This week's PC hardware deals will obliterate your wallet
I'm tempted to call the GeForce GTX 980 Ti the deal of the week, because it's practically a Titan X for $350 less. But only a couple of re-stickered reference designs are in stock online, and they're $10-20 more than the MSRP. Notice how I snuck in an affiliate link anyway? Ahem.
- Acer's XB270HU bprz monitor has an awful name, but it also has a tantalizing array of attributes: a 144Hz peak refresh rate, G-Sync support, and a 27" IPS panel with a 2560x1440 resolution. Normally priced at over $800, the display is on sale at Newegg for $779.99 with promo code EMCATAS75. Scott has one of these in his lab, and he likes it a lot.
- Why wait for AMD's next liquid-cooled Radeon when you can have its last one today? XFX's R9 295 X2 Core Edition is only $549.59 at Newegg with promo code EMCATAS68 and a $30 mail-in rebate. You can tell everyone how much money you saved while arguing with GTX 980 Ti owners on the Internet.
- This week's memory deals include Mushkin's Enhanced Stealth DDR3-1600, which is available in a 2 x 8GB kit for only $89.99 with promo code EMCATAS72. The DIMMs have standard-height heat spreaders, tight timings, and the default 1.5V—everything you'd want. On the SO-DIMM side, G.Skill's Ripjaws Series DDR3L-1600 is down to $91.99 for a 2 x 8GB kit. These mini modules have higher latencies, but they run on only 1.35V. They can fit inside notebooks, mini-PCs, and even some Mini-ITX motherboards.
- Gotta have a cheap SSD in the deals post, right? This week, it's Samsung's 850 EVO 500GB, which Newegg is bundling with a 64GB USB 3.0 drive for $179.99. The thumb drive is a PNY unit rated for 140MB/s reads and 70MB/s writes. It normally sells for $40 separately, and it's big enough to actually be useful. Crucial's M500 960GB remains a nice option, as well. The older drive is fast enough for most purposes, and it's only $304.99 at Newegg.
- Sennheiser's HD 518 headphones have a good reputation, with loads of positive online reviews. They're only $54.95 at Newegg with promo code EMCATAS55, a fair bit cheaper than the going rate online. You've gotta cough up $1.99 for shipping, but that's still a good deal overall.
- GOG's DRM-free summer sale is in full swing, with deep discounts on loads of older and indie titles. There's a lot of good stuff in there, like the Hotline Miami, Amnesia, and Anomaly series.
Those are the deals that caught my eye this morning. What did you find?