Rumour: AMD Ryzen 3 Pricing Leaked - Quad-Core 3.4 GHz CPU for Just $109

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jul 16, 2017 2:09 PM

Reports are emerging that AMD is planning to blow the entry tier CPU market wide open with the launch of its Ryzen 3 processors. AMD has announced two SKUs to kick off its Ryzen 3 range, the Ryzen 3 1200 and the Ryzen 3 1300X. Both are quad-core with four threads, with the 1300X clocked higher than the R3 1200. The big news though is that AMD could be planning to annihilate Intel’s i3 and low-end i5 CPUs with a staggering $109 price point for a quad-core processor.

The more powerful AMD Ryzen 3 1300X will have four cores clocked at 3.5Hz base, 3.7GHz boost clock, while the AMD Ryzen 3 1200 will have four cores clocked at 3.1GHz base, 3.4GHz boost. They will allegedly carry price tags of $129 and $109 respectively.

The reports originate from a slightly spurious source, a verified Reddit post that claims to have inside knowledge from a supplier. Certainly with just 11 days to go until Ryzen 3’s July 27 launch we would expect retailers to already have the necessary info, although this is all potentially hogwash.

Taking the stance that this is real pricing for the moment though, and this really puts Intel into a 'backs against the wall' position. The $109 price point undercuts Intel’s entire Core i3 Kaby Lake range, all of which are dual core CPUs. Intel’s cheapest quad-core is the Intel Core i5-7400, which retails for $189.99. Pricing like this would have to light a serious fire under Intel’s arse and force some severe price cuts. We’re talking 43% price cuts for going the AMD route, an absolute no brainer for a gamer on a budget. That frees up $80, enough to jump up to the next level of GPU.

There are still major question marks over the veracity of this leak, but AMD has been curiously quiet about Ryzen 3 pricing. A move like this could seriously overturn the lower end CPU market and, more importantly, make the entry to PC gaming easier than ever. Take into account that Ryzen motherboards are cheaper than their Intel equals and you have potential bargains on your hands. It’s conceivable you can build an absolutely solid AMD gaming build now for $400-500, capable of matching the PS4 Pro in terms of raw specs.

I should imagine we haven’t got long to wait to find out the truth behind this matter. AMD Ryzen 3 is due to be on store shelves from July 27th, so pricing is sure to drop soon. If you’ve been hankering after a bargain PC upgrade though, your time may be coming.

What do you think of these pricing rumours? Can you see AMD going this low with its Ryzen 3 CPUs? How will Intel react? Let us know!

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09:40 Jul-17-2017

nice

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01:03 Jul-17-2017

Actually im disappointed, i paid my i5 2400 50 eur, now you can find it for 40 eur and its on pair with this processor and its from fricking 2011

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09:19 Jul-17-2017

How exactly is it on par? Ryzen IPC is approximately the same as Intel's Skylake, meaning that if comparing similar clocked 6600K against this, the performance would be exactly same. And I seriously doubt your 2500 is able to beat this baby at 4GHz.

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10:49 Jul-17-2017

Just saying, skylake is kabylake, just lower clocked.
And it's quite disappointing really, Ryzen and Kabylake have about 25-35% higher IPC, thus for 50 euro, which is less than half the Ryzen 3, you'd expect twice as little performance, but keep in mind that he got it second hand.


Also do NOT use GDs comparison tools, they are NOT accurate ATM.

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12:41 Jul-17-2017

"Also do NOT use GDs comparison tools, they are NOT accurate ATM."


For the most part it is within + or - a few percent. Take my 4690K Devil's canyon @ 4GHz. It walks all over this Ryzen CPU and my CPU is over a year and a half old now... The only thing I honestly disagree with is the SSHD scores as they are not right at all...

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12:49 Jul-17-2017

Yeah, NOT for brand new hardware and obviously(I hope), NOT for unreleased hardware.
And after a big new launch they tend to rebalance everything, pretty much.

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12:54 Jul-17-2017

Using your current Ryzen CPU, it has my 4690K around 5% worse in performance. I think this is pretty close...

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15:44 Jul-17-2017

Yeah, you know that OC scores in GD are NOT accurate as Pip has stated many times.
The r5 1600 has the same(+/- 5%) performance as a i7 5820k to i7 6800k, compare them to your CPU as GD has accurate comparisons between CPUs of the same company and especially architecture.

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20:47 Jul-17-2017

Wait what? It is? Sauce pls because all the benchmarks that I saw indicated that Zen's IPC is still behind SkybyLake (heh, get it because Skylake and Kaby Lake are the same chips only on a different manufacturing process?), although to be fair Intel is inching ever so closer to the physical limit of silicon and Ryzen is nowhere near as behind and Bulldozer was.

