home : hot deals & information involving: NewEgg.com Thursday, August 25, 2016
- 1025VA UPS for $77
Rocketfish 1025VA UPS (Battery Backup and Surge Protector) for $77 with free shipping.
Cheaper than the 825VA version which has less battery capacity.
Normally, a UPS with a 1000VA (or more) capacity would sell for at least $100.
Rocketfish is a brand sold exclusively through Best Buy, however it appears they sold off their UPSs to Cyberpower, a reputable power product company.
This is why Newegg says the 3-year warranty is covered by Cyberpower, and Best Buy has not sold this item since 2010.
This deal is a little risky since few reviews exist for Rocketfish power products, however there is a 6 year old Youtube video from someone who liked it.
- Samsung 500GB SSD for $128
Newegg is selling a Samsung 750-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive for $128 through their Ebay store.
Normally sells for $139, and a good value at 26¢ per GB.
In our opinion, Samsung makes some of the best quality SSDs on the market, and this model has a good 3-year warranty.
- 1 Year of Newegg Premier Free for College Students
Newegg Premier waives most of Newegg's shipping fees, and upgrades the shipping method to 3-day.
Also, returns are free (with no re-stocking fee) for any reason.
If you are a college student and have an email address ending in ".edu" you can get 1 year for free when using code COLLEGETOUR .
See the "1-Year Free" signup link on this page, apply coupon code COLLEGETOUR during checkout, and your membership will be free.
They will confirm your ".edu" email address to be eligible for this promotion.
- 5-Port USB Charger for $8
Orico 5-Port USB Charger for $14 with free shipping, and code EMCEMGE25 applies $6 off.
This is a "desktop" version, whose cord runs from the power outlet to this charger sitting on a desk or table.
Monday, August 15, 2016
- Samsung 500GB SSD for $130
Newegg is selling a Samsung 750 EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive for $130 through their Ebay store.
Normally $149, and includes a full 3-year warranty.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
- Portable 4TB Hard Drive $110 (expired)
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable USB Drive for $130, and code ESCEMFH25 applies $20 off in the cart.
Normally sells for $130.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
- 4TB Hard Drive for $120, 6TB for $180
- Mushkin 240GB SSD for $54
Newegg is selling a Mushkin ECO3 240GB SSD for $54 through their Ebay store.
Includes a 3 year warranty.
Normally sells for $65.
This newer model uses TLC memory technology which is cheaper to make, but TLC drives can degrade quicker than older MLC technology.
Mushkin has always been known to sell quality products backed by good customer service based out of their headquarters in Colorado.
Sunday, July 31, 2016
- 4-AA Battery Charger Kit for $13
Fujitsu 4-unit battery charger with 4 rechargeable AA batteries for $13 with free shipping.
The charger works with either 2 or 4 AA or AAA batteries, and claims to recharge them up to 2,100 times.
The reviews are mostly positive, but not positive as a Panasonic model that costs 30% more.
- Cooler Master HAF-912 Mid-Tower PC Case & $20 Rebate for $64
Cooler Master HAF-912 Mid-Tower PC Case for $60 plus $4 shipping ($64).
It does normally sell for around $60, but there is also a $20 Prepaid Card mail-in rebate being offered through Newegg.
We have this and the full-tower HAF-932 version, and love them.
Our HAF-932 has 9 drives, and the HAF-912 has 5 drives.
This Cooler Master case is designed to keep your components cool with fans that run nearly silent.
The HAF-912 comes with front and rear fans, and you can increase its cooling efficiency by adding a 200mm fan on the top of the case like this Red-LED silent fan whose color matches the HAF-912 nicely.
I recommend the HAF-912, as do over a thousand people who reviewed it on Newegg.
- Refurbished 2TB Hard Drive for $30
Refurbished (not new) HGST/Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB 7200rpm 3.5" Hard Drive for $30.
It is a 7200rpm drive which performs better than a regular 2TB drive, but can be more susceptible to failure due to heat.
Only recommended in a fileserver with RAID.
Old hardware RAID controllers are very cheap on Ebay (such as the 9650SE cards which support up to 2TB drives).
We built one fileserver with 5 refurbished 2TB drives from Newegg, and 2 of them failed within 2 months.
Both were replaced by their 90-day warranty.
This can be a hassle, but you can get a lot of storage for cheap from Newegg's refurbished drives.
Newegg $25 Gift Card with $5 Promo Gift Card Free.
