Hardware Sales - GTX 1080, 1TB WD HDD, Gaming Mice

By Published July 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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Discounts on hardware are going to be hard to find with continually rising DDR4 prices and GPU shortages due to cryptocurrency mining, something we talked about in our latest Ask GN video and our How Manufacturers Feel About Mining video. As a result of these issues, hardware sales for flash-based storage and memory (and GPUs) have been difficult to come by.

This week, we found some good discounts on two gaming mice -- one from Corsair and the other from Logitech -- alongside the Western Digital Blue 1TB drives, a 620W PSU from Seasonic on Newegg, and GTX 1080s (still an option for those looking to build or upgrade a system).

Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse ($40) - First we up is the Logitech G602 Wireless Mouse, available for $40 on Amazon. This mouse debuted back in 2013, but has held on as a solid gaming peripheral after nearly four years. Logitech claims a 250-hour battery life and primary switches rated at up to 20 million clicks, DPI is also adjustable and ranges from 250 DPI-2500 DPI. The G602 also has macro keys on the left side of the mouse that are fully programmable through Logitech’s Gaming Software program. For those of you that are curious, we looked at wireless mouse latency at PAX 2016, and found it to be an interesting test.

WD Blue 1TB HDD ($48) - With flash-based storage devices being priced higher than normal, a standard HDD presents itself as a good budget option or simply those with mass storage needs. The WD Blue series is more budget-oriented, but runs at 7200RPM and 6 Gb/s on SATA III.

Corsair M65 RGB FPS Gaming Mouse ($48) - If wireless gaming mice are simply not for you, the Corsair M65 RGB Gaming Mouse is available on amazon for $48 right now. The M65 has two separate RGB zones that can be controlled through the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE). The DPI settings, also controllable through CUE, range from 100 DPI to 12000 DPI. The M65 is equipped with forward and back keys on the side as well as an “optimized sniper button” which lowers the DPI as a toggle. The M65 has OMRON switches for the right and left click and are rated for 20-million clicks same as the Logitech G602 above.

SeaSonic M12II 620W PSU ($40) - PSUs are one of the components not affected by the current hardware sales drought we find ourselves in mid-2017. SeaSonic manufactures some quality units and right now the M12II 620W PSU is available for $40 after rebate. The M12II 620W unit is 80 Plus Bronze certified, features a 12V rail, and has fully modular black cables.

Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming 1 ($497) - While the midrange and low-end cards are all but sold out and going for higher than market value, the GTX 1080 has stayed consistent and AIB cards can be had for under $500. This week the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming 1 card is available for $497 on Amazon. This is a triple-fan design and has all the standard GTX 1080 specs you would expect.

That’s all for today’s hardware sales post, it’s tough to build a PC right now, given the current high prices on flash-based memory devices and the GPU mining craze, but check back for more next week. Stay tuned to the site and channel for more review coverage.

Editorial: Ryan Greenberg

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