Post your 2020 holiday computer discount deals here!

JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
This thread is for links to discounted computer stuff for the 2020 holiday season--starting NOW!

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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    Amazon.com Prime Day 2020 is October 13-14th. I'm not expecting much in the way of computer component deals, but it's worth a browse.
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,231 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Not sure how VALID this notice is, but this is probably TRUE for the country. I could see the need to close during the Black Friday frenzy. 

    "MALLS & OUTLETS CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY 2020"


    Expected VMWARE Black Friday Discount:
    "2019 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming from VMware! Shop vmware.com starting on Wednesday November 27, 2019 to save up to 60% off on Fusion, Fusion Pro, Workstation and Player."

    Exepected Microsoft Store Black Friday Discount
    "Save on Surface, Xbox and more!"

    Expected Bose Black Friday Discount
    "This year you’ll save 40% to 50% off select audio products when bought directly from their site."

    I will post more as I see them coming.
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    chrisone said:
    Not sure how VALID this notice is, but this is probably TRUE for the country. 

    I think after November 3, 2020 we will see a lot of the state-level restrictions on business lifted. Florida and Indiana have already lifted all restriction on restaurants, so the ball is rolling.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    edited October 2020
    First thing I've noticed on Prime Day computer components: Up to 30% off Build-Your-Own PC components from AMD, MSI, ASUS and more

    Oh, don't forget to check out NewEgg as well.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    Be sure to check Amazon price history sites like camelcamelcamel to check how good a price you are seeing is.

    I bought a Crucial MX500 2TB SSD for $177. That's the lowest price ever and  $50 lower than the same item on NewEgg.
  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,231 ■■■■■■■■■□
    edited October 2020
    Just picked up a couple HAM radios on prime day sale. If you are interested in outdoors, trails, hiking, outlander, off-road, 4x4, camping, prepping, then you know HAM radio is a must.

    2PCs Baofeng Radios UV-5R MK5 8 Watt - $75.44 for 2 or $40 for 1. 

    I still need to get my HAM license, I know I know.... (and no you don't need a license to buy ham radios for those that are curious about my comment)
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    I bought a Baofeng several years ago to go with my General and hardly used it. I need to get with a local Ham group for some stimulation.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    OK, well, APD for computer components was good if you were looking to build a mid-level system with Ryzen 7, ATI GPU, and MSI mobo, which makes a good gaming system. Unfortunately for me, higher-end stuff wasn't on discount. I ended up buying a Thermaltake C35 case to get my game build off the ground and a few small items. I'm hoping the BF deals will be wider and better.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    edited November 2020
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    So I ended up with my "dream" Linux gaming rig being built before Xmas with an AIO-water-cooled Ryzen 9 3900XT in an Asus Hero VIII mobo, 3TB SSD, and 32GB RAM. I'm running Pop!_OS (Debian Linux) because of its support for games and nVidia. One day, I'll add another M.2 and put Windows 10 on it to dual-boot for games that don't work correctly--or at all--under Linux.

    And speaking of nVidia: I gave up on getting a 30{7,8,9}0 nVidia card for now. I bought an $80 Asus GeForce GT 1030 as a placeholder until the 30x0 is available at a reasonable price. The 1030 is such a huge step-up from the laptop GPU I was gaming on that I'm very happy with this decision.


  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,231 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Wow nice rig! what games are you focused on playing?
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec CISSP SSCP GSEC EnCE C|EH Cloud+ CySA+ CASP+ PenTest+ Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 12,469 Admin
    edited December 2020
    Right now I'm discovering what older games I have on Steam that do or don't work well on Linux for one reason or another. I may get some older games that I wanted to try but never bought. ('tis the season for discounted software.) As for new new games, I'm not sure about anything that isn't named Half-life Alyx, but I'd need to buy a VR headset.
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