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).
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
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.
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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