Best CPU deals of the week

best CPU deals of the week
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CPUs are the beating heart of any PC build: they shoulder most of the work your computer does, be it gaming, video editing, or multi-tasking between apps. They’re understandably pricey as a result, so we’ve rooted out the best CPU deals of the week to save you money. After all, spending less on a processor leaves more for other parts.

Best deal today

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 with Wraith Stealth Cooler | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $164.99 ($34.01 off)
Despite being a last-gen processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler, this discount can't be ignored. Buy at Amazon

Broadly speaking, the best CPUs for gaming are made by Intel or AMD. The current top dog is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, but don’t feel you have to get the biggest and most expensive processor on the market. This particular model weighs in at over $1700, and you’ll still get incredible performance from your games for much less. For instance, we’d recommend Intel’s i5-8600K or the Ryzen 5 2600X. You can find both in the best CPU deals of the week listed below. 

Just be aware that certain CPUs need extra cooling. Namely, Intel’s K and X series don’t come with their own cooling system. Grabbing something like the NZXT Kraken X62 is therefore recommended. 

If you want to save on other PC components, look no further than our gaming PC build guide.

CPU deals

Best CPU deals today

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 + Wraith Stealth Cooler | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $164.99 ($34.01 off)
This is a last-gen Ryzen processor, but it just dropped by 17% and has a Wraith Stealth Cooler. (Posted: 1/23/19)
Buy at Amazon 

AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $209.99 ($39 off)
The 2600X is AMD's current mid-range consumer CPU and was originally listed at $250. (Posted: 1/23/19)
Buy at Amazon 

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 + Wraith Spire Cooler | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $159.99 ($29 off)
This is a last-gen Ryzen processor, but it just dropped another $29. (Posted: 1/23/19)
Buy at Amazon 

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X | 8 Cores | 16 Threads | $189.99 ($119.05 off)
The Ryzen 5 2600 beats this in gaming performance, but it's great for workloads that utilize all 16 threads. (Posted: 1/23/19)
Buy at Newegg

Intel Core i7-8700K | 6 Cores | 12 Threads | $367.99 ($32 off)
This eight-generation Core i7 processor has $32 off the usual price right now. (Posted: 1/23/19)
Buy at eBay 

Intel Core i3-8350K | 4 Cores | 4 Threads | $169.00 ($10 off)
The i3-8350K is ace for productivity and most gaming if your budget's tight. (Posted: 1/23/19)
Buy at Amazon  

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