They charge $2 shipping, or free shipping for Newegg Premier members.
If you are a Newegg Premier member, sending yourself the $25 gift card gives you a total of $30 Newegg credit for $25.
The "promotional" $5 credit expires in 1 year, and the $25 gift card never expires until fully used.
If you are not a Newegg Premier member, the $2 shipping makes it less of a deal.
Orico Hard Drive & SSD Docking Station for $15.
Easy way to copy things onto or off a hard drive or SSD through a USB connection.
Comes with an 18 month warranty.
Works with Windows and Mac.
Should work with Linux with drivers, but a more expensive eSATA docking station would work more natively on Linux.
- $25 off $200 with Paypal, code: PP2016BTS
Get $25 off of a $200+ purchase at Newegg when you checkout with code PP2016BTS and use PayPal as the payment method.
You can use any major credit card through PayPal, while just being a different interface than Newegg's regular checkout.
$25 off is an opportunity to save on Newegg's thousands of consumer electronics and computer stuff.
Monday, July 18, 2016
- 8GB Desktop PC Memory for $30 (expired)
A pair of 4GB memory (8GB in the pack) for desktop computers for $30.
Two of these packs would total 16GB of memory, plenty for most desktop PCs.
This G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 4GB memory is some of the best quality memory for desktop PCs, and normally sells for at least $36 for the pack.
If you are building or upgrading a PC and need DDR3 memory, G.Skill Ripjaws are some of the best.
- Yamaha RX-V779 A/V Receiver for $410
Newegg is selling a Yamaha RX-V779 A/V Receiver for $410 through their Ebay store.
Normally sells for $450.
If you have speakers in two rooms, we recommend the Yamaha receivers.
Most receivers have a "Zone 2" feature which can run a separate audio source to a second room, but Yamaha's "Zone B" will copy the SAME audio into the second room.
For example, if you have surroundsound speakers in your living room and stereo speakers on your patio, the Yamaha can power all speakers from a single source.
Many regular "Zone 2" receivers can, but not with a digital source (not with a cable box, Blu-Ray Player, etc).
We have used an older model Yamaha RX-V575 for 2.5 years, and works great.
It is easy to control from the Yamaha app.
- Seagate 2TB Hybrid Hard Drive $85
Seagate (ST2000DX001) 2TB Hard Drive with built-in caching 8GB SSD for $85 today.
Normally about $95.
We have not used this drive, but reviews say it is one of the best-performing hard drives in the consumer market, and good value at 4.25¢ per GB.
Its SSD caching helps improve performance, while still giving 2TB of storage space.
It has mostly positive reviews, but some people say their drives failed soon after receiving it.
If you need a hard drive with better reliability, check out a Western Digital Blue (slower, but priced better at 3¢ per GB), or a Western Digital Black 2TB for $110 with code ESCELFF22 (expensive, reliable, 5-year warranty).
Buy a $25 Newegg Gift Card, get a free $5 Promo Gift Card.
Newegg Premier members get free shipping, otherwise they charge $2 to ship this gift card.
So, if you are a Newegg Premier member, this is like getting $5 off of your future $30+ purchases at Newegg.
Asus RT-N12 Wireless-N300 Router for $20 with code EMCELEG29 .
Also, a $10 Prepaid Card is available by
However, statistically about two-thirds of people who buy an item with a $10 rebate will not get their rebate.
Some people forget about it, some submit it improperly or without the UPC, and others feel the hassle is not worth $10.
Also, we bought a cheap Asus router a few months ago that died within 3 weeks.
All this being said, it does have some positive reviews and could be a great value for someone needing a cheap router.
Monday, June 27, 2016
- A-Data 960GB Solid State Drive for $193 (expired)
A-Data Premier SP550 960GB 2.5" SSD for $193 today.
Normally $210 and other similar capacity SSDs sell for at least $200.
- Netgear 5-Port Managed Gigabit Switch $25
Netgear ProSafe 5-Port Gigabit Web-Managed Ethernet Switch for $50, and code EMCEKGT44 applies $25 off in the cart.
At $25, it's a good price for a solid (and small) Gigabit switch that normally sells for around $46 (or a nearly identical one for $30).
Also includes a lifetime warranty.
Also, a $10 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
Statistically, about two-thirds of buyers will forget to mail in this rebate.
It requires you to handwrite on the form in very small print, cut out the UPC with scissors, print out the sales receipt, and mail in the documents with postage within 30 days from purchase.
