AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU ($306.81) - First up, we have the best price-to-performance R7 CPU on sale on Amazon for $306.81. During our initial review of the 1700, we found that, if overclocked, it performed comparably to the Ryzen 1800X -- making the 1700 a much easier recommendation. At the time of writing, the 1800X is $460 and the 1700 is $306.81; we recommend picking up the 1700 over the 1800X and putting the extra money towards other parts of your build.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC 3GB ($167) - As stated above, there has been a shake-up in the low-end and mid-range graphics card market as of late. This week, we’ve found an EVGA GTX 1060 SC 3GB card for $167 on Amazon. This is a good deal even with the 3GB frame buffer, check out our GTX 1060 3GB vs 6GB benchmark article and video, if you are curious on performance comparatively.
Seagate BarraCuda 2TB HDD ($67) - The Seagate BarraCuda 2TB HDD is on sale on Newegg and Amazon for $67 -- a fair deal, considering the roughly 30GB/per $1 ratio. The BarraCuda drive runs at 7200RPM and 6Gb/s with 64MB of cache. If you are in need of mass storage or just like to keep a lot of files on a single disk, this is a good option given its current price.
ASUS DUAL RX 580 4GB ($205) - Our review of the RX 580 launched in mid-April and showed reasonable performance when compared to the GTX 1060. Prices have started to come down on these in the last month, and you can now pick up an ASUS Dual RX 580 4GB card for $205. This is the 4GB variant which can lead to some performance dips at times in frametimes, but not consistently enough to warrant a hard pass. The card will perform well at 1080p and most 1440p scenarios.
G.SKILL Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200 ($110) - DDR4 prices continue to rise, but on an almost weekly basis it would seem that G.SKILL has a kit that goes on sale for around $100 for 16GB. This week on Newegg, you can pick up a 16GB kit of DDR4-3200 for $110 through Thursday May, 25. The G.SKILL kit on sale comes with timings of 16-18-18-38 and runs at 3200MHz, the RAM sticks have black heatspreaders with slight red and white accents.
That is all for this week’s hardware sales. As always, be sure to check back throughout the week for more review coverage.
Editorial: Ryan Greenberg