TR’s Black Friday PC hardware deals-travaganza

Hey, everybody. Hope you're shaking off the turkey torpor this morning, because we're going to be perusing hundreds of PC hardware deals and bringing you the cream of the crop. Keep refreshing this post throughout the morning to see what we've found.

  • EVGA's GeForce RTX 2070 XC Gaming graphics card is just $484.99 at Amazon. GeForce RTX products are still quite new, and deals like this are rare.
  • Nixeus' EDG27 monitor is $349.99 at Newegg. We can't overstate how stupid-low this price is for a FreeSync gaming monitor with a 30-Hz-to-144-Hz variable-refresh-rate range
  • Need a graphics card to make the Nixeus EDG27 above shine? MSI's Radeon RX Vega 56 reference card is $339.99 at Amazon, and it'll do a great job for 2560×1440 gaming.
  • Need even more pixel-pushing power? It's rare to find a Radeon RX Vega 64 card for less than MSRP with a cooler sufficient to tame that chip's considerable TDP quietly, but Asus' ROG Strix RX Vega 64 fits the bill, and it's just $474.99 today at Amazon.
  • Big chunks of solid-state storage are cheaper than ever, and Crucial's fine MX500 1-TB SSD is no exception. This drive is available at Rakuten for $119.99 with checkout code BF20, or just 12 cents a gig. That's crazy stuff.
  • AMD's Ryzen 7 2700 CPU is $229.99 with promo code EMCEERS226 at Newegg. You get eight overclockable cores and 16 threads of Zen+ power for the price of six cores and 12 threads. 'Nuff said.
  • The Ryzen 7 2700 is a great performer, but maybe you want even more performance with no effort. Get a Ryzen 7 2700X from Walmart for $299.99. This TR Editor's Choice CPU performs at its best out of the box thanks to its Wraith Prism cooler.
  • If six cores and 12 threads is what you want, the Ryzen 5 2600X is just the ticket at $169.99 from Amazon. High clocks and a good stock cooler make this chip hard to beat.
  • Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard is $179.99 at Newegg after a $30 mail-in rebate. This board is a top-end home for eighth- and ninth-gen Intel Core CPUs thanks to a power-delivery subsystem more typical of X99 and X299 boards.
  • Corsair's CX450M PSU is $19.99 after promo code EMCEERE22 and a $20 mail-in rebate at Newegg. If you need a cheap PSU from a reputable manufacturer to power a budget build, you could do far worse than the CX450M for this money. If you don't need modular cabling, the plain CX450 is just $14.99 after promo code EMCEERR34 and a $20 MIR.
  • Perhaps more power is in order for your next build. In that case, you can get EVGA's Supernova G3 650-W PSU for $49.99 or Supernova G3 750-W PSU for $59.99, both from Amazon.
  • MSI's Armor Radeon RX 570 8 GB is $134.99 after promo code EMCEERE58 and a $30 mail-in rebate at Newegg. That's an incredible price for a high-performance graphics card paired with enough memory to handle even the highest-quality textures at 1920×1080.
  • Want a little more shader power from your Radeon? Gigabyte's Aorus RX 580 8 GB is $199.99 at Amazon, and it's a great bet thanks to its beefy pair of fans and high-grade heatsink.
  • Gigabyte's Aero 15X notebook is $1729 at Newegg with promo code EMCEERR48. With a Core i7-8750H, a GTX 1070 8 GB Max-Q graphics card, a 512-GB SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and a 144-Hz 1920×1080 display, this system stands ready to chew through the toughest games on the go.
  • HyperX's Cloud II gaming headset is $69.99 at Newegg and at Amazon. HyperX makes some of the most well-reputed gaming cans in the business, and this is just about the lowest price you'll see for this popular headset.
  • Asus' ZenBook 14 ultrabook is $799.99 after promo code EMCEERS85 at Newegg. This wafer-thin machine has a swift Core i7-8550U CPU, a GeForce MX150 discrete graphics card, a 256-GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM inside for productivity power anywhere.
  • Dell's ever-popular XPS 13 9370 is just $999.99 at Rakuten with the checkout code DELL200. The config you get for that price features a Core i7-8550U, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256-GB SSD, and a 1920×1080 display with 100% sRGB coverage.
  • Need a knockaround notebook? Dell's Inspiron 14 7472 is $549.99 at Rakuten with the checkout code DELL100. That gets you a sweet Core i5-8250U CPU, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of NAND storage, and a 14" 1920×1080 display.
  • For an ultra-powerful ultrabook, check out the HP Spectre X360. For $1099.99 at Best Buy, you get a Core i7-8550U, 16 GB of RAM, a 512-GB SSD, a GeForce MX150 discrete graphics chip, and a 4K display.
  • Want to game on the go? Check out Acer's Predator Helios 300. For a cool $999.99 at Amazon, you get a Core i7-8750H, a GTX 1060 6 GB graphics chip, 16 GB of RAM, and a 256-GB NVMe SSD. You get a 144-Hz 1920×1080 screen in the bargain, too.
  • Dell's SE2717HR monitor is $119.99 at Walmart. This 27", 1920×1080 display has an IPS panel and FreeSync support up to 75 Hz. If you're trying to get into tear-free gameplay for not a lot of cash, this display looks like a great bet.
  • Bose's QuietComfort 35 II wireless noise-canceling headphones are $299 at Walmart and at Amazon. If you travel by air even infrequently or need to enjoy music in a noisy household, you owe yourself a pair of these. This price may be the lowest ever for these cans.
  • Nikon's D750 DSLR is $1396.95 at Adorama with a genuine Nikon MB-D16 vertical grip. The D750 is an outstanding mid-range full-frame DSLR, and other sites aren't matching Adorama's bundle for value.
  • Need a cheap X399 motherboard to host the cheap Threadripper CPUs that have been floating around of late? You can get an Asus Prime X399-A for just $209.99 or a slightly fancier ROG Strix X399-E for $239.99 at Amazon.
  • Every PC build these days needs fast DDR4 RAM, and Crucial's DDR4-3000, 16-GB Ballistix Sport LT kit is just $99.99 at Amazon today.
  • In that vein, Adata's XPG Gammix D10 16-GB DDR4-3000 kit is $87.99 at Rakuten with the checkout code BF20.
  • For high-octane CPU-cooling power at a low price, it'd be hard to go wrong with Corsair's H100i V2 closed-loop liquid cooler for $75 at Amazon.

