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FX 6300 AMD Black Edition CPU with 120GB SSD Patriot **FREE - Deus Ex Mankind Divided £99.98 @ Scan (£4.79 collect from local shops del)

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FX 6300 AMD Black Edition CPU with 120GB SSD Patriot BLAST FREE - Deus Ex Mankind Divided We all know this CPU isn't a high end part, but for the people who are on a budget … Read More
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FX 6300 AMD Black Edition CPU with 120GB SSD Patriot BLAST

FREE - Deus Ex Mankind Divided

We all know this CPU isn't a high end part, but for the people who are on a budget and are looking for a slight update this is perfect, also with a cheeky SSD thrown in + Deus Ex Mankind Divided worth £30.00 (3 days old).
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5 Likes #1
That's actually a neat budget bundle, hot
#2
not looking to build a pc but hot. game is worth £30 alone? maybe more as new? I enjoyed the previous one.
1 Like #3
jameshothothot
not looking to build a pc but hot. game is worth £30 alone? maybe more as new? I enjoyed the previous one.
I think I miss priced the game but it's still meant to be a good game and I think it's around £20
2 Likes #4
£39.99 on steam!! :) other websites / HUKD people will source it for £20-£30 I'm sure. But officially £39.99!
banned 1 Like #5
It's a good value for money bundle if you are upgrading but not worth building a new pc around one of these
#6
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.
1 Like #7
bentrewern
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.
That's for the PS4 and XBone version. The PC version is £18 and I doubt they buy just steam codes.
1 Like #8
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)
http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
1 Like #9
bentrewern
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.

Think its a code your redeem online.
2 Likes #10
Now that's a bargain, even if you cash in that crap CPU and then just keep the SSD and the game.
#11
Spark
Now that's a bargain, even if you cash in that crap CPU and then just keep the SSD and the game.
What's so bad about it? Aren't AMD the best bang for buck?
#12
Fellows
Spark
Now that's a bargain, even if you cash in that crap CPU and then just keep the SSD and the game.
What's so bad about it? Aren't AMD the best bang for buck?

Their graphics cards are, they've been lagging behind in the processor department. While they're not terrible, they're well over due for an update (what with zen coming sometime next year).
1 Like #13
Gkains
bentrewern
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.
That's for the PS4 and XBone version. The PC version is £18 and I doubt they buy just steam codes.
Where is it £18? I can't find it cheaper than £26.
2 Likes #14
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s

5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.

AMD are so bad lol
1 Like #15
Zeipher
Gkains
bentrewern
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.
That's for the PS4 and XBone version. The PC version is £18 and I doubt they buy just steam codes.
Where is it £18? I can't find it cheaper than £26.
£18 is the price CEX will pay for a copy. Not the price they sell it for.
1 Like #16
My advice is to buy a good cooler as the stock one is noisy if it's anything like the one that came with my FX 8350 bought off amazon for £95.i personally bought a Coolmaster hyper 212 evo which has had tons of good reviews and allowed me to overclock mine to 4.6ghz and works with the Socket AM3+ which this cpu uses.
Your better off buying a FX8350 ( can overclock to 4.5ghz + )as it's the most powerful FX cpu that does not use too much power and generate to much heat.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cooler-Master-RR-212E-16PK-R1-Performance-Universal/dp/B0068OI7T8/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1472235611&sr=1-1&keywords=coolermaster+hyper+212+evo

OR a ARCTIC Freezer Xtreme Rev. 2 - 160 Watts Twin-Tower Heatsink CPU Cooler
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ARCTIC-Freezer-Xtreme-Rev-Double-Sided/dp/B001X017G2/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_4?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1472235611&sr=1-4-fkmr2&keywords=coolermaster+hyper+212+evo



Edited By: DARKSABER on Aug 26, 2016 20:23: added
1 Like #17
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol

But Piledriver is 4 years old now.

