Deals of the week: cheap CPUs, motherboards, RAM, and more

Week's greetings, gerbils! The sun is out, the coal is hot, and I can almost smell the roasting meat already at the upcoming TR BBQ XIV. I'll be flying out a few days from now, and I'm looking forward to insulting meeting the people I work and virtually talk with in person. But alas, right now I'm tasked with hunting for deals, something that was done with aplomb. Today's selection is wide and appetizing… just like zgirl's ribs, I'm told.

  • Our leading deals today are two popular CPUs at historically low prices. The evergreen Intel Core i7-7700K gaming beast is currently priced at $309.99 at Newegg. If I were you, I'd grab one ASAP. Just remember to grab a cooler for the CPU on your way out.

     

  • On the AMD arena, the Ryzen 5 1600 is also strongly discounted. This hexa-core CPU comes with an excellent Wraith Spire cooler and will only drain your credit card to the tune of $199.99 at Newegg with code EMCRHRH22. If you were on the fence about building a mid-range system, then order this processor, come down and grab a screwdriver.

     

  • Next up, a triptych of motheboards. First up is the tiny terror—the ASRock H270M-ITX/ac. Its name is as fancy as its feature list: an ITX form factor, two Intel-powered Ethernet controllers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and two M.2 sockets (yes, really). This thing packs more gear than a good number of full-sized ATX affairs, and top it off, it's only $94.99 at Newegg. There's an additional $5 as a mail-in rebate to sweeten the deal futher.

     

  • How about two Gigabyte offerings? The first one is the Gigabyte GA-AB350-Gaming 3. This mobo has two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, reinforced PCIe slots, and multi-zone RGB LED lighting. It's a perfect fit for any Ryzen system, and it's going for only $109.99 at Newegg. If you take advantage of the $20 rebate card on offer, that price can come down to $89.99.

     

  • Finally, we have the Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H. This is a simpler offering, but by no means a ratty one. This microATX board has four DIMM slots and an M.2 socket, and should fit any no-frills system just fine. It also costs only $59.99 from Newegg. Can't go wrong with that.

     

  • Got no RAM? We can fix that. First we'd like to turn your attention to the G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB with two 8 GB DIMMs clocked at 3000 MT/s. That's speedy enough, but the CAS latency is also only 15 cycles, and the set is going for 116.99 at Newegg. Considering how sky-high RAM prices have been lately, we'll take a decent deal like this any day.

     

  • If you want something bigger and faster, we have that covered too. Here's the G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB kit with two 16 GB sticks. This set is clocked at 3200 MT/s, though the latency's slightly higher at 16 cycles. Even still, the kit will only set you back $235.99 at Newegg.

     

  • The third pair of DIMMs is the Ryzen-targeted G.Skill Flare X 16 GB kit comprising two 8 GB DIMMs at 3200 MT/s. This kit is comparatively pricier, but it has a trick up its sleeve: a CAS latency of 14. Grab the set for $171.99 from Newegg.

     

  • It'd be a really sad week if there wasn't at least one big hard drive deal. Today's entry is the Western Digital Red 8 TB spinner. This drive is quiet, speedy, and capacious enough for stashing that hoard of cheese-related videos you got there. Newegg will sell you one of these for $264.99.

     

  • There aren't many tastes that are universal, but it's fair to say that everyone loves a good set of comfortable input peripherals. The Logitech G213 Prodigy keyboard and G403 Prodigy mouse are a match made in heaven, and the pair is selling for a stupid-low $64.99 at Newegg if you use the promo code EMCXRHRG2. Be quick, we don't expect stocks to last for long.

     

  • Wires are just so… démodé these days. The SteelSeries Siberia P800 wireless headset has a big pair of drivers, three Dolby virtualization modes, and even an OLED display in the desktop control unit. As an added bonus, the company throws two batteries in the box so that you never run out of juice for more than a few seconds. This headset would usually run you a pretty penny, but not today: only $149.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCRHRH42. You'll be hard-pressed to find a decent-sounding wireless headset for less than that.

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    • DPete27
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]ASRock H270M-ITX/ac.... and two M.2 sockets (yes, really). [/quote<] I don't see that there's two M.2 slots, not from pictures or spec sheets. Also, there's a $5 MIR to bring the total to $90 after MIR.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      One is usable with a riser thingie.

        • DPete27
        • 2 years ago

        ? Like [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124167<]this?[/url<] I think that's cheating considering the mobo doesn't even come with one of those.

          • Kurotetsu
          • 2 years ago

          Its a vertical M.2 slot that is pre-occupied by the Wi-Fi module you see on the board. So whatever adapter that thing uses.

            • DPete27
            • 2 years ago

            Ok, I stand corrected. In fact it seems like most other 200 series boards with built-in WiFi also use an M.2 slot for the WiFi module.

            However, I find it highly unlikely that anyone will be ripping off the Wifi module to install an M.2 SSD there for this board. To call this a “dual M.2” board seems far fetched.

            …At least it’d leave a nice ventilation hole in the rear IO for the M.2 SSD in that slot!

            • ImSpartacus
            • 2 years ago

            They also can be keyed differently and I think that can affect compatibility with SSDs.

            Honestly, the whole m.2 standard is a mess.

            Different keyings, different widths, different lengths.

            I can’t make this stuff up:

            [url<]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.2#Form_factors_and_keying[/url<]

            • blahsaysblah
            • 2 years ago

            Key B, is for 2 link cards, key M for full 4 PCI-e lane cards
            Key E for Wifi/BT cards

            Other point of note, is that the m.2 slot must be physically wired to a SATA port to allow SATA cards to work. It is possible for it to offer only PCI-E lanes.. NVMe only… Like if its connected directly to CPU PCI-e lanes.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 2 years ago

      There’re probably one just for wifi and one for storage.

        • raddude9
        • 2 years ago

        Yup, the manual confirms it:
        [url<]http://asrock.nl/downloadsite/Manual/H270M-ITXac.pdf[/url<] The built-in Wifi is just plugged into the board using the "Key-E" type M.2 connector wich is a PCIe x2 connector especially for WiFi cards

    • DragonDaddyBear
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]Today's selection is wide and appetizing... just like zgirl's ribs, I'm told.[/quote<] You'll find out in a week, eh?

    • Demetri
    • 2 years ago

    The 1600 is actually $200 after the promo code; might want to update that.

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      Ops, too much paste. Thanks, tweaked.

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