AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core 12-thread CPU including Wraith Spire Cooler £174.90 @ Alternate
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600X 6-core 12-thread CPU including Wraith Spire Cooler £174.90 @ Alternate

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Found 4th JulEdited by:"CoumbBarr2000"
Previous cheapest wa £194.99. This is a great price for a 6-core 12-thread CPU on AMD's newest 12nm architecture and includes a good cooler. The turbo clock of 4.2Ghz means performance is great.

At 1080p, the 8700K is only 8% faster if you have a graphics card as fast as the ludicrously expensive 1080 Ti. Any buyers with graphics cards on the level of a GTX 1070 and under (let's face it, most of us) and the difference will be close to margin of error level.

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At 1440p (imo a more realistic resolution for a rig containing one of these), the 8700K has a negligible performance advantage of 4.5%

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teggl971 h, 53 m ago

I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p …I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p with no issues at all.



If your solely gaming yes. But i upgraded to Ryzen from a 6700k and its one of the best things i ever did. It was like sitting in the house today with 1 window open. Then Ryzen comes along and opens all the doors.
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Great CPU at a really good price. Not sure why people are voting cold tbh.
Good price but damn I received my 2600x yesterday for 182 from Aria.
Haven't heard of Alternate before, anyone had any experience with them?
iehrgeizi42 m ago

Great CPU at a really good price. Not sure why people are voting cold tbh.


Deals usually start cold for some reason its getting hotter now
just under £10 delivery on top from what I can see, makes this £184.80
ScotBoy25 m ago

just under £10 delivery on top from what I can see, makes this £184.80


Yes delivery is £9.90.

You may be able to get a 5% discount code with Newsletter sign-up I'm just trying that.
I paid £186 for this last week so good price
In case of any faults etc, it looks like you would have to return to German address..
Reading the T&Cs under the Defects section, it suggests that you would have to pay for returns.
6) Liability for defects
6.1 The statutory consumer rights will apply.
6.2 If the Client is a consumer and he uses his short-term right to reject the product, he has to return the product at his cost.


And something about 20EUR shipping expense for warranty claims too?

But unless the 5% discount code works, I would rather pay Amazon £194 for the no hassle returns...
If you buy it from Amazon.de it's about £177 including the shipping. #justsaying
Uncommon.Sense14 m ago

If you buy it from Amazon.de it's about £177 including the shipping. …If you buy it from Amazon.de it's about £177 including the shipping. #justsaying


it's showing 204.43 Euros inc shipping which is around £180
Refunded 30 units.
Bruce_Choi4 m ago

it's showing 204.43 Euros inc shipping which is around £180


Indeed, it's gone up a few €'s, still cheaper than a£184.80 though, yes?
Waiting for the 2600 to go down
I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p with no issues at all.
teggl971 h, 53 m ago

I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p …I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p with no issues at all.



If your solely gaming yes. But i upgraded to Ryzen from a 6700k and its one of the best things i ever did. It was like sitting in the house today with 1 window open. Then Ryzen comes along and opens all the doors.
teggl972 h, 20 m ago

I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p …I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p with no issues at all.


It will last you a bit longer but personally, I would upgrade to a 6 or 8 core sooner or later and sit on one of those for a few years at least. I went for an 8-core 2700X and its a beast with rendering while simultaneously listening to music + having multiple Chrome tabs open which is my day-to-day workload.
CoumbBarr20003 h, 32 m ago

It will last you a bit longer but personally, I would upgrade to a 6 or 8 …It will last you a bit longer but personally, I would upgrade to a 6 or 8 core sooner or later and sit on one of those for a few years at least. I went for an 8-core 2700X and its a beast with rendering while simultaneously listening to music + having multiple Chrome tabs open which is my day-to-day workload.


Yea I think for you guys it is best. I only really game on my rig. I delidded my CPU as well and get 4.8ghz under 70 degrees stressed.
I just don't wanna end up in that cycle of upgrading every year for minimal increases for my use.
This is a brilliant chip nevertheless.
teggl976 h, 38 m ago

I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p …I'll stick with my 6700k for another couple of years. 1080 ti runs 1440p with no issues at all.


If all you're bothered about is gaming then yeah sure. You could say that for pretty much every CPU release of the last year if that's all you're doing.
Bargain. Bear in mind you also get the cooler with this and no faffing about like the intels cheaper motherboards etc.
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r200ti13 h, 52 m ago

If your solely gaming yes. But i upgraded to Ryzen from a 6700k and its …If your solely gaming yes. But i upgraded to Ryzen from a 6700k and its one of the best things i ever did. It was like sitting in the house today with 1 window open. Then Ryzen comes along and opens all the doors.


Is that good or bad? I would find it annoying if someone opened all the doors!
If you told me as little as 3 years ago that you'd be able to buy a higher end (it's the X version) 6-core 12-thread CPU for £175 I would have laughed. Back then the only option was Intel's HEDT, starting around £350 and requiring expensive motherboards (I've had 2 excellent HEDT systems, 5820K and 5775C).

