Ryzen 5 1600 @ Amazon.it - £184/€206 *Lowest ever price*
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Ryzen 5 1600 @ Amazon.it - £184/€206 *Lowest ever price*

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Found 27th Jul 2017
Ryzen 5 1600. Few quid cheaper than the Amazon UK cost (£188), with Amazon IT selling it for £184 delivered.

As usual, select to pay with EUR not GBP and be sure to use a fee free card, or service like Revolut/Monzo.

Not a huge saving, but you can have a coffee and a pastry with the difference!

Lowest ever price:
https://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/it/B06XNRQHG4/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0〈=en
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£4 cheaper? I'd rather spend the £4 and buy it from the UK. It would cost way more than £4 to send it back to Italy in the event of a return.
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Rastafari

£4 cheaper? I'd rather spend the £4 and buy it from the UK. It would cost … £4 cheaper? I'd rather spend the £4 and buy it from the UK. It would cost way more than £4 to send it back to Italy in the event of a return.



If you need to return it for a fault Amazon will provide a shipping label.

Nobody has a gun to your head, buy from Amazon UK. Fairly simple.
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£4 cheaper? I'd rather spend the £4 and buy it from the UK. It would cost way more than £4 to send it back to Italy in the event of a return.
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Rastafari

£4 cheaper? I'd rather spend the £4 and buy it from the UK. It would cost … £4 cheaper? I'd rather spend the £4 and buy it from the UK. It would cost way more than £4 to send it back to Italy in the event of a return.



If you need to return it for a fault Amazon will provide a shipping label.

Nobody has a gun to your head, buy from Amazon UK. Fairly simple.
name that pastry!
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GwanGy

name that pastry!



I'm thinking... Pain au Raisin? My pick certainly.
Plus currency costs? Plus the waranty in UK is different to France? Different laws on what the company is obliged to if something is damaged etc.

Also note AMD has launched the budget Ryzen 3 range today. From £109.99 on Amazon. Options for a 4 core, 4 thread chip. With option to upgrade in a few years time. Easy to OC to 3.9ghz.

tomshardware.co.uk/amd…tml
anandtech.com/sho…iew
Ok price not much of a saving but still, heat.

Found it funny that amazon don't have ryzen 3 in stock and the pre-order they have for the 1200 is £7 more (£105) than scan and overclockers ( £98 ) , guess amazon are at it again, I'm really glad these other retailers exist amazons pricing policy's are getting out of hand, I remember when they were the cheapest no matter where you looked, it's also worth note that while amazon dodge the tax system these other retailers manage just fine while providing btr prices, I find it harder and harder to shop with amazon there greed has no bounds.
Edited by: "revolver31" 28th Jul 2017
Given all the threats of divorce bill, etc, I would rather pay £5 extra to buy from UK and channel the VAT directly to our government.
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gummby

Plus currency costs? Plus the waranty in UK is different to France? … Plus currency costs? Plus the waranty in UK is different to France? Different laws on what the company is obliged to if something is damaged etc.Also note AMD has launched the budget Ryzen 3 range today. From £109.99 on Amazon. Options for a 4 core, 4 thread chip. With option to upgrade in a few years time. Easy to OC to 3.9ghz.http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/amd-ryzen-3-1300x-cpu,review-33962.htmlhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/11658/the-amd-ryzen-3-1300x-ryzen-3-1200-cpu-review



There is no currency cost, read the OP. Amazon's return policy isn't really questionable.
Only 1 shiny £ more on Amazon uk.
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bob644

Only 1 shiny £ more on Amazon uk.



£189 Amazon UK unless you're buying from a merchant.
I posted a deal when this CPU released back in May. I bought mine from Amazon.fr and had to return it to France due to being DoA. Just spend the extra £4 and avoid the hassle.
Edited by: "FloptimusPrime" 28th Jul 2017
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bob6442 h, 40 m ago

Only 1 shiny £ more on Amazon uk.


