We've got a trifecta of hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a nice discount on OCZ's new 128GB Agility 4 solid-state drive.
Newegg says the drive previously sold for $134.99 but is now down to $94.99—and you can lop off an extra $10 using a mail-in rebate. That brings the total down to $84.99 with free shipping, or about 66 cents per gigabyte. The Agility 4 features a Marvell controller with Indilinx firmware, 6Gbps Serial ATA connectivity, and top read and write speeds of 420MB/s and 300MB/s, respectively. Faster drives do exist, but any reasonably speedy SSD is a huge improvement over a mechanical hard drive.
There's certainly room for fast mechanical drives inside a modern PC, of course. Speaking of which, Newegg has a coupon code that lets you take $30 off the price of Western Digital's 2TB Caviar Black hard drive. Just enter "EMCNCHD38" on the checkout page, and you'll be able to buy the drive for $169.99 shipped. That's not bad for a fast, high-capacity 7,200-RPM drive with a 64MB cache, 6Gbps SATA connectivity, and a five-year warranty.
There are deals to be found ouside the storage realm, too. XFX's Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition is currently on sale for $199.99 after a mail-in rebate, and shipping is free. According to Camelegg, the card was selling for around $230 until just a couple of days ago, so that's a solid deal for sure. Check out our review to see how the vanilla 7850 stacks up against the competition.
Oh, and folks eager to play Borderlands 2 can still pre-order the downloadable version of the game for $53.99 at Amazon (instead of the full $59.99).
North of the border, NCIX's sale of the week is dubbed the Go-For-Gold Sale Event. I'm seeing a 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green hard drive on sale for $99.99 CAD, an 8GB kit of Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 memory for $39.98 CAD, and an OCZ Agility 3 120GB solid-state drive for $88.99 CAD after a $10 mail-in rebate. There are rows upon rows of other deals to peruse, too.
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