Deals of the week: motherboards, a VR kit, and more


— 11:42 AM on March 17, 2017

Do you know what day it is? That's right, it's deals day! We know you've been waiting with bated breath for this. With Kaby Lake and Ryzen around, everyone's in a PC-building frenzy, and on the lookout for juicy deals on hardware. Here's what we have in store for you.

  • Today we're kicking off with a trio of motherboards for a change. The first contestant is the ROG Maximus IX Hero, a Z270 mobo with two M.2 slots, an Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller, RGB LED lighting, and an ES9023P DAC for improved audio. Newegg is selling it for $214.99 if you use promo code EMCRDBH23.
     
  • Next up, we have another Asus board, the Asus Prime Z270-A. This model is wonderfully mid-range, in the best of ways—it has everything you can need, and little that you don't. Metal reinforcement on two of its three PCIe x16 slots, Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 ports, an Intel Gigabit Ethernet adapter, and an audio codec with DTS Connect support. You can have one of these for $154.99 from Newegg after promo code EMCRDBH64.
     
  • If you feel Kaby Lake is too weak and you prefer building a Broadwell-E monster, how about the MSI X99A Tomahawk? Three metal-reinforced PCIe x16 slots, dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet controllers, USB 3.1 ports, and of course, X99 quad-channel RAM goodness. Grab it at Newegg for $229.99 while stocks last. There's a $20 rebate card on offer, too.
     
  • Earlier this week we talked up a deal that Newegg's running on the HTC Vive VR kit, and it bears mentioning again. The online store will throw in a Gigabyte RX 480 4GB graphics card if you buy a kit for its regular $799 price. That's roughly a $185 bonus on the card alone. Click this link here to order one and get your goggles on.
     
  • It's been a while since we've had an SSD deal, but we're finally back on track. the Adata Premier SP550 480GB SSD is on sale at Newegg for only $119.99 with promo code EMCSRDBH4. That makes it it one of the cheapest drives in that size category.
     
  • The GTX 1070 has also been conspicuously absent from our deals post... until today. The Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 with a triple-fan cooler is currently selling for $369.99 at Newegg. You also get a choice between a free copy of For Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands.
     
  • Last but by no means least, we have the HP Elitebook Folio 1020 G1 ultraportable. The particular variant on offer has a Core m5-5Y71 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a roomy 512GB SSD. That's pretty good hardware right there, but get this: it's on sale at Newegg for only $499.99. Grab it while stocks last.

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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