Leadex III Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $129.00 @ PCCaseGear
    Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
    Total $2102.00
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2021-06-03 15:41 AEST+1000
  • +2 votes

    Crazy price on that 6700XT

  • +5 votes

    If you just want the cheapest possible spec to pinch the 6700XT out of it, looks like it goes down to $1300 with your coupon (only about $100 more than the cheapest 6700 XT that can routinely be found in australia - the basic XFX one from PLE). their showroom is in west melbourne (i ride past it on the way to work most days) so convenient for picking up if in melbourne.

    • +1 vote

      That's not a bad idea actually for those wanting just the GPU or even a few parts to spec out a custom build.

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    6700xt has increased price from sub $1000 to $1200 now, cheapest 6700xt currently available is $1099 at PLE,i bought mine from ple for 899 3 month ago. 6700xt was not moved too much, PLE's XFX always in stock for the last month, and price back from 1199 to 1099.

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      That price seems bonkers considering it was supposed to compete with the 3070

      Why do people keep saying shortage and high prices when they can just buy a 6700 XT?

      • +2 votes

        Because, although it's 'supposed to compete with the 3070' it largely failed in that regard, and performs closer to the 3060Ti, at least in games.
        And for Hashrates, (I'm no miner, but I think we can all safely agree that mining is driving at least a fair portion of the price hikes and availability issues) the 6700XT is subpar in performance, even to the previous gen 5700/XT, and falls well behind the similarly price 3060 Ti

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        Unless you're mining or play games with DLSS support, you are better off with a 6700XT in terms of price to performance. It was suppose to compete with a 3070 but is closer to a 3060ti and pricing wasn't competitive vs prior generations from AMD.

        At $1200, it's still overpriced considering the reference was $720 AUD. I actually sold off my 3070 before this deal for $1600 cash which was under-priced in this market as it sold in under an hour.

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          But is the 3060 Ti still higher priced than this? Why not get one now?

  • +4 votes

    Lose the 1TB HDD to save $50

    • +1 vote

      Missed that. Better off buying your own HDD. Will edit.

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    Anyone know anything about the inWin 750W psu upgrade? Is that fully modular?

    • +1 vote

      I'd recommend checking with Aftershock.

  • +1 vote

    Also have to factor in an additional 1.75% credit card surcharge if paying by card

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    I can't seem to get it to $1550.

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      What price are you at? Did you remove the HDD?

      Discount code will only remove $50.

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        Yeah, I followed your exact build. $1800 before discount.

      • +6 votes

        Worked it out. I'm an idiot. Wrong GPU selected.

  • +2 votes

    this is an absolute steal. even the power supply is really good.

    • +2 votes

      I was surprised to see how little it cost to upgrade to that model of 6700XT. Superflower is a quality OEM for PSUs. Overall really impressed with their upgrade choices and pricing overall for an SI. Have slight regrets about the custom build I did a few months back.

  • +1 vote

    Sapphire Nitro+ 6700XT, pretty good for the price.

  •  

    Is it worth upgrading RAM or just buying it yourself and upgrading?

    Also, would a PCIe WIFI card fit on the MB with that GPU?

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      There's a slot above the PCle x16 slot for a Wifi card.

      Depends for the RAM but RAM prices are increasing right now. I think the x2 8GB Klevv Sticks are reasonably priced and I didn't want to bother selling the one stick.

  • +1 vote

    Might be better off getting the single RAM stick, buying your own kit and installing it yourself. You can then sell the Klevo stick that comes with the system.

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    Upgrade the Motherborad to b550m at least.

  • +3 votes

    Excellent deal!

  • +1 vote

    Whats the deal with unactivated Windows, have people on here had good experiences with grey market windows licenses? Or can you just leave it 'unactivated'?

    • +2 votes

      Both options are fine. I'd personally just Grey market activate it.

      I've even managed to move a Grey market Office license between PCs with no issue

    • +4 votes

      You can just leave it not activated with Windows 10. You get full functionalities except for colour, wallpaper and theme customizations.

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      If you've got an old Windows 7 or 8 machine you can reuse the Windows product key

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        Do you have to call Microsoft to get the Key transferred over?

  •  

    There's also the option of an 11400F, but you'll need to add on the B560 motherboard upgrade.

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      Not really worth it IMO as 11400F+intel MB will be more expensive than the 3600X+B550M board cost, while having a lesser upgrade path.

