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CPU price analysis: Amazon Australia vs Australian retail

We've compared Intel and AMD CPUs from Amazon Australia to see how their prices stack up against other Aussie retailers.

If you’re brave enough to build your own custom PC from scratch, you won’t get far without a central processing unit (CPU or simply processor). Without a CPU, you’ve pretty much got an expensive breadbox on your hands.

This chip is the head honcho inside your PC. It's responsible for carrying out every task your computer can perform, and coordinates every other component so that you’ve got a fully functioning PC.

While there’s a huge market for PC processors (and some that suit different needs for different types of users), the most popular brands, like Intel and AMD, will give you everything you need in a home computer. If you’re on the hunt for a new CPU, we’ve rounded up the most popular products in Australia and compared them side-by-side so you can find the cheapest price.

Prices were last checked between 20 Dec 2017 and 22 Dec 2017 and may be subject to change. Prices include any discounts but exclude potential shipping charges.

Product Brand
Retailer Prices
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Eight-core 3.6GHz CPU
AMD
$635.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Mwave
Go to site
$639.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
+0.63% More
Scorptec
Go to site
$679.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+7% More
Harvey Norman
Go to site
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-core 3.6GHz CPU
AMD
$325.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Scorptec
Go to site
$349.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+7% More
Harvey Norman
Go to site
$385.25
checked 21 Dec 2017
+19% More
Kogan
Go to site
Intel Core i7 7700K Quad-core 4.2GHz CPU
LG
$439.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Same Price
Mwave
Go to site
$439.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Same Price
Scorptec
Go to site
$461.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+5% More
Amazon
Go to site
$528.34
checked 21 Dec 2017
+20% More
Kogan
Go to site
Intel Core i5 8600K Six-core 3.6GHz CPU
Intel
$369.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Mwave
Go to site
$375.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
+2% More
Scorptec
Go to site
$387.00
checked 20 Dec 2017
+5% More
Amazon
Go to site
$452.51
checked 21 Dec 2017
+23% More
Kogan
Go to site
Intel Core i3 8100 Quad-core 3.6GHz CPU
Intel
$176.02
checked 22 Dec 2017
Cheapest
Catch
Go to site
$179.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
+2% More
Mwave
Go to site
$179.00
checked 22 Dec 2017
+2% More
Scorptec
Go to site

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