Deals of the week: an RX 460 4GB for $100 and more

Greetings, gerbils! Our deals posts tend to be short, but we have a total of eight deals for your perusal today, covering a wide range of PC hardware. Let's get started.

  • We have a fantastic graphics card deal today in the form of the Gigabyte RX 460 Windforce OC 4GB. This card has been a perennial recommendation in our System Guides, and today it's selling at Newegg for $99.99. That's right, a meaty graphics card for only a hundred bucks. Get'em while they're hot.

     

  • Fancy keyboards are all the rage lately, and we have a double-whammy on that front. The Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum RGB has fully-programmable lighting, Logitech's Romer G switches, and a compact tenkeyless design. Grab one of these clickers for $59.95 at Newegg with the promo code EMCRFRF34.

     

  • If you prefer your switches to be of the Cherry MX Red variety, look no further than the G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 keyboard. This full-sized offering comes with red LED backlighting, contoured keycaps, and a full complement of macro keys. Grab it for only $64.99 from Newegg if you use promo code GSKMPCSRBERK.

     

  • There's no deals post without some hard drivers, so here's today's pair. The first one is the Seagate NAS 3TB hard drive. As its name indicates, this spinner has NAS-optimized firmware and should pretty darn speedy under any situation. Grab one from Newegg for $79.99 with the code EMCRFRF36. That's 2.67 cents a gigabyte, folks.

     

  • If three terabytes don't cut it, how about the Western Digital Red 8TB? This NAS hard drive has a 5400 RPM rotational speed and is quiet as a mouse. And the price? Only $259.99 at Newegg, a price that works out to 3.25 cents a gigabyte—an excellent deal for a drive this big.

     

  • We're all about fancy monitors around here, but not every display needs to have a zillion-hertz refresh rate or a super-sharp resolution. For standard workhorse duties, look no further than the Acer KN242HYL. This 24" display has an IPS panel and a 1080p resolution. Those specs won't set the world on fire, but neither will the price burn your checkbook: only $109.99 at Newegg.

     

  • Corsair's case offerings are highly regarded around here, and they consistently earn our recommendations. Today, we'd like to direct your attention to the Corsair Carbide 270R. This stylish ATX case has ample room for radiators, a PSU shroud, and all the trappings you'd expect from a modern case. How much, you say? Why, only $50 at Newegg with promo code EMCSRFRF3 while stocks last. There's a $15 rebate card on top of that, too.

     

  • Finally, here's something for the folks that hate big PC towers. The Surface Pro 4 convertible with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD is going for $1387.99 at Newegg. The price doesn't include the Type Cover, but it's still well under the $1500-or-so mark usually reserved for this model.

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    • ChicagoDave
    • 2 years ago

    I just grabbed two of those WD Red 8TB 5400rpm drives from Microcenter, who price matched Amazon at $341. That price is really good for that drive, check out Camelcamelcamel [url<]https://camelcamelcamel.com/Red-8TB-Hard-Disk-Drive/product/B01BYLY4DM?context=search[/url<] I set them up as NTFS with 64kb cluster size since I'm storing primarily large files. So far been copying flac and mkv files at 90-120MB/sec from other HDD, and 160-180MB/sec from SSD (840 pro). They're replacing two HGSTs 4 gig drives that were coming up on five years and were starting to show some odd behavior (file transfers dropping to zero for several seconds, or lots of stop/starts). Figured it was time to put them to cold storage before they fall apart.

    • ozzuneoj
    • 2 years ago

    RX 460 for $100 doesn’t seem that great of a deal to me, regardless of the amount of VRAM.

    Reviews tend to put it below the 1050, some times far below. I just got an eVGA 1050 Ti SC for $109 a few weeks ago. I think the 460 is priced wrong vs Nvidia offerings.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 2 years ago

      A much better deal would be the $80 MSI 1050s that Newegg is selling.

      Fry’s was selling a 1050 Ti for $100 about a week ago.

    • adampk17
    • 2 years ago

    That video card; I thought it would be a cheap upgrade for the Asus GTX660 from 2012 that I have in my daughter’s computer.

    [url=http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GIGABYTE-Radeon-RX-460-vs-ASUS-GeForce-GTX-660<]So I compared them[/url<] Wow, I'm shocked. It's debatable that it's even an upgrade.

      • blahsaysblah
      • 2 years ago

      RX 460 is about same as GTX 1050 which is about GTX 950.
      GTX 1050 ti is about same as GTX 960.
      RX 480 is about GTX 1060 6GB(3gb is also less GPU, not just ram!!) about same as GTX 970

      The GTX 1050 ti would give ok 1080p play experience in graphics heavy games(Witcher, GTA,…) if you turn down options.

      Anything below that, and you’re really turning down eye candy. I had experience with GTX 750 ti and a bunch of times wished id gotten the GTX 960 instead. Most of the time it was OK. Just wanted more eye candy in slower games.

      Have GTX 1060 6GB now. Great for 1080p.

      • DPete27
      • 2 years ago

      Yeah, the RX-460 is only going to be about 20% faster than your GTX660. But it’s also $100 and I don’t recall the GTX660 being anywhere near that price (new). Also consider you’re going from 2GB to 4GB VRAM which some games require 4GB now.

      The RX460 is an odd duckling. I’ve seen the RX-470 4GB go for $130 after MIR with a free game not too long ago, which is killer! IMO, That would be the starting point of viable upgrades to your GTX660. Seems AMD gpu prices have really shot up since the RX-5xx launch though.

