When one thinks of a NVIDIA GTX 1050 video card one ought to think of a $110 to maybe $150 price tag. Well, today the $100 mark has been cracked with an MSI 1050 dropping to only $95. It's just the first among many hot hardware deals in today's roundup.
In brand new condition the HyperX Cloud II PC gaming headset commands a $99 price tag on Amazon and $140 at Staples. Today though refurbished units are going for a mere $55 on eBay Deals. Historic price low with free shipping and sales tax charged only in CA.
On the CPU front, higher-end versions of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 chips are continuing to find new price lows. Now using a $30 off coupon code at Jet slash prices on the most expensive Ryzen 7 from $500 to $439.99. The newly released six core Ryzen 5 1600X is down to $220 and the four core 1500X only $160 - their best prices to date. It's all listed below and more this week in Hardware Deals.
Top Hardware Deals:
For Ryzen deals use coupon code: SPRING15
- MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card - $94.99 (list $110)
use this rebate
- HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (Refurbished) - $54.99 (list $120)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8-Core Processor - $439.99 (list $500)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core Processor - $295.99 (list $330)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-Core Processor - $219.99 (list $250)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4-Core Processor - $159.99 (list $190)
- Dell P4317Q 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor - $854.99 (list $1,200)
- AOC i2777fq 27-inch IPS LED Monitor - $199.99 (list $250)
- Acer G276HL Gbd 27-inch LED Monitor - $177.99 (list $259)
- Acer GN246HL 24-inch 144Hz 1ms LED Monitor - $155.54 (list $200)
Use Coupon Code: SPRING15
- Acer G246HYL 23.8-inch IPS LED Monitor - $99.99 (list $120)
The Open Beta for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is over but the discounts are just getting started. Several PC gaming retail sites are discounting the Thursday, April 27 release offering discounts as high as 25% off.
The best deals online are from GMG, DLGamer, Bundle Stars, and GamesPlanet. Not all discounts are equal.
Dawn of War III Deals
- Green Man Gaming (Steam) - $44.99 (list $60)
- DLGamer (Steam) - $49.99 (list $60)
- Bundle Stars (Steam) - $50.99 (list $60)
- GamesPlanet (Steam) - £37.49 (list £50)
GMG has the highest percentage discount. The $15 off offer is great for straight up savings, but GMG does not mention the Masters of War Skin Pack pre-order bonus, so it is unlikely you will get it.
Bundle Stars and DLGamer are authorized retailers and thus you get pre-load and the pre-ordre bonus. Both retailers are confirmed to already be sending out Steam keys for pre-load, and you get the same bonuses as if buying directly from Steam.
If you're in the UK a good option is GamesPlanet. There you'll find the game listed for £37.49 which slightly beats paying the £39.99 MSRP. That said, GamesPlanet sells worldwide, and if you were buying in the US that converts to about $47.95 (currency conversion fee may apply). GamesPlanet is also shipping keys out for pre-load and giving you the Masters of War Skin DLC pack.
While critics are not labeling the new Warhammer as the greatest RTS since Starcraft (or insert your classic favorite RTS here), but the early bird reviews are decent and positive. On Metacritic the compilation score is an 82/100 from the critics. If you're a Dawn of War fan, the deals above are a decent pick-up in terms of a release-week deal.
While we don't enjoy seeing a flash sale (because honestly who can make a good purchasing decision with time constraint), eBay is offering some pretty strong incentive to pull the fast trigger until Wednesday night on the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and AMD Ryzen 7 1800X. These deals are happening due to a new 20% off coupon from eBay for purchases over $25 at select retailers (coupon has a max cap savings of $50).
While the deal works at over a dozen retailers with numerous deals, we've cut throat the cluttered and picked out the best hardware picks, in our humble opinion. The best deals, of course, are the aforementioned Ryzen 7 1700X and Ryzen 7 1800X, now both at only $320 and $450, respectively. Note though that you'll need a very specific usage scenario to pick-up the 1800X so we'd suggest doing proper research before forking over cash simply because its a "good deal."
Update: Missed out on the Ryzen CPU deals below? We've listed some fresh batch from Jet.com for in-stock deals.