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18:45 Jul-16-2017

wtf… my CPU is 20% proportionately better in performance than the Ryzen R3 1200X?
is my cpy really that good compared to today's cpus?

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18:55 Jul-16-2017

Yeah. It's still a very good cpu. What's you fps with modern games like?

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19:02 Jul-16-2017

Name some CPU intensive games. For me, I have to tweak the graphics settings a bit since I have a weak budget GPU, but on low settings I am able to play most games in 1080p usually at a healthy frame-rate around 45 - 60 fps. At higher graphical settings some games are playable in 1080p30 and others need tweaking.

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19:29 Jul-16-2017

For what I reed, I'll can tell you a few. Battle field 4 and arma 3 for 1, Planetside 2 in big fights (from what I understand the more NPC-s u have in a games the more the cpu needs to work to calculate etc).
Is that enought?

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19:58 Jul-16-2017

here is best cpu intese game Ultimate Battle Simulator

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20:30 Jul-16-2017

Damn, now that looks like a serious CPU torture machine. The poor cpu-s of this world :(

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21:08 Jul-16-2017

y tryed?
my max is 11000 units to drop under 30fps

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07:30 Jul-17-2017

No, I didn't have the pleasure. I'll give it a go when I'm finished troubleshooting my laptop. It's still a pain in the ass. :)

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18:57 Jul-16-2017

We're CPU bros :D ... I guess an upgrade to Ryzen 5 would make more sense for us than Ryzen 3 ... ?

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19:25 Jul-16-2017

Have you tried to lower the resolution to 720p? Then maybe you can get the graphics up to medium maybe high.

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19:59 Jul-16-2017

for me its more important resolution then other graphical settings

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20:31 Jul-16-2017

Got it. :)

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08:24 Jul-17-2017

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I'd wait for Ryzen2/Zen2/Zen+ with that i5 3570k.
From your i5 3570k to a r3 1300x is a 10% boost in performance at stock both.
From your i5 3570k to a r5 1500x is a 30-40% boost in performance, NOT really worth changing your motherboard and RAM for that.
Though a 1600(x) will be a good upgrade overall, for gaming it won't make a difference, especially with the gtx 750ti.

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09:14 Jul-17-2017

And if he would upgrade to i5 7500 he could use his ddr3

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09:46 Jul-17-2017

You do not need to upgrade now or for the next 2 years + - if you stick to 1080p gaming at 60 fps (actually 1440p 60 fps as well), you would only need a stronger gpu / more RAM, no need for a stronger cpu

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09:57 Jul-17-2017

Could invest in 2x8gb ddr3 and perhaps vega gpu


In most games my cpu is bored. But after over 5 years the mobo is very old and kinda starts feeling rusty

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10:50 Jul-17-2017

If he upgrades to a i5 7500 he gains 10-15% performance improvement... why would he buy a CPU and Mobo and keep RAM that is NOT recommended, plus only few motherboards support?

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11:05 Jul-17-2017

Ram lifetime warranty that means forever kinda. So who would not recommend keeping your ram, id rather save 100 bucks on ram and put that into a new ssd or into the gpu budget

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11:15 Jul-17-2017

psycoman, you got me dude! i have done the same reasoning by myself! i had a i5-3570K @4.2ghz and i buoght r5 1600X along with 16 gb 3200mhz ram and a gtx 1070. nice rig now, but my wallet is bleeding though

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12:54 Jul-17-2017

Great you've got an overall CPU performance increase of around 50-70% or basically i7 6800k/6850k performance which is a great boost in overall performance and multi-tasking. :)
But when did you buy the gtx 1070? Cuz ATM I can only find them for 600-700euro+ due to the low supply and high demand, or have the prices gone down.

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13:42 Jul-17-2017

I have luckily found this offer on eprice for 490€ and as soon as i bought it it tured back to 576 euro. I was damn lucky and tomorrow i'll be rocking a gtx 1070 :)

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13:44 Jul-17-2017

gtx 1070 600-700 euro....damn

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15:20 Jul-17-2017

here it is 400euro

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15:57 Jul-17-2017

cheers enjoy buddy. :)
It seems that I will be waiting for next gen as I currently have only 350 euro and no income until October.

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19:10 Jul-17-2017

I feel you man, i just work in summer as a lifeguard, so summer is upgrade time for me!

