Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily coming down, and graphics cards' stickers are also descending from the stratosphere. Add to that the recent release of AMD's second-generation Ryzen desktop processors, and we figure it's safe to say that we're finally exiting the PC-building doldrums. We've hunted high and low for the best hardware deals for that endeavor. Here they are.
- We're starting the party today with a big combo deal. The Intel Core i5-8600K is a fantastic CPU, and it's selling in a package with Asus' Z370-A motherboard and 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX memory clocked at 3000 MT/s. Newegg will hand you all three boxes for the sum of $509.99, an amount that's $70 off the regular total for all three items.
- The downward-inching of SSD prices of late is a welcome sight to many a sad PC builder. These days, you can actually get big drives like the Mushkin Reactor 1 TB for the low amount of $213 at Newegg. If you don't need that much speedy solid-state storage, perhaps the Mushkin Triactor 3DL 480 GB drive would serve you well, for just $99.98 from Newegg. Finally, for simpler needs you can't go wrong with the Silicon Power S55 240-GB SSD for a scant $49.99 after promo code EMCXPTRT2 at Newegg.
- It's all about power these days, they say. The discerning builder would do well to light up their PC with a beefed-up unit like the Corsair RM750x. This 80 Plus Gold-rated power supply has fully-modular cabling, a helping of SATA and PCIe power plugs, semi-passive cooling, and can be yours for $109.99 from Newegg with the promo code EMCPTRT28. If you'd rather have a more compact unit, perhaps you'd like Antec's HCG 850 Gold power supply that can also be had for $109.99 at Newegg. This model has a $30 rebate card available, though. Whatever your choice, either unit has ten-year warranty coverage.
- Here's another combo deal for you. Whether you need more space for your collection of cheese pictures or just want to embiggen your home server, this two-pack of Seagate IronWolf 8-TB hard drives is just the ticket. These drives are 7200-RPM affairs with NAS-optimized firmware and a generous 256-MB cache. Newegg will hand them to you in exchange for $419.98. That works out to $26.25 a terabyte.
- Finally, you may be eyeing a mid-range build with one of Intel's Coffee Lake desktop CPUs and thinking you need a good home for it. Those shoes can be filled by the MSI Z370 Gaming Plus motherboard. This circuitry tile has a metal-reinforced main PCIe slot and an Intel-powered Gigabit Ethernet controller. It can be yours for just $109.99 from Newegg, and you get a $20 rebate card as an offer.
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, Rakuten, Walmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.