Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 8GB ($249) - First on the list is the Sapphire NITRO+ RX 480 8GB, which is on sale over at Newegg until January 2nd. This card can be had for less at $234 if you take advantage of a $15 rebate. The NITRO+ RX 480 comes factory overclocked at 1342 MHz, this compared to the reference model at 1120 MHz. We have done extensive coverage on various models of the RX 480 and found it performs quite well at 1080p and 1440p on newer titles.
Rosewill Cullinan ATX Case ($119) - Tempered Glass side panels are a major trend in the 2016 PC case market, and the Cullinan by Rosewill is no exception. GN did a review of the Cullinan and Anidees AI Crystal enclosures, so check that out if interested in depth, thermals, and noise testing. The Rosewill Cullinan comes with 3 tempered glass panels, one for each side and one for the front. The Rosewill Cullinan is on sale at Newegg until January 2nd, and during that time you also get the Rosewill Valens 700W Power Supply for free. The Rosewill Valens is a non-modular 700 Watt PSU and the unit is 80 PLUS Gold certified. This is a considerable deal, as the 700W Rosewill Valens retails normally for $74, and most tempered glass side panel cases sell for more than the listed $119 price tag.
Corsair H100i V2 Liquid CPU Cooler ($100) - The Corsair H100i V2 (OEM CoollT) is an AIO Liquid Cooler featuring a 240mm radiator, two 120mm PWM fans, and a copper cold plate. The Corsair H100i V2 can be had for even cheaper, at $90 with a rebate. This discount makes it even cheaper than Corsair’s H80i V2 120mm cooler, making the 240mm H100i V2 the best of the two cooling solutions for the value. This deal expires Monday, January 2nd on Newegg, but the Corsair H100i V2 can also be had on Amazon right now for $100 as well.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini ($370) - For those looking to put together a small form factor build, either Micro-ATX or Mini-ITX, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini could prove to be a good option. The 1070 Mini by Gigabyte has a cooler that measures at 90mm, with overall card length at 6.7” or 17cm. This is by far one of the smallest GTX 1070s on the market, making it ideal for small form factor builds. The 1070 Mini comes with “Gaming” and “OC” modes that regulate the core and boost clock of the card. The “Gaming” mode provides a core clock of 1531 MHz and boost clock of 1721 MHz. Comparatively, the “OC” mode boasts a 1556 MHz core clock and 1746 MHz boost clock. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini, like all GTX 1070s, comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit bus. The Gigabyte 1070 Mini can also be found on Amazon for $370 at the time of writing.
This week will be focused on mostly catching up and preparing for January, 2017, which opens for GN with a trip to CES. Stay tuned.
- Ryan Greenberg