Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X for $150, high-end laptops, and more

Can you feel it? There's tension in the air, like a massive coiled spring ready to pop in a flash. Black Friday is coming up, and everyone's credits card are preemptively attending PTSD support groups. There's a ton of computer hardware deals already on the air, and we've picked out the best for you. Three days out to Black Friday, and stuff is already looking this good. Check'em out.

  • We're kicking off today with mega-discounted AMD processors. The first one is the Ryzen 7 1700X. Last-gen it may be, but it packs one heck of a punch with its eight Zen cores and sixteen threads, all ticking away at up to 3.8 GHz. That's one potent poultice for soothing a CPU horsepower itch, and it's selling for just $149.99 at Newegg.

  • You thought that the price above was insane? Have the defibrillator handy, then. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is is a many-headed hydra with 16 heads and a total of 32 threads. Each of its cores can hit a 4-GHz boost speed, and there's 64 PCIe lanes for connecting all manner of high-throughput devices. This big honkin' chip can be obtained for a mere $449.99. If your workload can use this many cores, this processor is a no-brainer choice at this price.

  • While we're on the topic of high-resource usage patterns, how about an entire jug o' RAM? The G.Skill Ripjaws V 32-GB dual-channel kit clocked at 3600 MT/s is both big and fast enough for pretty much any build. Get this kit for your dual-channel work box, or pick up two for a HEDT build. At a stupid-low $229.99, what's not to like?

  • The craziness continues in the laptop aisle. I rather fancy Lenovo's Ideapad 720s-series machines, and we have two of those today. The first one has a Core i7-8550U processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a gigantic 1-TB solid-state drive. Get this, though—this lappie comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port and a gorgeous 4K display, and it'll only set you back $999.99 at Rakuten with the checkout code LEN190. Go on, pick up your jaw off the floor, I'll wait. If your budget can't stretch that far, you can have a variant with a nice 1920×1080 display and "only" 8 GB of RAM for the amount of $799.99 with the checkout code LEN110.

  • I personally think that subjecting a person to the horrible, tinny sound of underpowered and undersized speakers is torture that should be banned by the Geneva Convention. If you're still somehow affected by that, take a good listen to the Logitech Z625 2.1 speaker system. This set can push a combined 200 W of power and comes with a decently-sized woofer enclosure and multiple inputs. Set this atop your PC desk or even around your TV and enjoy good sound waves, all for $99.99 at Best Buy.

  • Remember those cheap hard drives? We do too, and we spotted one just now. The Western Digital EasyStore 4-TB 2.5" external drive is as nice a travel companion as any, and it's selling at $79.99 at Best Buy bundled with a 32-GB USB stick. You'll need to have a Best Buy account to see that price, but it's a worthwhile one.

  • You've heard all the talk about how creamy-smooth high-refresh-rate gaming is, and now it's time to walk the walk. The Nixeus EDG 27" display (NX-EDG27) is an AHVA monitor with a resolution of 2560×1440 and a 4-ms response time. Its claim to fame, however, is the refresh rate ranging from 30 Hz to 144 Hz. There's FreeSync support on tap with support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC), along with a height-adjustable stand and built-in speakers. You can take this display home for $349.99 for Newegg. That's right, only treefiddy for a high-end gaming display. Tank not included.

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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    • DPete27
    • 11 months ago

    Wow, [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053<]EVGA 550 G2 for $40[/url<] Same PSU I have, good unit, lowest price I've seen.

    • shank15217
    • 11 months ago

    Threadripper sold out, who da guessed?

    • blastdoor
    • 11 months ago

    wow, $449 for the 1950x! That’s a great price.

    If I didn’t already have my 2990wx machine, I’d build two 1950x machines.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      Yes, sounds good until you realize Zen 2 is around the corner. Opportunity cost should always be considered.

        • blastdoor
        • 11 months ago

        2019 is around the corner, and Zen 2 is supposed to come out in 2019. Does that mean zen 2 is around the corner? Hmmm….

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 11 months ago

          No, Zen 2 would be around the corner after 2019 for a total of 2 corners. Interesting analysis, bro.

    • nanoflower
    • 11 months ago

    Bruno, have you ever lived in an apartment? If so then you understand why people can’t go for that sound system of their dreams (or of their budget) but have to settle for something less. I replaced the old computer speakers I had been using for years recently with the Gigaworks T20 after looking around at various options. Saw some great options that would have given better sound quality but they also came with sub-woofers that just don’t work out well in most apartments thanks to wood construction that loves to let the deep bass sounds travel throughout the building.

