Deal of the week: Discounted SSDs, DIMMs, and 4K displays
You know the drill. We've scoured the web for the best deals on PC hardware and combined them in a neat little list.
- Crucial's M500 240GB SSD is on sale at a couple of outlets. TigerDirect has the best deal overall: only $120 after a mail-in rebate. The rebate is worth $30, but if you'd rather not deal with the hassle, the same drive can be found for $140 at Newegg with no strings attached. Newegg also has the M500 960GB on sale for $450 after promo code EMCPWHW39. That model is much faster than the 240GB unit, and it's only 47 cents per gig.
- Kingston's SSDNow V300 SSD is only $70 at Newegg. The price per gigabyte isn't as low as on the larger M500 SSDs, but this is still a good option for folks on tighter budgets. 120GB is plenty of storage for an OS, applications, and even a few games.
- Corsair's Vengeance LP 16GB DDR3-1600 memory is $25 off at Newegg, bringing the asking price down to $145. That's pretty cheap for name-brand DIMMs, and the low-profile modules won't conflict with larger CPU heatsinks. However, it's worth noting that G.Skill's Ares 16GB DDR3 kit offers tighter access latencies for only $148.
- Dell's UP3214Q UltraSharp 32" 4K monitor is, believe it or not, massively discounted. MicroCenter is offering the display for $2,600, a substantial reduction from the original $3,500 asking price. An Amazon partner is selling the same screen for $2,625, as well, and the UltraSharp isn't the only 4K screen on sale. Asus' PQ321Q 31.5" 4K display is $700 off at Newegg, bringing its sticker down to $2,799. The Asus monitor is discounted to $2,781 at Amazon, too. These displays aren't exactly bargains compared to the $700-800 4K monitors revealed at CES, but they do have higher-quality IGZO panels. The impending arrival of cheap 4K monitors may be putting downward pressure on the price of more premium alternatives.
NCIX's Lunar New Year Sale Event is in full swing this week. Gerbils north of the border can snag Kingston's SSDNow V300 240GB SSD for $160, Corsair's H75 water cooler for $80, and Adata's XPG 16GB DDR3-1600 memory kit for $150, among other discounted goodies.