      • +1 vote

        $230 for the B550M + 3600x vs $240 for the B560 + 11400F. Performance is better with the 11400F, but whether you value future upgradability is up to you.

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          Does the Intel path allow for Smart Access Memory/Resizable bar?

    • +1 vote

      With the current dram pricing, you have more chance of losing money than save by not selecting the 2x8gb kit

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        Hmm, I'd say it's still similar/on-par..?

        Aftershock is charging $75 for one extra 8GB RAM stick, a 2x8GB 3600MHz CL17/18 kit can be had for:

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          you won't be able to sell a single stick of ram for $43.74 which is the difference between the upgrade and the cheaper kit you provided

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            @ln28909: I suppose it'll take time and effort, although by the logic of selling it second, that also means there's a market to buy second hand: https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/carlton/components/8gb-ddr4-... (I wonder if the seller just recently bought the BOLT PC 😆)

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              @zrmx: sure, if you're in melbourne which is not applicable to many people here, and there is a single listing for that exact model so you see how it doesn't really make sense to recommend getting 1 stick for the masses

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                @ln28909: The ad looks like it is actually Carlton NSW. But yea I agree even if in NSW it can be a hassle and not practical (if going by shipping then that'll be extra ~$10).

                The 2x8GB option is a good one for those who want to spend less effort tinkering and follow-up with buying/selling parts.

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                  @zrmx: oh lol, always thought there is only carlton in melbourne

                  and it's a very rare scenario, hence i said, you're more likely to lose money than make money

                  also if you're planning on saving a few dollars, definitely don't upgrade the motherboard, it's the most useless part of a build to people in this price range

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                    @ln28909: You have a point on not upgrading the board, I agree overall system performance on the A520M H likely will be just as well as the B550M board so it'll come down to the features of the board. As both MBs are pretty not great there's probably no point going for the Gigabyte B550M.

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                      @zrmx: b550m has a bit better vrm but that doesn't mean anything to this cpu, expansion looks about the same

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          Its good if you picked up the 2x8 crucial ballistix 3600mhz for like 80 bucks during amazon sales last year and still have a few sets lying around ;)

            • +1 vote

              @zrmx:

              The logic is reversible, if no difference, then why not?

              cuz buy 1 more stick = $75 so you get 16G. and buy any other kit = $110~$150, and sell the singular stick for $50 means you basically gain nothing while risking the ram not selling and trouble to post it on gumtree.

              Most of the RAM nowadays are sufficiently robust to not fail for a very long time, especially if using at just rated/XMP level.

              The single thing that failed the most in modern PC is RAM, it now clocks relatively high, so signal distortion and heat affect it much more than ever, have you ever seen a RAM fails simply because down-draft CPU cooler dumps heat to the RAM stick?

              it'll probably require luck, but more often will probably be time, as long as the person doing it doesn't mind it might not get sold until 1-2 months later.

              all that trouble for not gain anything and get to use worse RAM. no thanks.

        • +2 votes

          Also upgrading to B550m Aorus Elite make no sense either. The board is utter awful(no offence to you or gigabyte).

          It's almost as bad as A520m H.

          VRM, same VRM, same MOSFET except B550m using 1 more phase, and a extra heatsink buried under the plastic shroud.
          Memory, 4 layer pcb daisy chain, you see that on every lower end b450/b550, at least it wasn't T-Top like their b450 —— average, not too bad.
          PCIe layout- single most awful PCIe layout, that you can't put anything more after installing GPU, no WiFi for this board.
          AUDIO, un-named realtek audio, pretty sure it won't be ALC 1200 otherwise they won't be shamed to hide the name.
          M.2 - top slot has no heatsink, bottom slot is half speed.

          Even Asrock B550m Pro 4 at $99 is better than this crap.

          • +1 vote

            @OMGJL: Fair point on the B550M Aorus Elite.

            • +1 vote

              @zrmx: Yeah the auros b550m is still techfast tier garbage mobo. Just keep the 520.

  •  

    how long is this deal available for?

    • +2 votes

      You'd have to check with Aftershock.

  • +1 vote

    I like their website design of selection and showing costs … Nice

    Just dont like the price my dream ended up at :(

  •  

    I am contemplating to wait the deal from BPC or buy this one… Heard there will be one coming soon..

