Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB for $310 and more

It's Friday once again, TR readers, and that means it's time for us to pan for gold in the rushing river of online deals. We only got a couple of good ones this week, but man, the first one is a doozy.

  • Newegg is selling Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD for a mere $309.99 through eBay today. If that information alone doesn't have you rushing for the "Buy it Now" button, that price is considerably lower than it is at nearly every other online retailer right now. The drive is a great performer based on our review, so if you're in the market, this seems like an excellent time to pounce.
  • If the 850 EVO above sells out, Newegg also has Mushkin Enhanced's Reactor 1TB SSD for just $319.99. Anandtech liked this drive in their testing, and its price today is a far cry from the $390 it was selling for when they reviewed it.
  • Another Newegg deal is MSI's GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G LE for $299.99 today. This take on the GTX 970 has more modest clocks (1076MHz base, 1216MHz boost) than the MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G that we usually recommend, but it's also $50 less than that card. The LE is still equipped with MSI's excellent Twin Frozr cooler, and if you're a gambling type, some Newegg reviewers have gotten good overclocking results with this card—but others have lost the chip lottery. Still, a GTX 970 for $300 is nothing to sniff at. A free copy of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain sweetens the deal.
  • Finally, if $300 is too rich for your blood, Newegg still has XFX's Double Dissipation Radeon R9 290 for $269.99. A further $30 rebate is available that knocks the price down to just $240. This isn't quite a Radeon R9 290X for $280, but it's only slightly slower than a GTX 970, assuming your PC's cooling and power supply are up to the task.

That's it for this week. If you found a deal elsewhere that we've missed, share it with other TR gerbils in the comments.

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