Now that we’ve all stuffed ourselves with turkey and spent a grueling few days shopping online in our PJs, it’s time to continue the festivities in our work pants with Cyber Monday. For Black Friday we took a look at some decent deals from Newegg; this time around we turn our attention to Amazon, which has historically had some pretty decent Cyber Monday deals on computer hardware. Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are our picks for 2017 (let us know if we left anything out):
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X — $99 ($30 off)
Not exactly an i9 or Threadripper, but the Ryzen 3 1300X gives you more bang for your buck than nearly any other CPU in 2017. In fact, its price-to-performance ratio is on par with the FX-6300 and FX-8350. It’s an AM4 quad-core processor with a base 3.5 GHz base speed and 3.7 GHz turbo speed. It is a decent entry-level gaming chip, performing solidly when paired with a higher-end GPU like the GTX 1070/1080.
Intel Core i7-7700K — $288 ($60 off)
Intel’s i7-7700K is one of the best selling processor of 2017 and one of the best all-around processors we’ve seen. Whether you use your computer primarily as a gaming system or workstation, the 7700k provides a very solid performance. With 4 cores and 8 threads it still competes well with the 8 core/16 thread Ryzen 1800X, often providing better gaming performance. Other than stepping up to the slightly newer 8700K or moving way up to an i9/Threadripper, the unlocked 4.2 GHz i7-7700k is still the preferred chip for most pc enthusiasts going into 2018.
Intel Core i5-7600K — $199 ($40 off)
If your primary concern is gaming performance, and you have a sub-$250 CPU budget, the i5-7600K was made just for you. When overclocked, the i5-7600K offers very similar performance to the 7700k for $80 less. The 7700K’s four extra threads, however, do come in handy when doing video editing or other CPU-intensive tasks.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti FTW Graphics Card — $169 ($15 off)
The 1050 Ti is often thought of as NVIDIA’s mid-range card, offering a solid price-to-performance ratio for gamers on a budget. In terms of overall performance, the card falls somewhere between the previous generation’s GTX 960 and 970, offering similar or better gaming performance than the 960 on most titles.
EVGA 500 W1, 80+ WHITE 500W Power Supply — $29 ($10 off)
It’s hard to beat the price on this EVGA 500W power supply. While we don’t recommend skimping on your power supply, this one has proven to be quite reliable. And as long as you aren’t running two mid-to-high end GPUs, 500W should be enough power to keep everything running smoothly. Unfortunately it’s not modular, but, hey, it’s $29! Btw, if you want to step up a notch to a more powerful and fully modular power supply, we recommend the Corsair 750W.
Seagate 8TB IronWolf NAS SATA Hard Drive — $209 ($50 off)
Need a new hard drive to store all your HD cat photos and videos? If so, the 8 TB NAS hard drive from Seagate should do the trick. With 7,200 rpm and a 6.0 GB/s transfer speed it’s plenty snappy too. Pair this up with a 500 GB or 1 TB SSD and you’ll have a well-rounded storage system. Don’t quite need 8 GB you say?? Nonsense… well, okay, maybe the 2 TB Seagate Barracuda is more to your liking then.
I’m sure we’ve left some things out, so please let us know below or send us a message and we’ll add it. Good luck out there!