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The AMD Ryzen 3rd gen processors give you a huge boost in power over the previous generation. You'll get a faster CPU with more memory – perfect for gaming, or just powering through huge work projects and creative tasks.

The Ryzen 5 3600 also supports PCIe 4.0 connectivity via x570 boards if applicable. So you're futureproofed for the most advanced motherboards, graphics and storage. When it's time to upgrade your PC again – your processor will still be ready to go.

There's a Wraith Stealth cooler in the box too – one less thing to worry about when you're building your PC.
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Remember PCIe 4.0 is only with X570 boards.
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This’ll go hot quick what a find 🔥
Remember PCIe 4.0 is only with X570 boards.
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Ok, I took the plunge. Thanks OP
Time to sell my 2400g
Insanely cheap, how low can it go? I bought mine just over 2 weeks ago for £170. I couldn't wait any longer. Glad I bought it, I keep seeing great deals on 8 cores and thinking wish I bought an 8 core, but this CPU does all I need. I'm hardly taxing the thing atm.
Anyone know if it comes with pc gamepass?
vI_M4YH3Mz_Iv11/02/2020 18:37

Anyone know if it comes with pc gamepass?


just checked, yeah ull get the 3 month free xbox pc pass.
Edited by: "sarden84" 11th Feb
sarden8411/02/2020 18:43

just checked, yeah ull get the 3 month free xbox pc pass.


Thanks!
rev611/02/2020 18:17

Remember PCIe 4.0 is only with X570 boards.


Was going to go for a b450 but decided to get x570 for future proofing in the end. Had better onboard sound and wifi too
This is one of the best CPU's for the more budget conscious users at the moment.
sarden8411/02/2020 18:43

just checked, yeah ull get the 3 month free xbox pc pass.


Mines was the 3 months pass and the preorder code for resident evil 3, Also got the code for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™ Master Edition.
I'm pairing this up with an A320 mobo, a proper budget build
I'm doing a new build and spent days researching CPUs. The performance of this thing at this price is crazy, couldn't resist.

If anyone's looking for a gaming CPU get this! The prices rises rise steeply with better CPUs and the performance gains are paltry. You get the extra cores and/or threads over similarly priced Intel models which will give the 3600 more longetivity in a time when games are utilising more cores.
What x570 board would anyone recommend please?
DW121211/02/2020 20:29

What x570 board would anyone recommend please?


I wouldn't bother with a x570 unless you plan on utilising pcie4. I think there's only super fast nvme drives that will benefit from it at the moment.

I'm gonna go with a b450 board I think since I don't need the extra features. Gotta be careful to make sure it supports 3rd gen Ryzen out of the box though.
Edited by: "hxcftw" 11th Feb
Im keen to try and build in a bit of futureproofing hence x570 board
Is this cpu good for music production?
tomwylie12111/02/2020 20:48

Is this cpu good for music production?



Yes definitely. Multitrack recording works even on a Core 2 Duo or older machine easily, it's really the effects processing that uses the CPU power. This will run plenty of VST's.
fishmaster11/02/2020 21:01

Yes definitely. Multitrack recording works even on a Core 2 Duo or older …Yes definitely. Multitrack recording works even on a Core 2 Duo or older machine easily, it's really the effects processing that uses the CPU power. This will run plenty of VST's.


As a music producer (not much of a gamer), would overclocking be of use? What mobo would be best suited for this cpu?
DW121211/02/2020 20:42

Im keen to try and build in a bit of futureproofing hence x570 board


Fair enough, I'm trying to maximise price/peformance on this build. I can't recommend a board but this might help youtube.com/wat…2rc

tomwylie12111/02/2020 20:48

Is this cpu good for music production?


OK I nerded out a bit for this, the brand new Mac Pro is built for professional workloads with music production being a big part of that. The base model is 5.5 grand! It has a Intel Xeon W 3223 with geekbench scores around 1050 single core and 8000 multicore. The 3600 is around 1200 single core and 6900 multicore. I've used FL Studio quite a bit on an i7 6700k but not massive projects and it breezes though it. The 3600 is a better chip than that so it'll be pretty decent for music production.

