Memory and storage bargains have monopolized our deal posts these past few weeks, but there are some juicy GPU bagains to be enjoyed right now—rather good timing, since we're nearing the release of blockbusters like Rage, Battlefield 3, Skyrim, and the new Deus Ex.
Case in point: XFX's version of the Radeon HD 6870 normally sells for $194.99, but Newegg offers it for $179.99 after an instant rebate and just $149.99 if you factor in the savings from a mail-in rebate. That's with free shipping, by the way. The 6870 would be a fine purchase at $195, but $150 is downright ludicrous for such a quick mid-range card. (Nvidia's competing GeForce GTX 560 isn't quite as cheap, with the most affordable flavor selling for $164.99 after a mail-in rebate.)
Memory and storage deals are still rampant, of course. Right now, you can nab an 8GB kit of DDR3-1066 Corsair notebook memory (made up of two 4GB SO-DIMMs) for $34.99 after a mail-in rebate. Meanwhile, Samsung's EcoGreen F4 2TB hard drive is available for $69.99 shipped if you enter the promo code "EMCKBKH22" on the checkout page.
If you live up in Canada, good news: you can actually get a better deal on that XFX Radeon HD 6870 than folks in the States. Just head over to NCIX, where the card is selling for $164.99 before that same mail-in rebate and $144.99 after it. More Canadian deals can be found on NCIX's Dog Days of Summer sale page.
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