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Best Tech Deals January 2020: CPUs, SSDs, More

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Even if it's not a holiday, there are great deals on PC hardware all year round and we're here to find them. That's why Tom's Hardware scours the web every day for the best sales on components (CPUs, SSDs, RAM, GPUs), peripherals (monitors, keyboads, mice) and prebuilt PCs (laptops and desktops). 

Below, we've listed our favorite tech deals right now, along with some tips you can use to identify deals on your own.

Quick Deal Tips

We've checked these deals to make sure they offer solid savings. But whenever you're shopping, keep in mind:

  • Check price history: Not every so-called deal is actually a real discount. Some products on sale are actually cheaper on other sites and others were raised in price just to lower them again. Use PCPartPicker (best for components), CamelCamelCamel (best for Amazon) or Google Shopping to review price history and competitors.
  • Ensure upgrades are compatible: If you're buying RAM or storage, make sure your PC is upgradeable and has room for those components. You can check your manufacturer's service manual or use Crucial's System Adviser to make sure.
  • Pay a little more for trusted brands: Sometimes you'll see a key product like an SSD on sale from a brand you've never heard of. It's worth the few extra bucks to go with something that's well supported from a manufacturer you can trust.

Best Tech Deals Now

Hottest Deals Overall

Logitech G502 Hero Gaming Mouse: was $79, now $50 @Newegg
This gaming mouse has a DPI of 16,000. It features a mechanical switch and programmable RGB LEDs. It has 11 additional buttons that can be programmed with custom macros.View Deal

Adata 128GB microSD card: was $19, now $14 @Newegg
This microSD card has a macro storage capacity. This card has up to 128Gb of storage space. It has read speeds up to 100 MB/s. If you're looking for a high-speed microSD card, check out this deal.View Deal

GameMax Power Supply 600W: was $79, now $59 @Amazon
This power supply has a 600W output. It has RGB LEDs illuminating translucent fan blades. This unit is 80+ Bronze certified and has a low noise profile.View Deal

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD: was $199, now $149 @Amazon
Expand your storage capacity with this 2.5" SSD from Samsung. It can store up to 1TB of data with read/write speeds of 550/520 MB/s. It uses a SATA 3 connection.View Deal

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: was $109, now $49 @Walmart
The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a USB keyboard with mechanical keys. The keys are backlit and use Razer Green Switches. It's both dust and water-resistant.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 CPU: was $299, now $149 @eBay
This CPU has a total of 8 cores and can reach speeds of 4.1 GHz. It's normal operating speed is 3.2 GHz.  This chip is on sale for 50% off—if you've been holding off on getting a nice CPU, this might be the deal for you.View Deal

XPG SX8100 1TB SSD: was $149, now $129 @Newegg
Get a little more storage in your PC with this 1TB SSD from XPG. It connects using an M.2 connection and has read/write speeds up to 3500/3000 MB/s.View Deal

SSDs / Storage / RAM

GeIL EVO Potenza 16GB DDR4: was $79, now $69 @eBay
This EVO Potenza kit from GeIL comes with two 8 GB sticks of DDR4 for a total of 16 GB. You will need a motherboard with dual-channel support.View Deal

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB RAM: was $93, now $81 @eBay
This set of RAM from Corsair includes two 8 GB sticks of DDR4. They have 288 pins and a voltage of 1.35V. If you're looking for memory that can keep up with your gaming needs, you may want to check out this deal.View Deal

Adata 128GB microSD card: was $19, now $14 @Newegg
This microSD card has a macro storage capacity. This card has up to 128Gb of storage space. It has read speeds up to 100 MB/s. If you're looking for a high-speed microSD card, check out this deal.View Deal

Seagate Portable 2TB HDD: was $69, now $54 @Amazon
This hard drive from Seagate uses a USB 3.0 connection. This particular model has a storage capacity up to 2TB. It weighs just 6.7 ounces with dimensions of 4.6" x 3.2" x .6".View Deal

XPG Spectrix D41 RGB RAM 16GB: was $129, now $76 @eBay
The XPG Spectric D41 RAM has a speed of 3.6 MHz. It comes with two 8GB sticks of DDR4 for a total of 16GB. There are RGB LEDs featured in the board design.View Deal

Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD: was $199, now $149 @Amazon
Expand your storage capacity with this 2.5" SSD from Samsung. It can store up to 1TB of data with read/write speeds of 550/520 MB/s. It uses a SATA 3 connection.View Deal

Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1Tb SSD: was $249, now $199 @Amazon
The Samsung 970EVO Plus SSD has read/write speeds of 3500/3300 MB/s. It's installed using an M.2 connection on the motherboard. This model has a storage capacity of 1 TB.View Deal

CPUs / Motherboards

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X: was $329, now $179 @eBay
Get speeds up to 4.3 GHz with this CPU from AMD. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X is an octo-core processor. Its normal operating speed is 3.7 GHz.View Deal

MSI Z390-A Pro Motherboard: was $149, now $127 @Amazon
This motherboard from MSI supports 8th and 9th Gen Intel CPUs. It has an extended heat sink designed for optimal cooling performance. The PCIe slots feature Steel Armor to help support large graphics cards.View Deal

Intel Core i3-9100F: was $109, now $79 @eBay
If you're looking for a nice CPU on a budget, check out this Intel deal on eBay. It has a total of 4 cores and can reach speeds up to 3.6 GHz. This model comes with a fan and heat sink.View Deal

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU: was $199, now $179 @Amazon
This CPU from AMD has 6 cores and a total of 12 processing threads. The unit can reach speeds up to 4.2 GHz when overclocked. This package includes an AMD Wraith Stealth cooler. You will need a motherboard with an AM4 socket type.View Deal

Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Motherboard: was $259, now $244 @Amazon
This board is made for 9th and 8th gen Intel processors. It has onboard support for 802.11ac WiFi. The ROG Strix Z390-E has an ATX form factor and uses Aura Sync to control the LEDs throughout the board.View Deal

Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite AMD Motherboard: was $199, now $179 @Newegg
This motherboard features an AM4 socket type. It has a few LEDs in the design that can be controlled using RGB Fusion 2.0. The board has Intel WiFi 6 802.11ax support already built-in.View Deal

Graphics Cards

Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC: was $519, now $499 @Newegg
This GPU comes with 8 GB of GDDR6. It has an HDMI port and 3 DisplayPorts. It supports real-time ray tracing and using Nvidia Turing architecture.View Deal

MSI Nvidia GeForce GT 1030: was $99, now $89 @eBay
This GPU is low profile, great for smaller PC rigs. It has 2GB of GDDR5 and features an NVidia GeForce GT 1030 chipset. It weighs just .8 lbs and is only 6.3" long.View Deal

XFX Radeon RX 5600 XT: was $299, now $279 @eBay
The XFX Radeon 5600 XT comes with 6Gb of GDDR6 and can reach speeds up to 1620 MHz. It installs using a PCIe 4.0 connection. This card is VR ready and supports a maximum resolution of 7680 x 4320.View Deal

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1660 GPU: was $219, now $199 @eBay
This graphics card uses a GeForce GTX 1660 chipset. It's a dual fan card with multiple video output options—both HDMI and DisplayPort. It has 6GB of GDDR5.View Deal

XFX Rx 5700 8GB GDDR6 GPU: was $329, now $309 @Amazon
Save $20 with this deal on the XFX Rx 5700 graphics card. It comes with 8GB of GDDR6 and has boost clock speeds up to 1750 MHz. The unit measures in at 11.5" x 5.1" x 2.1".View Deal

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 GPU: was $179, now $159 @eBay
This GPU from MSI has a smaller form factor, making it ideal for PC builds that need to save room. It has 4 GB of GDDR5 and features both an HDMI and DVI-D port.View Deal

MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X: was $279, now $259 @eBay
If you have an eye out for a VR ready GPU, check out this deal on eBay. This card has 6GB of GDDR6 and two video outputs (HDMI and DisplayPort). The whole unit weighs 1.9 lb.View Deal

Monitors

LG UltraWide Borderless IPS Monitor: was $329, now $264 @Newegg
This screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1080 and refresh rate of 75 Hz. It features both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. This model comes with built-in speakers and supports Radeon FreeSync.View Deal

MSI Optix G24C 23.6" Full HD Monitor: was $199, now $169 @Newegg
This monitor from MSI is curved, adding a new spin to the traditional display. It has an HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 144 Hz. There are two input ports—both HDMI and DVI.View Deal

