Wednesday tech deals: ~$50 off i5-3570K, 120GB HyperX for $65

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86  Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge CPU for $180 at CompUSA stores

CompUSA stores offer the retail-boxed Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Socket H2 Processor, model no. BX80637I53570K, for $179.99 with free shipping. (Micro Center stores charge the same.) That's $10 under an April deal with rebate hassles and one of the least expensive Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPUs we've seen. By comparison, Newegg currently charges $230 with free shipping. This LGA 1155 CPU features Turbo Boost to 3.8GHz, 6MB of L3 cache and more. It ships with a heatsink and fan. Deal ends October 13.

86  Kingston 120GB HyperX SATA 6Gbps SSD for $65 after rebate + $2 s&h

TigerDirect offers the Kingston 120GB HyperX 3K Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" SSD, model no. SH103S3/120G, for $99.99. This $35 mail-in rebate cuts it to $64.99. With $2.29 for shipping, that's $0.56/GB, $8 under our mention from three weeks ago, and the lowest total price we could find by $28. Features include max write speeds of 510MB/sec and max read speeds of 555MB/sec. Rebate ends October 11. Also of note is the Intel 520 Series 240GB, which TigerDirect offers for $169 with this $30 mail-in rebate.

1.5g Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound 5-Pack for $4 + free shipping

mwave offers 1.5 grams of Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound 5-Pack, model no. MX-2-1.5-5, for $3.99 with free shipping. That's $0.53/gram and tied with a deal from last month as the best per-unit price we've seen for this compound and it's a current price low for this quantity by $23. This compound offers high thermal conductivity and low thermal resistance to dissipate heat efficiently from CPU / GPU to the installed heatsink.

Dell OptiPlex Pentium Dual-Core Desktop PC w/ $200 GC for $379 + free shipping

Dell Small Business offers the Dell OptiPlex 390 Pentium Dual-Core 2.7GHz Mini Tower Desktop PC together with a $200 Dell Gift Card for $379 with free shipping. Assuming you use the gift card, that's tied with a deal from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for an OptiPlex 390 desktop. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features includes an 2.7GHz Intel Pentium G630  dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a DVD-ROM drive, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

75  Refurb Nikon Coolpix L120 14MP 21x Digital Camera for $114 + free shipping

Adorama still offers the factory-refurbished Nikon Coolpix L120 14.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black, model no. 26253, for $114 with free shipping. (B&H Photo-Video has it for the same price.) That ties a deal from two weeks ago for the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $30. Features include a 3" LCD, 21x optical zoom, 1280x720 (720p) video recording, 102MB built-in memory, SDHC card slot, mini HDMI output, USB, and more. A 90-day Nikon warranty applies.

Skullcandy Titan Earbuds for $16 + free shipping

Skullcandy via eBay again offers the Skullcandy Titan Earbuds in three colors (Black pictured) for $15.99 with free shipping. That's $4 under a deal from August and the lowest total price we could find by $12. These earbuds feature a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response and 11mm drivers. Of note, the item is advertised as having "blemished packaging," but it is new and ships with a limited lifetime warranty. Also, NetDirectSales via eBay offers the Plantronics BackBeat 216 earbuds for $12.99 with free shipping, the lowest price we could find by $8.

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