*****MICRO CENTER B&M ***** AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Raphael AM5 4.7GHz 12-Core Boxed Processor with FREE G.Skill Flare X5 Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-6000 CL36 Desktop Memory kit $417.99

By | January 17, 2023 9:18 am EST

Microcenter continues to offer a free G.Skill Flare X5 Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5-6000 PC5-48000 CL36 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit with the purchase of an AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Raphael AM5 4.7GHz 12-Core Boxed Processor. But now, they’re matching the prices at B&H and Amazon, and taking them down $2 further to $417.98! This is historically the cheapest this CPU has ever been offered new, and it comes with free DDR5 RAM, worth $150.
Note that Micro Center does not ship CPUs. This deal is B&M only, but you can reserve it online or in-store pickup.
Also, the Zen 4 CPUs do not come with a heatsink or cooler. So you’ll want to have a pretty decent CPU cooler, since these Zen4 chips are designed to run very hot (up to 95 degrees Celsius!)
In addition, if you bundle the CPU with an AM5 motherboard, you’ll save another $20. Their system doesn’t apply the discount if the motherboard is open box, but you can try to get a manager to override that, if they won’t, and you manage to find one you want.
Yes, the new cheaper non-x versions are out. But with this sale, the non-x 7900 is $12 more! If you want the power savings and efficiency that the non-x versions provide, you can set this CPU to ECO mode in your motherboard’s bios, at a small performance cost.
Also, yes, the 7900x3d is coming out in a month, with improved gaming performance in some games, but they haven’t yet announced the price, and industry experts expect that they’ll be priced at $600-700. So, basically, you’ll get a 15-30% performance boost in SOME games for 50% more money than this deal, and likely with no free RAM.
The CPU:
The RAM:
Add both to your cart for a reservation for in-store pickup, and it will drop the price of the RAM to $.01. You generally have 3 days to pick up your reservation.
Some other ways to sweeten the deal:
1) Keep watching for an open box CPU on their website or in store. They generally take around 10-15% off open box CPUs. These are generally customer returns, and are tested before being put back in circulation. But if you manage to find one, reserve it quickly, since they sell out quickly. Obviously, test it as soon as you get it!
2) the Microcenter page for this product shows an ad for a free Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game. It’s not mentioned anywhere else on the page, or in the cart or checkout screen. I didn’t see the game or listing of a code or offer when I added it to my cart. Usually, the code is e-mailed or listed on the receipt. So, you MAY (or may not) get a code for a free game with this purchase. I’d ask a store representative or manager about this.
3) Submit a build to their Build Showcase for a $25 off coupon, with no minimum and no strings. as detailed in this thread. Note that it’s currently taking a few days for them to approve the build and send the coupon. My reservation expired 3 days after I made it, and the coupon arrived the day after that! So, submit your build NOW! You can submit new builds every 30 days for a new coupon.
4) I’m not sure if they’re still sending out $25 off on any CPU coupons to new customers, but it’s worth a shot!
Note that the coupons generally don’t work on open box items. But you can always ask a manager to see if he’ll override that. No guarantees obviously.

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