Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come out of the oven, here's a collection of hardware deals for you. Today's hunting was particulary bountiful, and there's a little bit of everything. Enjoy!

  • We'll kick off things with the big one today. Newegg has a combo deal going with a Core i7-7740X Kaby Lake-X quad-core CPU and an Aorus X299 Gaming 3 motherboard. You can get a hold of the pair for $499.99. That's around $130 off what those two components would cost you separately. Grab this deal while stocks last.


  • We hear you might need some RAM to go with those components above. Few kits would fit the bill better than the TridentZ RGB 16 GB set of two 8 GB DIMMs clocked at 3200 MT/s. Blinkenlights ahoy! Grab this set for $173.91 from Amazon.


  • If Kaby Lake-X isn't really your thing, how about a hexa-core CPU instead? The Core i7-6800K and its six cores is just the ticket for some productivity goodness. Newegg is currently selling this CPU for just $309.99 after promo code EMCRJBH25.


  • We got some mobos of different varieties, too. The Asrock Z270 Taichi has metal-reinforced PCIe slots, dual Intel-powered Ethernet ports along with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and an audio section with DTS Connect support. So, in other words, everything and the kitchen sink. And yet, you can get this board for only $169.99 from Newegg after promo code EMCRJBH33.


  • If you're doing a Ryzen build instead, how about the Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming motherboard? This mobo doesn't have a ton of frills, but that's just fine since it'll only set you back $99.99 at Newegg with the code EMCRJBH32.


  • Keeping with the whole build-a-PC theme, here's a PSU. Power requirements for computers have dropped like a rock in recent years, and the Corsair RM550x can power almost any contemporary system. This Gold-rated PSU has top-notch build quality, a ten-year warranty, and will set you back $79.99 at Newegg in combination with the code EMCRJBJ27. That price may not raise an eyebrow there and then, but there's a whopping $30 mail-in rebate on offer.


  • Your collection of cat photos is probably as big as mine. You're going to need a fair bit of storage for it, so take a look at the Western Digital Blue 4TB spinner. This drive is going for $99.99 at Newegg with the code EMCRJBH28, working out to a low $25 a terabyte.


  • Finally, some monitors. First up, there's the gaming-focused Acer XG270HU. This TN display has a resolution of 2560×1440, a 144-Hz refresh rate, and FreeSync support. Yours for $369.99 from Newegg.


  • Just need a quality workhorse display that doesn't cost an arm and a leg? Take a look at the Asus VX24AH. This IPS monitor offers 100% sRGB coverage and a resolution of 2560×1440 (works out to 124 PPI). Better still, it only costs $229.99 at Amazon.

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 and Amazon, 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.

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    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    Re “Your collection of cat photos is probably as big as mine.”:

    “It’s so strange it almost manages to render concepts like ‘good’ or ‘bad’ obsolete.”

    • Stochastic
    • 2 years ago

    It’s kind of an awkward time to be purchasing new CPUs with reasonably priced Intel 6 cores *potentially* around the corner. These discounts are decent, though.

      • Ummagumma
      • 2 years ago

      With the appearance of Ryzen and it’s “unique features” (“positive spin” there), Intel Core or i-series processors (or whatever they are called by Intel) just don’t seem to have the “perceived value” they once had for me. Intel SoCs still interest me for selected applications.

      • MOSFET
      • 2 years ago

      At least wait til Monday, right?

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 2 years ago

        Keep waiting…

      • freebird
      • 2 years ago

      yes, but unfortunately, the new Intel 6 cores also require a new motherboard to go with it… So, unless you are building a new system instead of upgrading; the 6800K will probably be a better option.

        • LocalCitizen
        • 2 years ago

        what are you upgrading from? unless you only got a haswell-e i7-5820K, then 6800k is a (minor) upgrade. everything else on x99 is a downgrade to 6800k.

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