Even with new tiers of CPUs and GPUs available to purchase right now, availability and pricing aren't on the generous side at the moment. If you're on any kind of budget, you should certainly consider picking up some tried and tested components at a much more sensible price.
Today, AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is only $329 at Walmart. This is the lowest price ever for what is the best-value CPU for gaming that is currently available. What makes this CPU even better is that it can be easily combined with a wide range of AM4 motherboards and affordable DDR4 to make a very high-end gaming rig.
One of the best gaming laptops under $1,500, the HP Victus 15 is a low $479 - with an 8-core 12th Generation Intel i5-12450H processor, Bang & Olufsen audio for its twin speaker setup, a backlit keyboard for low-light gaming, and a decent selection of ports, you get a good amount for the price. However, you may want to upgrade with more RAM, and the included discrete GPU is an older Nvidia GTX 1650, which will struggle to run the latest AAA games on higher settings.
For either your PC or perhaps an upgrade for your PlayStation 5, the 1TB Gigabyte Aorus 7000s Gen4 is only $119 on Amazon. With read speeds of 7000Mb/s and write speeds of 5500Mb/s, this M.2 SSD is fast enough to play all the latest titles and keep load times to a minimum.
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TL;DR — Today’s Best Deals
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: was $449, now $329 at Walmart
- HP Victus 15.6" Gaming Laptop: was $799, now $479 at Best Buy
- Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD 1TB: was $229, now $119 at Amazon
- Gigabyte Aorus 32GB DDR5 Memory 5200MHz: was $225, now $169 at Amazon
- Matte Pink Overture PLA Filament: was $19, now $16 at Amazon
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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: was $449, now $329 at Walmart
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D uses eight cores and 16-threads with a max boost clock of up to 4.5GHz. What makes this chip different is a new 3D-stacked SRAM technology that employs a total of 96MB of L3 cache to give the 5800X3D amazing gaming performance.
Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 7000s SSD 1TB: was $229, now $119 at Amazon
With read speeds of 7000Mb/s and write speeds of 5500Mb/s this PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 SSD is on par with some of the fastest SSDs on the market. With a combined heatsink shroud, this M.2 SSD is also compatible with PS5 as an expansion drive.
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Is it still the fastest CPU for gaming? If so, $330 seems like a deal.tennis2 said:Still a tough sell at $330, but...baby steps
I wouldn't say so, but on the other hand if you've got an AM4 system and you can drop this into a decent board and keep it cool enough, it seems like a pretty good upgrade.Reply
drivinfast247 said:Is it still the fastest CPU for gaming? If so, $330 seems like a deal.
Its still $469.00 CDN which to me is still abit expensive I would look at it more closely at $400.
I still have a bit of a concern about giving up ST performance for the extra cache, I do play games on this machine but also do work. And at 3440x1440p the gains will be abit more limited however it still has me curious.
I've seen this CPU only once under £400 here in the UK and that is exactly when I got it to replace the 5600X in my HTPC. I think it was like £380 or something.Reply
For gaming and lower power stuff, this CPU is unbeatable, to be honest. Too bad it doesn't have an iGPU, but if you're looking for one of the top gaming CPUs in the market to place in a SFF build (like my HTPC), this is it and AMD knows it; well, until they release Ry7K 3D.
That's a pretty good price for one of the best gaming CPUs on a reasonable-cost mobo/RAM platform. I am still going to hold out for Black Friday, there is a chance that the prices might drop further in BF deals, especially with mobo/RAM combo deals.Reply