Dude, HUKD members once caused an 90% slow down in global bandwith because somebody found beans at Tesco with 3 shiny pence off. It reached 1000000000 degrees heat and was mentioned in the queens speech. True story
The_Hoff4 h, 46 m ago

There is no currency cost, read the OP. Amazon's return policy isn't …There is no currency cost, read the OP. Amazon's return policy isn't really questionable.



There is no currency conversion charge, however there is always currency cost in the difference in rates they use to convert.
Yeah Ryzen 1200 model is below £100 elsewhere. 1600 model does have the extra cores and threads. So cheapest Ryzen chip is now getting towards half the price of this chip.
gummby2 h, 20 m ago

Yeah Ryzen 1200 model is below £100 elsewhere. 1600 model does have the …Yeah Ryzen 1200 model is below £100 elsewhere. 1600 model does have the extra cores and threads. So cheapest Ryzen chip is now getting towards half the price of this chip.


The 1200 simply can't compete with the 50 quid G4560.

The Pentium, at almost half the price, is a much better value option.

anandtech.com/sho…ew/

The chips trade blows. If budget is budget rig is your aim, you should really consider that chip.

The 1600 is a good high end CPU, but it sits at a weird price point and the fact the 1700 exists cuts into it's unique market of multi threaded value.

techpowerup.com/rev…tml

Simply put, the 6 core chip doesn't do games quite as well as the intel chips, and if you need multi threading, i.e. for software rendering, you'd be crazy not to get the 1700.
In destiny 2s required specs this chip doesn't cut the mustard yet a 6 year old non k i5 does? Are AMD still that bad?
MysticalUndies24 m ago

In destiny 2s required specs this chip doesn't cut the mustard yet a 6 …In destiny 2s required specs this chip doesn't cut the mustard yet a 6 year old non k i5 does? Are AMD still that bad?


No they're not, it's the company's spec makers that are bad in this case!
Nate1492

The 1200 simply can't compete with the 50 quid G4560.The Pentium, at … The 1200 simply can't compete with the 50 quid G4560.The Pentium, at almost half the price, is a much better value option.http://www.anandtech.com/show/11658/the-amd-ryzen-3-1300x-ryzen-3-1200-cpu-review/The chips trade blows. If budget is budget rig is your aim, you should really consider that chip.The 1600 is a good high end CPU, but it sits at a weird price point and the fact the 1700 exists cuts into it's unique market of multi threaded value.https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/Ryzen_5_1600/20.htmlSimply put, the 6 core chip doesn't do games quite as well as the intel chips, and if you need multi threading, i.e. for software rendering, you'd be crazy not to get the 1700.


I'm not that knowledgeable in the this area ... I'll leave it to Linus: R3 1200/1300
According to him the R3 are better for non-gaming applications than the Pentium & i3 ... but fall slightly behind the i3 in gaming. However, when you over clock the R3 then the R3 & i3[non-K] are even in gaming.

I'm inclining to go with the R3 because it's quad core & unlocked.
iDealYou

I'm not that knowledgeable in the this area ... I'll leave it to Linus: … I'm not that knowledgeable in the this area ... I'll leave it to Linus: R3 1200/1300According to him the R3 are better for non-gaming applications than the Pentium & i3 ... but fall slightly behind the i3 in gaming. However, when you over clock the R3 then the R3 & i3[non-K] are even in gaming.I'm inclining to go with the R3 because it's quad core & unlocked.


Find me one for £50? Only ones I cans are £70 minimum in stock, Scan have a preorder at £60. It's definitely an option, but I feel it depends if you're on a budget THAT strict saving for a little longer feels a better option, also whether or not you're happy to upgrade in a year or two (definitely feels like the 2c/4t design is suffering more than it used too vs 4c) factors into that choice heavily. Also, you miss out on a lot of features by going for the cheaper motherboard chipset (h110) on intels side - whereas AM4s B350 boards aren't much more than some H110 boards and is much more fully featured. Either way now is a crap time to build given storage/RAM/GPU prices regardless X)
Do not worry about gaming people because now that intel has had to release coffee lake the race for creating 6 core 12 thread optimized games is coming hard and fast, everybody will be using as much of the 12 threads as they can as we go forward and trying to patch games up, now that an i5 6core and i7 6c/12t, and two r5- 6c/12t & three r7- 8c/12t exists.
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revolver31

Do not worry about gaming people because now that intel has had to … Do not worry about gaming people because now that intel has had to release coffee lake the race for creating 6 core 12 thread optimized games is coming hard and fast, everybody will be using as much of the 12 threads as they can as we go forward and trying to patch games up, now that an i5 6core and i7 6c/12t, and two r5- 6c/12t & three r7- 8c/12t exists.