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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    • Phartindust
    • 1 year ago

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    • chuckula
    • 1 year ago

    Spent Black Friday in the woods and bought nothing.

    Best. Day. Evar.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      I’m glad someone found you and brought you home.

        • ermo
        • 1 year ago

        At a steep discount, natch.

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 1 year ago

    I got the Dell SE2717HR (R stand for retail) last Thanksgiving for $100. I think worst buy had the 2019 model for around $120 this year.

    • DoomGuy64
    • 1 year ago

    IPS AHVA. No. Isn’t it one or the other? VA or IPS? Which is it?

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 1 year ago

      AHVA is a type of In-Plane Switching, not Vertical Alignment.

      [url<]https://www.pchardwarehelp.com/guides/lcd-panel-types.php[/url<] [quote<]What is AHVA? Yet another proprietary "IPS-like" panel type that offers similar performance to PLS. Developed by AUO, AHVA is short for Advanced Hyper-Viewing Angle. The acronym can be slightly confusing as AHVA technology will sometimes be mixed up with Vertical Alignment (VA, see below) even though it makes use of In-Plane Switching (IPS).[/quote<]

        • DoomGuy64
        • 1 year ago

        Also is it PWM? Many newer monitors use the blinking technology for screen dimming, which can cause eye strain.

        Edit: I know the Samsung is. Glad I got my Asus before they all stopped making good monitors.

