Newegg's website is loaded with tantalizing deals this week. Let's start with graphics. One of Sapphire's Radeon HD 7970 cards is selling for only $310 right now, and you can knock off another $20 with a mail-in rebate. This mildly hot-clocked specimen includes the Gold tier of AMD's new Never Settle Forever gaming bundle, which offers your choice of three games from a list of nine options.
If that's too rich for your blood, Newegg also has a Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 on sale for $185, or $170 once you factor in the $15 MIR. This card also has slightly boosted clock speeds and a Never Settle Forever bundle. You only get the Silver package, though, which is limited to two free games from a list that doesn't include Tomb Raider.
Into hardcore water cooling? Corsair's double-wide H100i is down to $95 after a $15-off promo code (EMCXMWP25), which is a pretty sweet deal for the company's premier water cooler. The smaller H80i is also on sale; it's available for just $75 if you enter the $11-off promo code EMCXMWR53 at checkout.
Here's another promo code: TT20PCA2013, which takes 20% off select Thermaltake cases and PSUs. That discount brings the Level 10 GT down to $192, and you can shave another $20 via MIR.
Finally, Rosewill's RK-9000BRI keyboard has been slashed to $80. The body is white, which is a bit of a drag, but the keys are black and backed by my favorite mechanical switches, Cherry's MX browns. Shipping is free, as it is for all the other Newegg deals except the Radeon HD 7870.
Canadian readers should take note of NCIX's Legendary Back 2 School Sale Event. I went a little cross-eyed scrolling through the long list of deals, but a few items stood out. Among them: this Asus Radeon HD 7870 for $210 plus a $20 MIR, Cooler Master's Cherry MX blue-powered Quickfire Ultimate for $80 before a $20 MIR, and Corsair's H80i water cooler for $80 without any rebates.
Also, if you're a gamer, don't forget to check out the Humble Origin Bundle. For as little as $5, you can get your hands on eight EA games, including Battlefield 3, Dead Space 3, and Mirror's Edge.
In other news, Newegg has opened a pop-up store at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, California. The store will be open through Sunday, and Newegg promises discounts of up to 30% for folks who show up. They'll be running some special giveaways and giving out free gifts to the first 100 people who show up each day, too. Might be worth checking out if you're in the area.
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