Wednesday deals: sweet displays, a $150 Ryzen 5 1500X, and more

Good day, gerbils. I'm half-dead with cold and flu, my throat is raw, my eyes look like tomatoes, and I feel like I lost a slap match against B.J. Blazkowicz. The only thing that gives me reprieve from these terrible ailments is a good, healthy dosage of hardware deals. I have procured them, and I shall share them with you.

  • The biggest item takes the lead today. The LG 32UD59-B is a relatively familiar sight around these parts as it's been discounted more than once, but today's deal is sweeter still. The 32" panel in this monitor has resolution of 3840×2160, and its 10-bit color depth lets it display 95% of the DCI-P3 color space. The contrast ratio is an impressive 3000:1, and the tame 60-Hz refresh rate is complemented by FreeSync support in the 40 Hz to 60 Hz range. Grab one of these for a stupid-low $349.99 from Newegg with the promo code EMCBBCC46.

  • If you prefer a display that's a little faster, we'd like to direct your attention towards the Dell S2716DG. This gorgeous showpiece has a resolution of 2560×1440, a 144-Hz refresh rate with G-Sync support, and a 1-ms response time. The panel might be a TN unit, but Dell's not known to skimp on image quality. A spiffy G-Sync gaming monitor is usually an expensive proposition, but you can get this one from Best Buy for only $349.99.

  • Just the other day we talked up some Ryzen CPU deals, but there's one today that's sweeter than most. The Ryzen 5 1500X and its four cores clocked at a maximum frequency of 3.7 GHz is selling for $149.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCBBCC23. Did we mention there's a Wraith Spire cooler in the box, too?

  • Prices for big hard drives have been dropping like rocks, and we're more than happy to reap the benefits. The HGST DeskStar NAS 6 TB is big, super-speedy, and is currently going for a mere $161.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCBBCB27. That's a square $27 for each terabyte of fast spinning storage.

  • It's possible you've been eyeing a build with a Coffee Lake CPU as a centerpiece. You're going to need a good platform for it, and the Z370 Aorus Gaming WiFi (sic) is as good as any for more affordable builds. This board has Type-A and Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, Intel-powered Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, two M.2 sockets, and even a Creative Sound Core3D audio processor with WIMA capacitors. You'd think this decked-out board would be a $200-and-more jobbie, but we'll point you to the $129.99 price tag for this board at Newegg. That's not all, though: there's an $30 rebate available that can bring the final price down to $99.99.

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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    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    I’d actually go for either the 1500X or 1600X if I suddenly had to buy a new rig. Thing is though, the 1500X is a whopping $196 in my part of the world. That’s not so bad, but when I see Newegg usually selling it for $165 and here we have it for $150, I’m like, “Fuuuuu…..”. Or hey, maybe those chips are overkill for the things I do. The A8-7650K is just $66 here and it’s actually enough for the positively mundane things I do. Like copy photos here and there. Those Ryzen cores would be dozing off most of their lives with me.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    I struggle to find the appeal of the Ryzen 5 1500X.

    It’s $25 less than the Ryzen 5 1600, which boosts to almost the same speed but has an extra pair of cores, which means 3MB of L2 Cache instead of 2MB in the 1500X.

    Even the extra 100MHz clock on the 1500X isn’t enough to offset the performance boost of the extra cache, and those four extra threads will sure come in handy if you have any multithreaded workloads.

    • Demetri
    • 2 years ago

    Threadripper 1950X @ Microcenter for 699.99…

    [url<]http://www.microcenter.com/product/483132/Ryzen_Threadripper_1950X_34_GHz_16_Core_TR4_Boxed_Processor[/url<]

      • JosiahBradley
      • 2 years ago

      Serious question, how does Microcenter make money?

        • shank15217
        • 2 years ago

        They are one of only brick and mortar stores that can take on newegg and amazon.

        • joselillo_25
        • 2 years ago

        Loans and credits as everyone else 🙂

        • ronch
        • 2 years ago

        Selling chips and things is just a front. Under the store there are multi-level basements where they’re building spacecraft parts. That’s their way of making money.

        There, they’re, their.

