Thursday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $130 and more

A fair day to thee, gerbils. All the hubbub on the interweb right now is about Nvidia's RTX graphics cards, and it's not likely to die anytime soon. Despite the undeniable speed of Nvidia's new offerings, we bet that value-conscious buyers are wondering how the new release will affect component pricing. Have no fear, for we're here twice a week with deals posts to answer that particular question. Have a look at today's selection.

  • Rejoice, for over the past couple weeks, there's been a sharp dip in RAM pricing. Exhibit A today is the Team Group T-Force Dark 16-GB set of DDR4 DIMMs clocked at 3000 MT/s. Their heatsinks are rather loud but probably effective, and the pack will only set you back $129.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCPYRP53.

  • Just yesterday I was doing some serious virtual machine wrangling and contemplating the acquisition of a speedy NMVe SSD so that my machine doesn't keel over from lack of random I/O. One potential candidate for that task would definitely be the HP EX920 1-TB NVMe drive. This byte stick can push up to 3200 MB/s in sequential reads and 1800 MB/s when writing. Newegg will hand it to you for just $229.99—or 23 cents a gigabyte for super-fast storage.

  • It may be the case that you're looking for a chassis, and today we have two. The first one is the Fractal Design Define R6 enclosure with a tempered-glass window and clad in a gunmetal-gray finish. It comes with three quiet 140-mm fans and has enough room for nearly any build you can conjure. The case is going for just $109.99 at Newegg, making it a no-brainer purchase.

  • If Fractal Design's styling just isn't your think, you can check out the Phanteks Enthoo Pro TG instead. This full-tower enclosure has integrated RGB LED lighting, a tempered-glass window, and enough nooks and crannies to store both your PC components and your grandma's sewing kit. You can order one of these for $99.99 from Newegg right now.

  • We haven't seen many superb deals on power supplies lately, but we just spotted one that's worthy of inclusion in our post. The EVGA Supernova 850 PQ is rated 80 Plus Platinum for power efficiency, uses Japan-made capacitors, and comes with a 135-mm fan. You also get enough power connectors for just about any build and a 12-year warranty if you register the unit with EVGA. Bring this juice box home for $99.99 from Newegg.

  • Lastly, a sweet high-resolution monitor. The Dell U2718Q is a 27" IPS monitor with a resolution of 3840×2160. The manufacturer says the contrast ratio is a healthy 1300:1 and that there's support for HDR10 on tap. The panel's bezels are strikingly slim, and the included stand offers height and pivot adjustments. Take this monitor home for $419.99 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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    • ronch
    • 1 year ago

    I haven’t been following RAM prices, but are there signs that they’re coming back down? I hope prices are back to normal when Zen 2 is released next year. Fingers and toes crossed.

    • anotherengineer
    • 1 year ago

    Pretty sad when that’s a deal for 16GB.

    2.5 years ago that was the normal price for a 32GB kit.

    • drfish
    • 1 year ago

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      • unclesharkey
      • 1 year ago

      How many FPS (Floors Per Second) does that thing get.

    • rnalsation
    • 1 year ago

    Posting Newegg links right above a Newegg CC info leak story.
    That’s a bold strategy Cotton, let’s see if it pays off.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    Hmm, looks like you might be able to unscrew and remove the red parts of those RAM heatsinks.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 1 year ago

    I must have missed something in the last 10 years, but when did we start referring to RAM speed by MT/sec instead of Mhz?

      • meerkt
      • 1 year ago

      Maybe since DDR1, though it became more necessary with DDR2, when internal and external clocks [url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_data_rate#Relation_of_bandwidth_and_frequency<]started diverging[/url<].

      • dragontamer5788
      • 1 year ago

      Most people refer to it as Mhz, which is technically incorrect. MT/s is “more correct”. The actual clockrate of 3000 MT/s RAM is 1500MHz.

      Other websites would probably call it 3000 MHz however.

        • Usacomp2k3
        • 1 year ago

        So it’s internal clock * X where X is called out by DDRX (aka DDR4 would be 4 * internal clock)? Why not just call it by clock? Because then it looks like each generation is slower than the previous? Seems silly.

          • Jeff Kampman
          • 1 year ago

          No, DDR4 stands for double-data-rate four synchronous dynamic RAM. The data rate is still twice the clock rate.

          • dragontamer5788
          • 1 year ago

          [quote<]internal clock * X[/quote<] * DDR4 is 2 * internal clock. * DDR5 will be 4 * internal clock Confusing? Yes. Welcome to technology. [quote<]Why not just call it by clock?[/quote<] Well, the question is what are you trying to measure? DDR5 will double bandwidth. You will be able to transfer twice as much data on the same clock in DDR5. So your bandwidth doubles. It doesn't necessarily mean that you can get your data faster (ie: latency remains the same), but there's a real, and solid, increase in bandwidth available here as technology improves. A 1333 MHz "real clock" DDR4 will have 2666 MT/s, while a 1033 MHz "real clock" DDR5 will have 4133 MT/s. If you did the "real" clock rate, then it'd be hard to describe the improvement (it [b<]looks[/b<] like DDR5 is slower, even though the overall bandwidth improved) --------- And since DDR5 is going to be Quad-pumped, shouldn't we call it QDR instead? Well... probably? But no one is calling it QDR5, they're calling it DDR5. Because technology is confusing. EDIT: Looking into it, I have confirmed that DDR5 is going to have two channels, but I don't know if its QDR. Maybe its just two double-rate channels?? In either case, DDR5's improvement is once again, in MT/s, and not in "real" clock MHz.

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