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19:51 Jul-17-2017

I study in the summer and get money during the rest of the year, while studying, but less studying. :)

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22:16 Jul-17-2017

I do the exact opposite ahahahah i attend university courses during the rest of the year and work in summer :)

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06:40 Jul-17-2017

its not that good my laptop cpu is better i7-6920hq

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08:02 Jul-17-2017

Do NOT look at GDs comparison tool for unreleased CPUs as they just put a number and in the first couple months after release as it is being adjusted in that period.


Expect the R3 1300x to be as good as an i5 4690k.

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13:21 Jul-17-2017

"Expect the R3 1300x to be as good as an i5 4690k."


Umm...HELL NO lol

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13:26 Jul-17-2017

Why wouldn't it be possible? I don't think it's going to be able to match your i5 in gaming,but other than that there is no reason to believe it couldn't.

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13:46 Jul-17-2017

i5 4690k is in pir with r5 1600

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15:59 Jul-17-2017

Considering that SMT gives no extra performance in gaming, the R3 should have the same gaming performance as a R5 1400 at the same clock speeds, which has the same or slightly worse or better gaming performance as an i5 7500 to i5 7600k, considering that they are higher clocked than it.
And I would say a i5 7500 has about the same performance as a i5 4690k.
Now for productivity and work, it will be hard to say. But due the lower clock speeds it will often lose for sure, though clock for clock it should be on the i5 4690k level.

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16:02 Jul-17-2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8AfwlriBEk
i5 4690k vs r5 1600 if anybody wonders.

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12:23 Jul-17-2017

As psychoman mentioned, you will have to wait until the CPUs are released for accurate comparisons, since we don't have the exact data yet guys.

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17:40 Jul-16-2017

I think the most interesting bit will be, how AMD prices these CPU-s in other less affluent countries. If they can keep their ego out of the picture, this just might be an AMD revival story. Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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17:35 Jul-16-2017

I assume that clocked at 3.8Ghz it will be within +/-10% of an i5 7600k in different tasks and that is for 110$, sounds awesome.
110$ for the CPU
100$ for the b350 motherboard
100-120$ for 16GB GB RAM DDR4
40$ for the PSU
40$ for the case
40-50$ for the HDD 1TB
170-180$ for a RX 570 when prices are normal.
Total: 600-650$ 1080p 60fps+ high-maxed out build. Sounds awesome for people on budget.

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11:18 Jul-17-2017

dude AT LEAST 70/80$ for the psu imo.

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11:44 Jul-17-2017

Yeah, don't get those LC Power and other off brands.Get something reliable. I don't know why people pay so little atention to the PSU,since it is bascily the hearth of the computer.

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12:25 Jul-17-2017

70-80$ sounds a bit too much for a decent 80+ 450-500W PSU (which would be enough for this build).

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12:56 Jul-17-2017

But EVGA 450W PSUs cost 40-45$/euro
Hell my cooler-master 600W B2 PSU costed 50 euro and it's got almost maximum AMPs on the +12V rail and great quality, the 500W version is 40 euro.

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13:49 Jul-17-2017

I personally prefer go way past my rig requirements in order to have enough power for great overclock, possibility to add alwys new hardware, safety in case of electricity issues and reliability. I have a 650w 80+ gold full modular paid 108€ and i don't regret it

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15:15 Jul-17-2017

I got my platin 80+ psu for 120euros
Was on sale usually it was 220€


Its most of the time passiv cooled


If noise does not matter to you i would at least get a 80+bronze or rather gold

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16:04 Jul-17-2017

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your system needs around a 430-450W (good)PSU to be in that 80-85% PSU usage on full system full load.
with a 650W you can add another gtx 1070 and be in that 80-85% PSU usage on full system full load.

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19:13 Jul-17-2017

Exact and as i said before i prefer going past my rig requirements :) i'll be fine for a lomg time with 650w 80+ gold

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Your PSU is execellent no doubt, but just saying the gold rating is overrated, get it :D
No seriously, that is a rating of efficiency and NOT necessarily quality(usually NOT). Efficiency as in the ratio how much of the power that you plug into the wall and how much the PSU gets after the power loss from the transformation from AC to DC, it only reflects on your bill, which would usually be some cents to a couple of dollars yearly. :)

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15:57 Jul-16-2017

probably good enough as console killer or HTPC rig, but come on, 3.4GHz is no performance breaker...

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16:10 Jul-16-2017

a) it has 4 cores and b) it's just 300 Mhz less than intel's i3-6100. People in less fortunate situations and in countries with poor economy and high prices will definitely benefit

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17:37 Jul-16-2017

Hear, Hear. I know that situation quite well. I sympathise with all the folk, who can't buy the rig's/systems they want/need.

