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Black Friday Deals Purchased 2017

Updated on January 20, 2018
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My Personal Black Friday Deals

Hello everyone. Will here and today, I am going to share with you all the Black Friday deals I picked up from Newegg, Fry’s, and Best Buy. The deals weren’t anything major as most PC component prices have gotten out of hand in terms of being overpriced. Even so, a deal, no matter how big, is still a deal and in this landscape of PC building, it is still a “big deal.” So, what did I get? Well, let’s take a look.

Corsair Carbide 400c Mid Tower ATX PC Case

First up, I have been in the market the past few months for a new computer case that is of great build quality and has plenty of space. Fry’s Electronics had a Corsair 400c Mid Tower ATX case in their Black Friday sales for just $64.00 plus a $10 mail in rebate. This was actually quite a good deal and in my opinion, the best deal I got during this couple of days of shopping. This case normally retails for $99.99. Included in the package is the Corsair Carbide Series Clear 400c Compact Mid-Tower case and accessory kit. The case measures 425x215x464mm (LxWxH). A GPU of up to 370mm in length and a maximum CPU cooler height of 170mm; maximum power supply length is 190mm. There are 7 rear expansion slots with no 5.25” drive bays, 2 x 3.5” drive bays, and 3 x 2.5” drive bays. The case comes with a single 140mm fan installed in the front and a 120mm fan installed in the rear. The Corsair Carbide 400c case supports EATX, ATX, MicroATX, and Mini ITX motherboards. You can have 3 x 120mm fans or 2 x 140mm fans in the front, 2 x 120/140mm fans in the tops, and a single 120mm fan installed in the rear. For radiators, you can install a 360mm, 280mm, 240mm, or 120mm radiator in the front, a 240mm or 120mm radiator in the top, or a 120mm radiator in the rear. There are dust filters included on all sides and the front I/O panel includes 2 USB 3.0 ports, headphone and microphone jacks, and power on and reset buttons. With shipping being free, this purchase was virtually half off after the mail in rebate for just $54. I cannot wait to rebuild my Intel Core i7-7700K in this case.

Corsair K70 RGB RapidFire Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Next up, I was able to get another Corsair product at a fairly good price on Black Friday from Best Buy; the Corsair K70 RGB RapidFire Mechanical Gaming Keyboard featuring Cherry MX Speed RGB switches. This keyboard normally retails on Corsair’s website for $169.99 but Best Buy had it on sale for just $119.99. I was able to get it for $50 less with a $50 gift card I earned completing tasks in Swagbucks so, final price for this was just $69.99. This is a fantastic keyboard that allow you to compete at the highest level. Corsair bolsters claims of lightning-quick responsiveness and 100% anti-ghosting technology which lets you strike with an unmatched combination of speed and precision. The keyboard features a forged aluminum frame that is built to withstand a flurry of keystrokes and the most competitive of gaming. The included RGB lighting can be customized using the Corsair Utility Engine which allows you to customize anything from sophisticated macros and dramatic lighting effects. There is a pass-through USB port on the front of the keyboard and a detachable wrist rest to keep your hands and wrists comfortable during long play sessions. Finally, there are six dedicated multimedia keys including a volume up/down roller.

ASUS Wireless-AC 1200 Dual Band USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter

Next deal was the ASUS Wireless-AC 1200 Dual Band USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter. This wi-fi adapter normally retails for $59.99 but was on sale for just $29.99 with a $10.00 mail in rebate making the final cost of this adapter just $19.99. This adapter is nothing special but beats prices of pretty much all other USB wi-fi adapters in price. This is a next-generation 802.11ac wi-fi adapter which has speeds up to 3 times faster than 2x2 802.11n adapters. There are selectable 5Ghz/2.4GHz dual bands to increase signal clarity for better HD multimedia. AiRadar technology provides a stronger signal over greater distances and there is an external high-gain antenna for 150% stronger wi-fi signal. The USB 3.0 connection offers high-performance wireless networking with desktop and notebook PCs. Nothing special but all in all, a good pick up and a bit of a steal of a deal.

Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 570 4GB Graphics Card

Finally, I was able to score a Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 570 4GB graphics card for just $209.99. No, it’s a not a great deal but with the mining craze still ongoing, this is a fantastic price to pick this card up for. This is not a top end card by any stretch and will only compare with an nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 but will still do well in most triple A games today. The RX 570 is based on the AMD Polaris architecture, manufactured on the 14nm process and sports 2048 stream processors. This Sapphire model has d4GB of GDDR5 video memory and a 256-bit memory bus. The RX 570 should deliver smooth performance for current AAA titles at 1080p, full HD and should allow one to at least dabble in VR gaming. The Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 570 comes overclocked from the factory with a 1340MHz boost clock (vs 1244MHz reference) and is built with premium components and fitted with a Dual-X cooling solution for efficient and quiet cooling. The “SAPPHIRE” logo on the card will be illuminated and is customizable with its RGB lighting to allow you to make your gaming rig unique. The card features 2 x 95mm fans with advanced airflow section blades which provide powerful, yet quieter cooling. Really, one of the best things about this card though, is that it allows those with freesync monitors to have the smoothest gaming experience at far less the cost of equivalent nVidia G-sync monitors. All in all, with this card being just $210, this isn’t a bad deal at all and I cannot wait to put this card through the benchmarking tests once I receive it.

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 470 8GB for less on Amazon than RX 580. (Decent Deal)

Conclusion and Thoughts

So, there you have it. Those these are not the best deals in the world, they are still worth picking up given the current landscape of PC components, particularly graphics cards and RAM. I did not purchase much but with what I purchased, I got some decent deals. The keyboard is real smooth and a review will be coming soon. Once I get the case and the graphics card, I will review both of them and an article will be up ASAP for those review. Thanks for stopping by. Leave comment at let me know what you think and I hope to see you next time.

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