After reviewing both AMD and Nvidia's new $149 graphics cards, the Radeon HD 6790 and GeForce GTX 550 Ti, we concluded that the slightly pricier Radeon HD 6850 is a far better buy. Well, Newegg has made that product more appealing still by offering a Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 1GB for only $154.99 shipped, or $139.99 after a mail-in rebate.
The card is listed for $164.99, but you can slice off $10 by entering the coupon code "EMCKFKB25" (minus the quotes) on the checkout page. Another $15 can be deducted thanks to a mail-in rebate linked on the product page—provided you get that rebate check in the mail eventually, of course. The card also comes with a free copy of Total War: Shogun 2, which currently sells for $49.99 on Steam and has a 90% score on Metacritic.
We also found a little something for our Canadian friends. NCIX has Kingston's 64GB SSDNow V100 solid-state drive on sale for $84.99 CAD, down quite a ways from the regular price of $128.16. This might not be the newest or sexiest drive around, but Kingston says it'll write at up to 230MB/s, and it's a fine upgrade—especially for a laptop with a sluggish mechanical hard drive. (Thanks to LogicBuy for the heads-up on the Radeon deal.)
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