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21:26 Jul-16-2017

that is very true @Alex :)
on the other hand I always recommend if someone seeks for rig on very tight budget to get some used parts/rig (still in warranty though), price is significantly lower and usually no problems :)

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12:28 Jul-17-2017

Plus, I think it's quite possible that you will be able to push this to 3.8ghz with a b350 mobo ;)

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16:53 Jul-16-2017

exactly alexcode192 most game need only min 3.0ghz cpu clock so yeah go amd

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18:33 Jul-16-2017

I did not know that. Thx for the info.

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19:17 Jul-16-2017

Well, G4560 is at the top of best selling cpus in my country. I'm sure this ryzen 3 lineup will make good sales in south east asia as their price-performance ratio looks interesting

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19:31 Jul-16-2017

Keep me posted about that. While the big guns in the cpu gigs get all the attention, it's the little guys that make or break the deal.

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14:23 Jul-16-2017

Hmm can you make me a good parts list for a build of $400-500 though? Pricing is far higher in Bangladesh..

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14:38 Jul-16-2017

The limiter in most cases is the gpu so even if one can get a modern quadcore and at least 8gb ram the gpu will cost about the same as the rest of the pc will cost


Hard to build a pc for 400-500 if you want at least a gtx 1060

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15:07 Jul-16-2017

at least gtx 1060?
if someon build pc with gtx 1060 his budget would need to be min 700$
@Dust013 sayed 400-500$

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15:26 Jul-16-2017

3gb gtx 1060 is 240€ here
r5 1400 starts at 160ish
8gb ram around 50-60
mobo to OC starts around 70 if no oc its only around 50€
and a case is 30 with another 50 for nice psu
so if one goes ryzen its at least 530€ if one waits for the cheapes r3 it may be possible to go below 500
but the 1050ti4gb is around 135€ and is a pretty good card

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18:27 Jul-16-2017

@Tacese thats cheep dude wish if that prices are here

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15:08 Jul-16-2017

idk prices there so i will count prices from here
Ryzen 5 1500X - 165$
r9 280x - 165$
16gb ddr3 1600mhz - 100$
Asus Prime B350 - 80$
and that is 510$ without case,cooler, storage

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15:16 Jul-16-2017

Not to be the ass to compare but in Sweden a r5 1500x is 230 usd

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15:23 Jul-16-2017

thats why i sayed from here/from my country

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16:45 Jul-16-2017

http://www.startech.com.bd/ Here is the place where I can see the prices in my country ..

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18:57 Jul-16-2017

@Dust013, just checked a 7700k prices at startech.com.bd and at some japanese online store websites (well-known for best electronics prices in asia)
$353.4 in bangladesh, $355 in japan and $392.5 in my country, I'd say in your country pc part prices are not so bad compared to the rest of asia

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19:24 Jul-16-2017

actyaly y are right here i7 7700k is 342$

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19:34 Jul-16-2017

I don't want to be an ass too, but what is an average salary in Sweden if we compare it to Bangladesh!?!

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17:41 Jul-16-2017

See if this helps you. Comes in at just under US $480. https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/tXNnTW/entry-level-gaming-build
Just check your local website for similar versions/models of the items listed.

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18:31 Jul-16-2017

but why Pentium G4560 3.5GHz Dual-Core ?

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18:44 Jul-16-2017

To fit in the Bangladeshi gentleman's budget in his home country, where prices for certain products are roughly US $ 30 each higher than in USA

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18:41 Jul-16-2017

Going by your Bangladeshi website, an entry level budget gaming build would cost around 38200 Takas ( US $ 470 ):


Board - B250M (ASRock/ASUS/Gigabyte/MSI - 7200 Takas)
CPU - Intel G4560 (4800 Takas)
RAM - Adata 2 x 4 GB (2 x 3000 Takas)
Case - MaxGreen 2810BK (1900 Takas)
PSU - Antec BP350S 350 W (2700 Takas)
HDD - Toshiba 500 GB (3400 Takas)
GFX - GTX 1050 (12200 Takas)

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I wish our money would be called takas euro sounds boring

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Lol. That would go well with your nickname too :P Tacese's Takas :D

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10:44 Jul-18-2017

Thanks :D I can save some money because I have my new case, psu and my 1 tb internal and 3 tb external will be enough I think.

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@Dust013 - awesome ! If you can save 8000 Takas on the PSU, HDD and Case, go for the 1050 Ti which is only around 3000 Takas more than a 1050.

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