Deals of the week: a gaming monitor and system components
Seasons's greetings, gerbils. 'Tis the season of upgrading, after Intel's recent release of its desktop Kaby Lake CPUs. You know what that means: deals everywhere. We've trimmed the fat, tucked the tummy, and extracted the best from the deals out there. Here's what we found.
- We're kicking things off with a big bang. The Asus MG278Q is a 27" TN monitor with a 2560x1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync support. It has a fully-adjustable stand, DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI inputs, and a USB hub. Those specs already tick all the right boxes by themselves, but the price we have makes the monitor all the more impressive: only $429.99 at Newegg. The sale ends in 13 hours, so get a move on and grab yours while you can.
- You may be wondering where you'll find a compact graphics card for your lunchbox build. We have just the thing for you: the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini ITX OC. This particular variant is deserving of the "tiny terror" label, since it can fit into nearly every system in existence, down to Mini-ITX lunchboxes and living-room PCs. Despite its size, it can still run around a 1746MHz boost speed in its OC mode. Newegg is offering it for $359.99, which is an excellent deal, seeing as most GTX 1070s go for around $400.
- If you're building a new system and want it to have some color coordination, you could do a lot worse than the Asus Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura. This mobo offers up an M.2 socket, an Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller, and both Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports. As its name implies, it'll light up with RGB LEDs, courtesy of Asus' Aura system. You can grab one of these at Newegg for $139.99.
- The next stop for this hypothetical new system is the memory lane. Our recent review of Intel's Core i7-7700K CPU offered some indication that high-speed RAM may be worth having. With that in mind, we have the beautiful G.Skill TridentZ 16GB set with two 8GB DIMMs clocked at an impressive 3200 MT/s. A pack of RAM like this tends to be expensive, but not today. Newegg is selling it for $99.99 if you use promo code EMCRBBE53.
- Nothing says "I got the power" like a beefy PSU. The Corsair RMx 850 is a unit that can deliver a massive 71A on its 12V rail, and carries 80 Plus Gold certification. Its fan is semi-passive, meaning it'll shut down completely under low loads. Last but not least, Corsair covers this unit with a 10-year warranty. How much for it, you ask? Just $109.99 at Newegg.
- Power to the people, we say. In this case, in the form of the APC BN7000MC UPS. This model belongs to the company's entry-level Back-UPS lineup, but still delivers a meaty 700VA of capacity, and can push up to 420W. It offers a total of eight standard outlets—four with battery protection, and as many without. Just grab one for $54.99 at Newegg, and stop losing work (or a match) every time you have a brown-out.
- The final item in today's catch is the HGST 4TB NAS hard drive. This drive is a speedy offering, with a rotational speed of 7,200 RPM, 64MB of cache, and a seek time of under 12ms. I recently slotted in the 5TB variant in my home server and I can tell you simply that it's "hella fast." The drive is going for $139.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCRBBE23.
That's it for today, folks! If you come across any juicy deals that we missed, help out your fellow gerbils and post it in the comments section below.
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