Wednesday deals: a Ryzen combo, mechanical keyboards, and storage

Yesterday's news rush gave us no quarter and no time to dive into the sea of promotions, discount codes, and cut-throat pricing. We shall make amends for the omission today with aplomb. Dear sirs and madams, here is your selection of deals.

  • Some matches are made in heaven. Blue and gold. Chocolate and hazelnuts. A Ryzen 5 1600X CPU with an ASRock X370 Killer SLI/ac motherboard. The Ryzen processor has six cores with SMT chugging along at up to 4 GHz, while the mobo has a total of twelve USB ports, two M.2 sockets, and Intel-powered networking comprising a Gigabit Ethernet port and an 802.11ac Wi-Fi-and-Bluetooth adapter. Newegg is running a combo deal for both items for the low, low price of $279.99, or $80 off what they would cost if bought separately. As if that wasn't enough, there's a $20 mail-in rebate on offer, too.

  • Mechanical keyboards are getting cheaper by the minute, and a good thing that is. We have two entrants in this category today. The first is the Corsair Vengeance K65 tenkeyless keyboard with its gorgeous aluminum chassis and Cherry MX Red linear switches. This keyboard doesn't offer fancy backlighting, but really, if you need to look at your keyboard to type, you have bigger problems. Grab one of these from Newegg for $54.99 while stocks last.

  • If you positively must show off your set of clickers, then by all means, we can help too. The Aukey KM-G6 full-size keyboard with Outemu Blue clicky switches and built-in lighting effects is selling for only $39.99 at Amazon. If "too expensive" was your excuse of choice for not joining the mechanical keyboard party, just get your butt in the door already.

  • "Where's my storage deal?" Right this way, good sir. Please kindly direct your attention towards the HGST DeskStar NAS 6TB hard drive with 7200 RPM speed and 128 MB of cache. This is a seriously speedy drive, and it can be yours for only $179.99 from Newegg with the promo code NEFPRSN15.

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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    • freebird
    • 2 years ago

    That Ryzen 1600X & AsRock Mobo is a “Killer” deal… ;D

    I’d jump on it if I didn’t already build a Ryzen 1700 & AsRock Fata1lty X370 PC back in March.

    • thecoldanddarkone
    • 2 years ago

    While not any kind of deal it looks like 8700 (non k) and 8600k are in stock on newegg (at least the combo’s are)

    It lies…. lol

      • CScottG
      • 2 years ago

      The Cake is a Lie.


    • Dposcorp
    • 2 years ago

    The Ryzen combo is really making me itch to build a system, and I have 2 x Skylake systems not being used cause I work so much

      • Welch
      • 2 years ago

      You’re telling me man. It’s in the impulse territory for me to replace my i5-2500k!

      It was a great deal before and then you throw on the $20 MIR!!!? Heck it is $239 for the 1600x by itself. They are giving you the motherboard at that rate. I’m just not sure if I want my next build to be based on an ASRock. I’ve had this stigma for a long time about them, even though they seem to have built themselves into a pretty respectable company.

      Also curious, do you get the pack?

      “Free “Champions Pack” for QUAKE CHAMPIONS w/ purchase, limited offer”???

    • RickyTick
    • 2 years ago

    I have zero experience with the product, but every time I see HGST Deskstar I read it in my head as HGST Deathstar. Is it just me?

      • JosiahBradley
      • 2 years ago

      Actually the old IBM models where deskstar were nicknamed Deathstar given their tendency to explode (die). [url<][/url<] Edit: I have a light side model that still works today 20GB IDE.

        • Voldenuit
        • 2 years ago

        My 75GXP ran faithfully for years, so I got lucky on that particular lottery.

        The IBM Deskstars were my HDD brand of choice until the 75GXP fiasco, but I’ve had good experiences with the HGST models, too.

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 2 years ago

          Live dangerously. I had a pair of 75GXP drives in RAID0. They never faltered. I eventually replaced them with WD Raptors.

      • albundy
      • 2 years ago


      Hitachi can call it what they’d like. Their drives have lasted the longest in my systems over the years, with no issues whatsoever and have been rock solid in performance. Cant ever say the same about the other two brands (Except for the Cheetah SCSI line).

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