Kogan Has A Few Good Deals On Graphics Cards And Monitors Right Now

Kogan Has A Few Good Deals On Graphics Cards And Monitors Right Now

There’s caveats as always and you only have a few days to take advantage. But if you can get in quick and you’re looking for a solid GPU upgrade — and you don’t want to wait for the release of the Pascal or Polaris GPUs — this isn’t a bad opportunity.

The deal comes courtesy of online retailer Kogan’s Ebay store, where you can get 20% off a whole range of tech products with the checkout code CTECHIE. It’s only available until March 16th and the maximum discount is $1000 per transaction.

According to the terms and conditions, you can only make three transactions using the discount code. The bonus here is that the code works across a range of retailers, including Sony (but not their gaming division, unless you want 20% off Knack), Dell Australia, Bing Lee, Ted’s Camera, Optus, GoPro, Futu Online, The Good Guys and Betta Online.

But we’re focusing on Kogan and some of the good deals they’ve got on hardware. Specifically high-end GPUs, because there’s some solid deals. Remember, all prices are with the 20% discount applied to that item only; if you purchase multiple items, the 20% discount is applied to the whole cart.

Let’s go hardware shopping.

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB VRAM ($878.40) BenQ 24″ XL2411Z Gaming Monitor ($366.40) AOC 28″ U2879VF 4K UHD LED Monitor ($462.40)

There are a few more GPUs on offer, like R9 370’s, GTX 960’s and 970’s, but once the discount is applied the final price is no better than what you’d get from major computer retailers. Take the Samsung portable 500GB SSD. It’s $335 after the 20% discount is applied, but a quick StaticICE search shows the same drive can be bought for under $300 from a variety of retailers (as low as $247, if you move quickly).

But the deals above are quite good, while they’re still in stock. The 980 Ti is a nice offering especially, since the cheapest you can get it for is $1050, with most charging closer to $1100. That’s almost a saving of $200 at the very least, if not slightly more depending on your preferred retailer.

Of course, if you’re like me you’ll probably be waiting a few months to see how Polaris and Pascal shake out. We are moving into a DirectX 12/Vulkan world, after all. But if you can’t wait that long and want something powerful to put into your rig right now — along with a nice monitor to go with it — then these deals might be worth considering.


  • I opted for a non-overclock-able i7 6700 and a GTX 970 recently, but had someone try to tell me that two GTX980s paired together yields great results?

    The 4K monitor seems very tempting.

    Also as a quick aside, why nothing from the Kotaku AU Master Race this week on the Nvidia driver update supposedly melting people’s cards? I have been waiting for you learned folk to give the all-clear it’s safe to update!

    • I’ll chime in for the team (not really but apparently I’m an honorary member so):

      a) wait on the update until the next WHQL release, TBH: performance gains aren’t what they used to be and the bugs of late, particularly the last two or three, have definitely been worth dodging
      b) SLI is only really worth it if the games support it. More and more don’t, SLI isn’t great for streaming/recording (if you’re into that) and it also makes your case run a lot hotter which, while less of a concern now, does bug the crap out of some people.

      The 970 is a sick card anyway, and once the new cards with HBM2 come out and the #fat amounts of RAM, life will be fine. Also, I haven’t seen it with Vulkan yet but DX12 has indications that it will support multi-GPU setups with cards from different manufacturers and different classes. So by the time you need to upgrade to one, maybe later this year or next, you can just keep rolling with the 970.

      If I’ve said anything wrong above, feel free to correct me but I’m pretty sure it’s bang on. I actually didn’t overdose on coffee today, miraculously.

      • Rumors are floating around this week that the new Nvidia card may not even have HBM2.0 at all and instead run with some GDDR5X memory instead. Along with a late may release date etc.

  • I don’t feel like my eyes are good enough for 4k at 28″! Shame there are so few 40″ options available in Australia 🙁

    • Nah, you’d be better off waiting for the Pascal GPU’s coming this year and selling your 980ti at the same time. Will end up with more than 2x the power (some think possibly even 3x) for less money.

  • Can someone explain where the Computer components (cpu, gpu etc.) section even is? I feel like I’m being dumb and just completely missing it

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