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Save $70-$100 on these Ryzen 7 2700 and Core i7-8700K CPU and mobo bundles

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Cyber Monday is an opportune time to upgrade or build a new PC. There are discounts galore, allowing you to get more bang for your buck than you normally would. If you've decided it's time for a new build or a platform upgrade, we found a couple of interesting combo offers at Newegg.

Starting with Intel, you can snag a Core i7-8700K processor and Asus Prime Z370-A motherboard for $444.98, plus there's a $35 mail-in-rebate available. Factoring in the rebate, you're saving a Benjamin, which you can apply elsewhere to your system (like a beefier graphics card, for example).

Core i7 8700K + Asus Prime Z370-A | $409.98 (opens in new tab)
The Core i7-8700K is a 6-core/12-thread chip that is more than enough for a high-end gaming PC, and this combo deal pairs it with a respectable Z370 motherboard. You have to purchase it today to qualify for the $35 mail-in-rebate. Buy at Newegg. (opens in new tab)

If you'd rather save money and go with an AMD Ryzen foundation, Newegg has another combo offer that is worth checking out. It consists of a Ryzen 7 2700 CPU and Gigabyte X470 Aorus Ultra Gaming motherboard for $70 off, after factoring in a $20 mail-in-rebate.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700 + Gigabyte X470 Aorus | $313.79 (opens in new tab)
The Ryzen 7 2700 is an 8-core/16-thread processor based on AMD's second (and most recent) generation Zen architecture. It's paired with a motherboard geared for gamers with a high-end onboard audio solution, dual M.2 slots, and of course RGB lighting. Price is after $20 rebate. Buy at Newegg. (opens in new tab)

Which is the better deal? There's no simple answer—both would make a great foundation for a gaming PC, and while the Intel combo sports a bigger discount, the AMD package is cheaper overall by almost $100.

There's really no wrong choice here. Whether you're building a new PC or overhauling an existing one, either of these bundles is a good place to start.

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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).