Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 1500X for $140 and more

A fair day to you, gerbils. Long have I enjoyed in jokes about constipation. I am not laughing anymore after having experienced serious bloatedness for the first time. All is slightly better in the world now, though, and I can finally wear a belt without major discomfort. None of that is an excuse for missing out on hardware deals, though. Here are today's top picks.

  • The proceedings today start with a chip that's just perfect for a mid-range build. The AMD Ryzen 1500X has four Zen cores and eight threads ticking away at a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9 GHz. There's an included Wraith Spire cooler in the box, and you can have the whole thing for $139.99 from Newegg.

  • We brought along a couple items from Adata's storage aisle, too. The first one is an NVMe affair, the XPG SX8200 960-GB gumstick. This PCIe drive is a frequent sight in our deals thanks to its 3200 MB/s sequantial read and 1700 MB/s sequential write speeds and healthy random I/O performance. You can have it for $178.34 from Rakuten with the checkout code AD26.

  • The second solid-state drive for today is a SATA affair, the Adata SU800 512 GB. Once again, this unit requires little introduction. It can push 560 MB/s when doing sequential reads and 520 MB/s for writes. It's currently priced at only $75.99 at Newegg, undercutting a lot of similar and even worse-performing drives. Get it while it's hot.

  • Everyone loves to play some games on the go (and not necessarily on phones, Blizzard), but laptops with enough horsepower for that task are expensive… or are they? The Dell G3 (G3579-7054WHT-PUS) 15.6" lappie we have today packs an Intel Core i7-8750H paired with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB graphics card and 8 GB of RAM. For storage, you get a 128-GB solid-state drive with a 1-TB spinner. The screen is a 1920×1080 affair, just right for keeping frame rates high. Walmart will hand you the box for a mere $729, and you get to choose between white or black finishes.

  • Just in case the machine above doesn't have quite enough punch, check out the MSI GS63 VR Stealth Pro. This higher-end laptop comes with a Core i7-7700HQ processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a beefy Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card. Once again, a 128-GB SSD and a 1-TB hard drive handle storage duties, but the screen on this unit should have better color reproduction than most. You also get Thunderbolt 3 support for good measure. Take this machine home for $1199 from Newegg, and you can make use of the $150 rebate card to get some of those dollars back.

  • Amazon's running a pretty nice sale on Logitech devices, and we think you should check a few out. We're partial to the Logitech MX Master 2S wireless mouse at $55.99, the G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse at $38.75, and the K400 Plus keyboard-and-trackpad combo at a mere $17.98. I have the regular K400 in the living room and it does the job just fine. Click this link here and check out the wares.

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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    • OptimumSlinky
    • 1 year ago

    I have a 1500X that I picked up a while back for around $135 and it was worth every penny. Scrappy little CPU, that one.

    • unclesharkey
    • 1 year ago

    Newegg has a Sapphire 470 8gb card for $109.00 and free shipping. It only has a DVI output but who who cares. I picked one up for my daughters computer. Will have to post back once I try it out. On the page it does not say used or refurbished but there is only a 30 day warranty.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 1 year ago

    Prices on 16 GiB DIMMs are still dropping.
    [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232709<]$234[/url<] 2x16 GiB PC4-25600 G.Skill Sniper X F4-3200C16D-32GSXKB (DDR4-3200, 16-18-18-38, 1.35 V)

    • meerkt
    • 1 year ago

    Seagate 8TB STEL8000100 external again at $140:
    [url<]https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HD6ZLQ6/[/url<] Waiting for 4TB internal for $70...

    • rnalsation
    • 1 year ago

    The Adata SU800 512 GB is on a flash sale on Amazon for $64.99 for the next hour from this post time.

    Does this link look right to shoehorn in your referral?
    [url<]https://aax-us-east.amazon-adsystem.com/x/c/Qsm6fDnGxuYwsCdYwD-URz8AAAFm6kRaRwEAAAFKAaPECuU/https://www.amazon.com/ADATA-SU800-512GB-3D-NAND-ASU800SS-512GT-C/dp/B01K8A29CS/ref=as_at?linkCode=w61&imprToken=LnpW3FigDvwCmwHYl0Gauw&slotNum=4&tag=techreport09-20[/url<] Edit: All the SU800's are on a flash sale. 128GB $23.40 256GB $39.94 1TB $114.74 2TB $269.99

      • UberGerbil
      • 1 year ago

      Nice. Ordered. Thanks for the head’s up.

