Deal of the week: Graphics, memory, storage

— 4:09 PM on November 30, 2007

We have a trio of deals for you this week. The first is for a product that's been notoriously difficult to obtain this month: Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GT. Newegg currently has eVGA's 512-P3-N802-A1 "Superclocked" GeForce 8800 GT in stock for $289.99. The card is overclocked from the default core and memory speeds of 600MHz/900MHz to 650MHz/950MHz. It's also covered by a lifetime warranty and bundled with a copy of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

$289.99 isn't exactly close to Nvidia's announced $199-249 price range, but in light of the 8800 GT's tight availability and its excellent performance, we think that's still a good price. You'll want to hurry if you plan to take advantage of this deal, though, as 8800 GT stocks are extremely volatile.

Our second deal is Western Digital's Caviar SE16 750GB, which is just $159.99 on Newegg. The drive actually dipped down to $149.99 last Friday, but $159.99 still adds up to just over 21 cents per gigabyte, which is extremely cheap for such a high-capacity offering. Newegg offers free three-day shipping on the drive, too.

Last, but not least, a deal post wouldn't be complete without system memory. Newegg currently sells a 2GB kit of A-Data DDR2-800 memory for $42.99 with free three-day shipping—probably a new low for DDR2-800 RAM. The kit is rated for 5-5-5-12 timings at 1.8V, and it's covered by a lifetime warranty. A-Data is the world's third biggest memory module vendor, and its warranty is backed by U.S.-based technical support, as well.

Update: Newegg has just dropped the price of its Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 from $269.99 to $249.99, so we're including it here. The card is a more affordable alternative to the GeForce 8800 GT with slightly lower performance. $249.99 is $30 more than AMD's suggested price of $219.99, but we don't expect 3870s to dip lower than $229.99 in the near future, so it's not a terrible price for this card.

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