TLDR: Yes.
tomwylie12111/02/2020 21:03

As a music producer (not much of a gamer), would overclocking be of use? …As a music producer (not much of a gamer), would overclocking be of use? What mobo would be best suited for this cpu?



These Ryzen's aren't amazing for overclocking, plus you want stability so no I wouldn't overclock a production machine. I use an MSI B450 Mortar Max.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 11th Feb
hxcftw11/02/2020 21:06

Fair enough, I'm trying to maximise price/peformance on this build. I …Fair enough, I'm trying to maximise price/peformance on this build. I can't recommend a board but this might help https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGY2mqTn2rcOK I nerded out a bit for this, the brand new Mac Pro is built for professional workloads with music production being a big part of that. The base model is 5.5 grand! It has a Intel Xeon W 3223 with geekbench scores around 1050 single core and 8000 multicore. The 3600 is around 1200 single core and 6900 multicore. I've used FL Studio quite a bit on an i7 6700k but not massive projects and it breezes though it. The 3600 is a better chip than that so it'll be pretty decent for music production.TLDR: Yes.


Great thanks for the advice.... Staying on topic would overclocking be of use? And what mobo works best - I'm trying to stay in the £60-80 budget.
tomwylie12111/02/2020 21:09

Great thanks for the advice.... Staying on topic would overclocking be of …Great thanks for the advice.... Staying on topic would overclocking be of use? And what mobo works best - I'm trying to stay in the £60-80 budget.



Overclocking RAM can be beneficial. I wouldn't bother with CPU overclocking.
tomwylie12111/02/2020 21:09

Great thanks for the advice.... Staying on topic would overclocking be of …Great thanks for the advice.... Staying on topic would overclocking be of use? And what mobo works best - I'm trying to stay in the £60-80 budget.


As someone said above overclocking will cause instability and extra heat in return for small performance gains. You probably wouldn't notice the difference and Ryzen is also a bit more comlex and limited than Intel chips when overclocking.

With the mobo, unless you're looking for extra ports and features you won't get any benefit in a more expensive board. It depends what you want to plug into it. You need to be careful with B450 boards as some require a 2nd gen CPU to update the bios before a 3rd gen will work.

This MSI B450 board looks like a good buy hotukdeals.com/dea…937
hxcftw11/02/2020 21:21

As someone said above overclocking will cause instability and extra heat …As someone said above overclocking will cause instability and extra heat in return for small performance gains. You probably wouldn't notice the difference and Ryzen is also a bit more comlex and limited than Intel chips when overclocking.With the mobo, unless you're looking for extra ports and features you won't get any benefit in a more expensive board. It depends what you want to plug into it. You need to be careful with B450 boards as some require a 2nd gen CPU to update the bios before a 3rd gen will work.This MSI B450 board looks like a good buy https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/msi-b450m-pro-vdh-max-am4-matx-motherboard-6594-at-ebuyer-3403937


Appreciate the advice. Lastly, when it comes to the GPU... What would you recommend. Again this will be for normal PC use and music production.
tomwylie12111/02/2020 21:26

Appreciate the advice. Lastly, when it comes to the GPU... What would you …Appreciate the advice. Lastly, when it comes to the GPU... What would you recommend. Again this will be for normal PC use and music production.


If you're not gaming or using a monitor above 1080p then you could get away with almost anything like a GT 710. If you want the occasional bit of performance from the GPU then a GT 1030 is way better but still not great. The price performance king is the RX 570 at 110 quid and another big step up so that's what I'd go with. It'll do gaming at 1080p very competently as well.

amazon.co.uk/XFX…8-2
DW121211/02/2020 20:42

Im keen to try and build in a bit of futureproofing hence x570 board


The likelihood is that by the time you upgrade your CPU you may well want or need a new motherboard anyway. It's very possible that the upcoming generation 4000 series (Zen 3) will be the last to use this socket. Unless you think you'll be upgrading to a 4000 series (if this seems like a worthwhile upgrade), then you'd most likely be better off saving the money and using it towards your next build.