Exactamundo.

And the fact that Intel have followed suit is confirmation that the approach is right.
For £4 just get from the UK ?
If I didn't have my 5820K i'd be all over this.
ebuyer.com/784…box

Just bought this, click + collect next day for an extra £7.92
slayermatt

Find me one for £50? Only ones I cans are £70 minimum in stock, Scan have … Find me one for £50? Only ones I cans are £70 minimum in stock, Scan have a preorder at £60. It's definitely an option, but I feel it depends if you're on a budget THAT strict saving for a little longer feels a better option, also whether or not you're happy to upgrade in a year or two (definitely feels like the 2c/4t design is suffering more than it used too vs 4c) factors into that choice heavily. Also, you miss out on a lot of features by going for the cheaper motherboard chipset (h110) on intels side - whereas AM4s B350 boards aren't much more than some H110 boards and is much more fully featured. Either way now is a crap time to build given storage/RAM/GPU prices regardless X)



uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Int…rch

It's OOS from Amazon direct, but it was 50 for ages... I guess the price has went up to 60 for now, but I expect fluctuation...

The 1300x is looking stellar in reviews and now offers a good middle ground value at 130 quid.
iDealYou

I'm not that knowledgeable in the this area ... I'll leave it to Linus: … I'm not that knowledgeable in the this area ... I'll leave it to Linus: R3 1200/1300According to him the R3 are better for non-gaming applications than the Pentium & i3 ... but fall slightly behind the i3 in gaming. However, when you over clock the R3 then the R3 & i3[non-K] are even in gaming.I'm inclining to go with the R3 because it's quad core & unlocked.



The 1300x is a good chip according to reviews. It has good value per dollar and sits at a good price point that isn't shared by a better chip.

The 1200 is not a good value/money proposition, as it's too close to the G4560 in performance.
Still got my core 2 duo here. Over 10 years old. I have a few ideas for my next system. A cheap Ryzen i3 1300x could be a good building block. With plan to switch to an 8 core chip a few years later as they come down in price. Albeit I like the idea of 6C and 12 thread chip (Future proof). I did a few builds on ukpartpicker and all my builds came in at circa £859 with the 1600 Ryzen chip. Of course this included an over priced Nvida 1060 with 6gb mem (£300). Plus decent power supply/case and a reasonable motherboard and 16gb ram. I could probably recycle parts to reduce costs. (Windows/dvd rw and SSD card.) With an r3/recycling of parts maybe circa £700-750.

I got a second option. A mates old machine. Say he got it 2 or so years back. i5 with 8gb ram and a 960gtx(? Not sure on the exact spec here.). I might be able to get that for £300 or less. Then upgrade a few years later.

My third option is my parents pc that just had a hard drive fail. (Loads of bad sectors.)I think this has an i3 or i5 in it but likely 7-8 years old. I have plenty of spare hard drives. I can also get hold of a R7 260x that a friend has for £30-40. I currently have a Radeon HD 5670. The GTX960. My current rig would not be large enough for a Nvida 1060.

So any upgrade I do will give me a big boost. The 4x1GB memory sticks on this machine are at best 800ddr2. My main objective is to be able to run games like Civ 5 and civ 6 on reasonable settings. (Currently not tried running/buying them.) So do you splash out or go budget on a few hundred quid. Then wait for the graphics card situation to die down. As long as the system can handle a graphics upgrade later I should be fine.
Edited by: "gummby" 28th Jul 2017
The_Hoff22 h, 28 m ago

I'm thinking... Pain au Raisin? My pick certainly.

