Intel X79 Combo ($Varies): Using Newegg’s combo selector, you can grab a Rampage board + 4930K + Rome 2 for $970 right now, which is about $50 off (or $100 off, if you ‘re counting Rome 2). Cheaper CPUs and boards are also available, like the 4820K + Gigabyte motherboard for $533 after discount. At that point, you’re pretty close to a normal 4670K + high-end board purchase.
XFX 2GB R9 270 GPU ($200): The R9 270 is one of the best-performing GPUs for the price, and is the best-performing GPU (in most games) in the sub-$200 range. MSRP was originally $180 or $200, depending on if you got the 270 or 270X, but coin-mining drove prices up to be several hundred more than MSRP; thankfully, we’re now returning to a normal pricing structure for AMD video cards.
ASUS 23.6” LED LCD ($165): If you’re in need of a monitor (or another monitor), this ASUS LED LCD is on sale for $165 right now and is available in 23.6” size. This is one of the most-reviewed and purchased displays on the web, so it’s got a good track-record backing it up.
Pick of the Week
480GB Crucial M500 SSD ($200): Using v.me checkout, you’re able to get Crucial’s critically-acclaimed M500 SSD in 480GB capacity for $200. That’s an insane deal, and I shouldn’t have to tell you why: a quality SSD at $0.50/GB is the price we’ve been waiting for, and at 480GB, it’s enough to load a full OS + games for a lot of users. HDDs still exist for mass storage, of course.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.