If you want to buy a new CPU for your gaming PC, you often have to choose between changing the entire platform right away – or continuing to use the existing infrastructure. There are not always powerful processors for the aging mainboard. The situation is different with the socket AM4 from AMD. This was up to date for a good five years and a lot has happened in terms of performance in these five years. That’s why it can still be worthwhile to use the Ryzen 5000 series: for example from a Ryzen 3600 that was popular at the time. Even with one or the other mainboard with X370 I/O hub for Ryzen 1000 that is outdated on paper, processors such as the Ryzen 7 5800X and 5800X3D can still be operated. According to the manufacturer’s website, your mainboard is armed with a BIOS update and you were just waiting for the right offer? Then you might find what you are looking for in the Mindstar from Mindfactory. There, heavily discounted hardware is regularly sold over the virtual shop counter. Currently there are CPUs like the AMD Ryzen 5 5800X for 209 euros, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D for 309 euros and Ryzen 5 5600 for 125 euros. Hardware from the graphics card sector is also available below the price of the competition. These include the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti and 3060 as well as the Radeon RX 7900XT and 6800XT. As always, only limited quantities are available. Upgraders should therefore hurry up if they want to benefit from the savings prices.
Of course, we cannot guarantee that the price structure will change. But at the time the article was created, neither the AMD Ryzen 5 5800X and the 5800X3D nor the Ryzen 5 5600 were cheaper than in the Mindstar offers. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is still at the top of the list Curmudgeon CPU Charts by views simply because it is the fastest upgrade gaming CPU with AM4 motherboard. Although it only offers eight cores, it is slower on paper than a Ryzen 9 5900X with twelve and the Ryzen 9 5950X with 16 computing hearts. However, these are not accelerated by a 3D V cache, which kind of ignites the game turbo. Mindfactory is currently calling for 309 euros in Mindstar – it starts at 319 euros in the price comparison. The Ryzen 7 5800X, which is also equipped with eight cores, is cheaper at 209 than any other retailer. The next higher price is 225 euros. The Ryzen 5 5600 with six cores and 65 watt TDP is still popular with bargain hunters. It normally costs at least 135 euros, as a Mindstar deal 125 euros. Also discounted are the Ryzen 7 5700X for 175 euros (from 189 euros in the price comparison), the Ryzen 5 5600G with integrated GPU for 117 euros (from 124 euros) and the Ryzen 5 5600X for 155 euros (from 170 euros). By the way: If you buy a Ryzen 5000 CPU from AMD, you will receive Company of Heroes as a free game from retailers participating in the campaign, such as Mindfactory, until April 1st, 2023. The only exceptions are the APUs, i.e. the CPUs with an integrated graphics unit.
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Buy a graphics card instead of a CPU: Radeon RX 7900XT, 6800 XT & Geforce RTX 4070 also at a Mindstar price
If you want to buy a graphics card in addition to the CPU like the Ryzen 7 5800X and 5800X3D, you can too do this at the Mindstar price. The XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster SWFT319 Core Gaming costs only 569 euros, for which you would otherwise put at least 589 euros on the table. Since the new mid-range from AMD and Nvida is still a long way off, this offer is not a bad deal. The XFX Radeon RX 7900 XT Speedster Merc 310 Black Edition is a whole lot faster. As a Mindstar, it costs 859 euros, outside of the campaign it costs 20 euros more. On the competitor side, you can find the Gigabyte Geforce RTX 3060 Eagle OC LHR for 349 instead of 369 euros and the very latest Palit Geforce RTX 4070 Ti Gaming Pro for a bargain price of 859 euros. Outside of the campaign, it costs at least 875 euros. If you are unsure whether to go for the Geforce or Radeon: When buying selected graphics cards from the RX 6000 and RX 7000 series, you can lay your hands on it Dealers like Mindfactory The Last of Us Part I on top. Like the colleagues from the report PCGH, Nvidia will soon give you Redfall when you buy an RTX 40 graphics card. Participating dealers have not yet been revealed.
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Of course, Mindfactory is not the only retailer who calls up good prices. Amazon also sells hardware and hardware store items again and again at the offer price. There are no top prices for Ryzen 5000 CPU, Geforce RTX 4070 Ti or 3060 or Radeon RX 7900XT and 6800XT. In return, other items can be landed with discounts.
- HeroQuest base game €114.89 (-11%)
- Arctic P12 PC case fan €5.49 (-42%)
- Samsung SSD 980 1TB €65.90 (-37%)
- Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse €95.80 (-50%)
- Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (6,020 pieces) €369.99 (-38%)
- WD Black SN850X SSD (PS5 Compatible) €106.99 (-43%)
- HP X271 Gaming Monitor 27 inch 289.74€ (-17%)
- Govee Envisual TV backlight 119.99€ (-20%)
- Bosch screwdriver bit & ratchet set (27 pieces) €15.79 (-42%)
- Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller (Xbox/PC) 151.10€ (-16%)
In addition to one or the other Ryzen 5000 CPU, the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 6800XT as well as the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti and 3060 you will find on our Offer overview more exciting discount news from the areas of DIY and technology. We also summarize loads of top offers in our Daily Deals, which are updated daily: graphics card, motherboard, gaming monitor, gaming mouse, gaming chair, television, gaming highlights and many other products for PC, PS5, Xbox and Nintendo -Players from Amazon, Media Markt and Co. often at greatly reduced prices.