The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor is down to $154.99 on Amazon. This is $5 above the lowest price we’ve ever seen. It has been selling for between $165 and $190 for the last several months.

If you really want to upgrade, then go for the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X. It’s a much more powerful processor, and it’s also on sale today for $284.99. It normally sells for around $310.

The computer processor is one of the fundamental pieces you start with when building a new PC. If the motherboard is the brain, the processor is the heart. This one comes with a Wraith Stealth cooler, which performs just fine and will save you money on an aftermarket cooler. It can be boosted up to 3.9 GHz, has a 19MB combined cache, and a maximum temp of 95-degrees Celsius. The motherboard you’re going to install this processor on requires an AM4 socket. There are plenty of great reviews out there on the Ryzen 5 if you’re interested in learning more. It’s generally considered a very good balance of price and performance.

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