Cyber Monday Sales Round-Up: Cheap RAM, PSUs, & CPUs

By Published November 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Instead of our normal weekend hardware sales round-up, this one aims to list the best Cyber Monday / remnant Black Friday computer hardware sales. Having discovered a 2x4GB 2400MHz kit of low-profile memory for $65, a high-end case for $45, a 4770K for $290, and a 600W PSU for $30, you could build half a system with these sales.

If you're looking for more guidance and sale options, we also posted our "Best Of" guides for gaming CPUs, cases, and video cards.

Intel i7-4770K CPU ($290): Still priced at $290 from its usual ~$330 price, Intel's i7-4770K hyperthreaded quad-core CPU is easily one of the top enthusiast-class CPUs out there right now. Our recent gaming CPU round-up recommended the 4770K for anyone working with video content regularly in addition to their gaming. If you're just gaming, the 4670K is a better buy, but the 4770K certainly pushes any build into the enthusiast spectrum.

Corsair CX600W PSU 80 Plus Bronze ($30): Corsair's 600W CX-class power supply has been one of our go-tos for budget-class PC builds that still need some power. The CX600 isn't modular, but is 80 Plus Bronze certified and has Active PFC (read about that here), so quality is still present even at the price. MSRP is $80, though we've seen it listed around $60 for the last few weeks, so the $30 price-point is an easy pick-up.

Corsair HX750W Modular 80 Plus Gold ($90): If you need more power, modularity, and higher power efficiency, Corsair's high-quality HX-series 750W PSU is presently listed at $90. The higher-quality, energy efficiency, and modularity makes it excellent for mid-range or high-end gaming PCs.

ASUS Z87-A Haswell Motherboard ($95): Because we've got a CPU listed, we might as well list a compatible motherboard. ASUS' Z87-A motherboard (featuring their "gold" color scheme) is capable of memory OCs up to 3000MHz, hosts 2x PCI-e x16 slots (x8/x8 config), and has a host of ASUS BIOS features to make overclocking easy.

Rosewill Blackhawk Case ($45): We mentioned this one in our "best of" guide for gaming cases, and it's worth another quick spot. Rosewill's Blackhawk case -- until recently -- was most often found for ~$80-$100 on Newegg. It's now priced at $45 after discounts, and at the size and featureset, that's an awesome price for any build. Even ultra-budget machines can use what is effectively a high-end case.

Pick of the Week! 

G.Skill Ares 2x4GB RAM @ 2400MHz ($65): G.Skill's Ares line of memory uses a low-profile design, making it ideal for tall CPU heatsinks or mini-ITX form factor builds. The real treasure with this memory kit, though, is its stock frequency and price. At 2400MHz for $65, and with 2 modules at 4GB each, G.Skill's Ares kit is easily the best memory buy on the consumer market right now.

Find other deals? Post your links below so others can find them! Be sure to visit our forums for in-depth support.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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