Intel i5-7400 CPU ($185) - First up, we have a quad-core socket 1151 CPU based on Intel’s 14nm Kaby Lake architecture. The i5-7400 has base and turbo clocks of 3.0GHz and 3.5GHz, respectively, and 6MB of L3 Cache. It’s also got a locked multiplier, meaning no overclocking support, but with a 3.0GHz base frequency, this CPU will perform just fine in most modern games. You can expect better cost-to-performance than the i3-7350K we just reviewed.The i5-7400 CPU is on sale at Newegg through today.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2400 ($97) - Next up, we have a 16GB kit of DDR4 RAM by G.SKILL. DDR4 prices have been increasing, so finding a 16GB kit for under $100 is a good deal right now. This set of G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 comes timed at 15-15-15-35 and has a cas latency of 15. The G.SKILL Ripjaws V kit we’ve listed comes with a silver heatspreader and is available at this price through Sunday 2/19, red and blue options are available as well at $110.
MSI Z270 Gaming M5 ($190) - The MSI Z270 Gaming M5 motherboard is on sale over at Newegg through Sunday for $190. There’s a rebate card bringing the price to $180, if that is of interest. This motherboard launched at $200, so some slight savings can finally be had on the Kaby Lake motherboards. The MSI Z270 Gaming M5 features RGB LEDs, reinforced PCIe slots, and two M.2 slots with an included “M.2 Shield”. GamersNexus recently tested the M.2 Shield and found it increased temperatures of the drive under test. Newegg’s sale on the MSI Z270 Gaming M5 runs through Sunday 2/19.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 ($370) - nVidia is giving away game codes for For Honor or Ghost Recon: Wildlands with select GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 models. To go along with the game deal, Newegg currently has a sale on Gigabyte’s base model GTX 1070. All GTX 1070s, including this one, have the same specs: 8GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit bus and 1920 CUDA cores. This Gigabyte GTX 1070 has a 1582 MHz core clock and 1771 MHz boost clock while in OC mode. Newegg’s sale on this card runs through Monday 2/20.
There aren’t a lot of sales going on for PC hardware right now, but with upcoming hardware launches, that will inevitably change. Be sure to check the YouTube channel as well as the website for some review coverage this week.
Editorial: Ryan Greenberg