Use Coupon Code: SPRING15
- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Four-Core 3.5GHz Desktop Processor - $179.99 (list $210)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Six-Core 3.6GHz Socket AM4 Desktop Processor - $249.99 (list $280)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core 3.0GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) Socket AM4 65W Desktop Processor - $299 (list $330)
Use Coupon Code: PSHOPTECH417
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8-Core Desktop Processor - $448.99 (list $500)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-Core Desktop Processor - $319.99 (list $395)
- Intel Core i5-7400 Kaby Lake Quad Core Processor - $151.99 (list $280)
- BenQ XL2730 ZOWIE 27-inch 1440p FreeSync Gaming Monitor - $499.95 (list $550)
- Acer Predator XB1 XB241H 24-inch G-Sync Monitor - $349 (list $399)
- BenQ XL2720 27-inch 144 Hz Monitor - $329.95 (list $380)
- Hitachi Ultrastar 3TB Hard Drive (Refurbished) - $50.39 (list $80)
- Seagate Constellation 3TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-inch Hard Drive (Refurbished) - $48.79 (list $190)
- Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB Hard Drive (Refurbished) - $29.59 (list $70)
- Bolva 55BL00H7 55-inch 4K Ultra HDTV - $349 (list $900)
- Bolva 49BL00H7 49-Inch 4K HDTV - $249 (list $750)
- Bolva 40BL00H7 40-inch 4K Ultra HDTV - $199.36 (list $600)
Refurb Tech Deals
- GoPro Hero4 Black Action Camera (Refurbished) - $203 (list $450)
- Apple iPhone 5c 16GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone (Refurbished) - $83.96 (list $550)
- Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Wireless Gaming Headset (Refurbished) - $79.99 (list $200)
Some of the deals listed above may be a bit on the limited quantity side, particularly the Acer Predator Gsync monitor or the BenQ Zowie displays. (Both of these have been cycling in different availability numbers throughout the day). Coupon listed above must be used with PayPal during the checkout process for the code to work. The code expires later Wednesday night at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Hardware enthusiasts planning your next build or looking to do some extensive upgrades will face more buying decision this week, as AMD's Ryzen 7 is even more price attractive thanks to a new deal at Jet.com. While we can't resolve the Intel vs AMD dilemma for you, we can point you to some pretty decent CPU deals this week on both the Ryzen 7 CPUs and Intel Kaby Lake processors.
At Jet.com, you can now apply a $30 off coupon for some decent price drops on AMD's newly minted processors. This code is now valid on both the Ryzen 7 1700 and the Ryzen 7 1700X, both of which were added to Jet's store catalog earlier this month and knocks the price down to $300 and $367. Accompanying AMD's offering are also some deals on Intel's Kaby Lake in the form of a Core i7-7700K and the Core i5-7600K, both of which are now priced at about $318 and $205 after coupon. The coupon code is good for your first three purchases at Jet and seems to have been extended for the foreseeable future. (Previously was set to expire April 1st, later tonight).
Top Weekend Hardware Deals
Ryzen 7 Deals
Use coupon: SPRING15
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core 3.0GHz (3.7GHz Turbo) CPU - $299.99 (list $330)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) CPU - $367.65 (list $398)
Intel Processor Deals
Use coupon: SPRING15
- Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz CPU (Kaby Lake) - $315.99 (list $350)
- Intel Core i7-6700K 4.00GHz CPU (Skylake) - $278.98 (list $350)
- Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8Ghz CPU (Kaby Lake) - $205 (list $240)
- Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5Ghz CPU (Skylake) - $189.99 (list $300)
Video Card Deals
- ASUS Radeon RX 460 OC Edition 2GB Video Card - $60.10 (list $98)
- ASUS Radeon RX 480 OC Edition 4GB Video Card - $167.10 (list $230)
- EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SSC Gaming 3GB Graphics Card - $179.99 (list $230)
- Samsung C27FG70) 27-inch 1ms Curved Gaming Monitor - $339 (list $449)
- HP Envy 32-inch 1440p WVA+ LED Monitor - $399.99 (list $500)
- Dell S2417DG 24-inch 1440p G-Sync Gaming Monitor - $399.99 (list $570)
In our list of hardware deals above, the most noteworthy deals, of course, are the new Ryzen 7 from AMD. The better value of the two is of course the 1700 when overclocked . This is the first coupon code we've seen that works on the Ryzen 7, specifically the 1700.
Other deals noteworthy (in their pricing anyways) includes last year's Core i5-6600K hitting a brand new low, cracking the $200 price point and now at only $189.99. Newegg is also offering a GTX 1060 at under the $180 price mark, while you can scoop up an RX 480 at Jet for about $167. Note that for the Walmart-owned online retailer, you can also tap into a bit more savings if you choose to opt-out of free return or utilize a debit card - but it is in our opinion that the savings are minimal and aren't exactly worth it, particularly for pricey hardware components like these. Knock on wood and all that if you receive a component dead-on-arrival.
Note: If anything above is expired, let us know in the comments and we'll strike 'em out. Deals are mostly for North America consumers, particularly those in the USA.
