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AMD’s Ryzen 3000 CPUs Get Price Cut at Micro Center: Get the Ryzen 5 3600 for Just $129, Ryzen 7 3700X for $259 and More

Micro-Center has kicked off a massive sale on AMD CPUs, and all red chips, old and new are being sold for an all-time low. The Ryzen 5 3600 which competes with Intel’s Core i5-9600K in gaming and the Core i7-8700K in productivity and content creation workloads is on sale for just $149.99. The Ryzen 7 3700X which is our personal recommendation for every mainstream consumer is selling for $279, down $40 from the launch price of $329. Let’s have a look:

AMD Ryzen 5 3600

  • Original Price: $199.99
  • Discounted Price: $149.99
  • Price with Motherboard: $129.99
  • Buy it here.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is easily the best budget CPU on the market. In gaming, it’s 5% slower than the Core i5-9600K but crushes it everything else by a big margin. If you are strapped for money and have a versatile workload, then this is THE CPU for you.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X

  • Original Price: $249.99
  • Discounted Price: $179.99
  • Price with Motherboard: $159.99
  • Buy it here.

The Ryzen 5 3600X is for gamers. It offers performance in-line with the 3700X and 3900X in gaming workloads. Get this if you’re looking to build a gaming centric rig.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600X vs 3700X vs 3900X Gaming Performance Benchmarks: Averages, 1% and 0.1% Lows

AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

  • Original Price: $329.99
  • Discounted Price: $279.99
  • Price with Motherboard: $259.99
  • Buy it here.

The Ryzen 7 3800X is ideal for folks who want a more flexible CPU. It offers gaming performance on par with the Core i5-9600K but Content Creation horsepower almost on the same level as the mighty Core i9-9900K. This is the most well-balanced CPU on the market.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800X

  • Original Price: $399.99
  • Discounted Price: $299.99
  • Price with Motherboard: $279.99
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The Ryzen 7 3800X is a slightly overclocked 3700X. The benefits are largely negligible and only gaming performance is affected and that too by a small margin.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

  • Original Price: $599.99
  • Discounted Price: $449.99
  • Price with Motherboard: $429.99
  • Buy it here.

The Ryzen 9 3900X is an HEDT level CPU. It murders Intel’s consumer lineup. Paired with an AIO closed-loop AIO cooler, it outperforms every other processor available at the moment.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X

  • Original Price: $749.99
  • Discounted Price: $729.99
  • Price with Motherboard: $709.99
  • Buy it here.

The Ryzen 9 3950X isn’t even a consumer CPU. While it will work with an X570 motherboard, it offers performance rivaling Intel’s Cascade Lake-X flagship, the Core i9-10980XE. Intel’s HEDT lineup was dead on arrival.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.
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