Aha, well, since this is the case, if your budget can squeeze it, I would suggest the R7-1700 or R7-1700X are the ideal value for you right now. Frankly, the sales right now are kind of crazy. This past month has been the best time to buy all year, and now is even better-- especially on CPUs. I strongly suspect this is going to the best buyer's window all year. It's only because of Crypto's bizarre effect on the marketplace that I don't think we've really seen them start to march prices up like they normally already have started at this point in the leadup to Black Friday so that all the "sales" on that day actually aren't the best prices seen for the year (or even the quarter). https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/ https://slickdeals.net/computer-deals/?src=catnav_computers https://www.techbargains.com/category/356/computers/components CPU sales are just stacked On top of that there's the Cryorig H7 for $27 straight up (this is the king of budget CPU coolers right now) and there's that Google Express 25% off sale for up to $100 on any purchase for new customers. The past two months Google has been pushing that hard to help the service gain market penetration, but they cut off the cap at $25 in April, and $30 in June. You are one lucky SOB to come around asking about buying computers at this moment in time.