AMD Ryzen 1600 Six-Core 3.2 GHz CPU Is $99.99

mlcarson

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Most of the country doesn't have a Microcenter near them. Typically a $99 CPU deal becomes a $99 + $85 MB + $99 DDR4 3200 = $283 + tax/shipping = ~$300. So the CPU is only about 1/3 of the total price assuming you already have a case/power supply/GPU. You don't normally want to cheap out on the MB or RAM that would cripple future upgrades.
And he is not referring to the FS/FT deal either but, brand new buy in store deals. And in fact, I could get a really good deal at Microcenter with this processor, an X370 Pro and ram for about $160. (When the board was in stock, anyways.)
 

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Most of the country doesn't have a Microcenter near them. Typically a $99 CPU deal becomes a $99 + $85 MB + $99 DDR4 3200 = $283 + tax/shipping = ~$300. So the CPU is only about 1/3 of the total price assuming you already have a case/power supply/GPU. You don't normally want to cheap out on the MB or RAM that would cripple future upgrades.
I have one three hours away and it is worth it. Also, the 16 GB $65 GSkill ram and Asus Prime X370 Pro board are far from cheaping out. The fact is, it is closer to $250 online with shipping, a good board on sale and good ram on sale .
 

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Most of the country doesn't have a Microcenter near them. Typically a $99 CPU deal becomes a $99 + $85 MB + $99 DDR4 3200 = $283 + tax/shipping = ~$300. So the CPU is only about 1/3 of the total price assuming you already have a case/power supply/GPU. You don't normally want to cheap out on the MB or RAM that would cripple future upgrades.
https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-5-1600/p/N82E16819113435 $104.99 R5 1600
https://www.newegg.com/p/N82E16813157843?Item=N82E16813157843 $74.99 ASRock B450M PRO4
https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820231941?Item=N82E16820231941 $70.99 G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)

$272.92 with tax and all the components are not cheaping out. (Can always add a more expensive board but, this is the cost, brand new.) To whomever is going to upgrade, they are going to need a new board and ram, no matter what direction they go.
 

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The problem with all deals like this is that for anybody that this is an upgrade for would have to spend considerably more for a system to use it in. That means at a minimum getting an AM4 motherboard and DDR4 RAM. The incremental cost for a better CPU doesn't look as large when you look at the costs in total.
With how cheap the 1st gen ryzens are, and some of the 2nd gen parts, and how cheap ram has gotten, you can easily get a CPU, ram, and mobo for under $200, basically take out your old board,cpu,and ram and stuff this in, assuming you have a GPU, case, PSU etc...
 

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Gotta get a motherboard which enables support and exposes the options, though.
It was difficult to get documented support for ECC when I built my linux based server / PVR last year. I ended up getting a Ryzen 2700 + ASUS Prime PRO X470 + 16 GB of Crucial DDR4 2400 ECC UDIMMs (unbuffered dimms).
 

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It was difficult to get documented support for ECC when I built my linux based server / PVR last year. I ended up getting a Ryzen 2700 + ASUS Prime PRO X470 + 16 GB of Crucial DDR4 2400 ECC UDIMMs (unbuffered dimms).

I've never used it but I can confirm that the x470 Prime Pro is a great board and does list it has ECC support.
 

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One thing you need to watch for in older boards is if they say ECC is supported but not the ECC function (making ECC pointless).

There were many cheaper boards that had this wording.

I started this thread last year about that:

https://hardforum.com/threads/x470-ecc-support.1960005/

I believe Gigabyte explained that the board needed to be 6 layer for ECC support less than that the ECC would be disabled.

https://hardforum.com/threads/x470-ecc-support.1960005/#post-1043623583


Note that the ECC support with X570 should be very much better.
 
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Well that 5930k is still a more powerful CPU then the AMD 1600.
500 vs 99. The power difference is negligible and consider that its drawing way more energy to do so.
The fact that you can get within 5-10% of that perf for 99 dollars is mind blowing. Only those who weren't buying components about 3 years ago would think otherwise.
 

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Clock for clock Zen+ is on a Skylake level, which is faster then Haswell clock for clock.

I the 58/59xx were great products, but give credit where credit is due.

I think the ultimate takeaway here is that the $99 Ryzen CPU is on an upgradable platform and you can always update the BIOS and drop in a brand new Zen 2 later on.
 

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Clock for clock Zen+ is on a Skylake level, which is faster then Haswell clock for clock.

I the 58/59xx were great products, but give credit where credit is due.
I think the ultimate takeaway here is that the $99 Ryzen CPU is on an upgradable platform and you can always update the BIOS and drop in a brand new Zen 2 later on.
Also the main fact was he bought that CPU years before the 1600 came out.
 

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Also the main fact was he bought that CPU years before the 1600 came out.
Haswell is slower then Skylake, which makes sense since it came out first. Yes, Zen+ was released later, but as was pointed out, it still has a viable upgrade path where x99 does not (outside of some varying low clock speed Xeon support).


For $99, you can't go wrong. Long live competition.
 

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I'm not arguing it is a bad deal. Just that he complaining something coming out years later matches what he paid $500 for which can be had for $99 now.
 

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Let me guess, you have a Microcenter a short distance away, right? ;)
Not close, yet not as far as some folks around here.

4 in stock. Had it in my cart and figured I'd get one in-store on the weekend, two days later. The next morning they were gone!
 

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Not close, yet not as far as some folks around here.

4 in stock. Had it in my cart and figured I'd get one in-store on the weekend, two days later. The next morning they were gone!
Call and see if they have any, they just might. I went about a month ago to buy parts for a friends build and although online it showed out of stock, they did have one on the shelf and I snatched it up. :)
 

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Also the main fact was he bought that CPU years before the 1600 came out.
It was a comment on the progression and lowered costs.
Intel was damn sure not going to do something like this anytime soon so sorry I am a bit taken a back by it all.
 
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