Weekend Hardware Sales - $220 480GB SSD, Phantom 820, $50 1TB HDD

By Published April 19, 2014 at 8:00 am

Time for another weekend hardware sales round-up. First, for those of you building new gaming PCs, check out our latest ultra-budget gaming PC build for some guidance on a $475 computer. Moving on to the sales, this weekend we feature some amazing deals on the NZXT Phantom 820 case, an 80+ Bronze PSU from Cooler Master, WD's Blue 1TB HDD at 7200RPM, and a 480GB PNY SSD.

NZXT Phantom 820 Series ($168): This full tower case (previously reviewed) comes pre-equipped with 3x200mm and 1x120mm fans and can hold up to 9 total fans, ensuring customization of airflow. It also has slots for bottom (240/280mm) and top (280/360mm) radiators if custom liquid cooling is preferred. The Phantom 820 also happens to be the enclosure we use for our official test bench. Use code EMCPFWC36 at checkout to drop the already-discounted price of $210 down to $168.

Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 - 620W 80+ Bronze ($55): This modular power supply will help your wallet twice. The $65 discount will start the savings and the efficiency will continue them for the life of your system; although 80 Plus Bronze isn't top-tier for efficiency, at $55, it's a good start.

WD Blue 1 TB HDD ($50): If building a "Cheap Bastard's Build" or just looking for some additional storage at an affordable price, this drive is a must in the 1TB range. You'll normally find WD's 7200RPM 1TB Blue HDD for around $65 on Newegg, but Amazon's got it for $50 right now.

Pick of the Week

PNY XLR8 PRO 480GB ($220): At under $0.50/GB with instant savings and a $20 MIR, this PNY XLR8 ("accelerate") drive will provide the speed that gamers need, endurance, plus enough storage to hold a decent variety of games at a price that's hard to beat. If you want to save some money but still want an SSD for under $0.50/GB, check out the PNY XLR8 PRO 240GB at only $110.

Check back next week for more deals! And don't forget to post on our forums or browse our PC build lists if you need help with a new system.

- Scott "Abibiliboop" Griffin.

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