Cyber Monday deals: components and peripherals

Someone's got a case of the Mondays, it seems. The cure for that, as we all know, is a set of heavily-discounted hardware deals, courtesy of the Thanksgiving season and the now-ubiquitous Cyber Monday. Take a look here and see what we found.


  • Let's kick this off with a bang. The EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid liquid-cooled graphics card has pushed clocks and a 120-mm radiator combined with a blower-style cooler to keep the VRMs chilly. Newegg is selling it for $699.99, and there's a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 on tap courtesy of Nvidia.


  • The recent price drops for AMD cards have put them in a nice bang-for-buck spot. The MSI RX 480 4GB graphics card is on offer at Newegg for only $189.99. Despite the affordable price, this card offers a dual-fan cooling setup and a boost clock of 1291MHz.


  • Intel's higher-end Skylake CPUs have been discounted since last week, and the trend is still going on. The Core i5-6600K CPU offers four cores with Turbo speeds up to 3.9GHz, combine with 6MB of cache. The unlocked multiplier makes for easy overclocking, too. You can get one at Newegg for $219.99.


  • You're going to need a motherboard for that new CPU and graphics card. Our first pick is the Asus Z170-P motherboard. This board offers a PCIe x4 M.2 slot, a USB Type-C port, and an enhanced audio section. Newegg is offering it for $99.99, and there's a $10 rebate card that can bring the price down further still.


  • If you need a board with the higher-end X99 chipset, we can help. The Asus X99-A II motherboard offers a USB Type-C port, an Intel LAN Ethernet adapter, a reinforced PCIe x16 slot, and an audio section with DTS Connect support. There's a sale running at Newegg, and you can get this board for $214.99 with promo code EMCFFGM57. If you partake of the rebate card on offer, you can get an additional $25.


  • Modern PCs don't have to be big lumbering beasts. The Fractal Node 304 is a fully-featured Mini-ITX case with room for up to 6 hard drives, and comes fitted with three fans. It's selling at Newegg for $59.99, which is an insane price for a quality enclosure.


  • There's nary a deals post without solid-state storage discounts. Today's offers are the Sandisk SSD Plus units. The 960GB version is selling at Newegg for $209.99, while the 240GB version is available for a scant $59.99. Both are fine deals.


  • For bulk storage needs, you can't go wrong with the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB HDD. This large spinner has a 7200 RPM speed, a server-optimized firmware, and an excellent track record. It's also on sale at Newegg for $219.99, which works out to 3.66 cents a gigabyte.


  • There's a chance you need your mass storage drive to be as fast as possible. Look no further than the Western Digital Black 5TB HDD, then. The sticker price for it is $189.99 at Newegg. Grab yours now.


  • A liquid-cooling PC is an interesting prospect, but not usually an affordable one. That is, until today. The Deepcool 360 EX Captain closed-loop cooler is on sale at Newegg for only $99.99, and there's a $20 rebate card on offer to go with the low price. Joining the liquid-cooling club has rarely been more affordable.


  • We've been recommending 16GB of RAM in most of our System Guide builds, but RAM is so cheap these days that grabbing 32GB just makes sense. Newegg is selling the G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB kit with two 16GB DIMMs clocked at 2133 MT/s for only $139.99. Might as well, eh?


  • We're big fans of Cooler Master's MasterKeys keyboards thanks to their combination of an understated design and feature set. As it happens, they're on sale today. The MasterKeys Pro L is selling for $119.99 at Newegg, while the tenkeyless MasterKeys Pro S version can be had for $99.99. In either case, there's a $20 rebate card on offer, too.


  • Have a penchant for wide-screen, high-speed gaming? The Acer XZ350CU monitor packs a VA panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, 2560×1080 resolution, and FreeSync support. Newegg is selling it for $499.99, which is a pretty low price for a quality display. Grab it while stocks last.


  • For a more modest size requirement, the AOC G240PQU monitor ought to fit the bill nicely. This 1080p display has a 144Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support, a height-adjustable stands, USB ports and speakers. It can be yours for only $209.99 at Newegg.


  • If this whole "gaming" thing doesn't mean much to you and you'd rather have a panoramic display with great color reproduction, then you ought to take a look at the LG 34UM88C-P monitor. This display has a 3440×1440 resolution, and a full complement of ports including Thunderbolt input and outputs. Its color reproduction covers 99% of the sRGB gamut, too. Grab it at Adorama for $663.99.


  • Have you never lost data thanks to a sudden PC shutdown? Though so. We have the cure for that. The CyberPower GX1325U UPS has a 1300 VA rating, pure sine-wave output, USB charging ports, and a whopping 10 outlets. Newegg is selling it for $109.99, which is pretty darn low for a UPS that tends to go for nearly twice as much. Grab one and be safe from brown-outs.

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.

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    • 3 years ago

    Those Sandisk Plus great value as secondary storage.
    Not recommended as boot drive (Ram-less TLC)

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago has the [url=<]Gigabyte RX480 G1 8GB[/url<] for $203.78 (no MIR required/available) if you use promo code WELCOME15 or TRIPLE15. It's not a Cyber Monday special, but still a good price.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks, that’s welcome.

    • cygnus1
    • 3 years ago

    [url=<] The bigger CyberPower sine-wave UPS is on sale at Amazon as well.[/url<] Down to $129.95 and has free Prime shipping.

      • Liron
      • 3 years ago

      That’s a good UPS. I have tried two other cheaper UPSs rated for 1500VA and they both turn off instantly when the power goes off, with my computer connected. Now I have those powering the monitors and the modem; at least they can do that. This one carries the computer smoothly for 22 minutes and, unlike the other 2, it’s not noisy.

      My only complaint is that the software can only shut down the computer; not put it in hibernation, but I haven’t had a blackout of more than 20 minutes yet, so it hasn’t been a problem.

        • cygnus1
        • 3 years ago

        Are you not using Windows? My other CyberPower UPS’s all work without additional software installed on Windows and you can configure whatever low battery action you want in the power plan.

          • Liron
          • 3 years ago

          Yes, it’s Windows, but it comes with CyberPower PowerPanel Personal Edition and my power options don’t have any battery-related settings.

            • cygnus1
            • 3 years ago

            Hmmm, I’d say remove the CyberPower utility and then check device manager to see if you can find the battery. If it’s connected and operating normally, you’ll have normal Windows power options almost identical to a laptop.

        • MOSFET
        • 3 years ago

        Liron , sounds like a PFC issue. APC of a few years ago with a current-day power supply can act like no battery at all.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 3 years ago

      That’s the one that I have. It’s worked fine for over a year.

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