Deal of the week: Cheap graphics and IPS displays


— 5:16 PM on April 12, 2013

This week's deal post is all about eye candy.

For starters, EVGA's "superclocked" version of the GeForce GTX 660 2GB is still available for only $189.99 shipped—or $179.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate—at Newegg. That makes it easily the cheapest GTX 660 variant listed right now. It's not the slowest, though. EVGA clocks the GPU at 1046MHz with a 1111MHz Boost speed, which is up a ways from the reference 980/1033MHz.

We've noticed that inexpensive IPS monitors have become quite easy to find lately. For instance, you can nab Asus' 21.5-inch, 1080p, IPS-infused VS229H-P for only $139.99 before shipping. A larger version with a 23-inch screen size, the VS239H-P, is available for $179.99. I assume these are 6-bit IPS panels rather than higher-quality 8-bit models, but the viewing angles are still great (178° horizontal and vertical), and I'd take 6-bit IPS over 6-bit TN any day of the week.

Newegg also sells Dell's UltraSharp U2412M for just $278.99 shipped until the 17th. The list price is $309.99, but you can take 10% off by entering the promo code "DSKBNCE16" on the checkout page. This is a larger, 24" monitor with a 1920x1200 resolution, an IPS panel, a height-adjustable stand, and a choice of DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA inputs.

Looking for something to play on your brand-new GTX 660 and IPS monitor? Then look no further than the new Tomb Raider, which is on sale at Amazon (in downloadable form) for $34.99. Not bad for a month-old game.

We'll wrap things up with a shout-out to our Canadian readers, who are invited to peruse NCIX's latest sale. The e-tailer's Out of this World Sale Event includes deals like Asus' VS239H-P for $169.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate and Seagate's 3TB Barracuda 7,200-RPM hard drive for $127.99—better than U.S. prices.

   
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