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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 With Motherboard Bundle Is a Steal at $279

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It's just possible you have a little spare time on your hands for a DIY desktop PC build. (opens in new tab) If so, you could do a lot worse as a starting point than this AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (opens in new tab) CPU (opens in new tab)and Gigabyte X570 UD motherboard (opens in new tab). One of the best tech deals (opens in new tab)available right now bundles the two just just $279 on Newegg (opens in new tab), which is $40 off the normal combined price.

Starting with the AMD chip, we're talking six CPU cores and 12 threads (opens in new tab) humming along at 3.6 GHz with a boost clock (opens in new tab) of 4.2 GHz, not to mention 32MB of L3 cache (opens in new tab)memory and support for the speedy PCIe 4.0 (opens in new tab)interface. It should provide ample processing power for everything from gaming to casual video editing for the foreseeable future. 

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU plus motherboard bundle: was $319, now $279 (opens in new tab)
Looking to DIY a new PC? Then get a load of this deal. That's a six-core, 12-thread, 4.2 GHz third gen AMD Ryzen CPU,  plus Gigabyte's X570 UD motherboard, delivering a very cost-effective basis for a performance PC. It's selling for $40 off the normal combined price. 

As for the Gigabyte X570 UD motherboard, key specs include the AMD X570 chipset (opens in new tab), 10+2 digital VRM (opens in new tab)phases and PCIe 4.0, including a 4x M.2 slot for the latest, fastest and best SSDs (opens in new tab), plus a 16x graphics port. The board itself features reasonably beefy MOSFET (opens in new tab)heatsinks (opens in new tab)and active chipset (opens in new tab)cooling. Other notable items are an HDMI 2.0 output (opens in new tab), just in case you drop in an APU (opens in new tab)in future, and Q-Flash Plus facility, which allows the BIOS (opens in new tab)to be updated without a CPU or memory installed. Handy.