HyperX 8GB DDR3-1866 ($35): A single stick of DRAM is enough for most users, as we found in our multi-channel platform testing. For anyone expanding Devil's Canyon builds or taking advantage of lowered Z97/Haswell prices, an 8GB stick of DDR3-1866 offers a strong build option with expandability thanks to increased density of memory on the stick.
Lenovo ThinkVision 24” IPS ($230): Lenovo makes more than the DVR-sized systems found in doctor's offices. The ThinkVision X24 is currently on sale for $230 (with price-match), a reasonable price for an IPS panel display. Most monitors use TN panels with poorer viewing angles and color clarity (often a slight purple tint at angles), but IPS displays are clearer and well-suited for designers or anyone working with color accuracy. Learn more about panel differences here.
Corsair Vengeance C70 Case ($90): After an instant price drop, free shipping, and $20 MIR, the Corsair C70 is available for $90. Back when it first shipped, we regularly recommended the C70 for its smaller, properly mid-tower form factor. The rise of PSU-shrouded cases has somewhat minimized the market visibility of the C70 – Corsair's 400C and 600C included – but we still recommend the C70 for more traditional builds.
Be sure to check last week's GTC coverage, if you're curious about Pascal.
- Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke.