Hardware Sales: EVGA 450W PSU $10, HTC Vive $599

By Published August 23, 2017 at 10:12 pm
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This week, some decent hardware and peripheral sales are ongoing and may help if looking to upgrade your current system or gaming setup. We found discounted prices on a 450W PSU from EVGA, the H100i V2 CLC from Corsair, a GTX 1080 from Gigabyte, the HTC Vive’s new discounted price, and a 120GB SSD from ADATA.

 

EVGA BV Series 450W PSU ($10) - EVGA’s their current BV series is aimed at the budget market. The BV series are non-modular power supplies (all cables come attached), but the cables are all black -- a nice upgrade from their previous B-series units. The BV 450W unit is on sale over at Newegg for $10 with a rebate card, though even at regular MSRP of $30, this is still one to consider given its 80 Plus Bronze efficiency rating.

Corsair H100i V2 ($100) - A couple of times a year, Corsair’s H100i V2 can be found for around $100 flat from the regular price (ranging from $110-115, depending on retailer). This week on Newegg, you can get the H100i V2 for $100 after rebate; although a savings of $10 is not groundbreaking, it helps to offset costs if on a strict budget. If interested, feel free to check out our NZXT Kraken review where we compare thermal performance against the H100i V2.

Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming ($520) - Given the recent launch of RX Vega and the subsequent pricing confusion, the GTX 1080 at around $500 is a viable option for those looking at the higher end of the GPU market. If you need the GTX 1080 base specs, look to our initial launch review from last year. The Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming is a triple-fan design card, and has base and boost clocks of 1721 MHz and 1860 MHz in the “OC” mode.

HTC Vive VR Headset ($599) - The HTC Vive VR headset launched back in April of 2016 and initially retailed for $799. HTC announced earlier this week that the Vive would now be available for $599, including two controllers and two motion control boxes (base stations). GN recently began running benchmarks on VR both on the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift ($399), so be sure to read that if interested. Regardless of your personal feelings towards VR, as it becomes more affordable and more widely adopted, the access to quality content is sure to rise.

ADATA SU700 120GB SSD ($55) - While flash-based memory is still expensive, once or twice a week, you can find a 2.5” SSD like the ADATA SU700 120GB model for an affordable price. This week, you can pick up the SU700 120GB for $55. The SU700 is SATA III (6 Gb/s) based and has sequential read and write speeds of 560 and 510 MB/s respectively. The SU700 comes with a 3-year warranty from ADATA.

These are some of the better deals we found this week, be sure to check back later this week for more coverage.

Editorial: Ryan Greenberg

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