Tuesday deals: graphics cards, a mobo, storage, and a big TV

Every five years or so, I buy my parents a new TV. It makes for a nice gift, and that's about the right pace to keep them up with the latest advancements in display tech. Of course, I'm a cheapskate, and that means I look for the big deals. That's right gerbils—it's that time once again. Today we've turned up some terrific offers, including some glorious GeForces, a Ryzen motherboard, a massive chunk of storage, and really big, really cheap TV.

First up is the finest deal today: a selection of GeForce GTX 1080 cards for under $500. Newegg Business has a bunch of Nvidia's latest and next-greatest cards with a deep $50 discount when you use promo code "B2BEMCSEP3". The lowest-priced card on offer is this blower-cooled Gigabyte that comes out to $469 after the discount. You can also pick up this MSI Armor card with a twin-fan cooler for $479, and it has a $10 mail-in rebate too. The promo code should knock $50 off of any graphics card over $500, so take your pick.

If you feel shy about slotting your brand-new GeForce into your old Core i5-2500K machine, then pick up an MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon-AC board. This socket AM4 motherboard is a part of MSI's Performance Gaming family. It's a pretty classy affair with steel-reinforced PCIe and memory slots, and it comes with an 802.11ac Wi-Fi card in the box. You can pick it up right now at Amazon for just $144, and there's a $20 mail-in rebate on top of that.

You'll need somewhere to stow the data for this mean machine. We reckon this bundle of four 4TB HGST DeskStar NAS drives will do the trick. This is a four-pack of NAS-optimized 7200-RPM SATA hard drives, each storing 4 terabytes of data, for $440. However, if you use promo code EMCXRKBK2, you can take another $40 off the price, leaving you with four fast 4TB drives for $100 each. This deal is only available today, so jump on it if you want it.

Finally, over at Best Buy we have another daily deal. The blue boys with the yellow tags are offering up a Westinghouse 55" 4K for just $379, with free delivery if you live near a Best Buy store. The specifications on this screen aren't going to blow your eyes out of your skull, but it's a TV that's 55" across with 4K resolution, for only $379. There are no caveats, codes, or catches with this one, but the sale ends when the day ends, so get to it.

That's all for today, folks! 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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    • JustAnEngineer
    • 2 years ago

    Newegg has the Samsung C32HG70 monitor on sale for [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824025164<]$620[/url<] with free shipping. I thought it was a good value when I bought one for $650 last month. This 144 Hz 2650x1440 FreeSync2 display checks most of the boxes that you'd want in a gaming monitor. [url<]https://techreport.com/news/32071/samsung-announces-the-first-freesync-2-displays[/url<] [url<]https://www.gamecrate.com/samsung-chg70-32-inch-hdr-gaming-monitor-overview/16348[/url<]

    • blazer_123
    • 2 years ago

    I tried to use the graphics card promo code and it says it’s no longer valid. :'(

    • MOSFET
    • 2 years ago

    Thanks for that mass storage deal. $400 for 16TB raw or 8TB mirrored is pretty good. Good enough to replace the Toshiba 2TB drives in the NAS.

      • demani
      • 2 years ago

      Yeah, and combined with a new NAS box you are getting a crazy amount of reliable storage for $800.

      • Waco
      • 2 years ago

      I nearly pulled the trigger on 8 of them to run as a RAIDZ3 array. 20 TB usable pre-compression.

      My brain then kicked in and reminded me I don’t need more storage. 😛

        • ChicagoDave
        • 2 years ago

        Plus you generally don’t want to have all of your archive storage drives to be from the same manufacturing lot. Otherwise you run the risk of all the drives crash and burning at once….better to have a few from this lot, few from that. I try to have at least two manufacturers and three or four mfg lots in my hot archive.

          • Waco
          • 2 years ago

          It’s not an archive if it’s online (IMO, I run archive/backup systems). I’m all for spreading around possible failures, but it’s a bit overkill to do so with a 4-8 drive array at home.

    • TwistedKestrel
    • 2 years ago

    I dunno about that TV, reviews right on Best Buy say that the TV freezes up and the manual basically considers it normal operation and tells you to just unplug it and wait

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      Ah TVs freezing up.

      I miss the bad old days.

      • Techgoudy
      • 2 years ago

      Yeah I just learned my lesson buying “high end” TVs this cheap. I just bought a 55″ 4k Toshiba TV about 2 months ago. The price was $389.99 when I got it, which I thought was a steal! Looking at the reviews it was a solid 4.5 stars, but I should have read the reviews in more detail.

      This TV has issues with my sound bar using default settings, it turns itself off and then on again, it freezes sometimes, the image sometimes distorts and the built in chrome cast crashes when I use Netflix or Hulu, but works fine if I’m using Crunchyroll.

      Needless to say Toshiba support has been horrid and the wife is not happy with it either. 🙁

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]First up is the finest deal today: a selection of GeForce GTX 1080 cards for under $500. Newegg Business has a bunch of Nvidia's latest and next-greatest cards with a deep $50 discount when you use promo code "B2BEMCSEP3". The lowest-priced card on offer is this blower-cooled Gigabyte that comes out to $469 after the discount. You can also pick up this MSI Armor card with a twin-fan cooler for $479, and it has a $10 mail-in rebate too. The promo code should knock $50 off of any graphics card over $500, so take your pick.[/quote<] You're panicked[EDIT]![/EDIT] Response to Vega will only lead to you drowning in black ink again next quarter Ngreedia!

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      Your…….

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        You are panicked!

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 2 years ago

          lol

    • willmore
    • 2 years ago

    [url<]http://www.frys.com/search?query_string=8981793+9256309&nearbyStoreName=false[/url<] $249 in store and a $30 promo code brings them to $219 for a 55" 4K UHD TV.

      • TwistedKestrel
      • 2 years ago

      Even if these are mediocre, when did 55″ TVs get stupidly cheap?

        • UberGerbil
        • 2 years ago

        The last couple of years prices have really been on a slide. Around the end of 2015 I got a 1080p LG at Fry’s for under $400 (including tax) and thought I got a screaming deal at the time.

        That said, note that these are “no name” brands (and yes, Westinghouse today is just a marque for a Chinese company you’ve never heard of). At this point the panel lottery isn’t much of a lottery, so that worry may be eased, but you aren’t necessarily getting everything a bigger name brings to the table (stuff like backlight uniformity, firmware reliability/features, etc). For a lot of people, though, it doesn’t matter.

          • DPete27
          • 2 years ago

          That’s my general mindset also. Similar to the initial batches of 27″ 1440p Korean monitors that helped to bring the price of larger monitors down to a more realistic level, most of these cheap TVs are from Asian companies that acquire panels that don’t pass quality standards of the “name brand” companies (which could be something so insignificant that nobody would ever notice) and/or come with barebones software and enclosures.

          When you pay less than manufacturer pricing, don’t have to have huge teams of software developers, design engineers, don’t have to prop up other non-profitable branches of your company, etc you can essentially sell a monitor/TV for the BOM cost and still make a profit.

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