Deal of the week: Graphics cards, SSDs, and a mechanical keyboard

We’ve put together another collection of deals for this week’s post, but before moving onto the usual suspects, here’s something a little different—a cheap mechanical keyboard. Newegg has knocked $20 off its RK-9000BL keyboard, bringing it down to $80. Shipping is free, there are no rebates attached, and Newegg will even throw in a four-port USB 3.0 hub. The RK-9000BL uses the same Cherry MX black switches as those Thermaltake Mekas we reviewed last week, but it’s more than $40 cheaper and free from layout quirks.

Our Radeon HD 7770 review confirmed that the older 6850 is actually a better graphics value for budget-conscious gamers. Newegg has a couple of 6850s on sale right now, including this hot-clocked Gigabyte model, which features a dual-fan cooler and a free copy of DiRT 3. The card normally sells for $160, but entering coupon code GIGA305A will knock 13% off the price, and there’s a mail-in rebate good for an additional $20 off. Sapphire’s take on the 6850 sells for about the same price after its own mix of coupon codes and rebates, although the card has stock clock speeds and a single-fan cooler. You still get a download code for DiRT 3, though.

You didn’t think we’d make it through a deals post without a few SSDs, did you? As usual, there are loads of solid-state deals and rebates on this week. The most intriguing is OCZ’s Agility 3 240GB, which is down to $288 and now includes a copy of Mass Effect 3 and a $20 mail-in rebate. Looks like someone’s taking a cue from Samsung’s Arkham City SSD bundle. OCZ is throwing in an 8GB USB thumb drive with a number of other SSDs, including the Agility 3 60GB, which is down to $70 after MIR, and the Vertex 3 120GB, which will set you back only $150 after its own rebate.

North of the border, Canadians can enjoy a number of sweet deals as part of NCIX’s Customer Appreciation Sale Event. A couple of Corsair cases look particularly tempting: the Carbide 400R is $30 off at $70, and the Graphite 600T has been discounted from $170 to $130. The 600T even includes free shipping, but the enclosure deals aren’t good in the US. NCIX does have the Vertex 3 240GB listed at $305 after rebate on its US and Canadian sites, but it seems only Canucks get a $30 gift card thrown in with the SSD.

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    • phileasfogg
    • 8 years ago

    You can also buy the 6770 card for about $70 (after rebate) with code GIGA308 on NewEgg. Dirt3 coupon included.

      • bcronce
      • 8 years ago

      I just got a 6770, only to realize the 7750 finally came out. My wife’s comp runs 24/7, so the difference in price between the 6770 @$70 vs $109 would be paid off in power savings in under 2 years, just at idle.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 8 years ago

        Don’t confuse the ‘ZeroCore’ idle power draw with ‘Windows Desktop’ idle power draw. The former is when the screen is in power saving mode and there are no programs drawing to the screen, the latter is when one is just at the Windows Desktop using everyday programs. Windows Desktop power draw is much closer to the previous generation than ZeroCore idle power draw.

    • ImSpartacus
    • 8 years ago

    Derp derp, you mentioned the Samsung 830 Arkham City bundle! TR is so biased…

    I kid, I kid. Whether intentionally or not, I am glad to not see the 830 mentioned in this article.

    Thank you, Mr. Gasior.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 8 years ago

      Want to remind everyone that Newegg’s 72 hour sale includes a $319 256GB 830.

      Yeah, I can’t be satisfied. I’m desperate for attention. I have unresolved childhood issues. It’s bad.

      [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147135[/url<] EMCNGNA57 [url<]http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Mar-0-2012/72hoursale09[/url<]

        • sweatshopking
        • 8 years ago

        YOU AND ME BOTH, BROTHER! LET’S HIFIVE!

        • indeego
        • 8 years ago

        Hardly a sale when every newegg “sale” price is equal or higher than Amazon’s normal price (in this case its the exact same including shipping).

          • ImSpartacus
          • 8 years ago

          Use the coupon code, dumbass.

            • indeego
            • 8 years ago

            “A code you entered is exclusive to newsletter subscribers.”

            There’s no way to see if the price is applied before I choose “order” without checking that box.

            No thanks, plebe!

            • ImSpartacus
            • 8 years ago

            What? What are you talking about?

            There certainly [i<]is[/i<] a way to see the sale price of $319 before placing your order. Newegg has to show you the price before you spend your money. It's a law and just good business. And if you knew the Newegg sale price was $319 (I plainly mentioned the price), why did you say it was 'equal or higher' than Amazon's regular price of $339?

          • UberGerbil
          • 8 years ago

          Amazon has to be at least 10% cheaper including shipping for them to undercut Newegg for me, since I have to pay sales tax on Amazon prices and I don’t on NewEgg prices. And that’s true of people in [url=http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=468512<]several states[/url<] (including, most notably, New York)

            • indeego
            • 8 years ago

            Ah. True. Oregon resident here, no sales tax period.

    • Yeats
    • 8 years ago

    What, no Samsung SSD? I am disappointed…

      • ImSpartacus
      • 8 years ago

      They mentioned the Arkham City deal, so all hope is not lost.

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