Question Building PC- Cpu

Kvnnon

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I'm on a tight budget and want a 3600 which I will either pair with a 5700xt or 2070 or something (haven't decided yet) but the price has skyrocketed which I think is due to the current pandemic. Is there another cpu with on par performance that the price hasn't jumped that I could get? Or is it just a bad time to build a pc due to pricing and I should wait? Thanks
 
Unfortunately there is no cheaper alternative, the 3600 already is the cheaper alternative compared to Intel. Prices have steadily gone up since November last year when I built my system, the same system would probably cost 15-20% more now.
 

lessthan0

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Actually, the price has gone down, from $199 to $179. You could try to see if microcenter has any bundle deals to save more cash, but it doesnt hurt to admit when you can't afford something.

There isn't a viable alternative to the 3600, as of right now, its truly in its own class. If its too expensive, you could go for a 2600. I found one on amazon for $120.
 
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