Hardware Sales - R5 1600X for $230, X370 Board for $120, 500W PSU

By Published June 18, 2017 at 5:23 pm

With AMD’s upcoming Threadripper line of CPUs, prices on the existing Ryzen R7 and R5 chips have seen significant price cuts. The R5 1600X has been dropped down below its launch price, which, coupled with our Editor’s Choice Award in our initial review, makes for an attractive foundation for a mid-range PC. We also found a slight discount on an X370 motherboard from MSI, a kit of DDR4 RAM, and a 500W PSU from EVGA.


AMD Ryzen R5 1600X ($230) - The R5 1600X launched back in April and performed very well given its launch price of $250. it has now been lowered $20 and will retail at $230 on Amazon. The 6C / 12T 1600X ships with out-of-box frequencies of 3.6 GHz and will turbo up to 4.0 GHz. If you want to see more in-depth testing, consider reading the review article or video.

MSI X370 Gaming Pro Motherboard ($120) - If you need an AM4 motherboard to go with the aforementioned R5 1600X, Newegg has the MSI X370 Gaming Pro ATX motherboard on sale for $120 with a rebate card. In keeping with current trends in the market, the X370 Gaming Pro has “reinforced” PCIe slots and pre-installed LEDs. The MSI X370 Gaming Pro board is on sale until Wednesday, June 21st.

EVGA 500W W1 PSU ($40) - EVGA’s budget line of PSUs, the W1, series are all non-modular units with an 80 Plus white certification with a single 12V rail. This non-modular setup makes cable management more difficult, but the price is reduced versus competing solutions. The 500W W1 PSU comes with a warranty of 3 years.

G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2x8GB) 2400 ($106) - The DRR4 prices have still continued to increase from previous highs. Tomorrow is the last day to get a 16GB kit of DRR4 from G.SKILL for $106. The kit on sale has a silver heatspreader, speeds of 2400 MHz, and timings at 15-15-15-35. This deal ends on Monday, June 19th.

Hardware sales have been slow, but will start to pick up as new hardware launches throughout the rest of the year. Be sure to check back this week for review coverage, and subscribe to the channel if you have not already.

Editorial: Ryan Greenberg

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