MSI Optix 32" MAG321CQR Curved Monitor: was $429, now $369 @Newegg
This display has a high refresh rate of 144Hz and a resolution of 2560 x 1440. It uses AMD FreeSync to prevent screen tearing and Mystic Light for improved visual performance.View Deal

AXM 3018 30" 2K IPS Monitor: was $299, now $244 @Newegg
You can expect a 2K resolution (2560 x 1600) with this IPS display. It has several ports: VGA, DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, and one for audio input. It supports 1.07 billion colors.View Deal

Acer Nitro VG240Y 24" Gaming Monitor: was $179, now $119 @Newegg
The Acer Nitro VG240Y display has a 2K resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 75 Hz. It supports AMD FreeSync and features Black Boost technology to improve visual detail in dark settings.View Deal

Acer ED322QR 32" HD Curved Monitor: was $319, now $199 @Newegg
The ED322QR technically measures in at 31.5" across. This curved display has a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. It has both an HDMI port and a DisplayPort input.View Deal

Sceptre 27" HD LCD Monitor: was $199, now $114 @Walmart
This monitor from Sceptre supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has a 75 GHz refresh rate and multiple input ports—including an HDMI and VGA port.View Deal

Laptops / Tablets

7th Gen Apple iPad 10.2": was $489, now $386 @eBay
This edition of the Apple iPad has a 10.2" display. It features built-in WiFi support (802.11ac) as well as Bluetooth 4.2. It has 128GB of internal storage.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: was $664, now $499 @Newegg
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 has 4GB of memory  32GB of internal flash storage. The screen is 9.7" across with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. This model comes with the S Pen from Android.View Deal

Dell Inspiron Laptop: was $599, now $319 @eBay
This laptop has a 14" display and features an Intel Core i3 CPU with speeds up to 3.4GHz. It has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage on an SSD. This laptop comes with Windows 10 installed.View Deal

ASUS ZenBook 14 Ultra-thin Laptop: was $1299, now $899 @Newegg
This laptop comes with a free ASUS Zenfone Max M1 ($299). This ZenBook has a 14" display, 16GB of RAM, an i7 CPU, and 512GB of storage on an internal SSD. It comes with Windows 10 pre-loaded.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3" Core i3: was $959, now $699 @BestBuy
This is the latest model of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 series. It features an Intel Core i3 CPU and 4GB of RAM. It has 128GB of storage on an internal SSD.View Deal

Gigabyte Gaming Laptop Core i7: was $2199, now $1599 @Newegg
If you're looking for a gaming laptop that can handle today's top titles, check out this deal on Newegg. It comes with an Intel Core i7 CPU, GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, 16GB of RAM and has a 15.6" display.View Deal

Poin2 Chromebook 32GB ChromeOS: was $249, now $149 @Newegg
The Poin2 LT0301-01US Chromebook comes with 32Gb of internal storage, 4GB of LPDDR3 Ram AND A 14" IPS Touchscreen display. It’s currently marked down on Newegg for 40% off.View Deal

Gaming PCs and Cases

Rosewill Ranger M Micro ATX Mini Tower: was $49, now $25 @Newegg
This case from Rosewill supports motherboards with a Micro ATX form factor. It has two USB ports on the front panel and audio in/out ports. The case features two external 5.25" drive bays and two internal 3.5" bays.View Deal

Dell OptiPlex 3070 Desktop PC: was $1062, now $665 @Newegg
This PC from Dell features an Intel Core i5 CPU with speeds up to 3.0 GHz. It has 8GB of DDR4 and an internal storage capacity of 1TB. It uses Intel UHD graphics and comes with Windows 10 Pro 64 bit installed.View Deal

CyberpowerPC VR Ready Gaming Desktop: was $1699, now $1349 @Newegg
This gaming desktop from CyberpowerPC comes with an Intel Core i7-9700K with speeds up to 3.6 GHz. It has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card and 16GB of DDR4. For storage, it has a 2TB HDD and 240GB SSD. This machine comes with Windows 10 Home pre-installed.View Deal

