Deals of the Day: 960GB SSD for $199, $69 Athlon X4, GTX 970 Price Drop

Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2015 - 02:55 PM |
Tagged: SanDisk Ultra II, MSI GTX 970 Gaming, GTX 970, 960GB SSD

The internet is full of sales this week, and there are some great PC hardware deals out there beginning with the best price per GB on an SSD we've ever seen.

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At $199.99 shipped this 960 GB SanDisk Ultra II SSD is a stunning $0.20/GB, and offers good speeds for a SATA III drive with up to 550 MB/s reads and 500 MB/s writes, along with "n-Cache 2.0" which SanDisk explains is "a large, non-volatile write cache (which) consolidates small writes to boost random write performance".

What better to fill up that huge SSD than a library of games, and if you're in the market for a new graphics card to drive them there are some excellent deals out there. A good mid-range GPU option is the oft-maligned NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, and memory controversy aside it's a very high performer for the money. Lately prices have dropped a bit, and there some great options out there when you factor in rebates.

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While you can find some lower-cost GTX 970's out there this is a good deal for one of MSI's overclocked Gaming series cards. And if you're looking for a quad-core processor to help drive a new GPU, how about AMD's ultra-affordable Athlon X4 860k, now under $70!

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It's nice to see prices starting to drop on some solid upgrades, and we're currently working on our annual holiday gift guide with more recommendations for a tech-filled holiday season. Stay tuned!

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November 24, 2015 | 04:18 PM - Posted by nathanddrews

... but not an official GTX 970 price drop, right? Just that one model?

November 24, 2015 | 06:34 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

The closer we come to the end of 2016 the more and more Ryan seems like he's going to be right about 10 cents/GB.

November 24, 2015 | 07:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If a price war opens up by the end of the year, we just might.

November 24, 2015 | 06:35 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

Oh and technically that drive is currently 21c/GB not 20.

November 24, 2015 | 07:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Amazon UK had the same SSD for £149.99 in a lightning earlier today. When you take into account that includes a 20% sales tax then w/o tax it was £125. Less than $190 at current exchange rates and less than 20 cents/GB

We'll get to 10 cents/GB Black Friday 2016 with Sandisk/Toshiba and Intel/Micron bringing their v-nand to the fight against Samsung. It'll be carnage this time next year, capitalism, ho!

November 24, 2015 | 07:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It'll be interesting to see if Intel is willing to play.

November 24, 2015 | 10:46 PM - Posted by -- (not verified)

that 860k really is a hell of a processor for the price!

November 25, 2015 | 08:57 AM - Posted by tbonesan

Nice price on that 1tb SSD. Temping..

November 25, 2015 | 11:46 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Don't get so excited about the 970, the 980 was at 350 at a few days ago, which expired of course.

November 25, 2015 | 04:51 PM - Posted by daffy (not verified)

Sorry just checked the SSD price and it was $260 not $199. If it was ever $199 it was short lived.

November 26, 2015 | 12:21 AM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Still $199 look at the source amazon through Amazon warehouse

November 26, 2015 | 12:22 AM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Gtx 980 ti through newegg with mir by msi $559

November 26, 2015 | 12:25 AM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

750 series intel ssd $279 via Newegg 400 gig version

November 26, 2015 | 12:28 AM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Full 8 gig vram r9 390 $269 via Newegg lol after mir.

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