Rosewill RGB80 Mechanical Keyboard ($100): This high-end mechanical keyboard is on sale in both the Blue or Brown mechanical switches, using Rosewill's variant of the Cherry MX switch, to suit the desired typing feel. The keyboard also comes with the ability to program 50 macro keys and set the back light color to any of 16.8 million that your heart desires, though currently it is limited to only 228 colors while the software is being designed to improve this (make sure to keep the drivers up to date on this to take advantage of it when the software is finalized). The biggest downside to this keyboard is for people who want the 10-key pad as this doesn't have one. A $50 instant savings drops this down to a final price of $100, making it one of the cheapest RGB keyboards on the market.
Antec P100 Case ($70): Antec's P100 case is focused on silence and simplicity of design. It comes with plenty of room for cable management, even if it doesn't have a side panel window to view the clean build. It only comes with 2x120mm fans, but has room for 3 more if extra airflow is desired. It only has 2 external 5.25” bays that are hidden behind the front panel and space for up to 7x2.5”/3.5” drives to meet almost any storage needs. The usual 3.0 and 2.0 USB and audio ports are also conveniently located above the front panel. It has an instant savings of almost $20 to drop the final price to only $70.
Corsair CX 500W PSU ($30): This 500 Watt PSU comes with an 80+ Bronze rating and minimal fan noise when operating. Corsair's CX500 has enough power output for almost any mid-range single GPU setup or HTPC build. One of the only downsides is that it isn't modular, so a case with lots of space for unused cables is a must. Currently, by using checkout coupon “JNH139255,” instant savings, and rebate, the price drops to well under 50% of what it normally sells for.
Pick of the week
EVGA GTX 780 FTW 3GB ($450): EVGA's GTX 780 features everything expected of NVIDIA's second most powerful gaming GPU, not counting cards that are more aimed at enterprise applications like the Titan. It has a base core clock of 980 MHz that has been boosted to 1033 MHz, which can be pushed further if overclocking is desired. It can also support up to 4 monitors, though I wouldn't suggest running that many on only one GPU. The simple black and gray color scheme on the fan will help this work with any color of build. EVGA's FTW 780 features an instant savings of $45, rebate card worth $20, and has a 3% discount when using checkout code “EVGA99183” to bring the total savings to $80, or the price of an extra 8GB of RAM or new SSD.
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- Scott "Abibiliboop" Griffin.