Deals of the week: a fancy X99 motherboard and more


— 12:38 PM on September 9, 2016

Happy Friday, gerbils. It seems like many retailers saved their best bargains for the Labor Day weekend that just passed, but we've still turned up a few good deals this week. Here's what we think is the best of what's around.

  • MSI's X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is $279.99 on Newegg, $50 off its usual $329.99 going rate. This board is among MSI's fanciest X99 offerings. It has extensive RGB LED lighting all over its surface, carbon-fiber accents, reinforced DIMM and PCIe slots, and a stealthy blacked-out PCB. With those virtues, we think the Pro Carbon is a great buy for just a few bucks more than our affordable X99 favorites.
     
  • If you're buillding with a Skylake CPU and need a solid foundation, MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard is $109.99 on Newegg. This board earned a TR Recommended award in our review for its "everything-you-need-and-nothing-you-don't" feature set, solid firmware, and overclocking prowess. That board was $140 online when we reviewed it, so $30 off is a solid discount.
     
  • Newegg has a couple deals on EVGA's GQ power supplies today. The 750 GQ is $84.99, while the 850 GQ is $104.99. Both of these units are made by FSP, and the GQ series has gotten high marks from the PSU experts at JonnyGuru. Aside from the 24-pin ATX cable, the GQ units offer modular cabling. They also boast large fans and 80 Plus Gold efficiency ratings. Those discounts make the GQ series somewhat cheaper to get into than the G2 series we usually recommend in our System Guides. A $15 mail-in rebate on the 750 GQ and a $20 rebate on the 850 GQ could sweeten these deals even further.
     
  • Corsair's recently-refreshed K70 Lux keyboard is $99.99 on Newegg, $20 off its list price. This red-backlit keyboard keeps all of the stuff we've liked from past Corsair K70s, like an aluminum top plate and dedicated media controls. This deal is good for K70 Luxes with Cherry MX Brown, MX Blue, and MX Red switches, so pick your poison.
     
  • Fractal Design's Define R5 Titanium case is $89.99 on Newegg. This case earned an Editor's Choice award in our review for its quiet manners, easy-to-use interior, and extensive modular design features. If you need an ATX mid-tower for your next build, the Define R5 is still among the finest options out there.

There's a chance you're looking for a deal on something we didn't feature here. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store and Das Keyboard's shop.

Those are the best deals we could find this week. If you come across a bargain that we missed, be sure to share it with other TR readers in the comments.

   
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