You think AMD are bad look at how little Intel have managed (with the cash spent) the i5 2500k to i5 6600k. 5 years! :)
#18
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
But Piledriver is 4 years old now.
You think AMD are bad look at how little Intel have managed (with the cash spent) the i5 2500k to i5 6600k. 5 years! :)

I know AMD are bad, because they still don't have a CPU that is up to the task of challenging a 5 and a half year old Intel one in games like this. It is as tragic as it is comedic.

i5 6600k beats up the 2500k across the board by some distance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/288?vs=1544 The difference is this game is more GPU bound beyond a certain level of performance.
2 Likes #19
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
The 9590 is just a factory overclocked variant of a four year old CPU. It's not like it's AMD's latest and greatest technology. They've made some encouraging strides with their CPUs since 2012, but they haven't been relevant to desktop gamers because they've chosen to stay out of the high end market. The latest Excavator chips, such as the Athlon X4 845, have far better IPC than the 9590 or other Piledriver-based chips, but are low end chips by design, crippled with a lack of cache and locked multipliers. Zen is their targeted re-entry into the high end market space and I'd be shocked if they don't compete well with Intel, given Jim Keller's involvement in the architecture's design. And we should all be praying that's the case, because a strong AMD is good for absolutely everybody.
#20
Aretak
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
The 9590 is just a factory overclocked variant of a four year old CPU. It's not like it's AMD's latest and greatest technology. They've made some encouraging strides with their CPUs since 2012, but they haven't been relevant to desktop gamers because they've chosen to stay out of the high end market. The latest Excavator chips, such as the Athlon X4 845, have far better IPC than the 9590 or other Piledriver-based chips, but are low end chips by design, crippled with a lack of cache and locked multipliers. Zen is their targeted re-entry into the high end market space and I'd be shocked if they don't compete well with Intel, given Jim Keller's involvement in the architecture's design. And we should all be praying that's the case, because a strong AMD is good for absolutely everybody.

Long looooong way of reinforcing my point that AMD are bad. Step below highest end Intel chip early 2011 > Highest end AMD 2016 available in games.

Zen better be good, very good, because the past decade AMD have been abysmal.
2 Likes #21
vulcanproject
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
But Piledriver is 4 years old now.
You think AMD are bad look at how little Intel have managed (with the cash spent) the i5 2500k to i5 6600k. 5 years! :)
I know AMD are bad, because they still don't have a CPU that is up to the task of challenging a 5 and a half year old Intel one in games like this. It is as tragic as it is comedic.
i5 6600k beats up the 2500k across the board by some distance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/288?vs=1544 The difference is this game is more GPU bound beyond a certain level of performance.

I'll give you from as far back as Sandy Bridge there had been a jump but from Haswell to now has been pretty poor from an IPC point of view.

But on a plus point AMD sold more processor cores than Intel and more GPU cores than Nvidia last year!
AMD marketing guys just never grab the headlines! X)
2 Likes #22
I would argue this is a great chip to build a general purpose PC around. It's not bleeding edge, but handles video editing and gaming without breaking a sweat.

Sell the game for £20 and you have a solid chip and decent ssd for £80.
1 Like #23
I wouldn't take an AMD 6300 for free a rig that I'd want to play Deus Ex Mankind on.

The chart listed above pairs a AMD 6300 with a Geforce 1080. That's never going to happen in the real world. A 30 quid CPU with a 700 quid GPU?

If you want to play Deus Ex Mankind, don't be suckered into building a rig with the 6300.

If you want a generic computer for browsing the internet and playing much older games, the AMD 6300 pairs well with the NVIDIA 750ti. Don't pair a low end CPU with an AMD GFX card for DX11 gaming.
1 Like #24
If determined to go the FX route and intending to overclock an FX 6300 by buying a suitable third party cooler, I would consider instead putting the extra money that cooler will cost toward an FX 8320 at around £117 and running it at stock speed. Okay, you don't get the free 120GB SSD but I struggle to run many games on my 240GB SSD, so I can't imagine what it must be like with a 120GB SSD, but you do still get the free Deus Ex Mankind Divided game, at the moment, with the FX 8320 from participating dealers. I know people like to talk about watts and heat as against the mostly faster Intel solutions but I have a small box room to game in and I welcome heat during the winter months! I'm giving heat purely because though prices in the UK are pretty dismal at the moment, it's great to see any dealer offering US-type bundle deals that save customers money.
#25
AMD were great bang for buck back in 2009 with the phenom II's with unlocked (disabled) cores... not much improvement since then unfortunately

still decent value for money for mid-range
#26
hot deal for a budget build. cpu is just fin

e if you don't have a hardware fetish where you have to buy the most overpowered cpu available even if you won't use it to its max.

