Deal of the week: Pre-Christmas bonanza

Don’t tell anyone, but I’m getting the feeling that online retailers are trying to woo late Christmas shoppers. At least, the ongoing pre-Christmas sales at both Newegg and NCIX certainly suggest so… and if you haven’t already maxed out your credit card this month, there are some nice deals to be had.

I’m seeing at least three meaty bargains Stateside. First, you can grab Intel’s Core i5-760 for $179.99 instead of $204.99 at Newegg by entering the promo code “EMCZNZV73” on the checkout page. Also, Newegg is currently offering Asus’ GeForce GTX 460 768MB DirectCU graphics card for a cool $139.99 with free shipping (down from the usual $169.99). A mail-in rebate card can potentially lower the price to a tantalizing $119.99… if you ever get that check in the mail, of course.

Over at Amazon, Samsung’s 1TB Spinpoint F3 hard drive is available for only $54.99 shipped. That’s got to be the lowest price tag we’ve ever seen on this Editor’s Choice award-winning 7,200-RPM drive.

North of the border, NCIX has a promotion running until December 23, and among other items, you can snag Kingston’s 64GB SSDNow V100 solid-state drive for a cool $99.99. If you haven’t upgraded your laptop to an SSD yet, now’s a great time to do it.

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    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago

    Everything has been on perpetual sale for the last 2+ years since the world economy took a dump. Technology getting cheaper over time as normal only adds to that, hence lots of tech stuff being silly cheap.

      • SHOES
      • 9 years ago

      Thats what happens when you inflate a market to impress share holders with demand that isn’t realistic… They made their bed THEY should lay in it ;).

    • anotherengineer
    • 9 years ago

    I think I missed the best sandforce deal I seen in Canada yet (3 weeks) ago, mushkin calisto deluxe 120gb for 212 cnd and a $50 MIR, I guess I should have got it, le sigh.

    • Moose5
    • 9 years ago

    Amazon’s listing is $61.58 when I visit the F3’s page.

    • derFunkenstein
    • 9 years ago

    If someone would do a 128GB SSD for under $1.60/GB I would jump on it and use it for OS and very specific apps (not any games tho). As it is, it seems everyone’s dumping the 64GB drives instead.

      • flip-mode
      • 9 years ago

      I think it’ll be 2 or 3 years before I get what I want, namely, 250 Gigs for $150, or 160 Gigs for $100. Right now my OS/app drive is shameful: a 160 gig Seagate.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 9 years ago

        Uh, yeah, that’s pretty damned foobar. Replace it with one of the cheap and fast high density platter drives that are out now and you’ll certainly be able to feel the difference..SSD and you’ll be crying tears of joy.

          • flip-mode
          • 9 years ago

          I have the X25M G2 80 gigger at work and, I’ll be honest, it just doesn’t change the computing experience that much. Sure, it’s faster, but, just not nearly enough to justify the expense.

          Now, I’ve been eying the Samsung F3s for the last 6 months and at least with those I’d get the added capacity. But then I’d need a new backup drive too – probably a 2TB green-type drive.

          I also have a WD Caviar 640 sitting here for months now. I will probably end up making that my os/app/files drive and get a 2TB drive for backups.

            • cygnus1
            • 9 years ago

            I’ve got the caviar 640 as my OS/app drive and it’s pretty nice. quite fast for a mechanical drive

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      During the Black Friday/Cyber Monday thing, there were some 120GB SSDs going for about $180.

      That ought to be normal for the “slower” ones once everyone spams their upcoming lines at CES.

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago

    Samsung F3 1TB is $59 at my local Micro Center. Woot. :sigh: my storage situation is so foobar.

      • Goty
      • 9 years ago

      You’ve got to love Micro Center. They had i7 950s for $200 around Thanksgiving. I almost bought one to replace my 920 just for the heck of it. =P

        • flip-mode
        • 9 years ago

        It’s love/hate. Their video card prices are criminal. We’re talking $100 over MSRP often times.

      • PainIs4ThaWeak
      • 9 years ago

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