Here’s A $80 Discount On A Ryzen 1700X CPU

Here’s A $80 Discount On A Ryzen 1700X CPU
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Normally, AMD’s second best Ryzen CPU would set you back just under $490 from a local retailer sans shipping. So being able to grab a Ryzen 1700X for $390 is a very good deal indeed.

It’s a 25% deal currently available through Amazon direct, which means you’ll have to wait a couple of weeks for shipping if you want the cheapest available option. That’ll give you some spare time to grab an aftermarket cooler to go with your new CPU, as the 1700X doesn’t come with a cooler (unlike the Ryzen 1700).

Here’s A $80 Discount On A Ryzen 1700X CPU

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There’s a 25% discount on the Ryzen 1700 as well, but it’s only a few dollars cheaper than the 1700X and not actually a bargain at all, post-currency conversion.

So the 1700X is the way to go. If you really want to save your pennies, you can save around $60 on the Ryzen 1600X from Amazon as well. But the 1700X is the biggest bargain of the lot, and a solid all-rounder to build a new system around.

Thanks, OzBargain!

Update: While the dollar figure at the checkout works out to be about a $100 discount, zombiejesus below correctly pointed out that fees for international bank transfers crimp the discount a bit. See below for more details, and thanks for calling it out.


  • Don’t forget currency exchanges also have a fee. With the cheapest shipping option Amazon charges $404 AUD and your bank will do something similar for a direct USD payment, which shrinks the savings a little. It ends up being around $80 cheaper than Australian retail prices for the same unit, which comes out at roughly a 16% discount.

    • Banks still charge for currency conversion? Damn that must suck. My bank hasn’t stung me a fee for paying in USD for a long time.

      • I calculated it having Amazon charge in USD, rather than AUD, and that brought the total down. Amazon’s AUD pricing is usually higher than the currency conversion plus bank fees for the direct USD payment, and so I avoid it. But I’m with NAB, so your mileage may vary.

      • If your bank isn’t charging you a fee the difference is being made up in the shitty exchange rate they’re giving you.

        • Nope. I get the current exchange rate, there’s a few sites I buy from regularly that I buy in USD but show me the AUD rate & that’s what comes out of my bank account. Last time I ever recall being charged for converting to USD was probably 2012 or 2013 before I changed my account type.

          • Nobody gets the ‘current exchange rate’ except banks. But you keep believing that, sure. You are a customer of the only bank that makes no profit at all, not even enough to cover their own expenses.

      • From memory there’s only about 8 credit cards that don’t include a foreign purchase fee, either flat or built in to the exchange rate; almost all of them are Mastercard also. It’s pretty much the norm across almost all the banks and most credit unions.

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