Where's the best place to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 2600?

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Where's the best place to buy an AMD Ryzen 5 2600?

Best answer: For most people, Amazon is the best place to buy many products thanks to Amazon Prime, free shipping options, and massive deals, and the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 is one of them.Amazon: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 ($170)

A truly global processor

AMD did a stellar job with the Ryzen series of CPUs, bringing competition back to the front door of Intel, which results in better processors for consumers. The Ryzen 5 2600 is a great mid-range processor, rocking six cores and 12 threads — it's a powerful beast. It works in all AMD4-supported motherboards, and Amazon allows you to have it delivered to countless countries.

Not only does Amazon allow for speedy deliveries, but also great post-purchase support too. Should you encounter issues, the retail giant will be at hand to lend assistance. You're also likely to spot the best price and promotions for electronics, including processors.

Free shipping with Prime

Amazon Prime is one of the best reasons to shop with Amazon for any product. One of the perks is free shipping, which depending on your location can really help take some of the total price down if you're a member. You can get extra benefits depending on where you live, as some cities are starting to get same-day shipping. You can also get delivery to an Amazon locker if that's more convenient.

If you're not a member, everyone can get a 30-day free trial, so you could still benefit from a great price and free shipping on a Ryzen 5 CPU.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.