Deal of the week: Black Friday

For those who were busy either working or sleeping and didn't get to go deal-hunting at dawn this morning, there's still a good number of Black Friday bargains to be found at some online retailers. We had a quick look around ourselves, and we spotted three such deals over at Newegg.

Probably the nicest of the three is this 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 hard drive. The drive normally retails for a pricey $229.99, but Newegg has an $80 instant rebate going that brings it down to $149.99—right in the same league as many 400GB drives. Like the 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 we reviewed a few months ago, this 500GB model features 16MB of cache, a five-year warranty, and support for 300MB/s Serial ATA transfer speeds as well as native command queuing.

If you've already got more than enough storage, this BFG GeForce 7900 GS also caught our eye. The card costs $184.99—a pretty standard price tag for a GeForce 7900 GS these days—but Newegg offers a $40 mail-in rebate that knocks it down to $144.99. We're not usually too fond of mail-in rebates here at TR, but considering the occasion and the deal itself, we think it's at least worth a mention. This particular BFG card is pretty sweet, too: it's factory "overclocked" to a core clock speed of 525MHz, well above the stock 450MHz, and BFG offers both lifetime warranty coverage and free 24/7 tech support.

Last, but not least, we found a last deal that should make quiet PC enthusiasts happy: an Antec P180B case that can be snatched away for $74.99 after a $20 instant rebate and $35 mail-in rebate. The P180B is a variant of the more popular P180 with black rather than grey side, top, and front panels. Owning a P180B myself, I must say it looks rather nice, especially considering the slightly shiny finish reminiscent of Antec's own Sonata cases. The P180 isn't necessarily all that great to work in, but its other features make it an otherwise excellent case. Those features include a flipped design with partitioned cooling zones, a trio of whisper-quiet speed-adjustable 120mm fans, and space-age triple-layer composite panels that isolate vibration from hard drives and fans. For $75, it's a steal.

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