Deals of the week: a GeForce GTX 980 Ti, cheap SSDs, and more
Momma always said I should work hard so I can make a man of myself. I may have dropped out of school, but I'm making my name as a salesman. Me and my truck travel far and wide, from desert highways to pack ice roads. I have a quest, you see. To be like a caravan from the days of old, and bring you the best wares I can find, hand-picked just for you. Check them out.
- The recent advent of VR headsets has many people hunting for the required graphics horsepower. We have just the thing for you: the MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G LE. This beast of a card can be yours for $579.99 from Newegg. MSI throws in The Division as a freebie, and you can get a further $30 back with a rebate card.
- We have something for the thinner side of your wallet, too. Powercolor's Radeon R9 380 4GB is an affordable choice at a mere $179.99 from Newegg. You can knock another $20 off the price with a rebate card.
- There's a chance you're not attracted to the VR craze at all, and prefer your displays on your desk. The Samsung S34E790C is an ultra-wide 34" monitor with a curved VA panel. That unusual screen has a resolution of 3440x1440 and maximum brightness of 300 cd/m². The S34E790C also comes with a pair of 7W speakers, a USB 3.0 hub, and a height and tilt-adjustable stand. The price? $799.99 at Newegg.
- Another week, another bunch of SSD storage deals—which is a good thing. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD is on sale at Newegg for $289.99, a great price for a drive with excellent performance.
- On the more affordable end of the SSD spectrum, Newegg has the Mushkin Reactor 1TB for only $204.99 after promo code ESCETFJ23. Having recently upgraded to a 1TB SSD myself, all I can say is that I'm kicking myself for not having done it sooner. Data is akin to a gas—it expands to fill all available space.
- In case you're in need of storage of the spinning variety, let me point you to the Western Digital Red 1TB NAS hard drive. Newegg is selling it for $55.99 after promo code ESCETFJ28. While I can't speak for the 1TB model, I'm currently running two 5TB Reds, and I have nothing but good things to say about them. They're quiet, speedy, and do their job.
- Finally, we have a tiny item for you to look at. By tiny, I mean EVGA's Z170 Stinger mITX motherboard. It comes with an Intel Ethernet adapter, an M.2 E-key slot, and onboard power and reset buttons. The board is small, and so is the price: $119.99 at Newegg.
I hope the deals are to your liking, sir or ma'am. If you happen to hear about other great offers, let a man know in the comments below.