We've put together another collection of deals for this week's post, but before moving onto the usual suspects, here's something a little different—a cheap mechanical keyboard. Newegg has knocked $20 off its RK-9000BL keyboard, bringing it down to $80. Shipping is free, there are no rebates attached, and Newegg will even throw in a four-port USB 3.0 hub. The RK-9000BL uses the same Cherry MX black switches as those Thermaltake Mekas we reviewed last week, but it's more than $40 cheaper and free from layout quirks.
Our Radeon HD 7770 review confirmed that the older 6850 is actually a better graphics value for budget-conscious gamers. Newegg has a couple of 6850s on sale right now, including this hot-clocked Gigabyte model, which features a dual-fan cooler and a free copy of DiRT 3. The card normally sells for $160, but entering coupon code GIGA305A will knock 13% off the price, and there's a mail-in rebate good for an additional $20 off. Sapphire's take on the 6850 sells for about the same price after its own mix of coupon codes and rebates, although the card has stock clock speeds and a single-fan cooler. You still get a download code for DiRT 3, though.
You didn't think we'd make it through a deals post without a few SSDs, did you? As usual, there are loads of solid-state deals and rebates on this week. The most intriguing is OCZ's Agility 3 240GB, which is down to $288 and now includes a copy of Mass Effect 3 and a $20 mail-in rebate. Looks like someone's taking a cue from Samsung's Arkham City SSD bundle. OCZ is throwing in an 8GB USB thumb drive with a number of other SSDs, including the Agility 3 60GB, which is down to $70 after MIR, and the Vertex 3 120GB, which will set you back only $150 after its own rebate.
North of the border, Canadians can enjoy a number of sweet deals as part of NCIX's Customer Appreciation Sale Event. A couple of Corsair cases look particularly tempting: the Carbide 400R is $30 off at $70, and the Graphite 600T has been discounted from $170 to $130. The 600T even includes free shipping, but the enclosure deals aren't good in the US. NCIX does have the Vertex 3 240GB listed at $305 after rebate on its US and Canadian sites, but it seems only Canucks get a $30 gift card thrown in with the SSD.
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. rbattle - $350||9. codinghorror - $326|
|10. Ryu Connor - $325|
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|Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?||76|
|Deal of the week: Radeon R9 290X cards for... more than list?||19|
|Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs||29|
|AMD posts another loss but beats Wall Street forecast||65|
|GlobalFoundries licenses Samsung process tech, grants AMD access to FinFETs||105|
|MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards||46|