Deal of the week: Discounted CPUs and storage

The arrival of new AMD CPUs earlier this week has caused prices to fall on the old models, providing us with attractive fodder for this week’s deals post. The Phenom II X6 1100T is AMD’s new top-of-the-line desktop processor, and while Newegg has it in stock, the CPU is selling for $35 more than its suggested price of $265. That is not our deal of the week.

Fortunately, higher prices haven’t afflicted the other models in AMD’s six-core lineup. The base 1055T model is now available for a scant $180, and Newegg is throwing in a $10 gift card until the end of next week. It’s tempting to spend a little more on the 1075T, which is now down to $200, but I’d probably splurge on the 1090T, a Black Edition that’s dropped to $230. The 1090T runs 200MHz faster than the 1075T, plus you get an unlocked upper multiplier for easy overclocking and a $10 gift card to spend on an aftermarket CPU cooler like Cooler Master’s $30 Hyper 212.

CPU prices are a little higher north of the border, but Canadians can take advantage of a few interesting deals over at NCIX. The Scorpio Black 500GB notebook drive that took home an Editor’s Choice award last week is now selling for just $60, down from $80. Also on the storage front, Kingston’s SSDNow V100 64GB has been discounted to $100, which is a price commonly associated with 40GB solid-state drives. We’re not fans of rebates here at TR, but sometimes they’re part of an attractive deal. NCIX has knocked $20 off the price of Corsair’s Builder Series 430W PSU, which now sells for only $40. A mail-in rebate will shave another $20 off the price if you ever get the check in the mail.

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    • potatochobit
    • 9 years ago

    DDR3 prices have dropped
    u can get 6GB under 100$ in 3 sticks right now
    unless you already have the ram, AM2+ is no longer the best way to save money

      • nunifigasebefamilia
      • 9 years ago

      You are talking about a new system. In this case you are /[

    • potatochobit
    • 9 years ago

    I see absolutely no reason to buy any of those CPUs when you can buy an i7 950 from microcenter for 200$

    and I prefer AMD

      • nunifigasebefamilia
      • 9 years ago

      plus x58 motherboard plus an additional stick of memory (if you are upgrading from AM3 mobo) or even 3 sticks of memory (if you are upgrading from AM2/AM2+ mobo). So yeah, no reason, really….

    • no51
    • 9 years ago

    plus if you use threaded view, it’s easily collapsible and out of sight.

    • ronch
    • 9 years ago

    The other day I grabbed a 1TB Hitachi hard drive for merely $60. I can’t believe how hard disks have skydived in price lately. And I also got 8 gigs of Apacer DDR3-1333 (2GB x 4) for just $106. Power on the cheap. Who needs cloud computing?

    • l33t-g4m3r
    • 9 years ago

    $230 for a 1090T isn’t exactly on sale. It’s been that price for a while now, even before the new 1100T arrived. Not saying it isn’t a good price, but I was hoping for a discount nonetheless, as I don’t think it’s yet worth the money for upgrading from a 940. It might not even be worth it at all.

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      Note that the title is “Deal of the Week,” and not “Deal of the Week (if you are upgrading from a 940).” :p

      I think you’ve got your “deal bar” a bit unreasonably high. There’s nothing that exists right now that’s really going to be an upgrade from that in the general sense.

        • cygnus1
        • 9 years ago

        Agreed. I also have a 940 and it’s still pretty dang fast for everything I do. I don’t think there will be a worthwhile upgrade till sometime in the bulldozer generation. But… I’ll be in Afghanistan when that comes out, so it won’t matter much anyway

    • Farting Bob
    • 9 years ago

    I heard the latest news from the almighty 4chan is that the 7th post is the one all the groupies get down on 2 knees for.

      • sweatshopking
      • 9 years ago

      you’re right. Farting, you’re the man. all hail the 7th poster!

    • sweatshopking
    • 9 years ago

    first post baby. I should sell my bro for a ssd

      • NeelyCam
      • 9 years ago

      Dammit, seconds too late

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        LOL literally! close one my friend! the battle rages on….

        also: Intel sucks amd is better!

        *super easy obvious bait*

      • Dashak
      • 9 years ago

      +1 vote for ban.

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        +1 vote for SEX!

        • destroy.all.monsters
        • 9 years ago

        Seconded.

        There’s pretty much nowhere that allows “frist post!eleven” idiocy anymore.

          • sweatshopking
          • 9 years ago

          right. there’s also nowhere that allows for you to be so serious.

        • esterhasz
        • 9 years ago

        -1 here. Banning us uncool and SSK is a charming fella – even though he probably should try to stay away from the MDMA jar…

        • cygnus1
        • 9 years ago

        booo, no ban is necessary. it’s mildly entertaining shenanigans that are easily ignored if it bothers you

        • plasticplate
        • 9 years ago

        What up ur 4$$

          • Dashak
          • 9 years ago

          I don’t believe I said anything disrespectful. I’d appreciate it if you kept your posts PG.

      • Sargent Duck
      • 9 years ago

      Man, you’re so far behind the times.

      #19 is where all the cool kids hang out.

      Yeah for #19 post!

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