Thermaltake Smart Standard 550W PSU ($55) - For those looking at a single graphics card solution, 550W should be adequate in most standard use scenarios for mid-range systems. The Thermaltake Smart 550W is on sale at Amazon for $55. This is a non-modular unit, which can make cable management more difficult, but at $55 dollars and 80 Plus Bronze certified, this is still a good value. On Newegg, the unit can be had for $35 with a rebate until the end of the day Monday, August 21st.
Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse ($60) - The Corsair Glaive mouse launched back in May of this year, with a launch price of $70. The Glaive ships with three interchangeable thumb grips, onboard memory for settings profiles, DPI up to 16,000, and controllable RGB LEDs through the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE). Corsair used OMRON switches rated for up to 50-million clicks in the Glaive and the mouse comes with a 2-year warranty.
Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard ($65) - Logitech’s Romer-G switches are their own in-house mechanical switches and provide a similar typing experience to Cherry MX Brown (tactile bump and silent) switches. The Logitech K840 is not a “gaming” marketed keyboard: no RGB LEDs or backlighting on this model, it has black keycaps and a gray aluminum chassis. The 26-key rollover and 70 million click durability rating make the K840 an interesting option for those gamers who also use their keyboard for more than just gaming.
Dell Gaming S2417DG Monitor ($418.92) - For those using nVidia graphics cards and looking for a “lower priced” G-Sync option, the Dell S2417DG could prove to be viable. At just under $420, the S2417DG is still an expensive monitor given its 2560x1440 resolution and TN panel, but for G-Sync, this is one of the least expensive options out there. For reference, the Acer Predator XB241H monitor with G-Sync at 1920x1080 and TN panel is $399.
Rosewill Cullinan ATX Case ($97) - We reviewed the Rosewill Cullinan in September of 2016 and found it to perform adequately. The Cullinan has fairly standard front I/O two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, Power/Reset switches, Audio jacks, and a convenient 3-speed fan controller. At launch the case retailed for $180 USD, now at $97 the 3-sided tempered glass case is attractively priced given the competition against the Corsair 460X ($120) and NZXT S340 Elite ($100).
That’s all for this week’s hardware sales. Be sure to check back to the site and YouTube channel this week for more review coverage.
Editorial: Ryan Greenberg