Antec GX700 Case ($30, free shipping): After reviewing the GX700 recently, we declared that the case served as a major contender in the $50-$60 enclosure market and that it was worth close consideration. This weekend, though, it's been listed online for a clean $30 after MIR and free shipping, making it an exceedingly easy choice for any budget builders out there. Check out our review for full details, including thermal benchmarks. It's worthwhile to add a fan to the purchase, if you think you'll need extra cooling.
Antec HCG 620W Modular PSU ($65, free shipping): Also from Antec, their HCG 620W modular power supply (80 Plus Bronze certified for efficiency) is presently available with a $20 MIR, putting it at a firm $65. This PSU has a baseline efficiency that is compatible with Haswell's S0iX active idle power saving states, making it a reasonable entry-level power supply for those building one of our budget gaming PC systems.
BenQ 24" 1ms Gaming Monitor ($180, free shipping): We recently had a discussion on our forums about gaming monitors, and after some back-and-forth between members, one of the best finds turned out to be this very monitor. BenQ's RL2455HM has a 1ms GTG (gray-to-gray) response time on a 24" display, making it an ideal choice for highly competitive gamers or twitch FPS players. It's a high-quality output that's currently 10% off, just make sure you use coupon code BENQGAMING at checkout. If this one's too much for your blood, BenQ's 24" 4ms GTG monitor is also on sale right now with the same code, putting it at $144.
Rockstar Catalogue (70% off): This isn't hardware, but the entire Rockstar Games catalogue is presently up to 76% off right now, making GTA IV a $6 buy, along with other deals. Worth looking into if you don't already own the GTA or LA Noire games.
Pick of the Week
2GB ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost ($120): We often recommend either AMD's 7850 or NVidia's GTX 650 Ti Boost in our budget and mid-range gaming PC builds. Well, good news: ASUS' rendition of the 2GB GTX 650 TiB currently has a 13% promo code discount (EMCWWXN237 at checkout) and a $20 MIR, bringing it down a full $40 from the marked retail price on Newegg. This one's an easy pick-up, as it's probably the highest cost-to-performance ratio you'll get on an entry-level GPU right now.
That's all for this week! Check back for our gaming PC builds for November in the coming days.
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.