Deals of the week: a cheap Radeon R9 Fury and more
Happy day, gerbils! It's sunny and warm out there, and today there's no shortage of hardware deals to be found. For the first time in forever, we have many items on offer, and not a single one is a discounted SSD. I believe we had your curiosity, and now we have your attention. Let us proceed.
- Polaris and Pascal may grab all the headlines these days, but it's not like the previous-generation cards suddently got slower. The Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury 4GB offers solid performance for 2560x1440 gaming, and Newegg is selling it for only $278.99 after promo code EMCFEFT22. That's a pretty sweet deal.
- It's funny we should mention 2560x1440, because that's the resolution of the Acer G257HU 25" monitor. This IPS display offers good color reproduction and FreeSync support, making it the ideal copanion for that Fury card above. The refresh rate has a maximum of 60Hz, but the monitor's low price makes up for that: just $242.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCFEFT28.
- In case you want something a little bigger and sharper, we can help you out too. The Asus MG28UQ is a 28" 4K display offering a 1-ms response time, a USB hub, and a full ergonomic stand. FreeSync support is on the menu, too, with a range of 40 to 60Hz. This monitor can be yours for $389.99 at Newegg, making it a very affordable entry point into the 4K VRR world.
- We're big fans of Fractal Design's cases here at TR, and it just happens that not one, but two of our favorites are on sale at Newegg today. You can grab the Fractal Design Define S compact ATX case for $59.99, or the smaller Fractal Design Define Nano for $49.99. Those are insanely good prices for top-tier cases. Grab'em while you can.
- RAM is pretty cheap nowadays, so much that we tend to recommend that gerbils get 16GB for new systems. 32GB is an amount that's far from unthinkable these days for power users, either. G.Skill's TridentZ 32GB four-set of DDR4-3200 RAM is on sale at Newegg for $174.99. That's a pretty good price for a hefty chunk of fast RAM.
- You got a chunk of RAM, how about a chunk o' storage? The HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB is a 7200-RPM spinner aimed at network-connected mass-storage purposes. HGST's reliability track record has yet to let up, too. Newegg is selling this drive for $139.99 after promo code ESCFEFH29. Time to start rebuilding your home server, we say.
- Chromebooks are another item that our hearts hold dear thanks to their combination of affordability, simplicity, and competence. The Lenovo Chromebook N22 is such a specimen, and packs an Intel Celeron N3050 CPU with two cores and clock speeds of 1.6GHz to 2.16GHz, along with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage. The specs are not particularly impressive, except you can grab this machine for next to nothing: only $164.99 at Newegg. Impulse buy?
- A lot of people go their entire lives without enjoying the beautiful feeling of a chest-kick provided by a quality subwoofer. We aim to fix that. The Klipsch SW-450, as its name indicates, is a 450W (200W continuous) down-firing subwoofer that pushes air with a 10" speaker. The unit offers connections of all types, as well as phase and crossover controls. A unit like this would usually run you many hundreds of dollars, but Newegg is selling it for only $199.99. Go ahead, add some oompth to your home theater setup.
- Go to any business meeting, and you'll hear a lot of talk about "networking" bandied about, in the middle of long-hour expositions about nothing. We have a much more interesting type of networking for you. Newegg is running a 15%-off sale on select routers if you use promo code EMCFEFT33. There are some real gems to be had there. Check out the listing and grab something that can cover more than your bathroom with a Wi-Fi signal.
That's all for today, folks. If you spotted a deal we missed, please let your fellow gerbils know in the comments section below.
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