Deals of the week: a packed ROG mobo, lit RAM, and more


— 11:25 AM on April 7, 2017

Fair Friday to you, dear gerbils. Can you feel the tension in the air? Do you sense the impending explosion of frametime graphs, value charts, and endless discussions about the upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs? Of course you do. You need something to soothe your mind, focus on something else. How about some deals?

  • Everybody likes a fancy motherboard, our crowd more than most. The ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha motherboard has a name almost as long-winded as its list of features. Two M.2 slots, an Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller, and built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO support all make appearances. Audio output is handled by an ESS ES9203P DAC and TI op-amps, and there are USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A ports. Oh, and there's RGB LED lighting on tap, too. Grab one of these boards for $228.99 from Newegg if you use promo code EMCSRERH3. There's a $30 rebate card on offer, too.
     
  • We're building most of a system today in the deals, so the graphics card is up next. The Gigabyte RX 480 4GB G1 graphics card offers up two fans, RGB LED lighting, and a 1290 MHz core clock. Newegg's asking price of $179.99 is good enough on its own, but you also get a free copy of Doom to go with it.
     
  • RAM is up next. Sticks o' memory with LED lighting are all the rage now, and the sales are already running. The Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB kit with two 8GB DIMMs clocked at 3000 MT/s is selling at Newegg for $124.99 after promo code EMCRERH24. They're available with blue, red, and white lighting.
     
  • All those games and nowhere to put them? How about aboard the HGST Deskstar NAS 3TB spinner? This hard drive is pretty darn fast with its 7200 RPM rotational speed and 64MB of cache. I personally own the 5TB variant and can attest to its responsiveness. Grab one from Newegg for $119.99 with the code EMCRERH27.
     
  • Stop bugging the neighbors with all those Overwatch explosions and get yourself a headset. Like the Logitech G930 wireless set that offers Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound, three programmable macro keys, and a volume roller. It helps that it's pretty, too. Newegg will sell you one for $64.99.

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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