Intel's Sandy Bridge processors were great deals when they came out in January, and they're still great deals today—it's just that accompanying motherboards have been through some rough times, what with that production-halting bug and all. The good news is that a solid number of Sandy chips and boards are now back at Newegg.
On the CPU front, you can grab the blistering-fast Core i7-2600K for $313.99 shipped after the promo code HARDOCPX3X9D. If that's too rich for your blood, the slightly slower, non-Hyper-Threaded, but still multiplier-unlocked Core i5-2500K can be nabbed for $219.99 with free shipping.
On the motherboard side of things, there's an increasing number of B3 6-series boards to choose from. If I had to pick one right now, I'd probably grab Asus' P8P67 LE, which is available for $144.99 before shipping. This is a stripped-down version of the P8P67 Pro that earned our Editor's Choice award, but it still has bells and whistles like USB 3.0, external Serial ATA, FireWire, and dual physical PCI Express x16 slots.
Those joining us from Canada will be happy to know that NCIX also stocks the Core i7-2600K (for $337.44) and has a decent number of Sandy Bridge mobos available, including the MSI P67A-GD65 (which we also reviewed) for $180.98.
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