Deals of the week: Z270 motherboards, storage, and more

Howdy! Have you upgraded to Kaby Lake yet? Well, if you haven't, now's a good time as any. We have some sweet hardware deals for you, including some nice Z270 motherboards begging to be installed in a powerful build. If that's not really your thing, then take a look at the rest of the hardware deals we collected. You're sure to find something that suits your fancy.

  • Let's kick things off. How about a quality Z270 motherboard clad in black with white accents and RGB LED lighting? The MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon fits that bill exactly, and it comes two M.2 slots, an Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller, and both SLI and Crossfire support. You can grab one at Newegg for $154.99 if you use promo code EMCRCBE29. There's a $10 rebate card available, too.

     

  • Don't fancy LED lighting? That's fine too. You can take a look at the Gigabyte GA-Z270X-UD3 instead. This mobo is similar to MSI's offering above, only it has a single M.2 slot. Get it at Newegg for $139.99 with the code EMCRCBE27. If you take advantage of the rebate card offer, you can knock another $10 off that price.

     

  • Amazingly enough, there are no SSD deals today. What we have is two big hard drives instead. The HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB hard drive is super-speedy, packs NAS-optimized firmware and a vibration sensor for improved reliability, and will set you back $219.99 after promo code EMCRCBE25.

     

  • On the more affordable end of the spectrum, there's the Seagate Barracuda 4TB spinner. This drive offers a hefty chunk of storage at a particularly impressive price: only $99.99 if you type in promo code EMCRCBE25. That's $25 a terabyte, if you've been doing the math.

     

  • Variable-refresh-rate displays are all the rage now, for all the right reasons. The Dell S7216DGR monitor may not have a pretty name, but its spec sheet makes up for that: an 27" panel with 2560×1440 resolution, support for G-Sync, an integrated USB hub, and a height- and tilt-adjustable stand. Best Buy is selling it for $454.99 if you use VISA Checkout.

     

  • Newegg's been running deals on fast RAM for a while, and today's no exception. The G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB set with two 16GB DIMMs clocked at a whopping 3200 MT/s can be had for only $189.99. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better deal than that.

     

  • We've saved one of the best for last. Lugging a big tower PC and a monitor around is doable but by no means pleasant. What you want is something like the Asus ROG Strix GL502VM-DS74 laptop. This 15.6" beastie is packed with goodies. There's an Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, 16GB of RAM, and a storage combo with a 128GB SSD and a 1TB hard drive. The laptop's 1080p display has G-Sync support, too. Newegg says you can take one of these home for $1,499, and will throw in an Asus gamepad, Watch_Dogs 2, and an additional game (a choice among Maize, Redout, or Raw Data). That's a deal if we ever saw one.

That's it for today, folks! If you found any sweet online deals that we missed, please share them with your gerbil brethren in the comments section below.

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    • cynan
    • 3 years ago

    8gb Rx 480s are getting competitive north of the border. 280 CAD for [url=http://www.ncix.com/detail/msi-radeon-rx-480-armor-54-136867.htm?promoid=1382<] this MSI at ncix [/url<]. There's a MIR on top of that for those interested in that sort of thing.

    • LoneWolf15
    • 3 years ago

    So much for Gigabyte’s vaunted “Black” program, eh?

    That lasted all of, what, one generation of boards?

    No bling. No shrouds. Just heavy testing and longer warranties.

    (yells at some kids to get off his lawn)

    • DPete27
    • 3 years ago

    Can someone find me a [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824022484<]Samsung C34F791[/url<] for less than $500? That's the PERFECT monitor, and I want one!!!

      • Voldenuit
      • 3 years ago

      LG’s Curved 34″ 1440p IPS Ultrawide Freesync monitor is $699
      [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA4P04BU0964[/url<]

        • DPete27
        • 3 years ago

        Actually [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAC4Z5316608<]this[/url<] is the curved version. The one you linked isn't. The flat one has VRR from 40-75Hz, but the curved one is only advertised as 55-75Hz. Not sure why. For almost the same price as the Samsung C34F791 I wouldn't pick the LG34UC98 with less color range and less VRR range.

    • Dazrin
    • 3 years ago

    The Gaming Pro Carbon’s little brother, the MSI Z270 Gaming Pro, is also on sale at Newegg for $150 (normally $165) and has a $20 rebate on top of that and you get a code for For Honor.

    Sadly it doesn’t have as much RGB goodness and doesn’t have an SPDIF optical out, but other than that is basically identical. 🙁

    [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130974[/url<]

      • MOSFET
      • 3 years ago

      It is interesting how that Gigabyte board supposedly [b<]Supports Dual NVMe PCIe SSD Raid 0[/b<] when it has [b<]1 x M.2 connector[/b<]. [i<]edit: I guess it means PCIe literally, as in slots?[/i<]

        • Dazrin
        • 3 years ago

        I guess so. Either an m.2 expansion card or a pcie ssd like Intel’s.

        I didn’t like some other aspects of gigabytes 270 implementing so I haven’t looked at them much.

    • Voldenuit
    • 3 years ago

    $454 is one of the lowest prices I’ve seen on the S2716DG, from all accounts, it’s a great monitor (I’ve been pretty happy with my Asus PG278Q, which uses a similar panel).

      • Nictron
      • 3 years ago

      Agreed, have had one for a while and absolutely love the screen.

      TR: please note type in post “Dell S7216DGR”

        • ColeLT1
        • 3 years ago

        Same here, even though it is a TN panel, it blows away my old secondary IPS Dell 2408wfp.

    • nanoflower
    • 3 years ago

    While the price on that Seagate drive is nice people should note that’s got a rotational speed of around 5900RPM. So it’s good as a storage device for seldom accessed media.

      • Convert
      • 3 years ago

      The performance difference between 5900RPM vs 7200RPM is pretty negligible. Depending on the drives compared, they can even be faster than some 7200RPM.

      • Waco
      • 3 years ago

      The new 5900 RPM drives will outrun an older 10K Raptor in most tasks. I’m not sure anyone buying mechanical will ever notice the differences except in benchmarks.

        • nanoflower
        • 3 years ago

        Perhaps. My only experience with them is with an external USB 3 drive and it’s quite slow even when dealing with large files.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      The big difference comes in random seek times. As long as you’re using it for media storage and not a boot drive, I think the difference will be negligible.

      • willmore
      • 3 years ago

      The 4TB drive? I’m pretty sure that’s a 7200 RPM.

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