Now on the GPU side it's the reverse. An old 980 Ti is still going for £250 unbelievably.
At 1080p, the 8700K is only 8% faster


But according to those figures, the i5 8400 is still 5% faster than this, and it's cheaper. Genuine question - why would you buy this rather than an i5? Are the motherboards cheaper?
Heat for the description alone. Great work OP.
Dodge625 h, 7 m ago

At 1080p, the 8700K is only 8% fasterBut according to those figures, the …At 1080p, the 8700K is only 8% fasterBut according to those figures, the i5 8400 is still 5% faster than this, and it's cheaper. Genuine question - why would you buy this rather than an i5? Are the motherboards cheaper?



1080p gaming being your primary focus, and you don't intend to be a twitch streamer or render lots of videos, the i5 8400 is a better purchase. It's faster and cheaper at gaming.

The motherboards are a wash at this point, you can get the boards roughly the same price.

The i5 on Amazon is 154 quid atm. and the motherboards range from almost identical pricing now (starting at 51£ for an H130 mini itx and moving to 65 for a full ATX) While the Z370s start at 85.
Great CPU, just built my new rig with one at the weekend. I game but also use the pc for work stuff, which I keep separate by using a virtual machine. Mine sits at 4.2 on all cores with a h80i aio cooler. Give it a decent amount of memory of 3200mhz or more and its great for multitasking.
Nate149215 h, 3 m ago

1080p gaming being your primary focus, and you don't intend to be a twitch …1080p gaming being your primary focus, and you don't intend to be a twitch streamer or render lots of videos, the i5 8400 is a better purchase. It's faster and cheaper at gaming.The motherboards are a wash at this point, you can get the boards roughly the same price.The i5 on Amazon is 154 quid atm. and the motherboards range from almost identical pricing now (starting at 51£ for an H130 mini itx and moving to 65 for a full ATX) While the Z370s start at 85.


Is there more longevity out of the amd boards though? Like amd chipsets will mostly work on the same board (am?+)

One of the biggest things I hate about intel is the need to change the motherboard along with the cpu. Makes everything so much more expensive.
kwl1474 h, 55 m ago

Is there more longevity out of the amd boards though? Like amd chipsets …Is there more longevity out of the amd boards though? Like amd chipsets will mostly work on the same board (am?+) One of the biggest things I hate about intel is the need to change the motherboard along with the cpu. Makes everything so much more expensive.


This is one of the key reasons why buying AMD makes more sense right now. Ryzen 1000-series and the latest 2000-series like this chip are both on the AM4 platform. What's great and pretty unprecedented is next years' Ryzen 3000-series on 7nm is going to be compatible with the same AM4 motherboards that have been on the market since last year (for example, the higher-end X370 and then X470 motherboards).

In contrast, Intel is increasingly becoming absurd with their chipsets.
CoumbBarr200038 m ago

This is one of the key reasons why buying AMD makes more sense right now. …This is one of the key reasons why buying AMD makes more sense right now. Ryzen 1000-series and the latest 2000-series like this chip are both on the AM4 platform. What's great and pretty unprecedented is next years' Ryzen 3000-series on 7nm is going to be compatible with the same AM4 motherboards that have been on the market since last year (for example, the higher-end X370 and then X470 motherboards).In contrast, Intel is increasingly becoming absurd with their chipsets.


Oh yeah I agree 100% all the way.

Intel have really cheesed me off with the constant changing of chipsets. There’s no reason for it other than to line their own pockets from what I gather. They’ve got that still brilliant characteristic of single threaded performance but I’m starting to not care about that and just want AMD to make Intel pay for their complacency and above all, greed. No competition has really hit us consumers in the pockets.

As the platform matures, I reckon Ryzen is going to be a behemoth. The only problem is that AMD gpus are shocking next to Nvidia. So thirsty and the performance just isn’t there.
CoumbBarr200042 m ago

This is one of the key reasons why buying AMD makes more sense right now. …This is one of the key reasons why buying AMD makes more sense right now. Ryzen 1000-series and the latest 2000-series like this chip are both on the AM4 platform. What's great and pretty unprecedented is next years' Ryzen 3000-series on 7nm is going to be compatible with the same AM4 motherboards that have been on the market since last year (for example, the higher-end X370 and then X470 motherboards).In contrast, Intel is increasingly becoming absurd with their chipsets.


It is sad however as its a bit too little to late. Software isn’t really geared to multiple cores unless its at the top end for consumers like adobe or enterprise workstation stuff. Gaming wise. The gpu tends to be the bottle neck most times. Its actually making think about plumping for a 1080ti. AMD are so far behind nvidia I reckon we’ll just get the trickle affect. 5/10% performance gain instead of the beastly 20/30% between 9th and 10th gen.
kwl1475 h, 48 m ago

Is there more longevity out of the amd boards though? Like amd chipsets …Is there more longevity out of the amd boards though? Like amd chipsets will mostly work on the same board (am?+) One of the biggest things I hate about intel is the need to change the motherboard along with the cpu. Makes everything so much more expensive.



