Rosewill Thor V2 Tower ($90): After a $20 coupon code (NVEXCLS34) and $20 rebate, Rosewill's Thor V2 drops to an exceedingly reasonable $90. The Thor V2 was actually our first official case review -- before we started doing thermal benchmarks, even -- and I remarked that it was one of the most impressive cases I'd seen at the time. It's easily worth $90.
Ultra 130 Piece Tool Kit ($30): Use coupon ACT103873 for this one. Ultra is Tiger Direct's in-house brand, much like Rosewill is Newegg's. This basic 130pc tool kit includes an ESD wrist strap, wire strippers/clinchers, all the screw drivers you'll need, and even an entry-level soldering iron and reel. It's a great pick-up for any new system builder.
Toshiba Satellite Ivy Bridge Laptop ($600): We occasionally like to include laptops in these sales round-ups. Toshiba's L855-S5156 notebook uses 3rd-Gen Intel hardware (Ivy Bridge) with 8GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD on a 15.6" 1366x768 screen. The display resolution is, admittedly, somewhat obnoxious, but if you're buying for mainstream surfing and school / work applications, it's an OK unit. Need help looking for something better for gaming? Drop us a message on the forums.
Pick of the Week
Thermaltake TR-600 TR2 PSU ($25): After a $20 rebate, Thermaltake's TR2 600W PSU costs a firm $25, shipped. 600W is more than enough for nearly all budget and mid-range builds (see sample builds here), and although it isn't 80 Plus Certified for efficiency, it'll do just fine in any entry-level AMD build. We wouldn't recommend this PSU for Intel builds if you hope to use Haswell's S0iX active idle power saving, which requires the PSU to be able to wake the CPU when it hovers at less than 1W TDP. Still a great pick-up for a cheap/budget PC build.
That's all for this week!
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.