Tuesday deals: a 16-GB RAM kit at 3600 MT/s for $112 and much more

Greetings, folks! I've started doing a little home improvement—well, paying for it, anyway. The first project was getting a new kitchen exhaust fan and under-cupboard lighting shining on the countertop. Both implementations are a swimming success, but there's a major catch: the better lights now quite handily illustrate how some of the appliances and assorted bits of kit need a good scrub. Alas, house work is never really done, is it? Never mind that anyhow, here are some sweet, juicy PC hardware deals.

  • It's safe to say that today is RAM day. The chip factories over in Taiwan must be working overtime, seeing as a lot of DIMM makers have discounted wares right now. Starting with the higher speed grade, we have the G.Skill Ripjaws V 16-GB kit at a honkin' fast 3600 MT/s. These should be a top choice for speedy rigs, and the asking price is just $111.99 from Newegg.

  • If you need a set of memory sticks that's both capacious and fast, take a look at the Team T-Force Dark 32-GB kit clocked at 3200 MT/s. The heat spreaders are a little on the garish side, but hey, it's a whole thirty-two gigabytes of fast RAM for only $199.99 at Newegg. For folks whose primary keywords for joy are "big" and "cheap," there's the Team T-Force Vulcan 32-GB kit with 2400 MT/s DIMMs at a price of $159.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCTVTY29.

  • Adata has a couple interesting options, too. The first is the Adata XPG Gammix 16-GB set with 3000 MT/s DIMMs and sleek silver-colored heatsinks. This kit is going for only $84.99 at Rakuten with the checkout code AD15. If you've gone the RGB LED lighting route, then you'll want to take a slight detour and inspect the Adata XPG Spectrix 16-GB kit at 3000 MT/s that's clad in multicolor lights and goes for $93.49 at Rakuten with the checkout code AD16.

  • Next up, a combo set with two pieces for an affordable-but-meaty rig. The Ryzen 5 2400G is our top choice for a budget CPU with competent integrated graphics thanks to its Vega 11 IGP and four Zen+ cores and eight threads clocked at up to 3.9 GHz. This chip will slot right into an Asus Prime B450M-A/CSM board that's got all the basics covered, including a PCIe x4 M.2 slot. Newegg will hand you both items for just $199.98, or $30 off the individual items' price.

  • 'Tis the season for building, and graphics card choices are aplenty now. The top pick of the day is the Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB with GDDR5X memory. This card has an overbuilt two-fan cooler and a nominal boost clock of 1708 MHz that'll almost certainly climb higher in actual usage thanks to Pascal's smarts. You can pick it up for $199.99 at Newegg, and the e-tailer will bundle it with an HDMI-to-VGA adapter and a Fortnite gift card.

  • We're perfecting proceedings with a pair of potent, powerful, pleasant portables. The first one is the Lenovo IdeaPad 720S. This 13.3" machine has a quality metal chassis, a 1920×1080 display, and a large trackpad. Inside, you'll find a Ryzen 5 2500U processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 512-GB NVMe solid-state drive. The price tag on it at Rakuten reads a silly-low $624.99 if you use the checkout code LEN110. Dayum.

  • Fold-over convertibles are quite handy, as is the case with the Lenovo Flex 5. This 15.6" machine has a 1920×1080 display which is a little on the low-res side, but it more than makes up for it with a big Core i7-8550U processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM and a 512-GB NVMe SSD. This all makes for one powerful convertible, and the best part is that all you need to take it home from Rakuten is $759.99 and the checkout code LEN140.

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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    • Usacomp2k3
    • 9 months ago

    That 2400G appears to be the sweet spot for general use with light gaming. I’d love to jump on one if I didn’t have to replace the RAM too. That halfs-again the price.

    • shaq_mobile
    • 10 months ago

    After dealing with carefully selecting ram for my ryzen… I’m always concerned about it. Has it gotten any better or do you still just need to use the mobos qvl?

