Deals of the week: Asus' MG278Q display for $390 and more

Welcome to another Friday deals of the week, the only lucky place to be on this Friday the 13th. Just like every Friday, we’ll be sharing some of the best deals in quality tech goodies. Take a look.

  • A returning favorite of our deals-of-the-week, Asus’ MG278Q display has dropped to $389.99 again. This 27” display has a 144-Hz, 2560x1440 TN panel and FreeSync support. We recommended the MG278Q in our Peripherals Guide at $570, so it’s an easy buy at $389.99.
  • Intel’s Core i7-6700 CPU is $296.99 on Newegg right now. This is the captain of the locked Skylake CPU team, and it's among the best processors a gamer can buy today. If you’re looking for a top-end gaming or productivity CPU and you aren’t interested in overclocking it, the Core i7-6700 might be just the thing for you.
  • Next up, we have the MSI Gaming Z170A-G45 motherboard, which Newegg is selling for $129.99 (or $119.99 after a $10 mail-in-rebate). The Z170A-G45 has all the bells and whistles we’d expect from a Z170 motherboard in this price range: three PCIe x16 slots, two M.2 slots, a Killer E2400 network controller, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a USB 3.1 Type-A port.
  • If the MSI motherboard above doesn't do it for you, don't despair— we have another sweet motherboard deal. The Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 is $119.99, or $109.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate. For $10 less than the MSI board above, the Gigabyte board offers the same three PCIe x16 slots, two M.2 slots, one USB 3.1 Type-C port, and one USB 3.1 Type-A port. The Gigabyte board features a less-fancy Killer E2201 network controller, though.
  • Let’s move on to a couple of storage deals. If you are in need of some 2.5” storage, the ‘Egg has Seagate’s ST1000LM014 1TB 2.5” hybrid drive up for $69.99 with promo code ESCEJF27. While it won’t be able to keep up with similarly sized SSDs, this drive should offer a decent performance boost over non-hybrid hard drives.
  • Here’s a strange one for you thrill seekers out there. Newegg is offering a generic 6TB 5700RPM hard drive with a one-year warranty for $149.95. We're usually pretty leery of unproven brands, but this drive is significantly cheaper than branded disks. The cheapest name-brand 6TB hard drive Newegg offers is $204.99.
  • Last up, we have G.Skill's TridentZ 32GB DDR4-3000 RAM kit for $164.99. We particularly like this kit not just because it's the cheapest 32GB DDR4-3000 kit out there right now, but also because it's one of the nicer-looking memory kits on the market.

There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store, the HP Store, and Das Keyboard's shop.

That's all for this week, folks. If we missed a great deal somewhere, be sure to share it with other TR readers in the comments.

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