Deal of the week: Cheap cases, Win8, and an SSD at 54 cents/GB

We’re taking a little break from our usual slew of storage deals to bring you a couple of budget case bargains this week. Antec’s famous Three Hundred enclosure, which stars in our system guide’s Econobox build, normally sells for $54.99. Right now, though, you can get it for just $29.99 after a $15 mail-in rebate and a $10-off coupon code ("EMCJJNA32") at Newegg—and shipping is free.

If you have a slightly bigger budget, then check out Corsair’s Vengeance Series C70. The "Gunmetal Black" version of that case is down from $109.99 to just $68.99 today, thanks to a $30 mail-in rebate and a 10%-off coupon code ("FanTenOff"). Shipping is included, as well, and Newegg even throws in a Corsair AF120 120-mm fan free of charge. (The fan normally costs $20.99 on its own.)

Need a fresh copy of Windows 8 for your next build? The OEM DVD of Windows 8 x64 is down from $99.99 to $79.99 right now at Newegg. Just slap in the coupon code "EMCJJNA236" on the checkout page.

Don’t wait too long, though. The coupons for Windows 8 and the Antec Three Hundred both expire on the 11th, and the one for the Corsair enclosure is only good until November 12.

Oh, and of course, storage deals still abound out there. OCZ’s 240GB Vertex 3 IOPS Edition is down from $149.99 to $129.99 after a $20 mail-in rebate, which works out to a tantalizing 54 cents per gigabyte. Considering how fast this drive is, that’s definitely a good price.

Before we sign off, here’s something for our Canadian readers. NCIX’s Action Packing Sale Event is in full swing, and there, too, you can snag the Antec Three Hundred for $29.99 (in Canadian dollars, of course). NCIX also offers an 8GB DDR3-1600 AMD Entertainment Edition memory kit for the same price—$29.99 CAD—which is pretty darned cheap, considering.

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    • Plazmodeus
    • 7 years ago

    Don’t think of it as a ‘Canadian Dollar’, think of it as a US $.97 cent piece.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      0.9987 so rounded up it’s pretty much par.

    • thesmileman
    • 7 years ago

    $29.99 for a 60GB Vertex Plus R2 Series Series SSD after $10 rebate at MicroCenter:
    Thats $0.50/GB

    [url<]http://microcenter.com/product/398376/Vertex_Plus_R2_Series_Series_60GB_SATA_3Gb-s_25_Solid_State_Drive_(SSD)[/url<] they used to have the Vertex 3 at this price but not this week.

    • LoneWolf15
    • 7 years ago

    Remember, every copy of Windows 8 sold only encourages them.

      • sweatshopking
      • 7 years ago

      Encourage away

        • Meadows
        • 7 years ago

        No.

          • sweatshopking
          • 7 years ago

          do it

      • rrr
      • 7 years ago

      I’ve seen what I’ve needed to see to make a decision not to buy. I wouldn’t take it for free. Too bad there are plenty of gullible sheeple in the world who will swallow whatever being shoved down their throat just because it’s shiny and new.

        • sschaem
        • 7 years ago

        How else would you make use of your 27″ 16:9 touch screen monitor ?

          • rrr
          • 7 years ago

          “16:9”

          “Touch screen”

          Two problems right off the bat.

          • eofpi
          • 7 years ago

          That’s either the world’s most interesting coffee table or the world’s most overpriced whiteboard.

    • shaq_mobile
    • 7 years ago

    Whenever I see CAD I always think “Canadian Action Dollars”. I have no clue why or how that comes to mind. I blame it on Adult Swim.

    • Tumbleweed
    • 7 years ago

    Is this the full-install DVD, not requiring a previous install?

      • absurdity
      • 7 years ago

      Yep. No such thing as OEM Upgrade media (that I’m aware of, anyways).

        • UberGerbil
        • 7 years ago

        Note that there may be reasons for you to go with retail rather than OEM, [url=https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=84325<]particularly if you're actually trying to take advantage of W8's touch interface (and employing older touchscreen hardware to do so[/url<]).

          • glynor
          • 7 years ago

          There is no such thing as a “full retail” copy. For Windows 8 (the non-Enterprise versions, anyway) there is only Upgrade and OEM/System Builder.

          Those are your only choices.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 7 years ago

    That Antec deal makes it a clear first choice for a budget build.

      • rrr
      • 7 years ago

      Three Hundred is pretty outdated though, lacking toolless mounting for drives, PSU intake on bottom or cable management holes.

        • homerdog
        • 7 years ago

        It is a great case, and for $30 it’s a no brainer.

        I am rocking the Three Hundred Two and loving it.

          • rrr
          • 7 years ago

          If someone doesn’t have high requirements, it may be good enough for them, I won’t be contesting that.

        • internetsandman
        • 7 years ago

        Lemme remind you it’s 30 bucks

        Your wallet may not always agree with your standards. Sometimes you can only please one of them

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