you can always upgrade later.
1 Like #27
I built my son a PC with this chip about 4 years ago with a 7950, it was meant to be a budget build that I could upgrade at a later date, but the reality is, it plays everything still on high settings at 1080p and never needed an update..

But I suppose its what your into, if you want to play Overwatch or Call of Duty then this is just fine, but its not going to run OR games of very high detail stuff too good.

Ive regretted though gogin the AMD route as to upgrade now i need to go the intel path, My other son i have built him one last christmas, and I started with an i3 and a 750ti he is currently only into TF2, L4D etc but when or if he needs and upgrade and can easily swap to an i5 and better graphics.

Edited By: haritori on Aug 27, 2016 10:33
#28
Gkains
Zeipher
Gkains
bentrewern
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.
That's for the PS4 and XBone version. The PC version is £18 and I doubt they buy just steam codes.
Where is it £18? I can't find it cheaper than £26.
£18 is the price CEX will pay for a copy. Not the price they sell it for.

How did you get yours up to 4.6?
#29
Gkains
bentrewern
CEX will give you £35 for game currently.
That's for the PS4 and XBone version. The PC version is £18 and I doubt they buy just steam codes.


No but I'd buy someone steam code for £20
#30
would this be a worth upgrade from Pentium Dual Core G3258?
#31
haritori
Ive regretted though gogin the AMD route as to upgrade now i need to go the intel path

The upcoming AMD Zen CPUs are supposed to be decent so you could upgrade to that, though I guess you would need a new MB and if you are buying an MB you could just go Intel.
#32
jstrat
would this be a worth upgrade from Pentium Dual Core G3258?

Doesn't look like it: http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Pentium-G3258-vs-AMD-FX-6300
And a completely different socket of course, so you would be buying a new Motherboard too.

Edited By: Colonelpanic on Aug 27, 2016 14:51
#33
jstrat
would this be a worth upgrade from Pentium Dual Core G3258?


not sure the motherboard would be compatible as g3258 is intel and this is amd
#34
Since people are talking about CPU upgrades, here are the best-value Intel CPUs according to the very recent buyer's guide by LTT and with best UK price as compared by PCPartPicker:

G4400 £53
i3 6100 £106
i5 6500 £182
i5 6600K £210
i7 6700K £294

AMD have not really competed with Intel in the CPU space for a number of years, but their upcoming Zen platform looks quite promising. If I were buying a CPU now I would buy one of the above (recently bought a 6600K) but if I wanted AMD for some reason I would be waiting for Zen to be released.

While this deal seems tempting at first, and it's a clever offer by AMD to clear out old stock before Zen comes out, I can't think of many scenarios it would be sensible to buy an FX 6300. I certainly wouldn't be basing a new build around one. Once you see that the SSD is on sale for £37 and Mankind Divided is £40 on steam, you are basically paying £20 for the CPU, which I wager most people who buy this bundle are unlikely to ever use.
#35
Colonelpanic
Since people are talking about CPU upgrades, here are the best-value Intel CPUs according to the very recent buyer's guide by LTT and with best UK price as compared by PCPartPicker:
G4400 £53
i3 6100 £106
i5 6500 £182
i5 6600K £210
i7 6700K £294
AMD have not really competed with Intel in the CPU space for a number of years, but their upcoming Zen platform looks quite promising. If I were buying a CPU now I would buy one of the above (recently bought a 6600K) but if I wanted AMD for some reason I would be waiting for Zen to be released.
While this deal seems tempting at first, and it's a clever offer by AMD to clear out old stock before Zen comes out, I can't think of many scenarios it would be sensible to buy an FX 6300. I certainly wouldn't be basing a new build around one. Once you see that the SSD is on sale for £37 and Mankind Divided is £40 on steam, you are basically paying £20 for the CPU, which I wager most people who buy this bundle are unlikely to ever use.

