Deals of the day: an ASRock B350 motherboard for $50 and more


Howdy, folks. Bruno is on vacation today, but I've taken up his deal-sniffing mantle to find you the best discounts around on PC hardware right now. Here's what I found.

  • ASRock's Pro4 motherboards are popular with Intel and AMD builders alike for their reasonable quality at affordable prices, and the AB350M Pro4 is ready to handle value-packed Ryzen builds. It has a quartet of USB 3.0 ports and a USB 3.0 Type-C port on its back panel, a single PCIe x4 M.2 slot connected directly to the CPU, a budget-friendly microATX form factor, and an incredible $49.99 price tag after a $10 mail-in rebate.

  • If your tastes run toward Coffee Lake, Newegg has Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 5 motherboard on sale for $150, or $50 off, with the promo code EMCPXSP33. This is a fully-featured board ready to handle all but the most extreme Coffee Lake overclocks. It has four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports on its back panel, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports, built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and—of course—copious RGB LEDs.

  • Newegg also has the M.2 version of Samsung's 860 EVO 1-TB SATA SSD on sale for $189.99 with promo code EMCPXSP53. At 19¢ a gig, this is a fine balance of capacity and performance for a big chunk of solid-state storage.

  • If you value performance to go with your capacity, Newegg also has Samsung's 960 Evo 1-TB NVMe SSD on sale for $289.99, no code required. The company will throw in a free Far Cry 5 game code with your purchase, as well, a $60 value on its own. As far as we can tell, this is one of the lowest prices ever for this drive, and it's an all-around awesome performer. Amazon will sell you the 960 EVO for the same price, too, if you'd rather source it from there.

  • Midrange graphics-card prices are finally approaching sanity again, and MSI's Radeon RX 580 Armor 8G is exemplary of the trend. This pixel-pusher has a dual-fan cooler, two each of DisplayPort and HDMI outputs, and a 1366-MHz boost clock range. Newegg will sell you this card for $209.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate card, or below the RX 580 8 GB's suggested price of $229.99.

  • 4K monitors are another product category that has gotten more affordable of late, and LG's 27UD58P-B is a fine example. This display is a pretty standard IPS monitor with a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, a 5-ms response time, and 72% coverage of the NTSC color space (or about 100% of sRGB, give or take). It can sync up with FreeSync-capable graphics cards within a rather narrow 48-Hz-to-60-Hz range as a bonus. If you want to dive in, this monitor will run you just $259.99 with promo code EMCPXSP36.

 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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