Hardware Sales - Tempered Glass Case, GTX 1060 Laptop, $42 SSD

By Published December 04, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Rolling into the “people on the roads are crazy” season of the year – seriously, watch those bumpers – retailer sales are now switching their banners from “Black November” to… “Techmas.” I guess. That’s what Newegg calls it, anyway, for better or worse.

And so here we are, with our Sunday sales post, preparing for… Techmas.

I’ve seen worse. Regardless, the hardware deals aren’t as bad. Not as fire-sale-y as Black Friday, but not bad. We’ve spotted a Rosewill Cullinan (reviewed here) for $130, down from its $150 launch price, a Kingston UV400 SSD for $42, and a GTX 1060 GE72VR laptop for $1350 (down from a ~$1550 launch price).

Rosewill Cullinan Case ($130): Rosewill’s Cullinan case was among the first to attack the year’s tempered glass trend, fitting its front, left, and right sides with a tinted tempered glass for a smoky finish. The unit is easy to build in and ships with ample fan support, capable of spinning at a lower RPM while retaining reasonable cooling efficacy (just by sheer numbers, really).

Kingston UV400 SSD 120GB ($42): Kingston’s UV400 SSD is one that we looked at while at CES this year, and only recently purchased for use in an upcoming SSD test bench. It’s a budget drive, for sure, but at $42, it’s not a bad buy. Plextor’s M7V is a little more interesting to us when available for ~$50, though that drive has been harder to find in stock lately.

MSI GE72VR with GTX 1060 ($1350): At $1350, the MSI GE72VR 17.3” gaming notebook has fallen well below its initial launch price of ~$1550. The unit ships with an i7-6700HQ Skylake CPU and GTX 1060 GPU, and is more than capable of maxing most game settings at 1080p with 60FPS (plugged in).

Check back for a few reviews this week!

- 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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