Thursday deals: speedy memory, Fractal Design cases, and more

Good afternoon, gerbils and gerbilettes. It's a sunny warm day here, the birds are singing, and I can see deeply-discounted price tags flying everywhere. I'm going to try and grab a few for you.

Memory prices have been relentlessly climbing of late, so deals on sticks of DDR4 are always welcome. Today we have two offers on this front. The first is the G.Skill Flare X 16 GB kit of two DIMMs clocked at 3200 MT/s. These sticks are optimized for Ryzen systems, have a CL14 latency, and ring in at $169.99 from Newegg if you use the promo code EMCXBRBC2.

Over on another aisle, there's the Geil Super Luce RGB Sync 16 GB set with two 8 GB DIMMs clocked at 3200 MT/s. The fancy lighting in this RAM is compatible with Asus' Aura Sync and doesn't require an auxiliary cable. Latency timings are 16-18-18-36. If you're looking to spruce up your PC a little, this RAM kit will only set you back $149.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCBRBC54.

Everyone's a fan of Fractal Design cases, and today there's a sale on a handful of the company's offerings. The big ATX-sized Define R5 Titanium has a ton of drive bays and heavy-duty soundproofing, and it's going for $89.99 at Newegg. The Define C I'm currently using is nearly microATX-sized but will still take in an ATX mobo, and it's currently selling for $74.99. Finally, the smaller Nano S can take in Mini-ITX mobos, and rings in at an absurdly-low $54.99. Get'em while they're hot, folks.

There's no deals day without marked-down hard drive storage. Right now, the hottest deal is the Toshiba N300 8 TB drive. This rust spinner has a 7200 RPM rotational speed, a hefty 128 MB of cache, and server-optimized firmware. Grab one for $229.99 from Newegg. That works out to $28.75 per terabyte.

Last but by no means least, a super-sweet deal on a mechanical keyboard. The Logitech G410 Atlas has Romer-G mechanical switches, per-key RGB LED lighting and a low, low price: only $54.99 from Newegg, while stocks last. Stop hesitating and click that "add to cart" button already.

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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    • kloreep
    • 2 years ago

    [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0ZW5F71608<]Nixeus EDG 27 on sale for $410 at Newegg[/url<] for a few more days.

    • RickyTick
    • 2 years ago

    Steam has Metro 2033 Redux on sale for $4.99.

    • cygnus1
    • 2 years ago

    I need 8TB drives to come under $200 each, and to not have to shuck an external drive to get that price. I need to buy a crap load of 8TB drives to upgrade my storage servers, so even coming down $30 would save me hundreds…

    • willmore
    • 2 years ago

    I’m looking for a mechanical keyboard for normaly typing use, so no silly lights, crazy shapes, etc. Anyone know of a nice keyboard for that? Also, what keyswitch type would you suggest? I have browns on my gaming keyboard and they’re a bit too stiff for normal typing. I probably don’t want an audiable click.

    Maybe I need to take to the forums….

      • DancinJack
      • 2 years ago

      For “normal” typing my suggestions are Blues then Browns. Blues if you’re fine with the noise, and Browns if you have people around you and you’re considerate (ha!). Personally, I prefer Blues. They have a larger “bump” than Browns and I love the clickity-clacky. If you think Browns are too stiff though, you probably won’t want to step up to Blues (Blues are like 5cN “stiffer”). I have found that resistance can vary from keyboard to keyboard based on a few things. So try and find a place where you can return if need be. FWIW, you’re not going to find any Cherry switches that require less force than Browns (45cN). You might consider Reds (45cN with no bump).

      Build your own keyboard. A bit expensive but good customization. [url<]http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products.html[/url<] edit: spelling

        • willmore
        • 2 years ago

        Thanks for the great reply! Any chance any of the ‘off brand’ mechanical switches have a lower activation force? The keyboard is for my wife, not for me, and I don’t really know what she prefers for activation force. She’s been typing on horrible laptop keyboards for too long, I’m not even sure she’d know what she likes.

        I’ll have her try out my keyboard with the browns and see where that takes us.

        Thanks again!

          • DancinJack
          • 2 years ago

          Starting her on Browns is a good idea.

          Gateron Clears have a 35cN actuation force. Might try and find something there. They’re linear so they don’t have the “bump” of Blues or Browns (just like Cherry Reds don’t have a bump). I have a feeling these will be far too light though if I’m being honest. If she doesn’t like the Browns, maybe give the Cherry Reds a go. There will be [b<]considerably[/b<] more choice if you stick with Cherry switches.

      • mudcore
      • 2 years ago

      I’d recommend Cherry MX Reds or the equivalent switch (usually also in red, but not always) from other switch manufacturers. They have the same force requirement as browns, but without the tactile bump. I personally prefer Reds for all purposes, gaming and typing. I find any of the mechanical switches with bumps/indents to be annoying, regardless if they’re clicky like Blues or just the tactile bump like in the Browns.

      I’ve found minimal to no benefit to buying more expensive mechanical keyboards. Honestly my favorite all around package is the $38 used Nixeus tenkeyless one off Amazon with Kailh Red switches. All keys work, switches feel great, and its nice and compact.

        • willmore
        • 2 years ago

        Thanks!

        • tay
        • 2 years ago

        Good advice – I’d like to add that a backlight would be nice. I certainly miss it on my TKLess Coolermaster.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 years ago

      What you need is a [url=https://www.amazon.com/Topre-Realforce-Keyboard-English-XF11T0/dp/B00B5SEHNC<]Topre Realforce[/url<], willmore. It's too rich for my blood but the typing experience is unmatched. I promise you will be satisfied.

      • rdinh92
      • 2 years ago

      Just bought this Gigabyte keyboard after my Leopold of 6 years just stopped working.

      No RBG or fancy lights. No fancy stuff. Just a straight black keyboard and the switches are raised for easy cleaning maintenance.

      Cherry Blues

      [url<]https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BMJ0Y76/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1[/url<] Cherry Reds [url<]https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mechanical-GK-FORCE-K83-RED/dp/B01BMJ0Y4O[/url<]

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