Hot tech deals: Corsair Obsidian 550D $95, Dell U3014 $999, Lenovo Y510p...

By Ivan Franco
Aug 6, 2013
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  1. We've got a huge list of hot deals today, a couple of gaming laptops from Lenovo and Alienware, cases from Corsair and Rosewill, the best-in-class Dell U3014 30" monitor (our pick in the Luxury PC build) as well as deep...

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  2. Tanstar

    Tanstar TS Guru Posts: 324   +46

    Julio Franco and ikesmasher like this.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,365   +709

    Yea and that's the second time that card has been on sale for that price in the last month - awesome deal too.
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,365   +709

    I appreciate the PC cases and peripherals though, I typically don't find many of those on these weekly deals things...

    And I'm looking for a great deal on a PC case right now anyway, I never thought I'd replace a case before anything else lol, but my case is that beat up...
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,907   +543

    Thanks for the continued feedback. We've tried to include more components when there are worthy deals. We'll keep them coming, too.
  6. Am I the only one tempted to buy a server and install a desktop OS just because it's so freaking cheap? $500 for a quad core Xeon....
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    No HT, so it's like the i5-3470, only clocked lower. 4GB RAM only. 1x 500GB SATA2 HDD. No OS. Dell PSU.

    It sucks for a general consumer PC.
  8. I'd likely stick some version of linux on it (fedora maybe?). I'm inclined to believe that the PSU is above average, considering it's a server. The chassis would be awesome, being able to hot swap four hard drives out of the front.

    I still say the CPU is a bit better then you make it out to be, 8mb of cache vs 6mb and lower power consumption than most quad cores you'll find on the consumer side.

    Not a gaming machine, but it seems like it would make a nice workstation.
  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,473   +963

    Good deal on that case.

    As a person who works with Xeons often (building workstations), I think that deal is horrible. The E3 is basically a locked and lower clocked version of an i5 and i7 like Stick said. I would much rather use that $600 from that whole PC, and put it toward a hexa core Xeon E5 or dual Xeon E5 quad cores. That will do a professional much more good.

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