Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on.
- XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition graphics card is on sale at Newegg. The card normally sells for $230, but it's $30 off right now, and a mail-in rebate knocks the price down to $169.99. That's a pretty good deal for the 7870, which is very similar to the newer R9 270X.
- G.Skill's Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-1866 memory kit is 10% off at Newegg with promo code EMCPFWW35. The list price is $149.99, but the kit winds up costing only $134.99 with the coupon applied. The Ripjaws DIMMs have taller heat spreaders that may interfere with larger CPU coolers, though. Comparable kits with standard-height modules are available, of course, but they cost a bit more right now.
- Seagate's Barracuda 7200.14 3TB hard drive is discounted to $99.97 at TigerDirect. Coupon code GEG123364 is required to get that price, and the deal is only good until midnight ET today. If you need more storage, the 5,400-RPM Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB is down to $149.99 at a couple of vendors. Newegg hits that price with coupon code EMCPFPB42, while TigerDirect matches it with discount code TXA123271.
- Yeah, so I snuck in a solid-state drive. PNY's XLR8 240GB SSD is slashed to $109.99 at Newegg, and a mail-in rebate promises to shave another $10 off the price. This drive has a SandForce controller and decent performance specifications. The user reviews are positive, too.
- A couple of Battlefield games are on sale at Amazon today. The best deal may be Battlefield 2142, which is selling for just $0.99. The GameSpy shutdown apparently affects the multiplayer servers associated with that game, but EA is working on a solution to allow folks to keep playing online. BF4 may be the safer bet. It's discounted to $30, which is a decent price for the relatively recent release.
North of the border, NCIX's Go Go Gizmo Savings event has a deluge of PC hardware deals. Among my favorites are Adata's XPC 16GB DDR3-1600 memory kit for $149.99, Club 3D's Radeon R9 280 graphics card for $279.99, and XFX's Radeon R9 290 Double D graphics card for $489.99.