Hardware Sales – Corsair C70 for $90, IPS 24” LCD, & $35 8GB DDR3

By Published April 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

DDR3 prices have fallen hard – a welcomed return to the prices of a few years back, if anyone remembers the factory fire-inspired spike. It's now possible to get an 8GB, high-density stick of DDR3-1866 memory for $35, and DDR4 (for the Skylake / HW-E users) isn't much worse in price. In other aspects of computing, we found an IPS LED 1080p display on sale and Corsair C70 enclosure with an MIR.

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.

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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