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Updated May 26, 2020
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler (7NM, 12/24 Cores/Threads, 3.8GHz Base, 4.6GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 105W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000023BOX
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler (7NM, 12/24 Cores/Threads, 3.8GHz Base, 4.6GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 105W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000023BOX
The Ryzen 9 3900X is AMD's second from top of the line non-Threadripper 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU. That's a wordy way of saying it's a really freakin fast CPU at an extremely attractive price point. In our benchmark tests, it scored 587 CPB. This is slightly above the Ryzen 9 3900 model (556), and below the 3950X (703). However, it is comfortably above all of the Ryzen 7, 5, and 3 models, and is right in line with Intel's top of the line i9-10980XE. The included Wraith Prism cooler is AMD's best OEM cooler. It should do a very good job of keeping the 3900X running strong.
$417 $916
Amazon
Updated May 21, 2020
ROSEWILL Gaming 80 Plus Bronze 550W Power Supply / PSU, HIVE Series 550 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU with Silent 135mm Fan and Auto Fan Speed Control, 3 Year Warranty, Model HIVE-550S
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ROSEWILL Gaming 80 Plus Bronze 550W Power Supply / PSU, HIVE Series 550 Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Certified PSU with Silent 135mm Fan and Auto Fan Speed Control, 3 Year Warranty, Model HIVE-550S
The HIVE-550S should be a good power supply for most systems. It is a modular unit, which is handy, and 550W Bronze is reasonably powerful and efficient. If you're going to do something crazy, like install two graphics cards, you might want to go a little higher. **Product Specs** - Performance & Efficiency: Rosewill HIVE 550 is a highly performed power supply for your gaming desktop computer system and an excellent component to deliver a stable, powerful and inevitable gaming system for you. - Intelligent Thermal Operation: With a silent 135 mm fan with auto fan speed control, the gaming 80Plus power supply aims to provide an extraordinary airflow at an exceptional low noise level by different speed level in response to various temperatures. - 80+ Bronze Certified: 80 Plus bronze certified power supplies to deliver 82% to 87% or more efficiency at a normal loading conditions and outstanding Short-Circuit/Over-Current/Over-Voltage/Over-Power/Under-Voltage/Over-Temperature Protections. - 3 Years Warranty: Three years product warranty to guarantee continuous system performance of this 550w gaming power supply and make sure it can support long time operation for your gaming PC system. - UL, FCC, CE Certificated: With UL, FCC, and CE Certification, Rosewill HIVE series power supplies with strong single +12V rail provide high efficiency operation for less heat and lower operating loss.
$49.99 $99
Amazon
Updated May 28, 2020
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU with Wraith Spire cooler (7NM, 6/12 Cores/Threads, 3.8GHz Base, 4.4GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 95W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000022BOX
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600X CPU with Wraith Spire cooler (7NM, 6/12 Cores/Threads, 3.8GHz Base, 4.4GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 95W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000022BOX
The Ryzen 5 3600X is AMD's top end 3rd Generation Ryzen 5 CPU. It sits above the standard 3600 and the 3500X. In our CompUSA Processor Benchmark test, it scored a respectable 328, which is competitive with the more expensive Intel Core i9-9900KF (335) It has a 3.8 GHz base frequency, with a 4.4 GHz boost. It has 6 cores and 12 threads. The 3600X requires an AM4 motherboard, and supports up to DDR4-3200. The bundled Wraith Spire cooler should be plenty for this 95W TDP CPU. The Spire is AMD's midrange cooler, designed for CPUs in the 100W TDP range.
$204.99 $453.99
Amazon
Updated May 26, 2020
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler (7NM, 8/16 Cores/Threads, 3.9GHz Base, 4.5GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 105W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000025BOX
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AMD Ryzen 7 3800X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler (7NM, 8/16 Cores/Threads, 3.9GHz Base, 4.5GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 105W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000025BOX
The Ryzen 7 3800X is AMD's top end 3rd Gen Ryzen 7. It sits below the Ryzen 9 3900 and above the Ryzen 7 3700X. In our CompUSA Processor Benchmark, it scored a 416. It runs at a base clock of 3.9 GHz, with a boost of 4.5 GHz. Like all current non-Threadripper AMD CPUs, it requires a Socket AM4 motherboard. The included Wraith Prism cooler is probably the best OEM cooler on the market. It comfortably handles the 105W TDP of the 3800X, and even has soom cool RGB lighting, so you can have more of a disco effect in your computer case.
$328.98 $727.98
Amazon
Updated May 20, 2020
16GB GeIL EVO SPEAR Desktop DRAM (2x8GB, DDR4 3200, CAS16, GASF416GB3200C16ADC)
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16GB GeIL EVO SPEAR Desktop DRAM (2x8GB, DDR4 3200, CAS16, GASF416GB3200C16ADC)
Although this is labled as "AMD" RAM, it can be used in both AMD and Intel based systems. DDR4 3200 RAM is a good match for all current Ryzen systems. **Product Specs** DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Timing 16-18-18-36 Voltage 1.35V
$62.99 $89
Newegg
Updated May 23, 2020
Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9600K CPU (Coffee Lake, 6/6 Cores/Threads, 3.7GHz Base, 4.6GHz Boost, Socket LGA 1151 (300 Series), 95W TDP Desktop Processor), Model BX80684I59600K
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Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9600K CPU (Coffee Lake, 6/6 Cores/Threads, 3.7GHz Base, 4.6GHz Boost, Socket LGA 1151 (300 Series), 95W TDP Desktop Processor), Model BX80684I59600K
The i5-9600K is Intel's most powerful 9th Generation i5 CPU. It has 6 cores, each running at 3.7 GHz. The "K" in the name means that it unlocked, so it is overclockable. It includes integrated UHD 630 graphics. If you plan on using a dedicated graphics card, the i5-9600KF is the exact same chip without graphics, so you could possibly save a few dollars going that route. This requires a 300 series Socket LGA 1151 motherboard. In our CompUSA Performance Benchmark, this scored 194. The i7-9700K is considerably faster at 261, as is the Ryzen 5 3600 at 318.
$198.99 $461.99
Amazon
Updated May 21, 2020
Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming Graphics Card (Radeon RX 5600 XT, 6GB GDDR6), Model GV-R56XTGAMING OC-6GD
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Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming Graphics Card (Radeon RX 5600 XT, 6GB GDDR6), Model GV-R56XTGAMING OC-6GD
The Gigabyte Radeon RX 5600 XT Gaming OC Graphics card is a fairly standard RX 5600 XT card. It is a 3 fan model, so it takes up quite a bit of space in your case, but it should also run cool relative to models with fewer fans. The Radeon RX 5600 XT line of cards was released in early 2020. It slots in below last year's RX 5700 cards, and above this year's RX 5600 and the previous generation's RX Vega 56. Vs. Nvidia cards, it slots in right between the RTX 2060 Super and the standard RTX 2060. On the hardware side, it has 6GB of DDR6 VRAM, 2304 Stream Processors, and is built using 7nm RDNA architecture.
$269.99 $299
B&H Photo Video
Updated May 19, 2020
Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9400 CPU (Coffee Lake, 6/6 Cores/Threads, 2.9GHz Base, 4.1GHz Boost, Socket LGA 1151 (300 Series), 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model BX80684I59400
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Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9400 CPU (Coffee Lake, 6/6 Cores/Threads, 2.9GHz Base, 4.1GHz Boost, Socket LGA 1151 (300 Series), 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model BX80684I59400
The i5-9400 is Intel's bottom level 9th generation i5 CPU. It has six cores, each running at 2.9 GHz. In our testing, it is almost exactly in line with the Ryzen 5 3400G, which can usually be found a little cheaper. Like all Coffee Lake Intel CPUs, this requires a 300 Series Socket LGA 1151 motherboard. At 65W TDP, the i5-9400 has the lowest power requirements of each of the 9th Gen i5 CPUs, which makes it a good fit for a smaller desktop system with less ventilation.
$168.99 $199
Amazon
Updated May 28, 2020
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler (7NM, 8/16 Cores/Threads, 3.6GHz Base, 4.4GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000071BOX
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU with Wraith Prism cooler (7NM, 8/16 Cores/Threads, 3.6GHz Base, 4.4GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model 100-100000071BOX
The Ryzen 7 3700X is AMD's lower level 3rd Gen Ryzen 7 chip. It performed nearly as well in the CompUSA Processor Benchmark as the 3800X (406 vs. 416), and it can usually be found at a reasonable discount vs. its bigger brother. The fact that it only draws 65W is remarkable, given its performance. It breaks the standard step-up mold of more cores, higher speed, more power draw. The included Wraith Prism cooler is very nice for an OEM cooler. It is meant to handle up to 105W, so it is more than enough for this 65W TDP chip. Like all 3rd generation Ryzen chips, the 3700X uses a Socket AM4 motherboard, and supports up to DDR4-3200 RAM.
$274.99 $569.13
Amazon
Updated May 21, 2020
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G CPU with Wraith Stealth cooler (12nm, 4/4 Cores/Threads, 3.6GHz Base, 4GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model YD3200C5FHBOX
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AMD Ryzen 3 3200G CPU with Wraith Stealth cooler (12nm, 4/4 Cores/Threads, 3.6GHz Base, 4GHz Boost, Socket AM4, 65W TDP Desktop Processor), Model YD3200C5FHBOX
The Ryzen 3 3200G APU is AMD's enty level 3rd Gen Ryzen APU. We recommened this APU if you want to put together a very decent budget build. When paired with a decent AM4 motherboard and at least 8GB of RAM, this can power a system with enough juice to handle any sort of productivity work. It scored 130 in our CompUSA Processor Benchmark test, which is in between Intel's i3-9100 (120) and Intel's i3-9350KF (143). The integrated Vega 8 graphics are no substitute for a dedicated GPU, but they are superior to what Intel offers at this price point.
$89.99 $188.99
Amazon

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