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Core i5-6600K drops to $210 plus deal on Radeon RX 480

Cheap Intel CPUs, AMD GPUs, and 34-inch LG monitors on the docket in weekend hardware deals
By TweakTown Dealzon from Sep 9, 2016 @ 17:52 CDT

When pricing out your next gaming rig build (or upgrades), some of you may be having an internal battle in your head between buying the Core i5-6600K and the more expensive Core i7-6700K. Do you really need the extra oomph that the i7-6700K provides? Or is it just an extra ~$100 you're throwing away on an unnecessary part? The good news is that both CPUs are, including the Core i5-6600K, are getting cheaper.




This week on Monoprice's eBay page, they've cut the Core i5-6600K to only $209.99 and the Core i7-6700K to $299.99. That's a new historic low price point for both processors and significantly cheaper than buying either of the processors elsewhere online. In the case of the Core i5-6600K, it's especially hot, since no reputable retailer online is selling the Core i5-6600 non-K unit for less than $210.


If you've already got your CPU covered and need a new GPU, you might not be paying attention to recent drops on the AMD Radeon R9 Fury and the RX 480. The Summer 2016 released Radeon RX 480 is going for anywhere between $290 - $400 due to supply and demand, but today, there's an excellent deal on the RX 480 for $268 on Antonline's eBay store. Likewise, the Sapphire Nitro Radeon R9 Fury card has a coupon code discount at Jet reducing the price from the $350+ other retailers are charging to a mere $278. (Code is for first-time customers only).


Last but not least, if you're in the market for a big screen gaming monitor, two 34-inch units are getting solid price cuts. If you're a 1080p casual and been meaning for an upgrade, the LG 34-inch IPS made-for-gaming unit fell to $299.99 on BuyDig's eBay store page. BuyDig again is the monitor retailer of choice for a 1440p LG 34-inch unit, this time on their own retailer website with a drop from $800 to only $495 after coupon - a historic low price.


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