      • morphine
      • 11 months ago

      I [i<]do[/i<] live in an apartment 🙂 Though it has, you know, actual walls instead of wood. But the sound insulation is crap, which is one of the reasons why I'm changing the flooring real soon and adding a "fake ceiling" (dunno the translation) at some point. Anyway, tangent aside, although I like my music at a decent listening volume, my beef is with sound quality first and foremost. Simplifying here (so the audio folks don't shoot me), the reason why I mention power ratings when talking speakers, receivers, etc is because reproducing low-end frequencies properly (that is, [i<]without[/i<] the boom) requires decent wattage. In the PC speakers / receivers market, gear from a quality brand that's decently rated is almost always indirectly the gear with the best overall sound, because you can be reasonably assured that the maker didn't cheap out on every possible part. I was definitely not suggesting "oh get these because they'll be loud!"

        • G8torbyte
        • 11 months ago

        “fake ceiling” I think you mean “drop-ceiling?” It is when you add an extra layer of ceiling tiles at a lower level. It can also help to absorb excessive echo/reverberation from solid walls if the tiles have an acoustic rated material.

          • morphine
          • 11 months ago

          Yeah, I believe that’s it. About 5cm or so, enough for small (half-sphere) LED bulbs and some packing/acoustic material.

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 11 months ago

          You can also lay some insulation on top of your drop tiles and inside your interior walls. The paper-backed fiberglass stuff adds an effective amount of sound insulation, too.

        • Lianna
        • 11 months ago

        Living in an apartment (with actual walls and crap sound insulation) does not stop some people from buying loud woofers. When I was buying good 5.1 set with a big woofer a few years ago, one of the opinions under listing was along the lines of “These speakers are ******* awesome, I have them for two weeks and the Police was called by my neighbors three times already.”

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 11 months ago

          Yeah, for being an inconsiderate (fill in blank). What did you think would happen? Now you’re bragging about it. Says a lot about you, bro.

        • sweatshopking
        • 11 months ago

        I thought you were gonna come and move in with me. We will be buddies and can chest bump and high five! BEST FRIENDS FOREVER

          • morphine
          • 11 months ago

          Suicide is also an option.

            • sweatshopking
            • 11 months ago

            #ucutmedeep

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 11 months ago

          Just don’t swear around Kate and the kids!

        • simbant
        • 11 months ago

        Its called “false ceiling”

    • willmore
    • 11 months ago

    There, you happy, Srsly_Bro?

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      No, because I’m stuck on the bus in Seattle traffic and the metro charged me twice.

    • DancinJack
    • 11 months ago

    Hey Bruno (and all), can you keep an eye out for NAS deals from Synology/QNAP over the holidays? I’d really like to get one but am hoping for a deeeeeeeeallllllll.

      • morphine
      • 11 months ago

      Sure thing, I’ll keep an eye out. Just keep in mind we pare down to roughly half a dozen of the best deals, down from an original list of maybe 20-odd.

        • DancinJack
        • 11 months ago

        Yup, no worries, and thanks!

      • nanoflower
      • 11 months ago

      So far Newegg only has this deal on QNAP NAS [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Storage/EventSaleStore/ID-46?N=100158125[/url<] which seems more like an ordinary sale. They will probably have better deals on Friday.

      • Voldenuit
      • 11 months ago

      DancinJack, were you on the Synology NAS topic in the forums? Picked up a QNAP TS-451+ 4-bay NAS for $399 last week from newegg after a $100 off promo code.

      And what do you know, it’s actually $10 cheaper today:
      [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822107251[/url<] You can also browse the NAS section of their sales: [url<]https://www.newegg.com/Black-Friday-Sale/EventSaleStore/ID-42?N=100161331[/url<]

    • leor
    • 11 months ago

    That threadripper is pretty tempting… any good deals on boards?

      • Thresher
      • 11 months ago

      I’d love to have one, but don’t do anything that could benefit with all those cores. But man, that’s a steal.

        • Krogoth
        • 11 months ago

        No kidding. It is hell of a deal for a HEDT/personal workstation build.

      • freebird
      • 11 months ago

      If you didn’t jump quick, it is too late.

      The link now reports:
      SOLD OUT .

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