      • cpucrust
      • 2 years ago

      I used to live close to a microcenter when I lived in the USA and would buy CPU’s on the cheap.
      I currently live in another country that would spell the company name as ‘microcentre’ if we had them. Greatly miss those cpu deals and I want to build a TR system (AMD TR that is) at some point – terrible exchange rate right now (thanks JT).

    • Wren
    • 2 years ago

    That Dell monitor had me interested until I saw TN… I have a U2515H IPS and I’d love something similar with higher refresh and maybe G – Sync. Also That panel S2716DG is £530+ here and I dunno if the discount from those stores works for non US. :/

      • Voldenuit
      • 2 years ago

      It’s an 8 bit TN panel, similar to the one in my OG ROG Swift. My primary monitor has an 8-bit TN panel w 10-bit dithering, and it looks as nice as my secondary monitor’s 8-bit AHVA panel.

      Viewing angles aren’t as good on the ROG Swift as the AHVA acer, but that is rarely an issue for me with my desk setup.

      £530 for it, though, ouch, I wouldn’t think it’s worth £530. But $350 is the best price on the Dell I’ve seen by $100, and definitely worth considering.

      • Kretschmer
      • 2 years ago

      TN is very good for fast gaming; IPS can’t keep up with the response times.

    • UberGerbil
    • 2 years ago

    That LG 4K display seems nice, but ~137 dpi is just way too high unless you want to deal with scaling. Would much rather have the 43″ version of it, but $900 = ouch. (Though I remember paying way more than that for a 1600×1200 -capable 21″ Multisync CRT a couple of decades ago, at least I got 40+ pounds of hardware for my money!)

      • auxy
      • 2 years ago

      wtf?!? You and Chrispy, I don’t get it. Σ(・∀・;)

      How is 137 DPI too high? It’s basically the same as 2560*1440 at 24″.

      My primary non-gaming display is 187 DPI. I use it without scaling. I have -5.50 in my good eye! Get new glasses! (ノ`Д´)ノ彡┻━┻

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 2 years ago

      where do you put a 43″ monitor?

        • freebird
        • 2 years ago

        On a monitor stand made for a 43″ monitor… or is this a “trick” question??? ; )

        • Shobai
        • 2 years ago

        Further away than you’d put a 32″ display, I guess

        • sreams
        • 2 years ago

        I’m using a 50″ Samsung 4K TV as a monitor on my desk. The same DPI as a 25″ 1080p display. Lovely. I agree that 32″ is too small for a 3840×2160 display if you’d like to avoid scaling.

      • kuraegomon
      • 2 years ago

      I currently have said 43-inch version (the 43UD79-B) – and I spent over $300 less for it than I spent on my Dell 3007WFP, 10 years ago. I passed that Dell on to someone else last year, when I made the 4K leap, but it’s still kicking. I don’t see any reason to not expect a similar return from this LG. What other piece of PC gear (besides a premium power supply, perhaps) is it reasonable to expect 10 years of front line use from?

      Anyway, B&H has the 43UD79-B on for $600 right now – and it’s in stock:

      [url<]https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1325220-REG/lg_43ud79_b_uhd_monitor_43_4k.html[/url<] You're welcome 😉 PS: So far as I can tell, that is the best price on the net for this model (new, not refurb) by $100. The Egg is still charging the full $900. Also, I bought mine from B&H, and I have _zero_ complaints about the service. They threw in extra DisplayPort cables, a monitor cleaning kit and a 6-outlet wall-wart, gratis.

      • jihadjoe
      • 2 years ago

      You guys are nuts and are looking for some serious neck strain, especially with all the looking up and down you’ll be doing with a screen that big. I’m actually considering ditching my dualhead 27″s and going for a single 34″ ultrawide just to narrow my field of vision a bit.

        • kuraegomon
        • 2 years ago

        Well, that depends on how far back the monitor is set. You need [i<]at least[/i<] three feet of clearance - but if you get the depth right, the swivel factor isn't a problem. And coding on a monitor that size is next-level awesome, because you get tons of vertical real estate, [i<]and[/i<] you can put two files side-by-side in your IDE at the same time. I'm not going to claim it's for everyone, but for those it works for, it's irreplaceable. Which is why I now have a 40-inch 4K monitor at work now (Philips BDM4065UC).

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