Rosewill TYRFING v2 ATX Gaming Case: was $59, now $44 @eBay
If you're looking for a budget case, check out this deal on eBay. This case from Rosewill fits ATX, Mini-ITX, and Micro ATX motherboards. It has three 3.5" drive bays and two 5.25" drive bays.View Deal

Montech Air 900 Mesh ATX Mid-Tower Case: was $74, now $59 @Newegg
This metal case has a tempered glass panel on the side. It can support a total of 8 fans and a water cooling unit. It can support up to five 2.5" SSDs and two 3.5" HDDs.View Deal

CyberpowerPC Syber L SLC100 Full Tower Case: was $129, now $115 @Walmart
This case from CyberpowerPC supports ATX, Full ETX, and Micro ATX motherboards. It has six internal drive bays for 2.5" SSDs and four 3.5" bays.View Deal

CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC: was $1769, now $1689 @Amazon
With an Intel Core i9-9900k, this computer is more than ready to handle your gaming needs. It has 16GB of DDR4 and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU. It's VR ready and comes with Windows 10 Home 64 bit.View Deal

Peripherals

Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Keyboard: was $179, now $106 @Newegg
The Logitech G910 keyboard uses Romer-G mechanical switches. The RGB keys are customizable as well as the 9 additional G-keys (perfect for programming custom macros).View Deal

Logitech G502 Hero Gaming Mouse: was $79, now $50 @Newegg
This gaming mouse has a DPI of 16,000. It features a mechanical switch and programmable RGB LEDs. It has 11 additional buttons that can be programmed with custom macros.View Deal

Apple Magic Mouse 2: was $79, now $69 @Amazon
This wireless mouse is an official product from Apple. It's rechargeable, so don't worry about batteries. This model is on sale for 13% off on Amazon.View Deal

Logitech M510 Wireless Mouse: was $39, now $21 @Amazon
This mouse connects wirelessly using a USB receiver. It uses two AA batteries and has a long battery life of up to 2 years. It has a few programmable buttons on the side.View Deal

Anivia MK1 PC RGB Mechanical Keyboard: was $149, now $29 @Newegg
This keyboard comes with two LED options—red and 7-color. This is an 87-key keyboard without a Numpad. The keys are mechanical with an audible click sound on each press.View Deal

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: was $109, now $49 @Walmart
The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate is a USB keyboard with mechanical keys. The keys are backlit and use Razer Green Switches. It's both dust and water-resistant.View Deal

Logitech MK540 Advanced Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: was $59, now $43 @BestBuy
This wireless keyboard has a full Numpad on the side. The mouse and keyboard connect using a USB device and support 2.4 GHz WiFi. They work within a 33' range.View Deal

Cooling / PSUs

Noctua D-Type Premium Cooler: was $99, now $89 @Newegg
This CPU cooler features 6 heat pipes and two fans for optimal cooling. The fans are 140mm across and feature brown and cream colors in the design. Visit the store page for a list of compatible sockets.View Deal

Corsair CX650M PSU: was $89, now $79 @Amazon
This PSU is 80 Plus Bronze certified, ensuring its energy efficiency. It's semi-modular, making cable management easier. This model has an output of 650 watts.View Deal

Corsair RM 850X PSU: was $139, now $129 @Amazon
This power supply from Corsair is 80+ Gold Certified. It's fully modular, making cable management easier to address. It has an output of 850 watts.View Deal

Rosewill Black 140mm Fans (2-Pack): was $24, now $13 @eBay
These fans are large, measuring in at 140mm across. They have 9 solid black blades and use a long life sleeve bearing type. They're low noise profile, with a noise level of 22 dBA.View Deal

GameMax Power Supply 600W: was $79, now $59 @Amazon
This power supply has a 600W output. It has RGB LEDs illuminating translucent fan blades. This unit is 80+ Bronze certified and has a low noise profile.View Deal

Corsair CX550 PSU: was $69, now $59 @Newegg
This PSU is 80 Plus Bronze certified, using less power than PSUs with lesser or no certification. It has a 120mm top fan for cooling with a low noise profile. It has an output of 550 watts.View Deal

EVGA 500W Power Supply: was $47, now $39 @Amazon
This PSU is 80 Plus White certified. It has an output of 500 watts and uses a single +12V rail. The unit weighs 4 lbs and measures in at 5.5" x 5.9" x 3.4".View Deal