According to cpu boss this is better cpu than my AMD phenom ii 965
#36
Cro_Baron
Colonelpanic
Since people are talking about CPU upgrades, here are the best-value Intel CPUs according to the very recent buyer's guide by LTT and with best UK price as compared by PCPartPicker:
G4400 £53
i3 6100 £106
i5 6500 £182
i5 6600K £210
i7 6700K £294
AMD have not really competed with Intel in the CPU space for a number of years, but their upcoming Zen platform looks quite promising. If I were buying a CPU now I would buy one of the above (recently bought a 6600K) but if I wanted AMD for some reason I would be waiting for Zen to be released.
While this deal seems tempting at first, and it's a clever offer by AMD to clear out old stock before Zen comes out, I can't think of many scenarios it would be sensible to buy an FX 6300. I certainly wouldn't be basing a new build around one. Once you see that the SSD is on sale for £37 and Mankind Divided is £40 on steam, you are basically paying £20 for the CPU, which I wager most people who buy this bundle are unlikely to ever use.

According to cpu boss this is better cpu than my AMD phenom ii 965


Yes it's much better, but it won't be compatible with your existing motherboard, (different socket) so now you're looking at buying a new motherboard to match your newly purchased 4 year old CPU and suddenly this deal isn't saving you money but causing you to invest in obsolete components!
#37
I will pass then
#38
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
But Piledriver is 4 years old now.
You think AMD are bad look at how little Intel have managed (with the cash spent) the i5 2500k to i5 6600k. 5 years! :)
I know AMD are bad, because they still don't have a CPU that is up to the task of challenging a 5 and a half year old Intel one in games like this. It is as tragic as it is comedic.
i5 6600k beats up the 2500k across the board by some distance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/288?vs=1544 The difference is this game is more GPU bound beyond a certain level of performance.
I'll give you from as far back as Sandy Bridge there had been a jump but from Haswell to now has been pretty poor from an IPC point of view.
But on a plus point AMD sold more processor cores than Intel and more GPU cores than Nvidia last year!
AMD marketing guys just never grab the headlines! X)

The strangest thing is you're basically criticising Intel for not pushing the envelope when it's up to AMD to actually make them do so, which they have proven entirely incapable of doing since about 2006 when the Core 2 line launched. Intel have the best parts, the fastest parts and their incremental improvements are perfectly acceptable if you can't buy better. You can't.

I know AMD sold plenty of low profit margin parts while not making much profit after years of losses, which is logical. Can't say the shareholders are too excited about that though.
#39
vulcanproject
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
But Piledriver is 4 years old now.
You think AMD are bad look at how little Intel have managed (with the cash spent) the i5 2500k to i5 6600k. 5 years! :)
I know AMD are bad, because they still don't have a CPU that is up to the task of challenging a 5 and a half year old Intel one in games like this. It is as tragic as it is comedic.
i5 6600k beats up the 2500k across the board by some distance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/288?vs=1544 The difference is this game is more GPU bound beyond a certain level of performance.
I'll give you from as far back as Sandy Bridge there had been a jump but from Haswell to now has been pretty poor from an IPC point of view.
But on a plus point AMD sold more processor cores than Intel and more GPU cores than Nvidia last year!
AMD marketing guys just never grab the headlines! X)
The strangest thing is you're basically criticising Intel for not pushing the envelope when it's up to AMD to actually make them do so, which they have proven entirely incapable of doing since about 2006 when the Core 2 line launched. Intel have the best parts, the fastest parts and their incremental improvements are perfectly acceptable if you can't buy better. You can't.
I know AMD sold plenty of low profit margin parts while not making much profit after years of losses, which is logical. Can't say the shareholders are too excited about that though.

