If you’re putting together a new build, this is worth considering: Amazon Australia currently sells the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X for AU $ 595.48. It ships from the US, but if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber (or just create a free trial account) you can have it shipped for free. Typically, you will pay between AU $ 620 and AU $ 700 for this chip.
This is a great mid-range choice for gaming, especially if you’re not ready to splurge close to a thousand big ones for a 5900X. You can see our thorough benchmarks and performance results in our Ryzen 7 5800X review, which Alan wrote that it is “an impressive CPU that is finally on par with Intel when it comes to gaming, but is undermined by its high price.” This sweetens the deal a bit about this price criticism.
The Ryzen 5 5600X is also relatively cheap on Amazon, although the AU $ 420 discount is not that good – typically you pay around AU $ 440. All of this comes almost a week after Amazon Prime Day 2021 ends. The event may be over, but there are still tons of great deals gathered in our best Australian guide to PC gaming deals.