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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Now at Its Lowest Price Ever - Real Deals

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If you're looking to build a budget PC right now, then today is a great day to start. You can grab a Ryzen 5 5600X for just $260 at Best Buy — its lowest ever price. This AMD mid-tier processor is compatible with AM4 socket motherboards and comes with a bundled Wraith Stealth cooler. The Ryzen 5 5600X also received our Editors Choice award for its specs and performance compared to other CPUs in its class. 

To complement a new CPU, you may be interested in a more reasonably priced GPU like the XFX Radeon RX 6600 Speedster SWFT 8GB for $500 at B&H. And if you're seeking a budget gaming headset, you might want to check out the Corsair HS60 Pro 7.1 at Amazon for only $50.

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AMD Ryzen 5 5600X: was $300, now $260 at Best Buy
AMD's mid-tier Ryzen 5 5600X CPU comes with six cores and 12 threads that operate at core clock speeds of 3.7GHz and boost up to 4.6GHz. This AM4-socket compatible chip also has 32MB of L3 cache and comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler. 

XFX Radeon RX 6600 Speedster SWFT 8GB: was $533, now $500 at B&H
The XFX Speedster SWFT 210 Radeon RX 6600 GPU is available now for the lowest price we've seen in a while. This RX6600 is based on AMD's RDNA 2 Navi 23 architecture and comes with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM, 1792 GPU Cores, and a 132W TBP.

Samsung 980 PRO M.2 250GB: was $90, now $60 at Amazon
This Samsung 980 PRO M.2 250GB NVMe SSD is now back down to its lowest price. The SSD supports the PCIe 4.0 interface and touts sequential read/write speeds up to 6,400/2,700 MB/s. 

MSI B550-A PRO AM4: now $118 at Newegg
MSI's B550-A PRO motherboard is an AM4 socket ATX board. Its features include six SATA 6Gb/s connections, PCIe 4.0, and support for AMD Ryzen 5000 Series / 4000 G-Series, and 3000 Series processors.

Corsair HS60 Pro 7.1: was $70, now $50 at Amazon
Amazon currently has 29% off of this Corsair HS60 PRO 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound gaming headset. The headset speakers feature 50mm neodymium drivers, and the HS60 PRO is also compatible with PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch via a 3.5mm connector.

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Stewart Bendle is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • hotaru251
    ...unless you are anywhere near a microcenter where it frequently hits $229
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  • King_V
    MicroCenter is in-store only, but has the 5600X for $229.99.

    As recently as this past Monday, a $50 off for new customers, from the then $239.99, would let you get it for $189.99, which is when I got it, with my gf being the new customer.

    MicroCenter $50 off select CPUs for new customers deal.
    I wonder if they will credit us back the $10 for the price drop if we ask... :unsure:
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  • Zescion
    Serious question, is the i5 12400 with B660/DDR4 a better deal right now for gaming?
    Looking at reviews it's not just (slightly) faster, but also similarly efficient.
    Am I missing anything?
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  • punkncat
    I am much of the mind that after this paywall crap they just pulled on GPU that they are going on the list of "don't deal with unless I have to" retailers.
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  • hotaru251
    Zescion said:
    Looking at reviews it's not just (slightly) faster, but also similarly efficient.
    just look up some 12400 vs 5600x video comparisons.
    this 1 is f verison cpu but should be basically same overall.
    ugoYKwpAeBsView: https://youtu.be/ugoYKwpAeBs
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  • King_V
    Zescion said:
    Serious question, is the i5 12400 with B660/DDR4 a better deal right now for gaming?
    Looking at reviews it's not just (slightly) faster, but also similarly efficient.
    Am I missing anything?

    For the most part, you are correct. The CPUs are neck and neck, with the 12400 maybe having a bit of an edge.

    Based on the pricing from Microcenter, WITH the new customer discount, it was almost a wash, with $5 in favor of the AMD for the board I chose.

    The cheapest motherboard for Intel they had, which was the only H610 they had, was about $25 more than the A520 motherboard I got for the 5600X. That A520 was NOT the cheapest one, though, but still pretty inexpensive.

    BUT, the 12400 was $20 less than the 5600X.

    The memory is a wash, either could use the same DDR4.

    If I went with the cheapest A520 board, that gap would've widened a bit in AMD's favor. But without the new customer discount bringing the 5600X's price down, the price/performance is in Intel's favor.
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  • Giroro
    hotaru251 said:
    ...unless you are anywhere near a microcenter where it frequently hits $229

    To be fair, nobody lives anywhere near a microcenter. There's like, what, 20 of them in the entire world?

    I'm not sure why people online always act like Mircrocenter is some big national chain. It's tiny.
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  • hotaru251
    Giroro said:
    nobody lives anywhere near a microcenter
    you know people can drive right? (heck can even take train for cheap)


    Giroro said:
    I'm not sure why people online always act like Mircrocenter is some big national chain. It's tiny.
    hence why i said if you anywhere near one.

    an hour drive even is fair enough as the price of gas will still be cheaper than the price difference getting it somewhere else.

    also there are 25 microcenters.
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  • watzupken
    Zescion said:
    Serious question, is the i5 12400 with B660/DDR4 a better deal right now for gaming?
    Looking at reviews it's not just (slightly) faster, but also similarly efficient.
    Am I missing anything?
    I feel if you are buying a CPU + motherboard combo, the price between a Ryzen 5 5600X and Intel i5 12400 should not differ that much. The Ryzen chip will be very attractive if you have an existing AM4 motherboard that can support the newer Zen 3 chip. So it will be a drop in upgrade, without having to spend extra for a new motherboard. For gaming, it really depends on the resolution and graphic settings that you game on. At higher resolution, i.e. 1440p or higher, you likely won't see significant variation since we are mostly GPU limited here. There are some outliers like games from Microsoft, i.e. Flight Simulator and AOE 4, which don't utilize many cores. In both cases, Alder Lake beats all other processors due to its advantage when it comes to single core performance. But at least from my observations, such games are rare, and somehow only games from Microsoft of late have this problem.
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  • spongiemaster
    hotaru251 said:
    you know people can drive right? (heck can even take train for cheap)



    hence why i said if you anywhere near one.

    an hour drive even is fair enough as the price of gas will still be cheaper than the price difference getting it somewhere else.

    also there are 25 microcenters.
    5 are in the NYC area, so their are 20 stores for the entire planet outside of NYC. They're all in the US. I live in NC and the closest one to me is almost 6 hours. Giroro is right, statistically, almost no one lives near a Microcenter.
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