Yes I am criticising Intel for not pushing the envelope. No great things came from 'just doing enough '. I understand why they have not done it when nobody is pushing them to do so.

I do hope Zen is as good as AMDs preview (not too good mind I just sold my shares last week! X) ). While it won't push Intel as they have plenty of IPC advantage and I expect clock speed to be better due to a more mature production process. But what it will (hopefully) do is force Intel to improve pricing as i5's have snook back upto £180 price point. I can't see any reason why AMD won't under cut the i5 with a 4 core and 8 thread part and offer 8 cores and 16 threads for the price of an i7. But looking at the Zen design it looks like the minimum you will be getting is 4 cores.
#40
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
GAVINLEWISHUKD
vulcanproject
Gkains
Was going to say that a 3M/6T FX6300 might be pushing it for this game, but the CPU benchmarks aren't that bad (at least FX6350 and since this is unlocked a small overclock to that speed should be easy)http://www.techspot.com/articles-info/1235/bench/CPU_01.png
SOURCE: http://www.techspot.com/review/1235-deus-ex-mankind-divided-benchmarks/page5.html
Certainly seems to up there with Haswell i3s
5 and a half year old i5 2500k beating up an FX 9590 and even today still very nice for gaming on.
AMD are so bad lol
But Piledriver is 4 years old now.
You think AMD are bad look at how little Intel have managed (with the cash spent) the i5 2500k to i5 6600k. 5 years! :)
I know AMD are bad, because they still don't have a CPU that is up to the task of challenging a 5 and a half year old Intel one in games like this. It is as tragic as it is comedic.
i5 6600k beats up the 2500k across the board by some distance. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/288?vs=1544 The difference is this game is more GPU bound beyond a certain level of performance.
I'll give you from as far back as Sandy Bridge there had been a jump but from Haswell to now has been pretty poor from an IPC point of view.
But on a plus point AMD sold more processor cores than Intel and more GPU cores than Nvidia last year!
AMD marketing guys just never grab the headlines! X)
The strangest thing is you're basically criticising Intel for not pushing the envelope when it's up to AMD to actually make them do so, which they have proven entirely incapable of doing since about 2006 when the Core 2 line launched. Intel have the best parts, the fastest parts and their incremental improvements are perfectly acceptable if you can't buy better. You can't.
I know AMD sold plenty of low profit margin parts while not making much profit after years of losses, which is logical. Can't say the shareholders are too excited about that though.
Yes I am criticising Intel for not pushing the envelope. No great things came from 'just doing enough '. I understand why they have not done it when nobody is pushing them to do so.
I do hope Zen is as good as AMDs preview (not too good mind I just sold my shares last week! X) ). While it won't push Intel as they have plenty of IPC advantage and I expect clock speed to be better due to a more mature production process. But what it will (hopefully) do is force Intel to improve pricing as i5's have snook back upto £180 price point. I can't see any reason why AMD won't under cut the i5 with a 4 core and 8 thread part and offer 8 cores and 16 threads for the price of an i7. But looking at the Zen design it looks like the minimum you will be getting is 4 cores.

If Intel had pushed the envelope AMD's CPU business would probably be dead and buried by now. They had the money and technology to bury AMD at all performance levels the past 5 years. They pushed the envelope with their process technology and focused on performance per watt which is much more important than just producing the fastest chip you can, as AMD have desperately done with the likes of the 9590.

Zen needs to be very good but I never thought Intel's chips were that expensive in the first place. If you are patient and know where to look. I paid £240 for a new retail i7 6700k only a few months ago. You can partially blame Brexit for the prices of many electronics rising again. But besides this as the 2500K shows, spending a bit more is money well spent, when a platform and quality CPU remain relevant for half a decade.

People blow plenty more than I did on the i7 on video cards that are considered slow within 2 years. I have a GTX1070 that cost over £400 but I doubt it will be worth more than £200 24 months from now.

AMD's slacking caused much of that GPU headline price as well! If they had their act together then market forces would mean lower prices.

It's like complaining about the best team in the league winning the title 3 years in a row, surely it's their competitor's fault for not stepping up. Much else seems illogical!

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