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Weekend Hardware Sales - $90 GPU, $50 80 Plus Gold PSU

Posted on October 26, 2014

While most of us are eagerly awaiting Black Friday for the yearly sales frenzy, I found a few hardware gems on sale this weekend. This week’s hardware sales include deals on a power supply, a micro-ATX case, an Intel motherboard, and a pair of video cards.




EVGA SuperNOVA 650W PSU ($50): EVGA has become a familiar brand on these weekend sales because they seem to regularly go up for sale. This week, the GPU-company-gone-PSU has a fully modular, 80+ Gold certified, 650W power supply for $50. You rarely see this kind of deal on an 80+ Gold power supply.

MSI Z97 PC Mate ATX Motherboard ($90): If you’re looking for an LGA 1150 socket motherboard and do not have intentions to SLI or CrossFireX, this could be the board for you. With support of up to four sticks of 32GB DDR3 RAM, 2xPCIe x 1 slots, 2xPCI slots, and up to six SATA 6Gb/s connections, this is a motherboard with many expansion options with thanks to its Z97 chipset.

BitFenix SofTouch Case ($50): Here I found a new case from BitFenix, another mATX case that resembles their Prodigy series. If you’re building a small form factor PC or looking to upgrade on a budget, this case is a great deal right now. The SofTouch case supports mATX and mITX motherboards, has 5x3.5/2.5" drive bays and plenty of room for fans. This is a good SFF case for HTPCs, using a sleek white and green design.

Double Picks of the Week

ASUS Radeon R9 270 ($150): The first of our picks of the week, this Radeon R9 270 from ASUS would be a great GPU in a low budget gaming PC. You get 1280 Stream Processors with 2GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit interface. The R9 270 can play most games out at medium to high settings. Not only do you get a great entry-level GPU, you also get Alien Isolation and Star Citizen for free with purchase.

EVGA GTX 750 ($90): The second of our picks of the week is this EVGA GTX 750. This video card is great for entry level gaming, especially if you are building a low TDP, SFF PC. You get 512 CUDA Cores and 1GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit interface. This would be great playing games like League of Legends and World of Warcraft, but will struggle with games like Crysis 3 and Shadow of Mordor.

That's all for this week. There are many more deals out there to find, so until next time.

Michael "Mikagmann2" Mann