Deal of the week: Discounted CPUs and storage


— 6:10 PM on December 10, 2010

The arrival of new AMD CPUs earlier this week has caused prices to fall on the old models, providing us with attractive fodder for this week's deals post. The Phenom II X6 1100T is AMD's new top-of-the-line desktop processor, and while Newegg has it in stock, the CPU is selling for $35 more than its suggested price of $265. That is not our deal of the week.

Fortunately, higher prices haven't afflicted the other models in AMD's six-core lineup. The base 1055T model is now available for a scant $180, and Newegg is throwing in a $10 gift card until the end of next week. It's tempting to spend a little more on the 1075T, which is now down to $200, but I'd probably splurge on the 1090T, a Black Edition that's dropped to $230. The 1090T runs 200MHz faster than the 1075T, plus you get an unlocked upper multiplier for easy overclocking and a $10 gift card to spend on an aftermarket CPU cooler like Cooler Master's $30 Hyper 212.

CPU prices are a little higher north of the border, but Canadians can take advantage of a few interesting deals over at NCIX. The Scorpio Black 500GB notebook drive that took home an Editor's Choice award last week is now selling for just $60, down from $80. Also on the storage front, Kingston's SSDNow V100 64GB has been discounted to $100, which is a price commonly associated with 40GB solid-state drives. We're not fans of rebates here at TR, but sometimes they're part of an attractive deal. NCIX has knocked $20 off the price of Corsair's Builder Series 430W PSU, which now sells for only $40. A mail-in rebate will shave another $20 off the price if you ever get the check in the mail.

   
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