Deals of the week: discounts on CPUs, mobos, and more
Howdy, gerbils! You may be itching to upgrade your decade-old system, but the high prices of desirable CPUs and motherboards is possibly an issue. Fear not, for today there's a bounty of deals on that front. Let's get crackin'.
- It's hardly a secret that AMD has priced its Ryzen CPUs quite aggressively. On top of that, deals are already running on some models. If you're itching to grab a Ryzen 7 1700X, today's the day. You can get your hands on its eight cores and 3.8 GHz turbo clock speed for only $364.99 at Newegg if you use promo code EMCRECJ22.
- If you prefer to go with Intel, that's fine too. Newegg is running a combo deal with a super-fancy Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K7 motherboard stuffed to the gills with connectivity and RGB LED lighting, accompanied by a mighty Core i7-7700K CPU. The whole enchilada will set you back only $479.99. As if that price wasn't sweet enough, Newegg has another $20 available in the form of a mail-in rebate. Grab the deal while you can.
- Today seems to a good day for motherboard deals. too. The MSI B350 PC Mate is a Ryzen-ready ATX mobo with four SATA ports, an M.2 slot, and a USB Type-C port. Its main PCIe slot is metal-reinforced, too. You can get one from Newegg for $84.99.
- Just in case you prefer your PCs in ankle-biter size, here's a good choice for a motherboard. The ASRock H270M/ITX-ac, as its name implies, fits the ITX form factor and comes with built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity. That's not all, though. There are two Intel Ethernet adapters and six SATA ports. That's a ton of hardware for something this size. This mighty mite is going for $94.99 at Newegg. A rebate card can chop another $5 off the price.
- If you don't have a good power supply, your system sucks—period, full stop. Luckily, we can help. The Corsair RM1000x PSU will deliver a whopping 1000W of power, has modular cabling, semi-passive cooling, and carries an 80 Plus Gold certification. I'm currently running the 750W variant and I have absolutely nothing to say about it, which is the best possible compliment for a PSU. Grab one at Newegg for only $137.99.
- Today's hard drive deal: the HGST Deskstar NAS drive with 6TB capacity. Very speedy, much cheap, such capacity, wow. Only $219.99 at Newegg if you use promo code EMCRECJ24.
- Looking to step up from a dreadful, imprecise rubber-dome keyboard to something a bit more upmarket? Here's the Cooler Master Pro S RGB keyboard. We loved this stylish tenkeyless offering when we reviewed it, and today Newegg is running a sale on it. You can get one with Cherry MX Red or Brown switches for only $109.99. That's a darn good deal right there, but there's a $20 rebate card that can sweeten it further still.
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