Deal of the week: A cheaper 60GB SSD and a bargain-priced Radeon


— 5:26 PM on October 8, 2010

Perhaps you remember last week's deal of the week post, in which we featured a 60GB OCZ Agility 2 solid-state drive priced at $139.99. We've outdone ourselves this week, unearthing a 60GB Corsair Force SSD on sale for $129.99 with free shipping—and $119.99 after a mail-in rebate.

Just like the Agility 2, the Force F60 is based on a SandForce storage controller, and it has the exact same top transfer speed ratings: 285MB/s for sequential reads and 275MB/s for sequential writes. Corsair even offers the same three years of warranty coverage.

If you still find SSDs too rich for your blood, then today's graphics deal might tickle your fancy. Newegg offers an XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB graphics card for $139.99 shipped, which is already a step down from what these cards used to cost a few weeks ago. Things get really interesting when you factor in the mail-in rebate, which prunes the price down to just $124.99.

Hardcore gamers might find it more reasonable to spend the extra dough on a GeForce GTX 460 768MB, which can be had for $164.99 these days (and about $150 after rebates and shipping), but $125 is darned good for a Radeon that's still quick enough to run today's games at 1920x1200 with the detail cranked up. We're talking about an XFX card with a double-lifetime warranty, too.

   
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