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Ryzen CPU Deals - Microcenter

Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:42 am

Some crazy Ryzen CPU deals at Microcenter:

$80 - AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6/12 @ 3.2Ghz)

$130 - AMD Ryzen 7 2700X (8/16 @ 3.7Ghz) (Includes Borderlands 3 and The Outer Worlds)

Both also include the $30 combo discount on a motherboard.
 
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Re: Ryzen CPU Deals - Microcenter

Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:56 am

Wow, that is a really good deal! Microcenter's bundle deals are almost always decent.
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Re: Ryzen CPU Deals - Microcenter

Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:10 am

Just this past week, the motherboard randomly died in my sister's Phenom II X3 system. Wasn't able to find any cause, nor evidence of damage anywhere on the board. In any case, got her the Ryzen 5 1600 along with a B450 board and 16GB of G-Skill DDR4 for $198 plus tax.

I've been meaning to build a NAS system, and the same board claims to support ECC (though a bit unclear). Trying to decide if the extra 2 cores and games are worth $50 and higher power usage.
 
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Re: Ryzen CPU Deals - Microcenter

Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:19 pm

The Egg wrote:
Just this past week, the motherboard randomly died in my sister's Phenom II X3 system. Wasn't able to find any cause, nor evidence of damage anywhere on the board. In any case, got her the Ryzen 5 1600 along with a B450 board and 16GB of G-Skill DDR4 for $198 plus tax.

I've been meaning to build a NAS system, and the same board claims to support ECC (though a bit unclear). Trying to decide if the extra 2 cores and games are worth $50 and higher power usage.


Given the memory-compatibility improvements between Zen and Zen+, I'd go with the Zen+ chip. The 2700x also comes with the superior Wrath cooler for what its worth.
 
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Re: Ryzen CPU Deals - Microcenter

Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:05 pm

dragontamer5788 wrote:
Given the memory-compatibility improvements between Zen and Zen+, I'd go with the Zen+ chip. The 2700x also comes with the superior Wrath cooler for what its worth.
Interesting. On that note, I'm going to be rolling the dice with some ECC memory which isn't on the QVL, and on a motherboard which doesn't fully explain its ECC support (not that any of the others do). With that in mind, the chip with the better memory compatibility is probably a good idea. A quick glance at the Anandtech review shows it using about 30 watts more than the 1600 under load, which isn't too terrible considering it will be idle much more often than not. 8/16 is actually very overpowered for what I'll be doing (light duty NAS with a little bit of PLEX streaming).
 
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Re: Ryzen CPU Deals - Microcenter

Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:55 am

Looks like they bumped the 2700X to $160 -- must have been selling really well. I ended up grabbing one of the last regular 2700's at my store (now sold out). It's the same chip as the X, just slightly lower clocks and much lower power consumption. I'll be testing some Crucial ECC on this board tonight.

The Ryzen 1600 is still a steal for $80

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