Mixed reviews be damned? If you're a Mass Effect fan and you've decided that you can live with the various quirks of Mass Effect: Andromeda , then you can score some heavy discount this weekend on the PC Origin key of BioWare's (and EA's) latest.
Current Best Mass Effect Andromeda PC Deals
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Origin Key) - $43.99 at GMG (27% off)
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Origin Key) - $49.99 at DLGamer (17% off)
- Mass Effect Andromeda + $25 eGift Card (PC) - $59.98 at Dell (42% bonus)
The deals are arriving in multiple forms, both in digital and "physical" copies. At digital retailers GMG and DLGamer, you'll be able to pick up the Origin key at up to a giant 27% off. GMG is currently selling Mass Effect: Andromeda for as low as $42.99, while DLGamer has the game for $49.99. Price discrepancy at DLGamer will
still bring you the pre-order bonus items (which are still available as of writing) - so your call if that's worth the additional $7 price tag. Most people will probably agree the in-game Deep Space Explorer Armor, Nomad skin, and Multiplayer Booster Pack aren't worth it at that price difference.
If you're more in for a physical copy, or if you want the largest cash incentive on the table, there's Dell Home's $25 bonus gift card offer. You are paying full price for the game, but 10 - 20 days after it's shipped Dell will email you a $25 eGift Card (more of a gift code actually). The bonus is worth about 42% the value of the game itself and effectively makes it a $35 purchase.
The gift card at Dell should have a small asterisk by it. It's technically a promotional gift card, so it carries a 90-day expiration to it after issued. That's kind of weak sauce, but if you use it within the allotted time, it'll work on anything sold at Dell including more upcoming Triple-A titles.
Note that being an EA Origin title, the "physical" copy being sold at Dell is actually just a box with the Origin game code inside without a DVD copy. So unless you're a frequent shopper at Dell or you don't mind waiting for the shipping time frame, we honestly don't see too many upsides in picking up this particular Mass Effect: Andromeda deal.
The philosphy behind HP's new Power laptops appears to be the same thinking behind "power naps" and "power walks" - you don't need to invest too much into it, and you're going to make it count. That is to say, HP looks to be positiong these as fully gaming-capable but affordable laptops. They are certainly far away from other typical gaming laptops with discrete graphics at a very enticing price poitn of only $650.
The 2017 released 15.6-inch HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop sports some of the latest specs, like a quad-core 7th generation Kaby Lake processor and GTX 10 series graphics card (the GTX 1050 to be precise). That makes it capable of playing most modern video games and with the current $200 off price tag - a historic low price by $30 - it's a good option for those needing a portable PC gaming rig on the cheap.
- HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop, Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD - $649.99 (list $850)
- HP Pavilion 17t Power Laptop, Core i5-7300HQ, GeForce GTX 1050, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD - $729.99 (list $880)
- HP Spectre 13t Core i7-7500U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p - $1,049.99 (list $1,170)
A budget gaming laptop with no coupon codes or other hoops to jump through, we think both the 15-inch 15t Power Laptop along with the 17t Power Laptop are excellent budget gaming laptop picks at this point in 2017. Also noteworthy this week is HP's premium Spectre 13t ultra-thin laptop, on sale at $1,049. While decisively NOT a gaming laptop, its a premium machine rarely on sale - so we're tossing it above just as a reference deal.
No expiration dates are noted on these laptop deals, but from how HP has run their weekly promotion, we're suspecting the deal will last until later this Saturday, March 18.
With No Man's Sky getting its newest "Path Finder" update, lord GabeN bestows a generous discount to all gamers who would like to buy the game on Steam.
This weekend, players will get a 40% discount on No Man Sky's if they choose to purchase it on Steam. The offer ends on Monday 10AM PST.
With the amount of content added to the game ever since the foundation update - even if it's far from what was promised - it might worthwhile to get back into No Man's Sky. What do you guys think?
Earlier this week NieR: Automata was released on PS4, and the hype train is in full steam. Reviews thus far are extremely positive with a full 90/100 Metacritic score - making it one of the best of the year. Expectations are now high for the port to the PC, to be released next week Friday the 17th. If you're looking to pick up the game, there is a discount for NieR on PC.
The retailer in question is the GMG, who is the only authorized seller hawking the game with a deal. There you'll find an 18% price break to $49.29, or about $11 off the sixty dollar MSRP. GMG is also selling the Day One Edition, so you'll get the Cardboard Pod Skin, Retro Grey Pod Skin, Retro Red Pod Skin, Grimoire Weiss Pod, and Machine Mask Accessory pre-order bonuses.
