Hardware Sales - ASUS Z270E Motherboard for $190, Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini for $377

By Published February 05, 2017 at 8:30 am
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Hardware sales are hard to come by this time of year, but that didn’t stop us from finding a decent price on a new ASUS Z270 motherboard, a GTX 1070, and an RX 480. If you’re in the market for the Z270 chipset and a Kaby Lake processor, check out our review of the i7 7700k and i5 7600k. And of course, if upgrading from a pre-Skylake architecture, be mindful as DDR4 RAM prices are set to increase, as pointed out in our Ask GN 42 and in a recent article by Patrick Lathan on the site.

ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E ($190) - Newegg is having a sale on the ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E for $190 through Wednesday, 2/8. The ASUS STRIX Z270E supports both Kaby Lake and Skylake socket 1151 CPUs. The board also features 2-Way SLI and 3-Way Crossfire for multi-GPU set ups. Of course, no new product is complete without RGB LEDs, and the ASUS STRIX Z270E is customizable through the ASUS Aura software. Another key feature on this motherboard is the two M.2 slots, one located above the top PCIe 3.0x16 slot and the other located below the chipset heatsink. The ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E is also available on Amazon for $190 at the time of writing, both Newegg and Amazon have the board discounted $10.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini OC ($377) - For those looking to build or upgrade an ITX system, Amazon has a decent price on the Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini OC. This card is cooled by a single 90mm fan and is measured at 170mm, making it ideal for Mini-ITX. The Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini, like all GTX 1070s, comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and 1920 CUDA Cores. The Gigabyte GTX 1070 Mini has base and boost clocks of 1531 MHz and 1721 MHz respectively in “gaming” mode. “OC” mode will produce slightly higher clock speeds of 1556 MHz base and 1746 MHz boost. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Mini OC on Amazon has a post-purchase rebate option of $20, knocking the price down to $357, if that is of interest.

PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 480 8GB ($220) - RX 480s have seen some price cuts lately, and that applies to the PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 480 8GB over on Newegg. There is also a rebate card applicable that would bring the RED DEVIL RX 480 to $200. With 8GB of GDDR5, boost clock of 1330 MHz, and 2304 Stream Processors, this RX 480 is available at a considerable deal. For example, the same PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 480 with slower clock speeds of 1290 MHz is selling on Newegg for $250. The sale on the 1330 MHz version of the PowerColor RED DEVIL RX 480 8GB runs through Monday, 2/6, so act quickly if this is of interest.

Be sure to check back this week for more news and review coverage

- Ryan Greenberg

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