      You can get [url=https://jet.com/product/Gigabyte-Video-Card-GV-RX460WF2OC-4GD-RX460-4GB-GDDR5-128Bit-PCI-Express-30-HDMI/e48b476e9ace49c2aef0fb3d7edcd42d<]the same RX460 on jet.com for $91[/url<] with promo code SPRING15.

        • Goty
        • 2 years ago

        +1 for the RX470. Catch it on sale and it’s a heck of a 1080p card.

      • jensend
      • 2 years ago

      Only one node smaller process, similar numbers of units, half the die size, half the power, half the cost. Not sure what’s shocking.

      More comparable in die size and TDP would be the RX470; still cheaper and over twice as fast.

      AMD and nV have different model numbering schemes, news at 11.

        • adampk17
        • 2 years ago

        Perhaps I didn’t give it quite the thorough thought process that you evidentially have. I guess my surprise came from assuming that a middling GPU from 2012 couldn’t still holds it’s own against anything considered a gaming GPU five years later.

          • DPete27
          • 2 years ago

          The RX460 is fairly low end by today’s standards of “gaming GPU”. Not that the RX460 isn’t capable of good 1080p performance on less taxing games and/or settings turned down a bit, but middling would be your RX470/RX480/GTX1060 which are still in that “middling” $200 price range that the GTX660 once was.

            • travbrad
            • 2 years ago

            Yep RX460 is basically an “entry level” card for people who want something significantly better than integrated graphics without breaking the bank. I guess it says a lot about IGP progress as well, when a 5 year old mid-range card can still destroy the latest IGPs in gaming.

            • MOSFET
            • 2 years ago

            It certainly says a lot about onboard VRAM.

            • travbrad
            • 2 years ago

            Yep that’s definitely a big factor as we saw even the relatively small L4 cache on Broadwell-C chips dramatically improved IGP performance (still not to GTX 660/RX460 levels though).

            I just don’t see how they are ever going to be able to devote enough die space to IGP and VRAM/L4 to make them truly competitive with discrete cards though (and keep their big profit margins). After 6-7 years down the APU/IGP road we are still essentially at “Good enough if you don’t play games” performance, although they do have some nice hardware decoders for video at least.

      • HERETIC
      • 2 years ago

      Why would you be “shocked”
      A card that costs $100 is slightly better than a card that cost nearly $400 5 years ago.

        • adampk17
        • 2 years ago

        At no time did the GTX660 cost $400.

          • HERETIC
          • 2 years ago

          Your right.
          when I first clicked that link you gave it was showing $387 for 660
          now showing $202
          Still half price is not a shocker……….

            • adampk17
            • 2 years ago

            Twice the price, give or take. 5 years….. I was a bit shocked. I guess, to some, that was a misplaced feeling. My apologies.

            • flip-mode
            • 2 years ago

            Heck man, I agree with you. After 5 years getting the same performance at half price is pretty disappointing in my opinion. I would have figured 2 or 3 years should yield that. Maybe I’m still living in the last decade.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 2 years ago

      Spend an extra seventy bucks to get good gaming performance with a Radeon RX-470, RX-570, RX-480 or RX-580. When you’re right at the threshold of acceptable performance, spending just a small amount more on your graphics card can make a very noticeable difference in your gaming experience.

    • ET3D
    • 2 years ago

    Buying an RX 460 now doesn’t seem like a good deal, considering that the RX 560, which is fully unlocked and with a higher clock, should be released soon for an SRP of $99.

    • ImSpartacus
    • 2 years ago

    Cheap(ish) $440 1080s today only:

    [url<]https://slickdeals.net/f/10121496-msi-geforce-gtx-1080-directx-12-gtx-1080-duke-8g-440-74-after-rebates-promo-code-only-may-5th[/url<] [url<]https://slickdeals.net/f/10121840-gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-blower-fs-440-newegg[/url<] Vega seems to be drawing 1080 prices down from the $500 MSRP, but 1080 Ti pricing has remained stable. I'd guess we'll see a $450 MSRP shortly after Vega drops since it looks like Vega 10 Pro will be its competition (if not the Vega 10 XT, itself, heaven forbid).

      • TravelMug
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]Vega seems to be drawing 1080 prices down from the $500 MSRP[/quote<] Hahahaha...good one! 🙂

        • ImSpartacus
        • 2 years ago

        Oh cmon, it’ll at least match the 1080.

        The big thing to potentially worry about is how close it’ll get to the 1080 Ti.

      • ColeLT1
      • 2 years ago

      Those are on sale because they are the old 1080s with the slower memory. The newer ones are close to $600 (585+), which is why I went with a 1080ti for $699 instead.

      • travbrad
      • 2 years ago

      I wish the 1070s would go down in price too. When the 1080 is that close to the 1070 in price it’s even harder to pull the trigger on a 1070, but $440+ is well above my upper price limit. Oh well. I will continue my Vega holding pattern.

    • meerkt
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]That's 26.67 cents a terabyte, folks.[/quote<]That would be nice. 🙂

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      Lies, damned likes, and marketing.

      Fixed 🙂

        • gecko575
        • 2 years ago

        Wanna move the decimal point over one as well? Both hdd bullet points are calculated wrong

          • morphine
          • 2 years ago

          Geez, I can’t math today.

            • derFunkenstein
            • 2 years ago

            You would have been right if you’d changed cents to dollars at the start, but it’s OK bruno. We [s<]love[/s<] [s<]like[/s<] think you're swell anyway.

            • morphine
            • 2 years ago

            Thanks, honey. That means a lot to me.

            • Neutronbeam
            • 2 years ago

            Really, it IS okay Bruno. We already know that we can’t COUNT on you. As Ben said, we totally think you’re meh.

            • DrDominodog51
            • 2 years ago

            I think you misspelled smelly.

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