- You may have been reading about the newfangled and speedy AMD Radeon 5700 and Radeon R5700XT. However, buyers on a budget or simply with more modest needs are far better served by something like the MSI Radeon RX 570 8 GB OC graphics card. This potent pixel pusher has a core clock of 1268 MHz and a meaty heatsink with two fans atop. Newegg is asking but $139.99 for this card if you use the cart code EMCTCUV22. There’s a $20 mail-in rebate available, too, for a potential net amount of $119.99.
- The comeback of affordable mass storage is definitely a thing. The Seagate Expansion Desktop 4 TB is a simple and straighforward external 3.5″ hard drive with a USB 3.0 interface. Its price currently sits at $77.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCTCUV28, working out to $19.50 a terabyte.
- We have not just one, but two packs of cheap RAM today. The first is the G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB dual-channel kit clocked at 3200 MT/s. These are some of the slickest-looking sticks on the market, and they do their lighting thing without the need for an extra cable. Newegg will hand you the pair for just $94.99. If you’re running a window-less case or just don’t care about blinkenlights, the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB set with 3000 MT/s modules will set you back only $64.99, also at the ‘egg.
- Now for two takes on mobile gaming. The first is the Dell G5 gaming laptop (G5587-5542BLK-PUS). This sleek machine fits an Intel Core i3-8300H CPU (four cores and eight threads at up to 4 GHz), 16 GB of RAM, and a combo storage setup with a a 256 GB SSD and a 1 terabyte hard drive. The ever-important graphics horsepower comes by way of a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB Max-Q graphics card that slaps pixels on the 15.6″ 1920×1080 display. This machine can be yours for $795 at Walmart.
- For something even meatier, check out the Asus ROG Strix Hero II (GL504GM-DS74). This little beast packs an Intel Core i7-8750H processor (six core and twelve threads up to 3.9 GHz) along with 16 GB of RAM and a full-fat GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card. Much like the Dell above, there are a 256 GB SSD and a 1 TB hard drive for storage, but this time around the display is a super-fast 144 Hz 1920×1080 unit with slim bezels. This machine also has a four-antenna 802.11ac Wave 2 array and RGB LED lighting. It can be yours for just $1099.99 at Newegg with the cart code EMCTCUV26.
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