      • Goty
      • 10 months ago

      It seems to be significantly better. This is of course anecdotal, but I built my parents two systems recently using a 2700X and a 2600 and they both worked fine and booted right up at 3200 using whatever random off the shelf, Hynix- based RAM we got a deal on at Microcenter. Things seem to have improved even for the first generation Ryzen parts somewhat with the newer AGESA versions. The 3200 MHz Corsair LPX I bought when the first generation launched (which IS on the QVL for my mobo) would only run at 2900 MHz with relaxed timings at launch, but will now do 3200 MHz at the rated timings with a little bit of other BIOS tweaking.

      • morphine
      • 10 months ago

      I have but a single data point, but I recently built a system for a friend, and I did nothing except buy whatever RAM (GSkill I think?) and enable the XMP profile.

      AFAIK Jeff hadn’t had trouble with XMP and Ryzens for a while now in his benchmarking efforts.

      • albundy
      • 10 months ago

      2nd that on gskill with hynix chips. gskill is notorious for extremely poor support. i have lost all confidence in this brand. my 16gb 3200mhz cas 16 kit refuses to go above 2933 on my asus b350 prime. i gave up after hours upon hours of tweaking. and based on their qvl, even the asus prime b450 doesnt support it, yet Team and HyperX hynix based 3200mhz ram is supported.

    • Shobai
    • 10 months ago

    You got my hopes up for an A320 successor, but that bundled mobo is “B450” (not “B340” ).

      • fr8train
      • 10 months ago

      Whoops. Good catch, it’s fixed now. Sorry to dash your hopes. :/

    • jensend
    • 10 months ago

    Hey, a nice deal on a Ryzen APU+mobo!

    Hey look, the mobo has no DisplayPort, meaning most of the inexpensive FreeSync monitors won’t work with it, noticeably diminishing the APU’s value!

    Boards without DP need to DIAF. There’s no good excuse for manufacturers putting VGA connectors on their boards instead. It’s 2019, not 1989!!!

      • mikewinddale
      • 10 months ago

      But this board doesn’t have VGA. It has HDMI and DVI. And FreeSync works over HDMI.

        • jensend
        • 10 months ago

        You’re wrong; it clearly has VGA, as you can easily see by looking at pictures of the board or by looking at the spec sheet.

        Yes, it has HDMI and DVI too, but most of the inexpensive adaptive sync monitors will only do DP adaptive sync; they’ll be stuck with fixed refresh rates if you plug them in via HDMI. Part of this is because the DP adaptive sync standard has been around for five years while the equivalent in HDMI has only been around for 15 months.

          • UberGerbil
          • 10 months ago

          [url=https://youtu.be/Gqd9c-Jbv7U?t=142<]DP is definitely preferable[/url<] But hey, there's usually why a particular mobo (or anything else) model is a "deal."

    • enixenigma
    • 10 months ago

    [quote<]Starting with the higher speed grade, we have the G.Skill Ripjaws V 16-GB kit at a honkin' fast 3666 MT/s.[/quote<] Link is to a 3600 MT/s kit.

      • morphine
      • 10 months ago

      Derp, thanks! Still honkin’ fast tho.

      • gmskking
      • 10 months ago

      Not surprising. I don’t think 3666 RAM actually exists. Unless it’s for the Devil of course.

    • chuckula
    • 10 months ago

    [quote<]16-GB RAM kit at 3666 MT/s for $112 and much more[/quote<] Funny, that's exactly what we charge for the W-3175x! With the emphasis on the "and much more".

    • gmskking
    • 10 months ago

    If it isn’t RGB ram, no one wants.

      • morphine
      • 10 months ago

      [quote<] If you've gone the RGB LED lighting route, then you'll want to take a slight detour and inspect the Adata XPG Spectrix 16-GB kit at 3000 MT/s that's clad in multicolor lights [url=https://click.linksynergy.com/deeplink?id=M5xBRlxV1sE&mid=36270&murl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rakuten.com%2Fshop%2Fadata%2Fproduct%2FAX4U300038G16-DR41%2F<]and goes for $93.49 at Rakuten[/url<] with the checkout code AD16.[/quote<] 😉

        • gmskking
        • 10 months ago

        Thanks. Just pointing out that RGB has taken over.

          • Ummagumma
          • 10 months ago

          RGB on everything is for “tweak heads” and “noobs”, not to mention fools with more money than brains, and more vanity than a Hollywood D-List star.

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