Friday deals: a combo deal with a Core i7-8700K and more

Howdy there, folks! If you're on the hunt for a tablet, phone, convertible, or laptop, you positively have to check out our latest mobile staff picks guide. That's an order, gerbils! In the meantime, check out the deals we have for you today.

  • The party today starts with a combo deal: a pack o' items comprising an Intel Core i7-8700K processor, an Asus Strix Z370-E mobo, and 16 GB of Corsair Vengance LPRAM clocked at 3000 MT/s. To our reckoning, that's as perfect a set as they come, and Newegg's selling it for only $599.99 (Update: deal is sold out) while stocks last. That's a $140 savings compared to the price of the individual items. If you were on the fence about a Coffee Lake upgrade, now you know what to do.

  • While we're talking Asus mobos, do take a look at the Asus TUF Z370 Plus Gaming. This reliability-focused board has two M.2 slots, a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, and an Intel-powered Gigabit Ethernet port. Don't forget the RGB LEDs, too! You can get this motherboard from Newegg for $119.99 if you use the promo code EMCPRRS33. The e-tailer will throw in a $15 rebate card to further sweeten the pot.

  • We're more than happy to see the occasional RAM deal in the midst of the sky-high prices. The highlight today is the G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16-GB kit with two 8-GB DIMMs clocked at 3000 MT/s. The sticks have a rather dashing look, crowned by RGB LED lights. Get this set from Newegg for only $189.99.

  • We like Fractal Design cases, you like them, everyone does. On our deals selection today, we have the Fractal Design Define Mini C TG. This microATX enclosure has mostly the same layout as its Define C brother, and it comes with a tempered-glass side panel for showing off your build. For the measly amount of $59.99, you can bring one of these home from Newegg.

  • The case above is small, but now we're going big. The LG 38UC99-W monitor has 38" of IPS panel goodness. The display's resolution is 3840×1600, and it has an aspect ratio of 21:9—all colloquially defined as "ultra-wide 4K." The panel should cover 99% of the sRGB color space, and there's FreeSync support and a "1-ms" mode on tap. Get this humongous display for $1,148 from Newegg.

  • Last but by no means least, we have thunderous sound on offer courtesy of the Onkyo TX-RZ820 receiver. This mighty unit is capable of pushing a whopping 130 W per channel (at 8 Ohm) and supports speaker configurations up to 7.1 or 5.2.2. Naturally, Dolby Atmos and DTS:X audio playback are supported. On the video support front, there's Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and Rec. 2020. There are speaker outputs for Zone 2 A/B, as well as multi-room audio capability. Around the back, the input and output selections can best be described as "all of them." This receiver is just the ticket for a fancy speaker setup or a large living room, and $699 is enough for you to take one home from Newegg.

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 Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • Grahambo910
    • 2 years ago

    The combo deal link points to something definitely not what the article describes. Troll points might be in order, though 😀

      • Shobai
      • 2 years ago

      Yep, that’s a shocker

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      Deal sold out pretty quickly. We’ve update the article with an indication.

    • Concupiscence
    • 2 years ago

    I know it’s off topic, but having options for Coffee Lake besides Z370 motherboards will be very welcome. Is there any word on whether cheaper motherboards are still due to arrive next month?

    • Welch
    • 2 years ago

    Anyone else get excited about the RAM deals only to see 3000 and cry a little bit. So close, oh so close.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      I hope for 3600, get 3000. Rip expectations.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 2 years ago

      Are you seriously shopping for DIMMs with RGB LED illumination?

        • Neutronbeam
        • 2 years ago

        Why not? The lights make them faster, duh.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 2 years ago

        The Gskill RGB RAM tbh. Then it can match the color of the LEDs on my FTW3 1080 Ti.

        Yes I’m srs bro!

      • ozzuneoj
      • 2 years ago

      It was the capacity that made me shake my head. $189 for 16GB in 2018 is a joke. I paid $59 for 16GB of high end DDR3 2133 in 2015, and that wasn’t even unusual.

      After all the “PC gaming is dead” talk over the years, who would have thought that it’d actually be the prices that would kill the hardware market for gamers. A mid range gaming system in 2018 is significantly more expensive than one from 2015 and probably has a slower graphics card!

        • JustAnEngineer
        • 2 years ago

        In June of 2016, 2×8 GiB of DDR4-3200 went for $65-$70. Now it’s triple that for the same speed and capacity.

        • Kretschmer
        • 2 years ago

        Seriously, I got my 290X for a song in 2015…now an equivalent 580 is $400.

    • DragonDaddyBear
    • 2 years ago

    That’s a cheap reciever with pre outs. One could use that as a “pre” system with real amps driving up to 11 speakers. It’s about as good as I’ve seen on a budget.

      • Shobai
      • 2 years ago

      Heh, gotta love being in Australia: [url=https://www.rio.com.au/product/onkyo-tx-rz820-thx-home-cinema-receiver<]Local pricing[/url<]- that's a grand more expensive than the conversion from Newegg's non-discounted price

      • usernam3
      • 2 years ago

      I’d not consider pre outs to be anything unusual. OTOH, having multi-channel analog audio would be (but no manufacturer seemed to offer it any more, not even a trivial to implement option to reconfigure/combine inputs).

        • DragonDaddyBear
        • 2 years ago

        It’s hard to find pre outs on anything at this price. A Denon X4300h would be my pick if not for this and having an Adcom 7607 laying around.

          • sreams
          • 2 years ago

          Odd that “pre outs” add any significant cost to a receiver. It’s probably one of the cheapest things to implement.

            • morphine
            • 2 years ago

            They have to segment the market in some way, I suppose.

            And truth be told, the same people looking for pre outs (big receiver) often aren’t the ones happy with 50W / channel (small receiver).

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