    • BobbinThreadbare
    • 1 year ago

    The Amazon price for the 2600x is back to normal but the newegg Ebay store has it for $175

    [url<]https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMD-RYZEN-5-2600X-6-Core-3-6-GHz-4-2-GHz-Max-Boost-Socket-AM4-95W-YD260XBCAFBO/302904373081?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4cbebe9b725e44cda44399c71baed8ad%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D163358688070%26itm%3D302904373081&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ab4d35e1e-ef60-11e8-8818-74dbd1806459%7Cparentrq%3A4251f3f91670ac3cd37e6d1bfff07f3b%7Ciid%3A1[/url<]

    • CScottG
    • 1 year ago

    Home Theater Power Recliner $299:

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    • CScottG
    • 1 year ago

    -16gb of ram for almost as low as it was in 2016,

    ..known in the industry as the pre-collusion era.

      • Krogoth
      • 1 year ago

      This is a common misconception.

      The real reason why prices spiked with DDR4 has far more to do with memory guys switching their production over to flash memory. There was unexpected demand for DDR4 with surge of desktop sales from Ryzen launch and Intel’s following response with Coffee Lake. People were finally upgrading their aging Sandy Bridge-Haswell-era hardware en mass.

      Memory prices exploded as a consequence.

      It is just people got spoiled rotten by bargain basement prices of DDR2 and DDR3 when demand was practically non-existent and the market was flooded with units.

        • CScottG
        • 1 year ago

        ..and I’m sure that’s what their lawyers will *argue.

        No, it’s definitely collusion. (..and they’ve done it before.)

        In 2014-15 the big 3 (controlling 98%) of the market expanded their manufacturing to compensate for SSD’s. (..and actually over-compensated, which caused a “glut” and prices to lower 2015-16.)

        Between 2016 and 2017 prices DOUBLED when these 3 had more than enough DRAM to meet market demands, and that doubling was reasonably uniform between all 3. Simultaneously – all 3 manufacturer’s revenues from DRAM doubled during that period and it wasn’t because of a doubling in market.

        They have probably scaled back on production since 2017 despite having more than enough manufacturing capacity to meet market demands, in much the same way that the Oil & Gas industry starting shuttering refineries to inflate gas prices not long after gas hit a low of 80 cents a gallon (..around 2003 if I remember correctly).

        *and in the Texas Southern District Court no doubt. (..for the US lawsuits.)

          • morphine
          • 1 year ago

          How about both?

          • Krogoth
          • 1 year ago

          That earlier collusion was actually from the whole RAMBUS decable. The rest of the memory companies were getting back at RAMBUS’s shenanigans by flooding the market with DDR1 being sold at a loss and refusing to produce RDRAMs despite being paid to do so *cough* Micron *cough*.

          Anyway, the real reason why UDIMM DDR4 production was cut back significantly ~2015 is because they were sold at razor-thin margins due to the lack of demand. They were barely making any profit to justify production levels. Why would you continue to produce something en mass that is being only sold at a break even margins? It is fiscal suicide. It would make more fiscal sense to allocate production towards something with better margins and demand that was growing ala flash memory.

          The “prices hikes” for DDR4 UDIMM were from not from some smoky backroom conspiracy. They were entirely from price correction from unexpected surge in demand.

          People simply got too spoiled when UDIMM prices were at bargain basement levels when demand was practically dead and now gripe when a price correction comes around.

          • albundy
          • 1 year ago

          And how! I got a nice refund on the prior class action. i cant wait for this next one. i have all my receipts lined up and ready to go!

    • albundy
    • 1 year ago

    these video card “deals” are very sad. i expected much better, but both companies are keeping their old cards high priced. i guess we’ll see how low that nvidia stock can go. i heard they were blaming miners for not buying more cards. live by the crypto, dive by the crypto.

