Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more

Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't find any pumpkin-spice-flavored gear to recommend. We have, however, found some tasty deals for you this Thursday. Please do read on.

You've got a backup system in place? No? Well, stop everything you're doing and look at this pack of two Seagate Backup Plus Hub 6 TB external hard drives. These spinners connect to host PCs using USB 3.0 and come with an integrated two-port hub for convenience. Newegg is selling the two-pack for only $239.99 with the promo code EMCXRKCB2. Yes, you read that right, and let us do the math for you: $20 per terabyte, the lowest we've ever seen.

I like nice cases, and I cannot lie. The Fractal Design Define R5 is a TR Editor's Choice winner and one of the finest specimens of what constitutes a perfect ATX-sized case. It's beatifully understated, has a ton of room for both air and liquid cooling, and noise-reducing foam padding. The case usually sells for well over $100, but Newegg has it today for only $89.99, and there's a $10 rebate card available.

You read our System Guide and maybe you're considering a high-end Intel rig. We have just the motherboard for that, the Aorus X299 Gaming 3. This mobo has an Intel-powered Ethernet controller, two M.2 sockets, and Type-A and Type-C ports. The main PCIe and the DIMM slots are all metal-reinforced for good measure. Grab this board for $209.99 from Newegg. If you like rebate cards, filling one out will get you another $20 off.

We're fans of Cooler Master's CLCs, and we happen to have a good deal on one of them. The Cooler Master MasterLiquid 240 should offer enough dissipation power to handle even Ryzen Threadipper CPUs. In fact, Cooler Master will even get you a free Threadripper adapter bracket. Get a MasterLiquid 240 from Newegg for only $64.89. At this price, you're fresh out of excuses to not join the liquid cooling party.

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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    • Ryhadar
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]At this price, you're fresh out of excuses to not join the liquid cooling party.[/quote<] Great price for sure but personally: Nah, I'll stick with air cooling for the forseeable future. Pumps can fail, leaks can happen, etc. I'll trade that extra 5C-10C difference over never having to worry about those things any day.

      • nanoflower
      • 2 years ago

      From what I’ve read it seems the expected life time of pumps is around five years. Not that pumps can’t last longer but that people shouldn’t be surprised if it dies around that time. I like that air cooling fans (at least decent versions) will last much longer with a lower failure rate.

      • Waco
      • 2 years ago

      I’m sure CLC pumps are different, but I recently realized my D5 Vario is over 15 years old and still cranking along without issue.

      • maxxcool
      • 2 years ago

      With non-conductive fluid, and auto throttling and over temp protection your perfectly safe as long as you know how to read.

      maybe 10 years ago you might have to be minorly concerned about the cpu not shutting down but modern procs and throttle and shut down WAY before damage will occur.

      At *worst* i will wake up one morning and have a mess on my floor.

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