Routers / Networking

Google Nest WiFi Router: was $299, now $259 @Amazon
This package includes two units. Each router can support up to 200 device connections. It's currently available for 13% off.View Deal

TP-Link AC750 WiFi Range Extender: was $34, now $22 @Amazon
Extend the boundaries of your wireless network with this WiFi Range Extender from TP-Link. It's compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz networks. The unit connects directly to a wall outlet and has an ethernet port on the bottom.View Deal

Wavlink Mini WiFi Range Extender: was $89, now $25 @Newegg
Extend your wireless network with this Wavlink WiFi range extender. It supports both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz networks with speeds between 300 and 433 Mbps.View Deal

TP-Link AC1300 Wireless PCIe Card: was $79, now $33 @Amazon
Add WiFi to your PC with this PCIe WiFi card. It supports both 2.4G and 5G wireless networks. It has speeds of 400 Mbps when using a 2.4G connection.View Deal

Linksys Mesh WiFi Router: was $199, now $134 @Amazon
The Linksys Mesh WiFi Router can support over 20 separate devices with a range of 2,000 square foot. This isn't the toughest router on the market, but it definitely isn't for small scale use, either.View Deal

ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300: was $349, now $324 @Newegg
This router uses tri-band 802.11ac WiFi. It has 8 Gigabit LAN ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. This is a high-quality router—ideal for 4K streaming and online gaming.View Deal

Rosewill RNX-AC1300PCE WiFi Adapter: was $69, now $39 @Newegg
This WiFi adapter from Rosewill supports 802.11AC WiFi. You can connect to both 2.4GHz and 58GHz networks. It uses a PCIe slot.View Deal

Everything Else

Sabrent USB 2.0 Sound Adapter: was $11, now $7 @Walmart
This USB adapter features audio in/out ports. It's designed to work with USB 2.0 but is backward compatible with USB 1.1. If your machine doesn't have audio jacks (or maybe they're just not in a convenient location), you may appreciate this gadget.View Deal

Vilros Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit: was $89, now $74 @Newegg
If you're interested in checking out the Raspberry Pi 4 yourself, check out this kit from Vilros. It includes everything you need to get started—the Pi 4, a 32 GB SD card, HDMI cable, SD card adapter, power cord, heat sink, and a case with a built-in fan.View Deal

Manhattan Hi Speed USB Sound Adapter: was $14, now $11 @Walmart
This USB adapter includes a mic input jack and headphone output jack. It's a hot swappable device and easy to connect using any USB port.View Deal

Rosewill RC-505 2 USB 3.0 Port PCIe Card: was $29, now $14 @Newegg
Add USB 3.0 support to your computer with this PCIe card from Rosewill. It has a data transfer rate up to 5.0 GB/s. These ports are backward compatible with both USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices.View Deal

Insten 7-Port USB Hub with On/Off Switches: was $12, now $4 @Walmart
Manage your USB devices with this 7 port USB hub. Each port has its own on/off switch so you can control the power input to each device. It's currently marked down more than 50% off.View Deal

Logitech - 4K Pro Webcam: was $199, now $159 @BestBuy
Record and stream 4K video with this webcam from Logitech. It has a 90° field of view and uses USB 3.0 to connect. The package also includes a removal clip and carrying case.View Deal

  • King_V
    This deal, for the 12nm refresh of Ryzen 5 1600, should really be up there. While it's occasionally run out of stock, for the most part, it's been available readily since December.

    Again, note that it's the 12nm refresh of the Ryzen 5 1600, thus comes with the Wraith Stealth instead of the Wraith Spire, and the part number is YD1600BBAFBOX, rather than YD1600BBAEBOX.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07XTQZJ28
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  • Giroro
    "You can expect a 2K resolution (2560 x 1600) with this IPS display."

    "The Acer Nitro VG240Y display has a 2K resolution of 1920 x 1080"

    If we have to deal with "2k" resolution being a thing, can we at least do it with some consistency in what resolution it refers to?
    I honestly thought it was another way of saying QHD/1440p, but neither of these are that. Why do I think that?
    Because that was the definition Tom's Hardware posted literally last week

    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/2k-definition,37641.html
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