      • NovusBogus
      • 1 year ago

      I don’t expect to see any great GPU deals anytime soon. RTX dies are physically big, like bigger than Vega big, so even if the launch sucked NV is boxed in when it comes to price cuts. Said poor launch is driving renewed interest in the GTX 10 series, and retailers know it as evidenced by limited stock, affiliate price-gouging, and other assorted shenanigans. AMD for its part is already a strong value play and stands to inherit the upper-midrange segment when Pascal stocks are depleted, so they would gain little from additional discounts.

        • leor
        • 1 year ago

        I think his point was why is the last gen still so pricey? I saw a deal for Vega 64 for damn near $500, which was the launch price almost a year and a half ago.

        The GPU situation is really sad, the card I bought in 2016 is gonna be running me into 2019. I have never had the same card through 3 calendar years.

          • CScottG
          • 1 year ago

          -try waiting 6 years for a video card upgrade. (..it’s not fun.)

            • Johnny Rotten
            • 1 year ago

            I’m into year 4 (980GTX) and its looking like it will be at least another 12-24 months before I upgrade (7nm nvidia or 7nm AMD)… really sucks because I am SOOOO tired of these 60hz 1080p monitors and lusting for a fast 3440×1440 UWD…

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 1 year ago

            2560×1440 monitors at 144 Hz with VESA standard adaptive sync are reasonably priced.

            The Nixeus EDG27 linked above for $350 and the Samsung C32HG70 for [url=https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=120166<]$461[/url<] posted on Wednesday are good examples.

    • cynan
    • 1 year ago

    Any thoughts on 2TB of cloud space (backup and syncing) for $245 (for life) at [url=https://www.pcloud.com/black-friday?channelid=135&label=Black%20Friday%202018%20-%20Ribbon<]pcloud[/url<]?

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      Whose life–yours or the company’s? Are they gonna be around for a while and is the service good?

    • NovusBogus
    • 1 year ago

    B&H has the Zotac 1070 Ti Mini on sale for [url=https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1369522-REG/zotac_zt_p10710g_10p_geforce_gtx_1070_ti.html<]$350[/url<]. They had the 1080 for $440, but sold out already. Some other retailers are reported to have vanilla 1080s for $440, but they're going fast due to the RTX's Krogothic launch reception.

    • ALiLPinkMonster
    • 1 year ago

    I saw this deal earlier today: [url<]https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-omen-by-hp-obelisk-desktop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-2tb-hard-drive-256gb-ssd-hp-finish-in-shadow-black/6285801.p?skuId=6285801[/url<]

    • TheEmrys
    • 1 year ago

    Sony a7II is down to $898! Its a steal.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    Better RX580 deal.
    [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126199<]Asus RX580 8GB for $185 after $15 off promo code[/url<]

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 1 year ago

      That cooler is exceptionally poorly reviewed, FWIW.

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        Oh, good to know!

        • juampa_valve_rde
        • 1 year ago

        Indeed. Sucks and gets broken easily.

        • Shobai
        • 1 year ago

        Just by users? Or also in the media?

          • derFunkenstein
          • 1 year ago

          Unless it happens to be the only example of a particular GPU on hand, it seems the review media rarely uses a review card long enough for those kinds of reliability problems to surface.

            • Shobai
            • 1 year ago

            Oh, for sure. I just recall a similar (brief) conversation I was involved in a few months back, where I tried to suggest basically the same thing and Jeff appeared to write the user reports off – it might have even been regarding the same card, but the details are fuzzy to me. He may very well have been justified, for all I know, it’s just kinda amusing to read now.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 1 year ago

            I think lots of people who want something badly enough will dismiss user reviews as “well the most vocal people are the ones that have problems”. And the thing is, you never know until enough people have a bad experience.

            Here’s [url=https://twitter.com/jkampman_tr/status/1066007028630519808<]another example[/url<] where somebody takes a bold stance to say something is isolated but you just never know for sure. I have no idea if 2080 Ti Founders cards are good or bad because I'll never have enough to know if it's a manufacturing defect. (and [url=https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-rtx-2080-ti-founders-issues<]here's some context[/url<])

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    • 1 year ago

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        • 1 year ago

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