Deal of the week: Cheap storage and discounted graphics


— 11:45 AM on March 25, 2011

We've got a little bit of everything in this week's deals post. Let's start with storage, which is a popular category for deep discounts. Looking for vast capacity at a low cost per gigabyte? How does a $75 Deskstar 5K3000 2TB sound? The low-power drive's price can be knocked down to just $65 with a mail-in rebate, and Newegg is offering free shipping.

Solid-state storage more your thing? NCIX U.S. has cut prices on a pair of low-capacity SSDs that might just be large enough netbooks, notebooks, and some folks' system drives. The X25-V 40GB, which usually sells for $95 and up, can be had for only $80. Those who want a little more storage capacity can opt for a 50GB flavor of OCZ's Vertex 2. That drive has a list price of $130, but you can get it for $95 right now. Those deals are also available in Canada, of course.

On to graphics, where Newegg has a nice deal on the slightly older but still relevant Radeon HD 5870. This XFX variant is $40 off at $190, and a mail-in rebate can knock the price down $170. If you'd rather something from the 6000 series, a Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 starts at $175. Take 10% off with coupon code VG3TENOFF, add the $15 mail-in rebate, and factor in a $10 Newegg gift card, and the effective price tumbles to $133. Shipping should be free on both cards.

Last, but not least, I'm going to cherry pick a couple of additional deals from NCIX. Corsair's Builder Series 430W PSU has been discounted by 50% to just $30. Also, Crysis 2 is on sale for $45, which is pretty cheap for a brand-new game. Again, all the NCIX prices apply to folks in Canada and the U.S. The Newegg deals are only available to those south of the border, though.

   
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