Tuesday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB for $113, cheap RAM, and more

Howdy, folks. We're short on time for pleasantries today, but you'll be fine. After all, you have a review to read—that of the Intel Core i9-9980XE. That's one big, seriously fast chip. Before you head out, though, grab your credit card and take a look at the selection of deals we have today.

  • Our headlining deal today is the Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB NVMe solid-state drive. Samsung's NVMe drives don't really need an introduction since they can be very easily be described as frickin' fast. The model on hand can push 3400 MB/s doing sequential reads and 2300 MB/s on writes. Random I/O is the reason why you'd get a PCIe drive, though, and those figures ring in at a whopping 370K IOPS on reads and 450K IOPS while writing. Take this speedy gumstick home for $112.99 from Newegg with the promo code EMCXEEES2.

  • If you're looking a bigger SSD instead, the Adata SU800 2 TB fits that bill just fine instead. It's popped up time and again in our deals posts as it's darn fast for a SATA drive (560 MB/s in sequential reads and 520 MB/s when writing) and is often deeply discounted. Today's price is $221 at Rakuten with the checkout code AD39. That's just 11 cents a gigabyte, folks.

  • Memory's another item with ever-sinking prices, meaning the time is ripe for that new build or upgrade. We have a selection of G.Skill offerings today, starting with the Aegis 16-GB dual-channel kit of 3000 MT/s DIMMs. This set is simple, fast, and goes for a mere $104.99 at Newegg. If that speed grade isn't enough for you, go ahead and grab the Ripjaws V 16-GB set of 3600 MT/s sticks for not much more at $119.99. Finally, should capacity matter more than speed, the Ripjaws V 32-GB dual-channel kit clocked at 2400 MT/s is currently sitting pretty at $219.99

  • How does eight Zen cores and sixteen threads sound? That's what's in the AMD Ryzen 1700X processor. Those cores can hit speeds as high as 3.8 GHz, too. You can take one of these chips home for a mere $149.99 from Newegg.

  • In the event that you're looking for a competent budget rig, you'd be hard-pressed to find better than this combo deal we have here. The Intel Core i3-8100 is an evergreen budget processor thanks to its Coffee Lake four cores ticking away at up to 3.6 GHz. That chip's accompanied by the MSI B360M Gaming Plus, a few-frills board that has everything you need and even a couple bonuses like Intel-powered Ethernet, a USB Type-C port, and a metal jacket around the main PCIe slot. Take both items home from Newegg for just $169.98 (or $40 off the regular price), and you can use the included mail-in rebate to get another $20 back.

  • The final item today is the Antec P110 Luce enclosure. This chassis got a TR Editor's Choice award when we reviewed it thanks to a fantastic combination of well-though internals coupled with noise-cancelling features, plus a nice loadout of front-panel ports including an HDMI output. The enclosure is selling for $84.99 at Newegg. That's a nice price on its own, but there's a $25 mail-in rebate on offer. Altogether, it's a heck of a deal.

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
    • 9 months ago

    Whoa that Adata SSD is unbelievable value. I might actually try Adata the next time I get an SSD.

    • Demetri
    • 9 months ago

    Vega 64 for $405.00 after promo code EMCEEPX32

    [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202326&Description=vega%2064&cm_re=vega_64-_-14-202-326-_-Product[/url<] Looks like a new AMD game bundle is coming on Thursday when the RX 590 launches. It includes Resident Evil 2 Remake, Devil May Cry 5, and The Division 2. I don't know if it's only for the 590 or if Vega gets it too, but it may be worth waiting to find out.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 months ago

    Time to stock up on RAM before the next conveniently-timed factory fire shoots prices back through the roof.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 9 months ago

      Or flood. That’s what took out the Thailand hard drive fabs a few years ago and destabilized the market.

        • UberGerbil
        • 9 months ago

        [url=https://i.imgur.com/aVMK9Zb.png<]Why not both?[/url<] (with apologies to Gary Larson)

    • DPete27
    • 9 months ago

    What about that sweet sweet [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0JC-0081-00019<]Pixio 32" [b<]FLAT[/b<] VA 1440p 48-144Hz FreeSync monitor for $330[/url<]

      • mvp324
      • 9 months ago

      I just looked at the info for that monitor, at the part for refresh rate they used images that became more clear the higher the Hz. I was under the refresh rates helped to reduce blur from motion/perceived motion.

        • DPete27
        • 9 months ago

        Wouldn’t less blur be more clear?

        • Voldenuit
        • 9 months ago

        LCDs use a ‘sample and hold’ image display scheme. When motion is displayed, Frame 1 is shown until VBLANK, and then Frame 2 is shown, etc.

        Having a succession of static images shown in succession to the brain is perceived by us as motion, but our brain does not like the ‘fakeness’ of having one still image being shown for 16ms and then suddenly flipping to a new image with the same objects moved in space the next moment, and this causes perceptual motion blur (which is separate from any actual pixel level blur in the display technology).

        Lightboost/ULMB work by strobing the display and inserting blank frames between displayed frames. This reduces the perceptual blur caused by sample and hold, making motion look smoother.

        I would imagine that high refresh rates achieve a similar (though not equivalent) result because each frame is being displayed for a shorter time, so there is less discrepancy between each sample and held frame to trip up our brains.

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