Deals of the week: fast memory, an AM4 motherboard, and more
Howdy, gerbils. Bruno is still trekking across the United States right now, so you're stuck with me this week. I have to keep this short, but don't worry: the deals are as good as ever.
- HGST's Deskstar NAS 8TB hard drive is $249.99 on Newegg with promo code EMCRHCB63. Deskstar NAS drives have a reputation for reliability and high performance, and our research suggests this is one of the lowest prices ever on this particular capacity. What's not to like?
- G.Skill's Trident Z DIMMs are a mainstay of TR's test rigs, and Newegg has a Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200 kit with white accents and 16-18-18-38 timings for $129.99 today. This is the cheapest 16GB kit of DDR4-3200 RAM on Newegg right now, and it'll make any build about 100% classier. If white isn't your thing, Newegg also has a red kit with two-tone heatspreaders for $135.99.
- We're not usually big on mail-in rebates, but this one is too good to ignore. Gigabyte's AB350-Gaming 3 motherboard is $99.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCRHCB23, but the real deal is the $20 mail-in rebate on top of that. For the money, you get a fully-featured Socket AM4 mobo with USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, a single M.2 slot, overclocking support, and the all-important RGB LEDs. About the only thing this board is missing is a USB Type-C port, but I haven't missed it when this board has been on my test bench. Throw the Ryzen CPU of your choice in this baby and enjoy.
- Best Buy has Sennheiser's HD558 headphones on sale for $69.98 right now. These cans are popular as "entry-level high-end" headphones, and a long history of sterling reviews from owners and reviewers alike show it's for good reason. If you need high-quality headphones on the cheap, these could be just the ticket.
- Been tempted to strap on an Apple Watch? Best Buy is running some deep discounts on a variety of Apple Watch Series 2 styles. We won't run through every size, color, and band combo on offer here, but basic 38mm Series 2 styles start at $299 (down from $369), while 42mm Watches start at $329 (down from $399).
- Oculus' Summer of Rift promotion is still going on, and that means you can still pick up an Oculus Rift and its Touch controllers for $399 from Best Buy. That bundle includes seven games and experiences: EVE Valkyrie, Lucky's Tale, Medium, Toybox, Quill, Dead and Buried, Dragon Front, and Robo Recall. If you've been holding off on getting into VR, this bundle is well worth it.
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