The second generation of Ryzen chips launched late last month, and while they aren't as groundbreaking as the first series, they're still a decent upgrade and cost roughly the same. The Ryzen 5 2600X was initially priced at $229, but now it's even cheaper.
While the CPU is still close to MSRP on Amazon (currently priced at $223.54 (opens in new tab)), it has dropped to $209.99 on Newegg (opens in new tab). That's already cheaper than the 1600X was for most of its lifetime. Other stores still have it priced around or above MSRP, like Fry's (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab), but that could change soon.
The more powerful 2700X hasn't gone down in price yet, but if you're building a mid-range PC, the Ryzen 5 2600X is a steal right now.
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