Bargain basement: 32 GB of 3600 MT/s RAM for $160 and much, much more

  • Here's quite the shocking deal. RAM prices have been quite low of late, but what if we had a kit that's fast and capacious and cheap? Yep, it's the G.Skill Ripjaws V dual-channel 32 GB set with 3600 MT/s sticks. No, that's not a typo—these things really go that fast, and it's a total of thirty-two gigabytes. The timings are 19-20-20-40, and the price is (drumroll) only $159.99. As usual, G.Skill offers lifetime warranty coverage. Best hurry up and grab these before they're gone.
  • It's the return of the combos. The AMD Ryzen 5 2600X processor is as balanced a mid-range chip as they come, packing six Zen+ cores and twelve threads, each capable of ticking away at up to 4.2 GHz. There's a Wraith Spire cooler in the box, and AMD throws The Division 2 Gold and World War Z as freebies. Meanwhile, the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming is one fine Ryzen motherboard. It sports an Intel Ethernet controller, a souped-up Realtek ALC1220-VB audio codec, and two M.2 sockets, one of which sits underneath a heatsink. There's a decent amount of metal over the VRMs and onboard LED lighting for good measure. Newegg will throw both these bits of kit in a box for the amount of $244.98, or $70 off what they'd normally go for separately.
  • There's an additional combo deal today. The Intel 660p 512 GB NVMe drive should be a stranger to no-one, thanks to its ubiquity in our deals posts. It can push 1500 MB/s in sequential reads and 1000 MB/s when writing. Its combo companion is the MSI Radeon RX 70 Armor 8 GB OC graphics card, a well-known pixel-pusher with a 1268 MHz core clock. The price for the entire combo is just $189.98, or a $36 savings compared to the regular total. However, Newegg also throws in a $20 mail-in rebate that could bring the endgame total to $169.98.
  • Any self-respecting desktop these days needs a good power supply to get it going, like the Corsair TX850M. This unit has semi-modular cabling and an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating. There's a 140-mm fan inside, and the 12 V rail can push 62 A. The price is $89.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCTAUB28, and there's a $20 rebate card on tap.
  • The last item today is the Asus Vivobook 15" laptop (F505ZA-DH51). Contrary to most portables, this one is powered by an AMD chip: the quad-core, eight-thread Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega 8 integrated graphics. Next to this chip sit 8 GB of RAM along with a 256 GB SSD. The display has a resolution of 1920×1080, and the price is currently set at $499 at Amazon.

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    • anotherengineer
    • 7 months ago

    I was hoping for a variety of port (wine) and olive oil deals.

    Morphine, please fix.

    • jihadjoe
    • 7 months ago

    Going by those timings the G.Skill RAM kit is very likely using Hynix C-die. I have a 16GB version and managed to tweak timings to 16-19-19-38 following 1usmus guide for Ryzen.

    • crabjokeman
    • 7 months ago

    The Ryzen 2600X and Gigabyte mobo combo is gone already and I was seriously considering grabbing it. 🙁

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 7 months ago

      There should be one last flurry of Ryzen 5 2600X deals once the 3600X is officially announced.

        • sweatshopking
        • 7 months ago

        yeah, but then we’ll all want the new shiny

          • JustAnEngineer
          • 7 months ago

          The existence of newer CPUs won’t change the performance of the older model. If you and the other Skritt all rush to the new shiny when it arrives, there may be some good deals available on the older gear that you have suddenly shunned.

          I tend to be an early adopter for CPUs, so I expect to pay a price premium for the latest thing.
          [url<]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnB1TgxgwEA[/url<]

    • flptrnkng
    • 7 months ago

    Gigabyte X570 Aorus?

    Jumping the Gun a bit?

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 7 months ago

      Morphine lives in the future.

      • morphine
      • 7 months ago

      Derp! 🙂

      Thanks for the heads-up, fixed.

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