Daily Deals: GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $779, 2TB PS5 SSD for $199, Razer Wireless Headphones for as Low as $29.99 – IGN
Today there’s some great deals on accessory and peripheral upgrades for your gaming system. The RTX 3080 has hit a new price low of $779.99 today on Amazon. This time around it’s an MSI video card and it features a beefy triple fan active cooling system. For those of you looking to upgrade your primary SSD (or your PS5 SSD) with a blazing fast high capacity 2TB M.2 SSD, there are three options. One of them is under $200 and the other two are not far behind. In other deal news, save on a Razer gaming chair and wireless gaming headphones, pick up a brand new Apple MacBook Pro with M2 chipset when it starts shipping in just a few days, or get ready for summer with a fantastic digital charcoal grill.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $779.99
These are easily the best prices we’ve seen for an RTX 3080 video card since launch. At this price point, the RTX 3080 is a better value than the 3080 Ti, which costs at least $250 more at reputable vendors. The performance gap between the 3080 and 3080 Ti is about 3%, hardly noticeable. The 3080 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation’s flagship RTX 2080 SUPER. This is the card you want to get if you plan to game at 4K.
XPG S70 Blade 2TB M.2 SSD with Heatsink for $199
The XPG Gammix S70 Blade is not only the least expensive 2TB PS5 compatible SSDs available right now, it’s the only 2TB PS5 compatible SSD that costs under $200. Just because it’s the cheapest doesn’t mean it’s the slowest. In fact, the S70 is actually one of the fastest SSDs available with transfer rates up to 7,400 MB/s. It’s on par with the likes of the WD Black SN850, the Samsung 980 Pro, or the Seagate Firecude 530. This is a PCIe Gen4 SSD that was pretty much released specifically for PS5 gamers in order to double or triple the storage capacity of their PS5 without limiting the speed. To make this deal even sweeter, it already comes with a very low-profile heatsink.
New Speed Champ: 2TB SK Hynix P41 M.2 SSD
The SK Hynix P41 is one of the newest PS5 compatible SSDs and the late release is worth it; this SSD is considered the fastest consumer PCE 4.0 SSD drive on the market right now. Speed benchmarks consistently exceed its rated specs and it performs better than other comparable SSDs from WD, Seagate, Samsung, and more. SK Hynix might not be a household brand name, but they are in no way a fledgeling company. SK Hynix is the world’s second-largest memory chipmaker and the world’s third-largest semiconductor company.
2TB WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD for $216
The WD Black SN850 is the most popular brand for upgrading your PS5 SSD. It’s blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. Amazon has the model without heatsink for $139.99, which is a few dollars shy of the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Newegg has the 2TB SSD for only $215.99, but that won’t last long.
Razer Wireless Headphones Starting at $39.99
or less with Amazon Locker pickup
Both the Razer Barracuda X wireless headphone and Razer Nari Essential wireless headphone retail for $99.99, but both have been heavily discounted., The Barracuda X is $39.99 but it’s only available in pink. The Nari Essential is a few dollars more at $44.99 but you can get it in black. Even better, if you can pick it up at a local Amazon Locker location, use code “10offpickup” to get an additional $10 off. There’s no way you’l find better wireless headphones for under $30.
Razer Iskur X Gaming Chair
The price of the Razer Iskur chair has dropped by a whopping $150 down to $249.99. This is a fantastic price for a Razer Iskur gaming chair. The Iskur X model is very similar to the original Iskur model. It lacks the adjustable lumbar spline and has 2D armrests instead of 3D, but the build quality and premium materials are identical. It’s a superior chair than Razer’s economically priced Enki chair, and with this discount it’s cheaper too! The Razer Iskur commands a high retail price tag for a reason; it’s well-engineered with plenty of high quality materials and usable features. It’s upholstered in multi-layered synthetic leather that’s more durable than PU leather. There’s also plenty of high density foam cushioning to keep you comfortable during intense gaming marathons.
New 2022 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M2 Laptop
Ships on June 24
We’re finally seeing a 2022 Apple MacBook Pro laptop equipped with the brand new M2 chip in the wild. Amazon has the 14″ model up for preorder right now for a very reasonable MSRP of $1299. The new M2 chip is reported to be about 18% more powerful than the previous generation M1 chip, which was already a speed demon for its price range. The M2 chip is also extremely power efficient, with this laptop boasting up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. In addition to the new M2 CPU, this laptop features a gorgeous 13″ Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and P3 wide color, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Masterbuilt Gravity 560 Digital Charcoal Smoker
Let me preface by saying that I have owned this particular smoker for the past few years and have done no less than fifty ribs, tri-tips, roasts, and smoked salmon candy in this unit. I highly recommend it. A digitally controlled fan conveys smoky hot air from the gravity fed chute to the main chamber where your meat resides. It switches on and off based on the temp. It’s simple (and thus not many things that can go wrong) and very effective. Cleanup is a cinch since the ash from the charcoal drops down to a removable pot in the lower chamber. Amazon currently has it for about $200 off MSRP.
New Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
If you regret not picking the Airpods Pro up on Black Friday, here’s your chance to get it today at the same price. This is the newest generation model with the MagSafe compatible wireless charger. The AirPods Pro is considered one of the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones you can get, especially for under $200. The noise cancellation is considered to be even better than the Bose Quietcomfort because of the natural noise isolating design of the in-ear earbuds. If isolation and sound quality are of utmost important to you, then it’s easily worth the upgrade over the AirPods 3.
$120 Off Apple AirPods Max Headphones
Not everyone can afford Apple’s best AirPods, but for those who can, they’ll be treated to a $95 discount from Amazon, making this the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Obviously the sound quality on these AirPods Max headphones are phenomenal, but what really takes the cake is the build quality. There are no other headphones in its price range that is built as well as the AirPods Max. They are literally a work of art.
40% Off Elden Ring Official Strategy Guides Preorder
Out July 29
There’s no question that Elden Ring is a difficult game, so don’t feel bad if you find yourself struggling. Fortunately, you can get a little help in the form of FromSoftware’s official Elden Ring strategy guide that comes out next month. It’s comprised of two volumes, each unveiling secrets, tips, and maps of everything that Elden Ring has to offer. Even if you’ve got this game down pat, you might want to pick up these books simply to learn more about the lore and enjoy the canon artwork. These books are normally $49.99, but today they’re only $29.99, a whopping 40% off discount.
10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up rarely discounted favorites like Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Metroid Dread, recent new releases like Kirby and the Forgotten Land or Triangle Strategy, or DLC like the new one for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, since it stacks with instant discounts.
48″ Gigabyte AORUS 4K OLED Gaming Monitor
This is the lowest price you’ll find currently for a 48″ 4K OLED gaming monitor that boasts HDMI 2.1 inputs for 4K @ 120Hz and VRR. That means this is a worthy monitor for your RTX 30 series equipped video card (which has HDMI 2.1 outputs) or a PS5 or Xbox Series X console. Unlike an LG OLED TV, it doesn’t have TV-centric features, mostly notably Dolby Vision support and a built-in Smart TV interface, but it does make up for it with more connectivity options like DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and USB 3.0.
Blue Diamond Almonds XTREMES Carolina Reaper Flavored Snack Nuts, 6 Oz
If you need more spice in your life, then get in on this mega hot deal. Blue Diamond is offering 6 ounces of its spiciest flavored almonds, dusted in Carolina Reaper chili peppers, for just under $3 when you choose Amazon’s Subscribe & Save checkout (make sure you cancel recurring deliveries). As a bonus you get free shipping on your order as well.
$70 Off the Apple Watch Series 7
$50 Off the Apple Watch SE
The Series 7 is Apple’s latest and greatest watch. The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG. It’s inarguably the best smartwatch on the market right now. If you don’t need the health related features, you can save $100 and go with the Apple Watch SE instead. Despite the low price tag, this watch is still big on features, such as a large Retina OLED display, 2x faster CPU than the Series 3, heart rate monitoring, GPS, swimproof design, haptic feedback, and more.
3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate normally costs $14.99 per month, but right now new customers can get 3 months for only $1. The sheer amount of value you get with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is impressive. This membership gives you both Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Xbox Live Gold is required for online gaming. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to a huge library of games that is free as long as you maintain your membership. The list includes AAA games that you can play as early as launch day. These include Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Sniper Elite 5, Farming Simulator 2022, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and much more.
New 42″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV
Supports 4K @ 120Hz for PS5 and Xbox Series X
For many of you who have been patiently waiting for the LG Evo C2 42″ 4K OLED TV, now you can rejoice. The majority of the 2022 Evo C2 lineup had been released earlier in the year, but for whatever reason LG had decided to hold off on its new 42″ size until now. This highly anticipated TV is finally orderable on Amazon and ships immediately. The 42″ replaces LG’s 48″ as its smallest 4K OLED TV on the market. It performs just as well as its larger sized siblings as a gaming TV, but where it really shines is as a gaming monitor for your PC.
Halo Infinite for Xbox for $19.99
Amazon has the latest Halo Infinite game for only $19.99. That’s 67% off the MSRP of $59.99. This is easily one of the must-own games for the Xbox Series X console and very well worth it at this price point. We reviewed the single-player campaign and multiplayer experience separately, and loved both parts of it.
65″ TCL 4-Series 4K Roku TV for $398
55″ for $298
For most people, the two biggest priorities for a TV are (1) price and (2) size. That’s why a TV like this TCL 4-series is so popular; if you’re looking specifically for a 65″ or 55″ TV, you’d be hard pressed to find a lower price. This TCL TV offers solid picture quality without burning a hole in your wallet, and it even has built-in Roku smart TV functionality. It might not look as good as a $1500 TV, but you could fund the rest of your home entertainment or gaming system with the amount you just saved.
Klipsch Promedia 2.1ch Computer Speakers
Update: This is the newer model with wireless Bluetooth streaming.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers have been around for over 2 decades, but it’s still considered one of the best computer speakers under $200. It’s normally listed for $169.99, but today Walmart has it for only $89, a 48% savings. This THX-certified speaker set includes two satellite speakers with 3/4″ soft dome tweeter with 3” midrange drivers and a 6.5″ 200W powered subwoofer for some intense bass.