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Score a 27-inch 165Hz FreeSync gaming monitor for $250

Score a 27-inch 165Hz FreeSync gaming monitor for $250
Or get the Aorus CV27F 27-inch curved gaming monitor for $200 after rebate with this deal. (Image credit: Aorus)

Deals come in too frequently to ever pay full price for a gaming monitor, and to drive that point home, check out the discount on this Aorus CV27F, a 27-inch 'frameless' gaming display with a 1500R curvature.

It's marked down to $299.99 on Newegg, which isn't anything special (it doesn't typically sell for its $349.99 list price). However, applying coupon code AFMCF27F at checkout knocks $50 off the cost, making this a noteworthy deal. And if you're willing to fuss with a mail-in-rebate, you can get another $50 back (in the form of a prepaid card), bringing the total cost down to $199.99. If there has to be a mail-in-rebate involved, this is the way to do it—offer a tantalizing discount up front, and treat the rebate as an added bonus.

Aorus CV27F 27-Inch Monitor | FreeSync Premium Pro | 165Hz | $199.99 (save $100)
The CV27F is a fast monitor that is a great option for esports, or gaming in general. Use coupon code AFMCF27F to shave $50 off the price, and cash in the mail-in-rebate to receive another $50.
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The CV27F houses a VA panel with a 1920x1080 resolution. It's built for fast-action gaming, with a 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (MPRT). It also boasts a wide color gamut—90 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, according to the specs, which is a distinct advantage over cheaper TN panels.

In addition, this is a FreeSync Premium Pro monitor. If you're wondering what that means, AMD recently simplified its FreeSync branding into three tiers. FreeSync Premium Pro is the highest one (formally known as FreeSync 2 HDR).

As part of that certification, the CV27F supports HDR content. Brightness checks in at 400 nits, so don't expect the same level of pop that a 1,000-nit monitor will deliver. Still, HDR support is there.

On top of it all, Aorus (Gigabyte's gaming brand) backs the monitor for three years, including a zero bright pixel policy for the first year of ownership.

Paul has been playing PC games and raking his knuckles on computer hardware since the Commodore 64. He does not have any tattoos, but thinks it would be cool to get one that reads LOAD"*",8,1. In his off time, he rides motorcycles and wrestles alligators (only one of those is true).