Ok so AMD Ryzen has finally landed, more or less. You can no pre-order your AMD Ryzen CPUs from many suppliers as well as a wide range of motherboards.
Pricing is very competitive if not better than Intel, and if performace leaks are to be believed it looks like AMD will be the main CPU choice for most system builders this year.
Only the 8 core CPUs are available for order at the moment. Overclockers has them listed as:
With ATX motherboards starting from £87.99
– ASUS Prime B350M-A £87.95
– ASUS X370 Crosshair VI Hero £249.95
– ASUS Prime X370-Pro £154.99
– ASUS B350-plus £98.99
– Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming £99.95
– Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming K7 £229.99
– Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming 5 £204.95
– Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3 £116.99
Being tempted with an upgrade from my Haswell Xeon, I priced up the Ryzen 1700, Prime B350M-A and 16GB of DDR4 at just over £500
For a total build cost (minus HD/SSD) of £759 and a Crucial MX300 275GB SSD M2 is just another £80.
That would be a pretty good gaming build all for well under £900!