Deal of the week: A microATX tower, an unlocked Haswell CPU, and more cheap SSDs
Yeah, I know, we did a deals post on Wednesday. But trust me, there's good reason for another one. Newegg has a special coupon event with discounts on a wide range of PC hardware, including SSDs, hard drives, CPU coolers, and cases, among other gear. We've picked a couple of the most appealing items from that sale and added a few others, as well.
- Crucial's M500 240GB SSD is cheaper than ever. Newegg has the drive marked down to $125, and coupon code EMCPGHW22 shaves off 10%. Total price: just $112.50, or $0.47/GB. This isn't the fastest SSD around, especially with demanding random write loads, but it's way quicker than mechanical drives overall, and it's a heck of a deal at that price.
- Seagate's 600 SSD isn't quite as affordable as the M500, but it's much faster overall, and TigerDirect has the 240GB version discounted to $129.99. The 480GB version is on sale for $249.99, too. Both drives are in the $0.52-0.54/GB range, which is incredibly cheap given the 600 SSD's strong all-around performance.
- Craving a CPU upgrade? Intel's Core i7-4770K is $40 off at TigerDirect, bringing the asking price down to only $299.99. Coupon code YMY119992 is required for this deal, which is among the best we've seen for the top-of-the-line Haswell chip.
- Corsair's Obsidian Series 350D isn't the smallest microATX case around, but it looks great, is easy to work inside, and can accommodate beefy hardware. It's also incredibly inexpensive thanks to a trifecta of discounts. Newegg has a 20% instant discount, and coupon code EMCPGHW32 subtracts another 10%. Then there's a $10 mail-in rebate, which brings the effective price down to only $61.99. That's for the windowless version, by the way. If you want to peer at your PC's innards, the windowed version of the 350D is about $10 more.
And now, some love for Canadian gerbils north of the border. NCIX's spring break sale has more discounted items than Daytona Beach has drunk teenagers. My favorites include Crucial's M500 240GB SSD for $134.99 and Corsair's Carbide Series Air 540 case for $119.99. Acer's 11.6" W700 tablet is also an intriguing option. The Win8 device is priced at only $399.99, but it has a Core i3 processor, a 1080p display, 64GB of solid-state storage, and a Bluetooth keyboard dock.