Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700X for $289 and more

By Crom's rocks, it's hot out there. The south of Europe and the Iberian peninsula in particular are sort-of-enjoying a second summer. That's not entirely desirable, though, no matter how nice it is to go out with just a t-shirt. Most of the country is on high alert for the chance of forest fires. Pine and eucalyptus smell real nice, but not when they reach your nostrils by way of smoke. Anyway, I'm sitting here in my office with the AC on and a ton of deals in hand. Let's check them out.

  • Fractal Design's enclosures are both formally and informally ranked among the best by the TR staff. The Define R6 Blackout is a roomy chassis that can take in motherboards up to EATX size and radiators up to 360 mm long in both the front and top sections. The bottom of the case can have a 280-mm heat exchanger, too. There's room aplenty for cable management and hard drives, and the case comes with two included 140-mm Dynamic X2 fans. Get it for just $109.90 from Newegg.

  • Looking for a speedy, affordable NVMe SSD for a contemporary build? You're looking for the Adata XPG SX6000 128-GB M.2 drive, then. This drive might not be the speediest demon around, but it'll still push 1000 MB/s in sequential reads an 800 MB/s in writes—more than enough to leave any SATA drive in the dust. Right now you can have one of these for a mere $32.99 from Newegg Flash while stocks last. That's an impulse buy if I ever saw one.

  • Continuing the theme of gear so affordable that its acquisition doesn't merit much thought, take a look at the Razer Deathadder Chroma mouse. This well-regarded rodent has a 10,000-DPI sensor, a sensible shape that's bound to fit many a hand, and RGB LED lighting. You can acquire one for just $37.99 from Newegg Flash. Get'em while they're hot, folks.

  • "What about them big SSDs" you say? Right this way, sirs and madams. The Western Digital Blue 3D 1-TB drive is a fine example of a simple, speedy, and steady SATA drive thanks to it 560 MB/s sequential read and 530 MB/s write speeds. The manufacturer says it's good for a whole 500 TB of writes and offers a five-year warranty. You can have this SSD today in gumstick M.2 or 2.5" rectangle flavors for just $149.99 at Amazon.

  • We saved the most expansive item for last—the Acer ET322QK and its 32-inch VA panel with a resolution of 3840×2160. This display is fairly bright for its size at 300 cd/m². It could make a perfect pair with an Xbox One X thanks to its FreeSync support and built-in speakers. It doesn't hurt that the stand is rather pretty, too. Take it home for just $319.99 from Newegg with the cart code EMCEPPT39. Just in case you were wondering, that's a even $10 per inch of 4K goodness.

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

    Just checked Newegg to see how much the FX-8350 is these days and it’s just $80. Not saying anyone should buy it unless you’re on a tight budget but it’s amazing how $80 can get you all that computing power in this day and age.

    • Phartindust
    • 1 year ago

    If you can’t quite muster up the cabbage for the 2700x, Amazon is selling the first gen 1700 for $200

    [url<]https://www.amazon.com/AMD-Processor-Wraith-Cooler-YD1700BBAEBOX/dp/B06WP5YCX6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1538694808&sr=1-4&keywords=ryzen+7+1700&linkCode=sl1&tag=jackalopeater-20&linkId=e69bc450314b7ca08ad7b52b199fde0d&language=en_US[/url<]

    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Thanks for the link to the WD. I just ordered its cheaper 250GB cousin since my main SSD has decided to go DOA. In the last 60 days I’ve had multiple HVAC issues, car issues, a phone that self destructed for no reason, and now a spontaneous SSD failure… ugh.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      Oh the humanity! How can we survive without your shameless [i<]shilling[/i<]! 😉

        • chuckula
        • 1 year ago

        Don’t worry. I have a fully operational shilling-continuity plan in place for just this kind of emergency.

    • Voldenuit
    • 1 year ago

    Just a heads-up, SATA M.2 SSDs eat up a SATA channel (well, duh), so depending on what PCH controllers you have on your motherboard, one of the existing SATA ports on your motherboard may be disabled when you install a SATA M.2 drive (or more if you’re installing multiple M.2 SATA drives).

    Unfortunately, you’ll probably have to read the manual to figure out which port is affected, because manufacturers rarely go to the trouble of pointing out the affected port by painting it a different color.

    EDIT: Oh, and motherboard manufacturers don’t always say when and which of their M.2 slots support SATA drives in the marketing and tech specs, so trying to figure that out is a pain.

    • LocalCitizen
    • 1 year ago

    free game on gog.com: SHADOW WARRIOR 2
    in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

      • Firestarter
      • 1 year ago

      free? that’s one hell of a deal! I paid good money for that game and it was worth it

        • DancinJack
        • 1 year ago

        GOG and CDPR are just great companies.

        I definitely endorse everyone picking the game up for free, but I also suggest everyone shop at GOG.com to support them in the future. Great people.

          • Firestarter
          • 1 year ago

          forgot to mention: 4-player COOP! Lots of fun with friends to be had

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      OOoooooh. Trog grab!

    • drfish
    • 1 year ago

    I’m tempted to pick up one of the hot off the extrusion line [url=https://www.amazon.com/USB3-1-Type-C-Mobile-10Gbps-Enclosure/dp/B07H6CZRGY/<]NVME M.2 external enclosures[/url<] to toss that cheap Adata drive in. Too bad the enclosure would cost almost the same as the drive. I wonder how an Optane module would work in that thing...

      • Shobai
      • 1 year ago

      Pretty similarly, just with less capacity.

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