Deals of the week: a fancy X99 motherboard and more

Happy Friday, gerbils. It seems like many retailers saved their best bargains for the Labor Day weekend that just passed, but we've still turned up a few good deals this week. Here's what we think is the best of what's around.

  • MSI's X99A Gaming Pro Carbon motherboard is $279.99 on Newegg, $50 off its usual $329.99 going rate. This board is among MSI's fanciest X99 offerings. It has extensive RGB LED lighting all over its surface, carbon-fiber accents, reinforced DIMM and PCIe slots, and a stealthy blacked-out PCB. With those virtues, we think the Pro Carbon is a great buy for just a few bucks more than our affordable X99 favorites.


  • If you're buillding with a Skylake CPU and need a solid foundation, MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard is $109.99 on Newegg. This board earned a TR Recommended award in our review for its "everything-you-need-and-nothing-you-don't" feature set, solid firmware, and overclocking prowess. That board was $140 online when we reviewed it, so $30 off is a solid discount.


  • Newegg has a couple deals on EVGA's GQ power supplies today. The 750 GQ is $84.99, while the 850 GQ is $104.99. Both of these units are made by FSP, and the GQ series has gotten high marks from the PSU experts at JonnyGuru. Aside from the 24-pin ATX cable, the GQ units offer modular cabling. They also boast large fans and 80 Plus Gold efficiency ratings. Those discounts make the GQ series somewhat cheaper to get into than the G2 series we usually recommend in our System Guides. A $15 mail-in rebate on the 750 GQ and a $20 rebate on the 850 GQ could sweeten these deals even further.


  • Corsair's recently-refreshed K70 Lux keyboard is $99.99 on Newegg, $20 off its list price. This red-backlit keyboard keeps all of the stuff we've liked from past Corsair K70s, like an aluminum top plate and dedicated media controls. This deal is good for K70 Luxes with Cherry MX Brown, MX Blue, and MX Red switches, so pick your poison.


  • Fractal Design's Define R5 Titanium case is $89.99 on Newegg. This case earned an Editor's Choice award in our review for its quiet manners, easy-to-use interior, and extensive modular design features. If you need an ATX mid-tower for your next build, the Define R5 is still among the finest options out there.

There's a chance you're looking for a deal on something we didn't feature here. 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 and Das Keyboard's shop.

Those are the best deals we could find this week. If you come across a bargain that we missed, be sure to share it with other TR readers in the comments.

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    • derFunkenstein
    • 3 years ago

    A DotW post seems as appropriate of a place for this as any other. Today I was scrolling through the front-page headlines on a prominent Android website and found they posted an article about “the best adult apps for Android”, and almost immediately I started seeing “VR porn!!!1” ads on other unaffiliated sites without even clicking on the article (I mean, I’m on a corporate VPN all day so I know better than that).

    But not TR, because TR works hard to keep the ads safe for work. So I wanted to take a moment to say kudos to Adam and Jeff and everyone who is involved with keeping this place afloat. I have always clicked on affiliate links when I shop at Newegg and other places, and I’ll keep on doing that. 😀

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    [quote<]It has extensive RGB LED lighting all over its surface,[/quote<] Quick! Somebody tell Meadows that MSI has joined Asus in paying bribes to TR!

      • Bauxite
      • 3 years ago

      RBG on a keyboard I kinda get, and they tend to be the same ones with good macros and switches anyways.

      RBG on a motherboard I can’t fathom, especially when they don’t bother with an error code display or put diagnostic leds next to the problem component.

    • moose17145
    • 3 years ago

    Looks like there was a mix up when creating the links.

    The MSI X99 motherboard link takes you to the EVGA 750 GQ power supply instead of to the motherboard.

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 3 years ago

      Whoops, fixed.

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