Cyber-Monday/Black Friday/Holiday Sales/End of Year closeout sales continue on, and we thought it might be helpful to put together some more discounts for those who are still in the market for hardware. This sales round-up for PC components includes the AMD R7 1700, R5 1600X, Samsung 850 EVO SSD sales, and a couple of PSUs.
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD - One of the best selling series of SATA SSDs on the market, Samsung 850 EVOs can be had at discounts on Amazon right now. The listed 500GB variant is available for $140 at the time of writing; for reference, the 1TB model is available for $284, and the 250GB model costs $84. All three of the Samsung 850 EVO drives have the same read and write speeds of 540MB/s and 520MB/s respectively.
AMD Ryzen R7 1700 - As discussed in our Significant Sales on AMD Ryzen and Threadripper article from last week, the R7 1700 non-X CPU is available for $270 (list price of $330) and, if overclocked, will perform basically the same as the R7 1700X, which is $10 more expensive at the time of writing, at $280 (original list price: $400). If you want more in-depth information on the Ryzen series, check out our previous content here.
AMD Ryzen R5 1600X - Another CPU listed in our AMD Ryzen and Threadripper piece was the R5 1600X. A winner of our Editor’s Choice Award, the 1600X presented a unique value even at its launch price of $250. Currently, the 1600X is on sale for $200 on Amazon, while the R5 1600 (non-X) is slightly cheaper at $195.
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum - Getting into peripherals, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum gaming mouse can be purchased for $50 on Amazon right now. Over last weekend, Patrick put together a list of the Best Gaming Mouse Sales for Cyber Monday, included on that list was the G502 on sale at Best Buy for $45; obviously, it has gone up by $5, but is still discounted from its normal price of $80, per Amazon. If you are interested, we reviewed this mouse in 2014 and has been well received by the site.
EVGA 500 B1 PSU - A power supply often found in our sales articles at a discounted price is the EVGA 500 B1 PSU, on sale via Amazon for $35. This is an 80+ Bronze unit aimed towards budget builds but still packs a pleasant amount of features including Under/Over Voltage Protection, Over Current/Power Protection, and Short Circuit Protection. The B1 series units do have the “Ketchup and Mustard” cables and is non-modular (all cables come attached), but at $35, these can be forgiven.
SeaSonic S12II 620 PSU - Another PSU that seems to frequent our sales articles is the Seasonic S12II 620W PSU, at $49.90 now. The PSU provides a good value per Watt, with reasonably high component quality for the price. The S12II 620W is also non-modular and has the red and yellow cables, if the aesthetics are too much to overcome, consider some sleeved extensions, just be aware of cable management.
These are some sales we found interesting, stay tuned for more content throughout the week.
Editorial: Ryan Greenberg