Update 3/20/17: GMG has increased the savings on NieR: Automata to 20%. Discount updated below.
- NieR: Automata Day One Edition (Steam) - $47.99 (list $60)
- Login or create an account to see the full discount.
This discount on NieR: Automata is part of GMG's "VIP" program. You'll need to create an account or just log in to an existing one to get the full savings - not a real hassle vs. any other retailer, given you'll usually need to make an account to purchase regardless.
The description of NieR: Automata claims the open world action title will run at a smooth 60 FPS with no area loading. We're skeptical you'll get that with the minimum requirements of a Core i3-2100 CPU and GeForce GTX 770 GPU, if you hit the recommended specs, performance should be decent.
After installation NieR: Automata is expected to take up about 50GB of hard drive space. The download size is not yet known as pre-load has not gone live yet on Steam. GMG is an authorized Square Enix distributor, so you should be sure to get your Steam key delivered well before the game goes live.
This year HP released its thinnest convertible PC to date - the new 13-inch HP Spectre X360. The base model with an Intel Core i5 7th gen processor is listed at $1,089.99. Since its January 2017 debut, prices have held relatively steady, only coming down to $900 during a President's Day sale. Well, if you missed that discount you're actually in luck because HP released a new coupon code this week making the base model HP Spectre x360 much cheaper.
Instead of the $899.99 previous low during Washington's Birthday, we're seeing a price drop to under $820 after coupon. It's a very decent $272.50 drop only months after launch.
Update: The 25% off coupon code unfortunately longer works on the HP Spectre x360 as HP has introduced a different instant savings threshold. There is still a 20% off coupon available, which also expires Saturday night. We've updated the price and coupon code for the X360 accordingly below.
- HP Spectre x360 Core i5-7200U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p Touch - $871.99 (list $1,090)
- Use HP Promo Code: NB20BMSM
Being an HP laptop, you'll get bombarded with options to customize this machine. Some upgrades are worth grabbing, but nothing is truly needed on this base model. A good upgrade would be snagging extra memory bumping up from a 256GB SSD to a 512 for $80 more. Some upgrades are insanely expensive, though, like going to a 1TB SSD for $430 more, which is overpriced by about $330.
HP's $272 off coupon code is only valid now through Saturday, March 11. That gives you a few days to decide if it's worth pulling the trigger on the new lightweight powerhouse.
Are you a PC gamer looking to pick up this week's big tactical co-op release Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands? If so, did you know there are discounts on its release week? Indeed two PC gaming retailers are competing hard for you cash with discounts up to 20% off.
The first retailer is the popular UK-based Green Man Gaming. There you'll find all editions at a cool 18% off slashing Standard to $49 all the way up to the Gold Edition dropping to $82. GMG is an authorized PC gaming retailer for Ubisoft and is one of the largest digital retailer on the web.
Arguably a better choice is the Sweden-based GamersGate. GG has a slightly better 20% discount and is also an authorized by Ubisoft PC gaming retailer. Either retailer will help you avoid gray market and still get 20% off with a price drop to $48 for the Standard Edition, $56 for Deluxe, or $80 for Gold.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands PC Deals
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Edition (Uplay) - $81.99 (list $100)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Digital Deluxe Edition (Uplay) - $57.57 (list $70)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands (Uplay) - $49.29 (list $60)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Season Pass (Uplay) - $32.79 (list $40)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Gold Edition (Uplay) - $79.99 (list $100)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands Digital Deluxe Edition (Uplay) - $55.99 (list $70)
- Ghost Recon Wildlands (Uplay) - $47.99 (list $60)
Both deals have been available since early February, and we expect them to continue being offered through release week. Now that the game is released, all keys are sent immediately after purchase. The $40 list price Season Pass is also now added to store catalogs and carries with it the same percent off at both retailers (GMG is $32.79 while GamersGate is $31.99).
Gold and Deluxe Editions
If you were going to throw $60 at this game and see now that Deluxe is actually cheaper than that (as cheap as $56), you might be tempted to upgrade to that or the Gold Edition. Everyone is different, and there is no right answer on which edition you buy. Basically, Deluxe gets you more customization options and a unique gun, one-time use XP boost, and motorbike. Gold gets you all of that plus more unique weapons, a permanent XP booster, and the game's Season Pass.
We should note that besides the permanent XP boost and coin pack, the Gold Edition content will not be playable on day 1. You'll have to wait for most of it till later in the year. Buying Gold at a discount is more of a long-term investment with the savings up front here, rather than buying the $40 Season Pass at a later date.