History says far different about AMD's 'backwards compatibility'.

AMD have claimed support for AM4 until 2020, but this is really not that far away for starters.

But what we to remember is how they provided support in the past, when they were actually creating new CPUs.

The AM3 boards were replaced by AM3+. You could, from a technical point of view, use the latest version of CPUs, but you would lose enough features that most didn't bother.

But here's the real question. Are you planning on replacing your CPU in the next 1.5 years? I have yet to meet a person who has an upgrade plan for CPUs on that short of scale. I personally hadn't bought a new CPU for 7 years. When was the last time you bought a CPU?

By the time I want a new CPU, the motherboard technology has progressed so far and so fast that I want M.2 and I want all the other new features.

If you plan on upgrading CPUs in under a years time, then sure, the AMD board may pan out slightly better. But again, who does that?

Also, it isn't unprecedented that a motherboard lasts 2 generations. Ryzen and Ryzen 2 (that's the 3000 series) have been intel's standard for years.

I have my doubts that AMD will fully support this motherboard with the Ryzen 2 anyway, I expect AM4+ to be the 'correct' board, but with perfunctory support for the AM4 (It works, but all the shiny new features don't) and you'll see loads of problems, require motherboard bios flashes (this is already the case with 2200g and 2400g), hear stories of bricks, and issues.

So no, I don't think longevity matters here, I think it's all about PR rather than substance. It was a dig at Intel that AMD fans can use to 'shoot down' Intel when comparisons happen.
Nate149218 m ago

History says far different about AMD's 'backwards compatibility'.AMD have …History says far different about AMD's 'backwards compatibility'.AMD have claimed support for AM4 until 2020, but this is really not that far away for starters.But what we to remember is how they provided support in the past, when they were actually creating new CPUs.The AM3 boards were replaced by AM3+. You could, from a technical point of view, use the latest version of CPUs, but you would lose enough features that most didn't bother.But here's the real question. Are you planning on replacing your CPU in the next 1.5 years? I have yet to meet a person who has an upgrade plan for CPUs on that short of scale. I personally hadn't bought a new CPU for 7 years. When was the last time you bought a CPU?By the time I want a new CPU, the motherboard technology has progressed so far and so fast that I want M.2 and I want all the other new features.If you plan on upgrading CPUs in under a years time, then sure, the AMD board may pan out slightly better. But again, who does that?Also, it isn't unprecedented that a motherboard lasts 2 generations. Ryzen and Ryzen 2 (that's the 3000 series) have been intel's standard for years.I have my doubts that AMD will fully support this motherboard with the Ryzen 2 anyway, I expect AM4+ to be the 'correct' board, but with perfunctory support for the AM4 (It works, but all the shiny new features don't) and you'll see loads of problems, require motherboard bios flashes (this is already the case with 2200g and 2400g), hear stories of bricks, and issues.So no, I don't think longevity matters here, I think it's all about PR rather than substance. It was a dig at Intel that AMD fans can use to 'shoot down' Intel when comparisons happen.


Point taken about AM3 and AM3+.

I’m giving it some consideration but I can’t see the game moving on to render my 3550 i5 useless. Its single threaded performance is making sure its my GPU bottlenecking me in games I play. I bought my cpu maybe 4/5 years ago. Maybe even 6. Its still decent enough. Not good for anything too intensive obviously like rendering.

That’s a very good point. I want significant features to make the upgrade worthwhile. I forgot about M2 SSDs. I’m still using Sata 6gbs SSDs. I do think you’re bang on about what will likely happen with the 3000 series given the past.

Tbh like you said before. The gap between 2000 and 3000 series isn’t going to be extensive enough to offset the addition in cost.

Not really an AMD fan lol. Want to be but AMD make it so hard!
kwl1476 h, 21 m ago

Point taken about AM3 and AM3+. I’m giving it some consideration but I c …Point taken about AM3 and AM3+. I’m giving it some consideration but I can’t see the game moving on to render my 3550 i5 useless. Its single threaded performance is making sure its my GPU bottlenecking me in games I play. I bought my cpu maybe 4/5 years ago. Maybe even 6. Its still decent enough. Not good for anything too intensive obviously like rendering. That’s a very good point. I want significant features to make the upgrade worthwhile. I forgot about M2 SSDs. I’m still using Sata 6gbs SSDs. I do think you’re bang on about what will likely happen with the 3000 series given the past. Tbh like you said before. The gap between 2000 and 3000 series isn’t going to be extensive enough to offset the addition in cost. Not really an AMD fan lol. Want to be but AMD make it so hard!


My first windows PC was with AMD, my first 'good' graphics card was with ATI and my second one was ATI as well.

Everything they've done since has simply made me not want to buy their products.

I don't think Infinity Fabric is the real future for CPUs, because it adds so much latency, but I don't think the Intel Ring Bus is either... So we'll see what happens soon.
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