Deals of the week: SSDs, GeForces, and more
Look in my eyes. Relax and take a deep breath. Now look at this swinging pocket watch. Can you read the time? Your eyelids are starting to get heavy. Now repeat after me: you want new hardware. You would love to upgrade your computer. That's right, you need a new graphics card and a bigger SSD. Now open your eyes slowly, and look at these deals here.
- Spring is in full swing, and so is NAND flash manufacturing. Mushkin's Enhanced Reactor 1TB SSD is on sale at Newegg for $209.99. That's just 21 cents per gigabyte, which is a pretty sweet deal.
- Mushkin's offensive isn't over, though. Newegg is offering the Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 480GB SSD for a mere $99.99. That's right, a single Benjamin buys enough SSD for a big slice of your Steam library.
- If you have enough disk space in your PC but not enough RAM, G.Skill has just the thing. There's an 8GB kit of G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 (2 x 4GB) on offer at Newegg for $30. They're rated for 2,400 MT/s, too. For next to nothing, you can buy RAM for your main PC, for your HTPC, your NAS box, and all your pets.
- Nvidia has been in the news lately, and today its cards are on the menu, too. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Xtreme Gaming Edition, proud owner of one of the longest names ever, is on sale at Newegg for $599.99. This card offers three sets of core clocks. The "Gaming" mode's 1000MHz base and 1075MHz boost speeds are the most sedate. "OC" mode turns the screws to 1026MHz base and 1114MHz boost speeds. Pressing the "LN2" button enables an even higher 1102MHz base and 1178MHz boost profile. In keeping with its name, the Xtreme Gaming GTX 980 Ti has plenty of RGB LED lighting on tap, too.
- If your budget doesn't quite stretch as far as a GTX 980 Ti or you simply want something a little more sensible, Newegg has a Zotac GeForce GTX 950 2GB for only $129.99. That's a pretty amazing amount of graphics power for not much coin.
- You got the graphics card, now you need the monitor to go with it. Asus' PB278Q is a 2560x1400 PLS monitor with a maximum brightness of 300 cd/m², 100% sRGB coverage, and built-in speakers. It comes with a three-year warranty, too. This monitor doesn't have high or variable refresh rates, but it ought to be color-accurate and can be yours for $369.99 at Newegg.
- Many people enjoy gaming on the go, and we have a laptop that's just the ticket for that. The Asus G751JT-WH71(WX), as it's affectionately known by its school buddies, is a 17.3" laptop with a Core i7-4720HQ CPU clocked at 2.6 GHz base and 3.6 GHz turbo speeds. The 1080p G-Sync display is driven by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB of RAM. The machine comes with 16GB of RAM on tap as well as a 1TB HDD for storage duties. This machine can be yours for $1099 from Newegg.
When I snap my fingers, you'll wake up from your trance. Should you have encountered any other deals in your mental voyage, be sure to post them in the comments section below.