Deals of the Day: 960GB SSD for $199, $69 Athlon X4, GTX 970 Price Drop
Subject: General Tech | November 24, 2015 - 02:55 PM | Sebastian Peak
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.
- Sandisk Ultra II 960 GB SSD - $199, Amazon
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.
- MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G - $304.99, B&H Photo (after $20.00 rebate)
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!
- AMD Athlon X4 860K Quad-Core Processor - $69.99, Amazon
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!