Maple and pecan plait, surely?!
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Rhythmeister

Maple and pecan plait, surely?!



Get out!
Im in the process of a new build ,have athlon4 core and Gtx 650 gti , 8 g of ram and can still play most games ,guess last build was about 4 yrs ago and then it was value , so looking at the best cpu s out there and graphics could be really expensive ,so going for a strong 8350 FXAMD 8 core chip that still has potential ,great MSI motherboard cost me £60 and shall pounce on a 1050 ti or fx 560 card as the prices are good and great performance as seen on You Tube . So basically this setup should last a while , will not cost the earth while the CPU wars go on ,mining interest becomes an old fad ,and ddr4 ram drops in price ,in a couple of years bag more bargains ! Always been an AMD fan and hope they continue releasing new models ,Whatever you get happy building everyone !
Everytime amd promise superior performance and i fall for it to then get stung with bad performance. I finally swapped amd 8350 for a decent i5 for gaming purpose and now amd release this chip. Is this any good??
montana78

Everytime amd promise superior performance and i fall for it to then get … Everytime amd promise superior performance and i fall for it to then get stung with bad performance. I finally swapped amd 8350 for a decent i5 for gaming purpose and now amd release this chip. Is this any good??



If you just got an i5 (1-2 years old?) then I would stick with that. Skylake and Kabylake were only incremental increases in performace. Chances are your I5 has a higher clock here and can be OC'd higher than Ryzen chips. The IPC advantage of Intel is around 8-9%. Albeit with more cores and threads AMD will win on certain things. Amd still falls slightly behind on games. Spending 500-600 quid for small gains is not worth it in my view. A lot of games may not use all cores even with 6 cores and 6 threads. Waiting for Ryzen 2 or 3 could be better?

Plenty of reviews online. Just google your cpu vs Ryzen and see the results.

For me 10 years on there will be huge gains to be had.Albeit core 2 duo were great chips. They do the basics fine 10 years on. What does your current pc not do that this Ryzen can do better?

What is your current spec?
Edited by: "gummby" 29th Jul 2017
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Still got my core 2 duo here. Over 10 years old. I have a few ideas for … Still got my core 2 duo here. Over 10 years old. I have a few ideas for my next system. A cheap Ryzen i3 1300x could be a good building block. With plan to switch to an 8 core chip a few years later as they come down in price. Albeit I like the idea of 6C and 12 thread chip (Future proof). I did a few builds on ukpartpicker and all my builds came in at circa £859 with the 1600 Ryzen chip. Of course this included an over priced Nvida 1060 with 6gb mem (£300). Plus decent power supply/case and a reasonable motherboard and 16gb ram. I could probably recycle parts to reduce costs. (Windows/dvd rw and SSD card.) With an r3/recycling of parts maybe circa £700-750.I got a second option. A mates old machine. Say he got it 2 or so years back. i5 with 8gb ram and a 960gtx(? Not sure on the exact spec here.). I might be able to get that for £300 or less. Then upgrade a few years later. My third option is my parents pc that just had a hard drive fail. (Loads of bad sectors.)I think this has an i3 or i5 in it but likely 7-8 years old. I have plenty of spare hard drives. I can also get hold of a R7 260x that a friend has for £30-40. I currently have a Radeon HD 5670. The GTX960. My current rig would not be large enough for a Nvida 1060.So any upgrade I do will give me a big boost. The 4x1GB memory sticks on this machine are at best 800ddr2. My main objective is to be able to run games like Civ 5 and civ 6 on reasonable settings. (Currently not tried running/buying them.) So do you splash out or go budget on a few hundred quid. Then wait for the graphics card situation to die down. As long as the system can handle a graphics upgrade later I should be fine.



That will be $100 for todays therapy session
Good chip, I bought mine at release for £209.99 to replace an FX8320. It radically reduced the micro-stuttering I was previously getting in a lot of games, so even though framerate only went up by about 5fps, it felt much better.
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