      (A TB of solid state storage at ~11 cents/GB. What a world.)

        • SirReptitious
        • 1 year ago

        A couple of weeks ago Newegg was selling the Micron 1100 2TB SSD for $212.50, which comes out to 10.4 cents per gig. I already had one, but for that price I couldn’t resist buying another one. ;-D. And I trust Micron over Adata any day of the week…

      • Eversor
      • 1 year ago

      AData is the worst SSDs you can find on the market. I had a Sandforce based one that wasn’t doing wear levelling, so the drive was almost dying despite few writes.
      The RMA drive is – after 6 months – stalling for seconds on bad blocks without re-mapping them.

      AData customer support is equally terrible. Stay away.

        • rnalsation
        • 1 year ago

        Sandforce.

    • rnalsation
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]Click this link here and check out the wares.[/quote<] [quote<] Looking for something? We're sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site Go to Amazon.com's Home Page[/quote<] There is too much to this link for me to figure out how it is broken. [url<]https://aax-us-east.amazon-adsystem.com/x/c/QpJxf3mdbxOfSntMVPFyY9UAAAFm6jxkEQEAAAFKAXwrSgg/https://www.amazon.com/apb/page/ref=as_at-8_f379_c7fc0c4b/?linkCode=w61&imprToken=sFTakV99TlNQ91OZ7gQLiA&slotNum=3&tag=techreport09-20[/url<]

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Thanks for the heads-up, that was a copy-paste snafu. Go ahead and click the link in the article, it should be all good now.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]and not necessarily on phones, Blizzard[/quote<] SHOTS FIRED! Diablo Immortal can go DIAF. >:(

      • superjawes
      • 1 year ago

      Don’t you mean “DIA[u<]H[/u<]F"?

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        Die in a heckin’ fire. You betcha. 😆

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      Why are people so upset about Diablo Immortal? My wife is a pretty avid Diablo player and she’s pretty excited about it.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 1 year ago

        I’m disappointed by the platform choice, not the game itself.

        • superjawes
        • 1 year ago

        Besides the standard potential for exploitation that comes from mobile games ([i<]especially[/i<] when backed by a AAA publisher)? 1. Diablo games have released primarily on PC, with secondary releases to consoles. 2. [i<]Reaper of Souls[/i<], the last [u<]major[/u<] chunk of content for the Diablo universe, is over 4 years old now. 3. When asked about a PC release, the poor guy's response was, "You have phones, don't you?" 4. The announcement was made at Blizzcon, aimed at their core audience (who play primarily on PC or console). This announcement was just...tone deaf. Many Diablo fans want more content, but they want "real" content. Even if [i<]Diablo Immortal[/i<] is a great game, it will never scratch the right itch for those fans. Also worth mentioning: Blizzard probably would have received a much more positive response announcing this [i<]literally anywhere[/i<] other than Blizzcon.

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          much more eloquent in your response.

          • Goty
          • 1 year ago

          I guess I just don’t understand why everyone gets so up in arms about a game announcement when you can just, y’know, not play it.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            Believe it or not, people get emotional about franchises they’ve spent a few hundred or thousand hours with. I know I do.

        • Krogoth
        • 1 year ago

        They don’t realize that Diablo franchise is a rotting corpse and Immortal is a cash out to the Asian markets where mobile MMORRGs are a huge deal.

        • Voldenuit
        • 1 year ago

        People are upset because the ones who actually paid money to attend Blizzcon and to watch the streams are almost exclusively avid PC gamers.

        It’s like paying to go see a car show, but instead of a new car on the podium, the organizers announce a revolutionary bus pass.

        Blizzard should have announced Immortal either at a platform-agnostic event like E3, PAX, etc, or at most made it a half-time show like announcement at Blizzcon. But as the capstone presentation to an already lackluster Blizzcon, it was a slap in the face to people who actually paid money (and bought plane tickets and booked hotel rooms) to be there.

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