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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core 4.4GHz, Asus B450M-A Motherboard CPU Bundle £249.99 AWD-IT
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Six Core 4.4GHz, Asus B450M-A Motherboard CPU Bundle £249.99 AWD-IT

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Posted 15th Jun
Ryzen 3600x and ASUS B450M-A Bundle, M-K board also available at the same price.
The description on the website is for the normal 3600 chip not 3600x.
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Looks pretty good. I saw this before but ended up going for the 2700 8-core for £199.99, I just thought the extra cores will be more useful long-term. Am hoping the 3600 and 3700X will drop a bit over the coming months.
plewis0015/06/2020 13:31

Looks pretty good. I saw this before but ended up going for the 2700 …Looks pretty good. I saw this before but ended up going for the 2700 8-core for £199.99, I just thought the extra cores will be more useful long-term. Am hoping the 3600 and 3700X will drop a bit over the coming months.


I was looking at this board with a 3600, but only £20 more for the 3600x so ordered it instead
fastcarmaniac15/06/2020 16:48

I was looking at this board with a 3600, but only £20 more for the 3600x …I was looking at this board with a 3600, but only £20 more for the 3600x so ordered it instead


You basically just get a chip with higher clockspeeds as a result of higher TDP, nothing you can't make up yourself with overclocking. I'd be more excited if it had more cores or cache - things you can't resolve yourself. I chose the 2700 at home but ordered a 3700X for the office - might swap those round later.
plewis0015/06/2020 17:13

You basically just get a chip with higher clockspeeds as a result of …You basically just get a chip with higher clockspeeds as a result of higher TDP, nothing you can't make up yourself with overclocking. I'd be more excited if it had more cores or cache - things you can't resolve yourself. I chose the 2700 at home but ordered a 3700X for the office - might swap those round later.


Apparently the X version also gets a slightly better cooler? I’ll wait and see what turns up.
Either way it’ll be a vast improvement over the existing setup!
fastcarmaniac15/06/2020 18:12

Apparently the X version also gets a slightly better cooler? I’ll wait and …Apparently the X version also gets a slightly better cooler? I’ll wait and see what turns up.Either way it’ll be a vast improvement over the existing setup!


Yes, the 3600 has the Stealth and the 3600X - maybe at £20 difference I'd have got the 3600X too but I just felt (at the time), £50 less for an 8-core was better for what I wanted.
plewis0015/06/2020 17:13

You basically just get a chip with higher clockspeeds as a result of …You basically just get a chip with higher clockspeeds as a result of higher TDP, nothing you can't make up yourself with overclocking. I'd be more excited if it had more cores or cache - things you can't resolve yourself. I chose the 2700 at home but ordered a 3700X for the office - might swap those round later.


are they not higher binned chips?
retrend16/06/2020 09:44

are they not higher binned chips?


People say they are but I wouldn’t rely on that. It’s all silicon lottery anyway really, and what you’re paying for is guaranteed higher stock speeds.
plewis0016/06/2020 09:46

People say they are but I wouldn’t rely on that. It’s all silicon lottery a …People say they are but I wouldn’t rely on that. It’s all silicon lottery anyway really, and what you’re paying for is guaranteed higher stock speeds.


For only £20 extra I’ll happily pay for more speed, saves messing about with overclocking it myself (plus hopefully it’ll come with a slightly better cooler)
Edited by: "fastcarmaniac" 16th Jun
fastcarmaniac16/06/2020 13:00

For only £20 extra I’ll happily pay for more speed, saves messing about wi …For only £20 extra I’ll happily pay for more speed, saves messing about with overclocking it myself (plus hopefully it’ll come with a slightly better cooler)


No, I agree - if it’s just £20 then it’s worth it for a faster stock CPU and better cooler. I was referring to before when the gap in RRP was quite a lot more (25% more for 200Mhz + higher power consumption) and probably not worth it. I do prefer the lower TDP chips personally but it won’t bother some people. I’ve been really happy with the Ryzen chips I’ve had - first time I’ve swapped over to AMD and not been plagued with annoying issues (thinking back to the K6 and Athlon XP days).
plewis0016/06/2020 13:10

No, I agree - if it’s just £20 then it’s worth it for a faster stock CPU an …No, I agree - if it’s just £20 then it’s worth it for a faster stock CPU and better cooler. I was referring to before when the gap in RRP was quite a lot more (25% more for 200Mhz + higher power consumption) and probably not worth it. I do prefer the lower TDP chips personally but it won’t bother some people. I’ve been really happy with the Ryzen chips I’ve had - first time I’ve swapped over to AMD and not been plagued with annoying issues (thinking back to the K6 and Athlon XP days).


Think I still have an old desktop in the attic with an Athlon 1600 in it!
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