Deals of the week: a $140 850 EVO 500GB SSD and more

— 12:00 PM on February 12, 2016

It's Friday, and that means it's deals time. Here are the best bargains we sifted out of this week's PC hardware discounts.

  • Samsung's 850 EVO 500GB SSD is $139.99 at Newegg after promo code ESCEGFF23. 850 EVOs have become staples of our weekly deals posts, thanks to their top-shelf performance at reasonable prices. It's hard to go wrong with this 500GB drive.
  • Cougar's Attack 2 mechanical keyboard is $49.99 at Newegg. While its appearance might not be to everybody's taste, this board is fitted with Cherry MX Blue key switches, so that $50 price tag seems like quite the bargain if clicky switches are your thing.
  • Newegg is also offering $15 off Intel's Core i7-4790K processor with promo code EMCEGFG67, for a grand total of $324.99. For those willing to tolerate the Z97 chipset and DDR3 memory, the Core i7-4790K's performance isn't too far off the Skylake Core i7-6700K in our testing. The Skylake part is about $75 more expensive right now, so this deal could free up some dollars for other major components in a build.
  • Best Buy has Apple's iPad mini 3 128GB with Wi-Fi on sale for $299.99 in space gray or silver finishes. Considering that a refurbished mini 3 16GB is $299 from Apple right now, that's a pretty screaming deal for an iOS device with a ton of local storage.
  • Newegg is selling XFX's Radeon R9 390X graphics card for $379.99. This card trades blows with a GeForce GTX 980 for about $100 less right now, and XFX is offering a $30 mail-in rebate on top of Newegg's discounted price that could make this deal even more appealing.

Those are the best deals we found this week. If we missed something juicy, be sure to share it with other TR readers in the comments.

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