  • +2 votes

    Placed an order. Doesn't require immediate payment anyway. If something better comes along I just won't go through with the order.

    • +2 votes

      Just got an email from them. It'll take about 15 business days from purchase to dispatch/collection.

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        Did you get email order confirmation???

        • +2 votes

          Yeah I got an invoice. They said I can transfer 20% as a deposit to get the build started and pay the rest once it's completed.

          • +1 vote

            @WinstonWithAY: Cheers for the reply man. I just checked, mine went into junk mail haha. Was panicking for a moment. Let's hope they honour it!! I have a feeling as the page showed the discount on the card etc that it was legit :o

            • +1 vote

              @Canberralad92: I suspected the same (pricing error on the GPU upgrade) and it stopped me in my tracks as I was hovering over the buy button.. seemed too good a deal to pass up

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                @OSienna: It appears they are honouring some orders, apparently not mine though. Oh well, time to review bomb them.

                The customer service rep also argued that they don't allow the base spec to be configured with a 6700xt? Anyone else heard this??

                Always thought aftershock were rubbish and never bothered to deal with them, this confirms why haha.

                • +1 vote

                  @Canberralad92: I upgraded the RAM to 16gb and the motherboard to a B550 Gaming X. My order seems to be going ahead after transferring the deposit. Seems dodgy if that's what they're saying to justify cancelling your order though.

                  • +1 vote

                    @WinstonWithAY: In the reps words… :(

                    "As you can imagine yesterdays hot sale price for our 6700XT cards grabbed a huge amount of attention online and we have done our best to assist customers accordingly.

                    Do note all website sales are not final, once your order is placed online it is reviewed and approved by one of our staff members and the invoice is generated from there for payment. I will also mention we do not allow base parts to go through with the 6700XT alone, as the minimum requirements are a Ryzen 5, 16gb of Ram and a B550 motherboard. 

                    I am aware the 6700XT's were still showing up on our site as in stock but I have been getting onto our marketing team to have this updated this morning and I believe it has just been actioned.

                    Once more I do apologise for any inconvenience however as we no longer have any further stock of the 6700XT I regrettably cannot proceed to fulfil your order. "

                    Pretty poor form to lie and say they do not allow builds to go through despite the system clearly being configurable with multiple 6700xt cards at the time. Not to mention they still allow you to select heavily overpriced 3070 cards which are actually higher powered lol.

                    will be avoiding aftershock like the plague from now on.

                    Interested if anyone can confirm their base spec got through???

              • +1 vote

                @OSienna: This has been a deal for at least a week ive seen people talking about it on other sites so it must have been intentional. Its probably a stock thing they may have just had these 6700xts not moving for a long time and just had some inventory which they got cheaper and sold out is my suspicion.

                • +2 votes

                  @XiTaU: They probably would have cancelled my order like @Canberralad92 since I would have only upgraded the RAM, deleted the HDD and kept everything else stock. Not enough margin in it for them

  • +3 votes

    I’m officially too old to care about PC gaming anymore. PS5 is enough for me. I still have my 1080ti rig with a 165hz 1440p screen. You upgrade t he card. Then you need the monitor.. then you need the.. yep. I’m too old :)

    • +1 vote

      I suspect 1440p/165Hz will be probably enough for a very very long time.

  • +4 votes

    Looks like the upgrade price for the 6700 just went back up to $750

    • +1 vote

      Yeah didn't think it would last long once it's on Ozb.

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      How much was before?

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        $300

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          Cheapest now is 650. Missed it.

  •  

    I have placed the deposit and got confirmation my order has started building, but my order is not showing up under my order history on my account. Does anyone know how long it takes to update?

  • +2 votes

    I can't believe I missed this! Whyyyyyy

    • +3 votes

      They are cancelling my order for the base spec (a520 and 8gb ram) - claiming that they don't allow the 6700xt to be configured with these parts??

      What a joke.

      Dodgy company with customer reps that lie through their teeth. Avoiding this vendor in future.

      I'd be interested if anyone else has evidence of the base spec getting through?

      Sounds like they just gave preference to people who added heaps of other overpriced parts.

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        If you can buy a 5700xt for around $1000, you don't lose too much, as the other component are almost junk which you need to replace.

        • +1 vote

          Nothing wrong with the other components. But yeah aftershock are the junk in this situation.