Deal of the week: Radeons, storage, and a mini PSU
I've run out of clever things to say at the start of our weekly deals posts, so bring on the bulleted list.
- Newegg has a couple of nice deals on Radeon R9-series cards from XFX. The Double D Radeon R9 280 is selling for $229.99 before a $30 mail-in rebate that knocks the effective price under 200 bucks. If your budget is a little bigger, the Double D version of the 280X is on sale for $279.99 before a $20 MIR. Both cards run at stock speeds, but they have dual-fan coolers that should perform better than the AMD reference unit. The cards also come with three free games from AMD's Never Settle Gold collection.
- Seagate's 600 SSD is on sale again, this time at TigerDirect. The 480GB version is down to $219.99 before a $20 mail-in rebate, resulting in an effective cost per gig of about $0.42. The 240GB variant is available for $129.99, but there's no rebate attached on that model, and you'll have to pay for shipping. (Shipping is free for all the other deals in this post.) The 600 SSD should perform better overall than the budget drives that have been on sale recently, especially with more demanding workloads.
- SSDs are best when paired with a side order of mechanical storage. The juciest hard-drive deal this week may be Seagate's Desktop HDD.15 4TB, which is available at Newegg for only $139.99 with promo code EMCPEGP26. Another intriguing option is Toshiba's 7,200-RPM HDKPC03 1TB, which is just $49.99 at TigerDirect after coupon code KEV127690.
- Newegg has whipped up a special coupon code for TR readers that knocks $5 off Silverstone's ST45SF-G 450W PSU. The power supply normally sells for $99.99, but you can grab it for $84.99 after coupon code TR5WK4, a $5 instant discount, and a separate $5 MIR. This is a mini PSU based on the SFX standard, so it's meant for small-form-factor rigs. Despite its small size, the unit still has modular cables and 80 Plus Gold certification.
Oh, and don't forget to grab a free copy of Battlefield 3.
That's all for this week. As always, feel free to add any deals we missed in the comments below.