Really, the best kind of future proofing (in my mind) is saving money, and in this case you do that by going with a B450 board (unless you get a really good deal on a X570).
PurplePerson11/02/2020 22:14

The likelihood is that by the time you upgrade your CPU you may well want …The likelihood is that by the time you upgrade your CPU you may well want or need a new motherboard anyway. It's very possible that the upcoming generation 4000 series (Zen 3) will be the last to use this socket. Unless you think you'll be upgrading to a 4000 series (if this seems like a worthwhile upgrade), then you'd most likely be better off saving the money and using it towards your next build.Really, the best kind of future proofing (in my mind) is saving money, and in this case you do that by going with a B450 board (unless you get a really good deal on a X570).



People are still buying 1xxx CPU's, they're posted here often. If things continue like this, someone that buys a X570 board today for a 3xxx CPU will have the option to buy a 4xxx in a few years (that's if it's still AM4) at a really good price, without having to buy new RAM (DDR5), a new motherboard,
and possibilty a new PSU (I haven't read in to this) custompc.raspberrypi.org/art…ear
I know there's a good chance of B450 supporting 4xxx, but it will still be lane limited and not PCI-E 4.
You can look at these things at all angles and still be messed up
Edited by: "rev6" 11th Feb
Hmm very tempted
If you're worried you need a PCI-E 4.0 board for future proofing, remember this. An RTX 2080 only just starts to limit on a PCI-E 3.0 8x socket. A 16x socket is double the bandwidth. It's gonna be a long time before we have a card pushing twice the throughput of an RTX 2080. So PCI-E 3.0 16x slot still has years and years left before it's a limiting factor. And by the time it is, the rest of your system will probably be quite out of date.
Got the 3600 in September for 190, can't recommend it enough at this price. Paired mine with a b450 mortar max and and an RTX 2070 super have had no issues and it runs really well.
rev611/02/2020 22:18

People are still buying 1xxx CPU's, they're posted here often. If things …People are still buying 1xxx CPU's, they're posted here often. If things continue like this, someone that buys a X570 board today for a 3xxx CPU will have the option to buy a 4xxx in a few years (that's if it's still AM4) at a really good price, without having to buy new RAM (DDR5), a new motherboard,and possibilty a new PSU (I haven't read in to this) https://custompc.raspberrypi.org/articles/new-psu-standard-to-launch-this-yearI know there's a good chance of B450 supporting 4xxx, but it will still be lane limited and not PCI-E 4.You can look at these things at all angles and still be messed up


I wouldnt be shocking if B450 MB's will be fine for the 4000 series as the 4000 series is on AM4. The 4000 series is due end of Q3 this year.

The 5000 series is moving to AM5 and DDR5.

PCIe4 is not needed for GPUs at the moment, its only worth it for extreme storage solutions. Tbh I doubt the next gen GPUs will need PCIe4 either.
Edited by: "Scramz" 12th Feb
"4000 series is on AM4" that isn't a fact though is it?
Out of Stock. How slow am I? ;-p
Seems to be out of stock...
Adam_Shippam12/02/2020 09:37

Got the 3600 in September for 190, can't recommend it enough at this …Got the 3600 in September for 190, can't recommend it enough at this price. Paired mine with a b450 mortar max and and an RTX 2070 super have had no issues and it runs really well.


What kind of temps u getting (idle) with cooler that came in box
n1ttygr1tty12/02/2020 16:32

What kind of temps u getting (idle) with cooler that came in box


I got an mATX case so I got a master cooler ml120r. Original cooler is still in the box.
What cooler would be recommended with this CPU?
Noctua NH-D15 overkill?
Out of stock
Any recommendations for a graphics card to combine with this cpu for gaming?
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