Pick up the Intel Core i5-13500 Back at Its Lowest Ever Price: Real Deals

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If you're on the hunt for a great CPU deal to pair with a budget gaming or productivity PC then consider this excellent deal on Intel's Core i5-13500 processor for just $209 - a return to its lowest ever price. With the i5-13500 you're getting 14 cores and integrated UHD graphics for close to 200 bucks. 

At the lowest price I've seen this monitor, Dell has their G2723H gaming monitor on sale for $149. You get a lot of features for this low price including a super fast 280Hz refresh rate, a quality IPS panel, and 27 inches of real estate. It's hard to find 1080p monitors with these specs for this low price.

A small promotional code at Newegg sees the 2TB WD Black SN850X drop to just $135. We've seen the cost of SSDs drop over and over as of late and I'm overjoyed that the bigger capacity drives are becoming more affordable - especially with the ever-growing file size of the latest big games. This is one of the best SSDs on the market with impressive read/write speeds of 7300/6600 MB/s.

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Intel Core i5-13500 CPU: now $209 at Amazon

Intel Core i5-13500 CPU: now $209 at Amazon (was $285)
The Core i5-13500 has 14 cores consisting of 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores, making this a great budget option for either a productivity or gaming PC. This processor comes with integrated UHD Graphics 770, with a 24MB L3 cache and a clock speed of up to 4.8 GHz.  The Core i5-13500 packs a punch at this reduced price point. 

Dell G2723H Gaming Monitor: now $149 at Dell

Dell G2723H Gaming Monitor: now $149 at Dell (was $369)
A gaming monitor aimed at fast action games, the Dell G2723H is capable of up to 280Hz OC refresh rates on its 27-inch FHD IPS panel. 

2TB WD Black SN850X: now $135 at Newegg with promo code  SSCTA532

2TB WD Black SN850X: now $135 at Newegg with promo code  (was $199)
This PCIe Gen 4 NVMe M.2 SSD offers impressively fast read/write speeds of up to 7300/6600 MB/s, a minimal design, and a comprehensive WD Black software dashboard for keeping it running at its best. Use code SSCTA532 for a $5 discount.

27-Inch Aopen HC5 Curved Gaming Monitor: now $135 at Acer with promo codeGRADS10

27-Inch Aopen HC5 Curved Gaming Monitor: now $135 at Acer with promo code (was $249)
Thanks to a discount and the use of code GRADS10 at the checkout you can pick up this monitor for $135 before shipping and applicable taxes.
With an aggressive 1500R curve and VA panel, this QHD gaming monitor also sports 250nits brightness and a 75Hz refresh rate. It's certainly not the highest refresh rate, but it's a fantastic price for a 27-inch QHD screen for a budget gaming setup.

1TBMSI Spatium M450 SSD: now $32 at Newegg with promo code SSCTA526

1TB MSI Spatium M450 SSD: now $32 at Newegg with promo code (was $44)
The MSI Spatium M450 1TB SSD can reach read/write speeds as high as 3600/3000 Mbps. This edition is compatible with PCIe Gen 4 x4 interfaces.
Use code SSCTA526 for a $5 discount.

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Stewart Bendle
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Stewart Bendle is a deals and coupon writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices and coupon codes for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • Roland Of Gilead
    I always thought the 13500 is the best bang for buck as opposed to the 13400. More cores higher clocks, and for sweet FA on top. Essentially a 12600k with a new name.
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  • lmcnabney
    Read the reviews. For gaming the DDR4 option is 10-20% slower than DDR5. Might as well go the 7600/7600x route to get slightly better gaming, slightly worse applications, and less power consumption when both are DDR5.
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  • baboma
    >I always thought the 13500 is the best bang for buck as opposed to the 13400. More cores higher clocks, and for sweet FA on top. Essentially a 12600k with a new name.

    Yep, 13500 was my sweet spot, but that's only true for the RCP (tray price) at ~$220'ish. At launch, price was ~$285, which subsequently settled at ~$250 for a long while (cf Amazon price history below). I expect ~$210 will be the regular price going forward, in line with drops on other non-K parts.

    https://camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0BQ6CFDCX
    >For gaming the DDR4 option is 10-20% slower than DDR5.

    If you had read reviews, DDR4-vs-5 perf is a bit more complicated. In many games, DRAM speed has minimal impact.

    >Might as well go the 7600/7600x route to get slightly better gaming, slightly worse applications, and less power consumption when both are DDR5.

    For non-gaming: 13500 simply kills 7600/X on multi-core perf. Plus the added appeal of cheaper RAM & board.

    For gaming, I'd opt for 13400, not 13500 or 7600/X.
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  • mickrc3
    One thing that I noticed on the SSD offer. Although Newegg handles the sale of the Western Digital 2TB SN 850X the seller ships from China, has only five ratings and an 80% result, and has the confidence inspiring name of Wafy Bear.
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