Bargain basement: 32 GB of 3000 MT/s memory for $117, and a lot more

  • Daaaannng. That’s what I and the rest of the TR folks said when we found the G.Skill Aegis 32 GB dual-channel kit with 3000 MT/s DIMMs. These sticks are pretty simple. The heatsinks are minimal, and the timings are set to 16-18-18-38. What got us wowed is the price, which is a ridiculous $116.99 at Newegg. Soon enough you’ll get a pack of RAM free with your purchase of a large coffee.

  • Next up, a graphics card from the red team. The ASRock Gaming X Radeon RX 590 OC has three operation modes and can push its core clock to 1591 MHz in the fastest one. The heatsink is particularly large for efficient heat dissipation, and the input selection includes two DisplayPorts, two HDMI outputs, and a dual-link DVI connector. The price is just $199.99 at Newegg, and you get free codes for Resident Evil 2 Remake and an additional two games.

  • At a similar price point, we have the Intel 660p 2 TB NVMe SSD. Come on guys, y’all know this one. Data can stream sequentially at 1800 MB/s either way, and random I/O rings in at 220K IOPS both directions. As for today’s sale price, it’s only $176.99 with the cart code EMCTBVU47 at Newegg.

  • There’s never been a better time to get your 4K on at an affordable price. The LG 27BK67U-B monitor is a 27″ display with an IPS panel with a resolution of 3840×2160. Its color gamut should cover 99% of the sRGB space, and the contrast ratio is 1000:1. There’s FreeSync support on hand, as well. The included stand not only has height adjustment, but can also swivel and pivot. The input port selection includes a handy USB-C connector. As for the price tag, it reads just $299.99 at Newegg.

  • And now we move to the mobile aisle. There’s two laptops today, and we’ll start with the gaming model. The Asus TUF FX705DT-DR7N8 is a little pudgy with its 17.3″ display, but it’s got the goods inside. The machine’s powered by a four-core, eight-thread AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor sitting next to 8 GB of RAM. There’s a lot of room for games in the 512 GB NVMe SSD, and a Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics card with 4 GB of VRAM handles pixel-pushing duties. The port selection includes a handy USB-C connector, and the asking price is just $849.99 at Best Buy.

  • For something quite a ways more upmarket, there’s the Dell XPS 13 9380 laptop. Inside its well-milled chassis live an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a 512 GB NVMe drive. The star of the show, however, is the dashing 4K wide-gamut touch display. The machine is thin, light, and its price tag reads $1,597.99 at Rakuten.
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LocalCitizen
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LocalCitizen

Corsair MP510 SSDs got a big price cut on newegg after their MP600 on PCIe4 was announced

240 GB for $45
480 GB for $65, and
960 GB for $125

they got great general performance numbers, but their write latency is among the fastest. as good as 970 pro or optane 900p.
and power consumption is among the lowest, so it’s great for laptops.

[url<]https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=mp510[/url<]

morphine
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morphine

That’s pretty cool. I’ll have to see how they compare to the even-cheaper Intel 660p, but hey, more options is always nice.

derFunkenstein
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derFunkenstein

Anandtech put it on par with the 970 Evo and way above the 660p. That’s a legit deal right there.

[url<]https://www.anandtech.com/show/13438/the-corsair-force-mp510-ssd-review[/url<]

enixenigma
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enixenigma

I do NOT need to spend more money on storage right now.
I do NOT need to spend more money on storage right now.
I do NOT need to spend more money on storage right now.
I do NOT…

freebird
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freebird

I heard memory prices aren’t supposed to bottom out until around Fall of this year. That memory is cheap, but I still like the CL 16 across the board or lower; CL 14 preferably. We’ll see what Ryzen 3000 likes the best next month. I’ll sit on my 4x16GB 3000Mhz @ CL14-14-14-14 running my Ryzen 1700 for awhile longer I think.

Srsly_Bro
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Srsly_Bro

Ryzen 3 is going to utilize higher memory speeds. A fast, low latency 3600/3733 set is going to be the best value for that CPU line. 3000 is slow news unless you have older Zen CPUs or have Intel.

Intel also is purportedly cutting desktop CPU prices by 15%. Rip

freebird
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freebird

I was slumming around on Walmart and saw a 4-core Ryzen 1200 for $64.99, didn’t realize how much 1st Gen Ryzen has come down… with Ryzen 3000 around the corner it’s no surprise though. Hard to believe you can now buy a 16-core 1950x for $499 today when Intel was charging $999 for a 10-core 20 thread 7900X just 2 years ago. Competition is great. 😀 I’d think about getting this for my daughter if the half-life on her digital equipment wasn’t about 3 months…it has a digital pen and screen and she loves to draw. [url

derFunkenstein
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derFunkenstein

To me that price reflects its capabilities. Ryzen 3 1200 (3.1 / 3.4 GHz) is not as fast as the 2200G nor does it have the onboard graphics.

freebird
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freebird

That may be so, but now it is getting extremely inexpensive to build pretty competent PCs for general use… that and I have some left over mining GPUs that need a new home. $65 for a CPU, $75 mobo, $35-40 NVMe drive, some $75 memory, plus an old case/PSU lying around plus my over supply of GPUs. All my extended family members may be getting upgrades. If I didn’t have all the GPUs left over the 2200G is a great option, I already have built an ITX one for a HTPC, when it 1st came out.

LostCat
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LostCat

I’m still using 2400 and don’t see any strong reason to give a crap.

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