Feeling fine, fair folks of this fantastic publication? There must have been something in the watercoolers at most e-tailer's offices, since I can't recall in recent memory a day where I've collected so many potential deals. The major task was picking out the Best of the Best from all the contenders. Here's our top selection. We're pretty darn sure you'll be pleased.
- There are some sweet solid-state storage sales today, and the first one is the Adata XPG SX8200 960-GB drive. This NVMe gumstick can push up to 3200 MB/s when doing sequential reads, and up to 1700 MB/s when writing. We very much liked this drive's smaller sibling when we reviewed it. You can have the 960-GB unit for just $203.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code SAVE15.
- Our second deal of the day also happens to come from the same company. The Adata SU650 960-GB solid-state drive is more than roomy enough for your games library. The SSD can go as fast as 520 MB/s for reads and 440 MB/s when writing. Those specs and the fact that the drive lacks a DRAM cache won't set the world on fire, but the price very well might: only $114.75 at Rakuten with the checkout code SAVE15.
- Next up, a pair of fine motherboards. The first is the Asus Prime X470-Pro. This Ryzen-ready board has a pair of USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports on its back panel, Intel-powered Ethernet, and two M.2 sockets. Like any self-respecting mobo these days, it also has metal wrappings around the main PCIe slots, a Realtek S1220A audio codec, and a splash of RGB LED lighting. Grab it for just $139.99 from Newegg with the cart code EMCPYEE59.
- Slab of circuits #2: the Gigabyte Z370 Aorus Gaming 7. This is a high-end Coffee Lake affair with all the bells and enough whistles for a soccer match. There's metal pretty much everywhere: on the big PCIe slots, around the RAM slots, and on the copious heatsinks, namely the one atop the VRM. You get three M.2 sockets, one of the best-sounding audio soultions around with a Realtek ALC1220 codec coupled with an ESS Sabre 9018 DAC, Intel- and Killer-made Ethernet controllers, and enough RGB LEDs to make for a vaporwave-neon city if you photo the board up close. A mobo like this usually runs you a tidy sum, but Newegg's currently selling it for $199.99 with the cart code EMCPYEE62.
- Intel's Coffee Lake chips are speedy and cool, but not always affordable. Thankfully that's not the case today with the Core i7-8700 processor and its six cores, twelve threads, and mighty 4.6-GHz turbo clock. Whereas this chip would usually cost you well above $300, you can pick it up from Amazon for just $279.99.
- It's been a while since we've had a deal for speedy spinning storage, but that particular drought ends today. Newegg's selling a two-pack of mega-fast HGST Deskstar NAS 6-TB drives, for a grand total of 12 TB of room—enough for about 1/5 of your cheese picture library. You can grab the matched set for $299.99 from Newegg, or $50 off the regular price.
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.