Deals of the week: GeForce GTX 980 Tis and more

It’s Friday, and y'all know what that means. That’s right, it’s time for another weekly dose of hardware deals. For some reason, we have a couple of really good deals on top-end graphics cards from the Nvidia camp today. We can’t imagine why that would be. Take a look.

  • Zotac’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti is $540 at Newegg today, no promo code needed. This card is currently the cheapest retail GTX 980 Ti, and a fantastic price for the enthusiast board, at least right at the moment.

     

  • MSI’s GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6G LE is $560 at Newegg if you're in the mood for a more premium GTX 980 Ti. This is the big brother of our favorite GTX 970, the GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G, which we recommend in our System Guide. This deal recommendation comes with the caveat that we're still not sure what Nvidia is planning for its announcement tonight.

     

  • MSI’s Z170A SLI motherboard is down to $100 on the 'Egg today, if you need a shiny new Z170 motherboard to drop a couple of discounted GTX 980 Tis in. This is a great price for a full-featured Z170 motherboard from a trusted brand. The board’s features include a full host of PCIe slots, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and an Intel NIC. The fact that this board isn't too flashy might sit well with some gerbils, too. MSI will even sweeten the deal with a $10 mail-in rebate.

     

  • The Acer Predator XB321HK Gaming monitor is $1100 on Newegg today—a major price drop for this 32” 4K IPS display. The Predator also supports G-Sync, in case you just ordered one or two of the GTX 980 Tis mentioned above.

     

  • No deals-of-the-week post would seem complete these days without a solid-state storage deal. The SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB SSD is $180 at Newegg right now, with promo code ESCEJEJ34. This is a decent price for a high-end SSD, with one big bonus: SanDisk offers a fantastic 10-year warranty on the unit.

     

  • Our last deal for this week is on a Seagate 3TB 3.5" SATA HDD, which Newegg has for $75 after promo code ESCEJEJ27 until the end of the day. We hope that Seagate has fixed the reliability concerns on these drives by now.

There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store, the HP Store, and Das Keyboard's shop.

That's all for this week, folks. If we missed a great deal somewhere, be sure to share it with other TR readers in the comments.

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    • anotherengineer
    • 3 years ago

    The Intel 535 SSD’s have some good deals going on right now in the north.

    Edit – Newegg Shell Shocker!!
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    • cygnus1
    • 3 years ago

    Let me know when those 1080’s go on sale 😀

    • Srsly_Bro
    • 3 years ago

    According to the Nvidia Live Event, the GTX 1080 is faster than 2 980s in SLI. The $560 and $540 is a bit too much.

      • End User
      • 3 years ago

      I offer $5 for anyones 980 Ti.

        • brucethemoose
        • 3 years ago

        I’ll pay $10!

    • EzioAs
    • 3 years ago

    Don’t take my opinion as a rule or anything but I suggest to stay away from that particular model of Seagate drive. I had one and it failed after 16 months, a little bit over the 1-year warranty. Looking at reviews afterwards, this is one of the highest early failure-rate drives among Seagate’s lineup.

    It’s not the average user environment or typical usage but Backblaze’s study backs up my opinion: [url<]https://www.backblaze.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/blog-graph-all-quarters.png[/url<]

    • Captain Ned
    • 3 years ago

    What am I going to need to run Doom 2016 at 1440p with all the trimmings?

    My current stress relief is Doomsday Engine, DOOM2.WAD, iddqd, and idfa.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      Did you play the beta?

      Because it’s really, really bad. I hope it was not, in the slightest manner, an indication of the quality of the final game.

        • sweatshopking
        • 3 years ago

        I’d expect it probably is. id has sucked for a long time.

          • morphine
          • 3 years ago

          I dunno man, Rage was pretty darn good, though it had an early bugged release.

          Bethesda’s Wolfentstein: The New Order was really, really good too (based on id’s engine).

        • Entr0py
        • 3 years ago

        Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think another company did the multiplayer.

          • morphine
          • 3 years ago

          If that’s true, they did an absolutely horrid job.

    • south side sammy
    • 3 years ago

    the best deal on a graphics card from newegg is the 6950 they’ve had on sale for the past 6months. $60 is a grand price. for a card in that performance range. too bad it’s only got 1gig of vram………… but HEY………………… I run a couple 2giggers (alone and in xfire sometimes )and they’re still good.

    • Zarf
    • 3 years ago

    This list of deals is excellent and in no way contains any errors at all. Can you please add a few to make us lower mortals feel less despondent about our own fallibility?

      • Jeff Kampman
      • 3 years ago

      Derp, fixed now.

      • morphine
      • 3 years ago

      I see what you did there.

    • chuckula
    • 3 years ago

    If there was any doubt that at least the GTX-1080 will be in the ballpark of the 980Ti (if not 10-20% faster) then the price cuts ought to be a big red flag.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 3 years ago

      yup, everybody run!

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 3 years ago

        Sell, then run.

    • Forge
    • 3 years ago

    I’m waiting for 1080. I’ve got 4K screens now, and most games won’t run at that res and decent quality on my GTX970. Need a bigger step up.

    • nanoflower
    • 3 years ago

    Next week those prices will likely seem a bit high for the 980TIs once the 1070 and 1080s are announced tonight. Won’t make them any worse a performer but might change the value equation.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 3 years ago

      The real question is: “How long will it be before the Pascal-based replacement for the GeForce GTX980Ti is actually available in large quantities?”

        • nanoflower
        • 3 years ago

        If Nvidia is doing it right then they should have good quantities available in June. After all we know they stopped producing new 970/980 GPUs some time ago so they clearly have a plan in place to replace the 970/980(TI) now. Though we won’t know for sure until they go on sell.

      • DPete27
      • 3 years ago

      If history is anything to go by. Launch prices slot in pretty close on the previous gen price/performance curve.

        • Firestarter
        • 3 years ago

        yeah, after the previous gen got a few aggressive price cuts

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