Deals of the week: high-end graphics cards, big hard drives, and more


— 11:58 AM on May 12, 2017

Good afternoon, dear sirs. We understand that some of you may still be gazing at the beautiful hues of Corsair's latest Dominator RAM kit, but would you kindly direct your collective attention towards the items on display? Our associates arrived recently with a distinctive collection of wares, carefully picked for your perusal. Right this way, please.

  • Looking for a decked-out GTX 1080 that doesn't cost an arm, besides the leg? We'd like to direct your attention to the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 SC2 iCX. This card can hit nominal boost speeds of 1847 MHz and comes fitted with EVGA's all-seeing iCX cooler with its dizzying array of sensors. Grab one of these for $529.99 at Newegg. There's an extra $20 dangling at the end of a rebate card, too.
     
  • That GTX 1080 above is pretty big. How about something a little tamer? Take a gander at this here Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 Mini. This relatively compact dual-fan card still manages to offer a 1708 MHz nominal boost clock and should fit most Mini-ITX rigs without much fuss. Its best characteristic? The price is only $329.99 at Newegg. That's well under the near-$400 that GTX 1070s tend to command.
     
  • If size is no issue, then you might prefer the EVGA GTX 1070 SC graphics card. It's got a big, super-quiet cooler and should hit or pass a 1784 MHz boost speed. I actually had one exactly like this before an upgrade to a GTX 1080, and I can only say good things about it. Grab one at Amazon for $340.12.
     
  • For no discernible reason, we're tripling down on EVGA gear in today's deals. The EVGA Supernova 650 G2 is a spiffy, top-quality power supply with 80 Plus Gold efficiency certification, modular cabling, and semi-passive cooling. Gold-rated PSUs have been getting pricey of late, but you can grab this one for $89.99 today at Newegg. If rebate cards are your thing, you can shave another $10 off.
     
  • Big hard drives, yet again. Not that we're complaining, though. The Toshiba X300 6TB is a 7200-RPM spinner with 128MB of cache and enough room for all sorts of cheese and gerbil videos. If you use the promo code EMCRFBB26, you can get one of these drives for $179.99 from Newegg. That's a flat $30 per terabyte, which is pretty insane (and yes, I did the math right this week. I think, maybe.)
     
  • If you need spinning storage that's even faster and can easily deal with multiple concurrent requests, then by all means, here's the HGST Deskstar NAS 6TB. This drive is quickly becoming a staple of our weekly deals, for all the right reasons. It's super-fast, and very affordable: only $214.99 at Newegg with promo code 0509TCFG25. That works out to $35.83 per terabyte (or so I've heard).
     
  • Finally, here's the case that could take in all the hardware listed above, and then some. The NZXT H440 case is big, black, red, and comes with all the modern trappings expected of a high-end offering: sound-proofed walls, a comprehensive loadout of fans, a PWM fan hub, and tons of room for liquid cooling gear. I recently fixed a friend's PC that was in one of these cases, and short of the non-removable PSU shroud, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Newegg is selling it for $99.99 if you use promo code EMCSRFBB4. That's a darn good deal on its own, but there's another $10 to be had from a rebate card.

There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store and Das Keyboard's shop.

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