First day of Spring Deal Roundup


NeweggFlash has 500GB WD Blue TLC 3D NAND 2.5″ SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (WDS500G2B0A) on sale $67.99 – $10 w/ promo code NEFPBG15 $57.99. Shipping is free.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-core/24-thread) Desktop Processor (YD192XA8AEWOF) $356.08 at Amazon

1TB Samsung 860 QVO SATA III 2.5″ Internal Solid State Drive (MZ-76Q1T0B/AM) for $107.99

This is not as fast as the EVO by a longshot, but you’re still bottlenecked by SATA III not the drive or USB (something something. USB 3.2145rev a, I don’t even know what to put here with the new naming scheme)

Samsung 256GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select $40
Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select $20
Samsung 64GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select $11
Samsung 32GB U1 MicroSD $8

Newegg has 2TB Intel 660p NVMe M.2 2280 PCIe QLC 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSDPEKNW020T8X1) on sale for $219.99 – $20 w/ promo code EMCTWUE22 = $199.99

Monoprice.com has TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 WiFi Gigabit Router for $40. Shipping is free.

TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 450Mbps+5Ghz 1350Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Guest Network – 2.40 GHz ISM Band – 5 GHz UNII Band – 1750 Mbps Wireless Speed – 4 x Gigabit EtherNet

Known good DD-WRT compatible version: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2019/01-29-2019-r38507/

Dell XPS XPS 13-9370 i7 16GB RAM 512GB SSD 13.3″ Win10 (Refurb) $1069 + Free Shipping at NewEgg

  • 13.3-inch (3840 x 2160) LED Display
  • Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (Quad-Core, 1.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
  • 16GB DDR3 System Memory
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics

NewEgg Gombo Ryzen 2700 + X370 Mobo + HP 250GB NVMe SSD $299:

  • AMD RYZEN 7 2700 8-Core 3.2 GHz (4.1 GHz Max Boost)
  • GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 3 AM4 AMD X370 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
  • HP EX900 M.2 250GB PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe 3D TLC NAND Internal Solid State Drive
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Ben C

First phone: Wall-mounted rotary dial.
First cellphone: Motorola StarTac (dozens of antennas)
First Android: Droid Incredible: rooted, ended up on CM
Current: Nexus 6P (2nd) on LineageOS & Amazon Fire 7" (Fire_Ford 2015) NEXUS ROM
Other stuff: OSX, FreeBSD, FreeNAS, Debian, AWS, Ubuntu, OpenWRT, DD-WRT, support a bunch of Mac Homebrew stuff, and contribute where I can on GitHub. Particularly involved in the Open Humans and MyCroft AI communities.
Fun stuff: dad, photographer, dog-owner, Subaru owner, water and nature lover.