Weekend Hardware Sales - $230 R9 280 3GB, $230 480GB SSD, More

By Published May 03, 2014 at 7:00 am

The weekend sales round-up is here. It features a 24” monitor for $270, a $130 high-end PSU, an R9 280 3GB card for $230, and a 480GB SSD for $230. Our Twitter and Facebook accounts will keep you up to date on other specials as they occur throughout the week, so keep your eyes open; we generally make it a rule to only share sales that our own staff find interest in.

ASUS 24" Monitor ($270): This 24” monitor has a 1ms GTG response time and a refresh rate of 144Hz to give you the cleanest image possible; at a 144Hz refresh rate, you'll be able to run games at a true 144 FPS for excellent fluidity. In order to fully utilize the 144Hz refresh rate, you will need either a DisplayPort cable or a legit dual-link DVI cable. Currently $40 off.

CORSAIR HX Series 750W 80+ GOLD ($130): A highly efficient 80+ Gold certified power supply is on sale for only $130. This is part of Corsair's HX enthusiast line and supplies 750W continuous power; it is fully modular to aid in a clean and well-managed look for the case internals.

Cooler Master HAF X ($150): By using promo code EMCPEPH39 at checkout, you can decrease the price by an additional $10, stacking with the $20 instant savings and $20 rebate card to drop the final price to $150. This case is not only large enough for four full-size video cards, it also comes with 1x140mm, fan 2x200mm fans, and 1x230mm fan to provide extreme air flow. The HAF X has a front-accessible dock that can house 2 SSD/HDDs to make installation easier. Enthusiasts may be familiar with the HAF X from a few years ago when it was one of the most sought-after cases on the market -- things have changed, but for those who'd still like the HAF X, this isn't a bad price.

AMD R9 280 3GB GPU ($230): An R9 280 3GB GPU at $230 is absurd (in a good way) considering recent prices on other GPUs. Use promo code UPGRADEMYVGA at checkout for an additional discount. The card will ship with 3 games from AMD's new Never Settle refresh.

Pick of the Week

Seagate 600 Series 480GB SSD ($230): At only $0.48/GB, our pick of the week is a spacious SSD that has matched a good value with the speed of solid-state tech. Fast loading of the operating system and increased gaming performance (faster load times) are some of the reasons that SSDs are so highly desired by system builders. It currently is on sale for 45% off, coming in at $230.

- Scott "Abibiliboop" Griffin.

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