Almost-Black-Friday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $190 and much more

Mornin'. Black Friday is almost here, and we're going to dispense with the usual pleasantries. After all, you know what the deal is around here—just the finest hardware discounts for you. Here are today's picks.

  • Apologies for the repetition, but we're kicking off with some of the red team's processors today. After all, AMD's doing a pricing-and-value power play, and enthusiasts everywhere are happy to reap the benefits. Today, we have two discounted chips. The first is the Ryzen 5 2600X, a mighty unit containing six Zen+ cores and twelve threads, all sitting happy underneath an included Wraith Spire cooler and ticking away at up to 4.2 GHz. This is a fantastic CPU for a mid-range build, and it can be yours for just $189.99 at Amazon. If your budget can't stretch that far, we'll point you to the similarly specced, previous-gen Ryzen 5 1600 for a mere $130. That almost sounds too good to be true.

  • The kind of work you do on your desktop may require a processor with a little more kick, like the Threadripper 1920X. All of its 12 cores and 24 threads will be more than happy to take on rendering and compiling jobs, and the $344.99 price tag at Amazon looks a little unreal considering the caliber of chip we're discussing.

  • No self-respecting system these days should use el-cheapo RAM. You need something like G.Skill's Trident Z RGB dual-channel 16-GB kit clocked at a whopping 3600 MT/s. Stylish, steady, and speedy, these sticks should suffice for any situation. Get'em for $144.99 from Newegg. If you think your system won't make much use of RAM that fast, you can save $10 and opt for the 3200 MT/s variant for $134.99 instead.

  • If you're overclocking your CPU or simply using one with a high core count, you'll probably want to look at a cooling apparatus like the Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite ML240L. This 240-mm closed-loop liquid cooler has two RGB-LED-lit fans, a compact pump design, and will set you back just $59.99 at Newegg. There's a $10 rebate card available, too. By the way, if you want to use this cooler on a Threadripper CPU, Cooler Master will send you an adapter bracket for free.

  • Monitors are also deeply discounted these days, and we have a pair straight from Acer. The first model is the Acer Predator XB271HU. This display has an IPS panel with a resolution of 2560×1440, a maximum refresh rate of 144 Hz (that Acer says is overclockable to 165 Hz), a multitude of inputs, and a height-adjustable stand. The icing on the cake is support for Nvidia G-Sync, making this monitor a near-perfect gaming companion to a GeForce card. Grab the XB271HU from Newegg for $499.99 with the cart code EMCEERE35.

  • If you prefer a wider field-of-view, you can take a look at the Acer ED347CKR. This 34" ultra-wide display has a VA panel with a resolution of 3440×1440. The maximum refresh rate is a generous 100 Hz, and there's support for FreeSync. A pair of built-in speakers and a four-port USB hub round out the main specs. The price is $399.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCEERE37. 

  • Since we're on the topic of Newegg, the egg-tailer is running a big monitor sale. You can take one of many quality displays home with a 10% discount if you pick them from this list right here and enter the respective cart codes on the product pages.

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
    • 11 months ago

    That 2600X is such a sweet deal. Don’t really need to upgrade though, so I might hold out for another year or so. By then we’d probably have Zen 2 or 3 and hopefully RAM and graphics card prices will be more acceptable.

    • DPete27
    • 11 months ago

    [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053<]EVGA 550W G2 for $40[/url<]

    • ronch
    • 11 months ago

    Who would’ve thought a few years ago that AMD will make an epyc comeback and give us a very good 6C/12T CPU for $220, let alone $190? And $320 for 8C/16T? That’s practically a Haswell-E/EP for a small fraction of the cost. There’s just no way I’m getting Intel out of principle. AMD has always been all about offering great value all the way back to when they started making alternative x86 CPUs, and it just feels great choosing them over Team Blue.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 11 months ago

      So have you actually bought one yet, or are you just cheer-leading?

        • ronch
        • 11 months ago

        Cheerleading.

    • JustAnEngineer
    • 11 months ago

    The Newegg monitor list that Morphine linked in the last paragraph has the Samsung C32HG70 for $461. That’s a bargain.
    [url<]https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16824025164[/url<]

    • MOSFET
    • 11 months ago

    Nixeus EDG27 is at Newegg for $299, price in cart, as of Wednesday AM PST.

      • NoOne ButMe
      • 11 months ago

      I have one, is nice.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 11 months ago

      I got my Dell s2716dg for $350 at worst buy this time last year. Don’t waste your money on a trash no name brand.

        • zaeric19
        • 11 months ago

        Don’t waste your money on a TN panel.

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 11 months ago

          The alternative is Acer predators with the worst panels and QA in the game. I have an IPS Dell next to my TN. Both are reasonably calibrated. I can’t tell much of a difference. This isn’t your dad’s TN panel, bro.

        • MOSFET
        • 11 months ago

        You obiously have no idea…

        Where again did “Dell” manufacture that monitor?

          • Srsly_Bro
          • 11 months ago

          And out of what bin of rejected parts did Nixeus spawn out of? Thanks for helping me prove my point, bro.

            • MOSFET
            • 11 months ago

            It’s @JeffKampman front page recommended. Plenty of TR readers use them and there are no horror stories. I’ll take rejected Korean parts over high-end Chinese parts any day.

            If the discussion doesn’t pertain to you….

            There were plenty of ways to recommend your Dell without typical Internet diss on the thing you have yet to hear of.

        • Demetri
        • 11 months ago

        Nixeus is legit. The build quality is on par with well known brands, and they have the best Freesync implementation of this particular AUO IPS panel.

      • Aegaeon
      • 11 months ago

      Thanks for the tip MOSFET, that is the lowest price I have been able to find searching deal sites. Researching monitors it seems pretty much any brand you go with is going to be a panel lottery, so might as well take advantage of more lenient return policies for holiday season sales such as Newegg offers.

      Edit: Looks like this is sold by Newegg Marketplace seller Nixcen, not Newegg itself, but customer service reviews are positive.

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