Building a gaming rig in 2019 requires quality hardware—your CPU needs to be ready to handle today's AAA titles. With plenty of holiday tech deals to go around, high-performance hardware doesn't have to empty your wallet. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is equipped to handle all your gaming needs and it's available now for $114 on eBay (via seller aaawavecom).
AMD Ryzen 5 2600: was $249 now $114 @eBay
This AMD CPU features 6 cores and 12 threads. It has a base clock of 3.4 GHz and a boost speed of 3.9 GHz. You'll need a motherboard with AM4 socket support.View Deal
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Specs
|Boosted Speed||3.9 GHz|
|Max Memory Supported||64 GB|
This chip uses an AM4 socket type, so make sure you've got a motherboard lined up to support it. The Ryzen 5 2600 might not be the latest from AMD, but it's definitely ready to run today's latest titles. It was only released in April of 2018, making it a little under 2 years old.
The Ryzen 5 2600 comes bundled with the Wraith Stealth Cooler—a heat sink and fan combination designed by AMD. This CPU usually retails in the $160 range, but has been in the $119 range most of this season. But today, it's at $114 on eBay.