Ask yourself if a $10 Prepaid Card (not a $10 check) is worth that effort.
Most people will simply plug Ethernet cables and watch the Switch's link lights glow, but a "managed" switch does give some features useful for anyone interested in really looking at how their network works.
Personally, I buy only managed switches because they give me the ability to monitor and troubleshoot devices that are down.
When the network is slow, I can easily look at which device is consuming all the traffic.
Their included software and web portal lets you:
Set the link speed of each port (useful when plugging in printers or network devices that don't need full gigabit)
Monitoring (useful for troubleshooting problematic devices)
QoS (giving higher priority to certain traffic)
Set up link aggregation (only experts will try this)
Setting up a VLAN (useful for isolating devices onto different networks)
Most people will never use these features, but they can come in handy at some point down the road.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
- Memory Card Reader $6
We have used this IOGear USB-based Memory Card Reader/Writer for 5 years, and still use it.
At $6 with free shipping, it is a super convenient way to read photos taken by our digital camera.
No drivers to install, and lets you read Secure Digital Memory Cards (including SD, MicroSD, SDHC up to 32GB, and SDXC up to 128GB) in any computer with a USB port.
Other similar SD readers are available for around the same price, so this really is not a hot deal.
Still worth mentioning because it is a reliable product that can last for years.
- Refurbished Desktop PC with i7-4790, 12GB, 1TB $430
Newegg is selling a refurbished Acer Desktop PC with 4th Generation Intel i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core CPU, 12GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB hard drive, Wifi-ac, SD card reader, CD/DVD Reader/Writer drive, and Windows 10 Home for $430.
Comparing the cost of system building, the cost of the CPU, Windows 10, and a 1TB hard drive would cost about the same as this whole computer.
Keyboard and mouse are included.
No monitor is included, and supports VGA and HDMI monitors.
Buying refurbished (not new) electronics is risky, however this is sold directly by Newegg and comes with a 30-day Newegg replacement warranty and a 90-day Acer warranty.
The OBi gives you free home telephone service over your Internet connection that is at least 0.5 megabit (500 Kbps).
Setting up a free Google Voice account is easy, here is an instructional video.
Plug in any home telephone, such as a Uniden, Panasonic, VTech, Motorola, or AT&T cordless phone, and you can make and receive phone calls.
We have used the 2-line version, the OBi202, for 3 years and love it.
Call quality is superior to mobile phones.
All calls (incoming and outgoing) within the US and Canada are free with Google Voice.
Google voice integrates well with your home computer and mobile phone.
To add another line, just get another Obihai or a multi-line version.
Emergency 911 calls do not work with Google Voice.
You can use your cell phone for emergencies, but will delay response times while you give them your address.
Obi does offer 911 service through Anveo for $15/year, and is easy to add to your device along with free Google Voice.
We added it to ours.
E911 gives us the piece of mind if an emergency does occur in our home, our names and home address will automatically be sent to emergency responders the moment 911 is dialed.
- Intel Core i7-6700K System Upgrade Kit for $460
If you are looking to upgrade your old PC to a brand new 6th generation Intel CPU with DDR4 memory, this looks like a great deal.
The bundle includes
An Intel Core i7-6700K Quad-Core 4GHz CPU
An MSI Z170A LGA-1151 ATX Motherboard (with 3 PCIe x16 slots and 3 USB3.1 ports and 6 SATA drive ports)
A 2-pack of Geil 8GB DDR4 2400MHz Memory (16GB total)
You'll need a desktop PC with an ATX-compatible motherboard, or buy yourself a new PC case with power supply.
Here is a video on how to replace a PC motherboard, which required a phillips-head screwdriver and some patience (about 1-2 hours unplug & remove all the old hardware and install the new).
Anyone looking to upgrade to the new Intel CPU into a tower PC might want to consider using an upgraded CPU fan, rather than the Intel fan that comes with the CPU.
We have two of the Enermax T40F-RF CPU fans, and like how they keep the CPU cool and the fan does not touch the RAM modules that install so close to the CPU.
Here is an Enermax install video (shows how to install 2 fans at once, but only 1 is needed).
A third-party CPU fan like this will use a bracket on both sides of the motherboard to keep it firmly in place even when the PC is bumped.
Monday, June 13, 2016
- Secure Digital Memory Card: 32GB $8, 64GB $14
Free shipping for Newegg Premier members, or add $1 for shipping.
They include a lifetime warranty, according to their website.
A 32GB card can store about 5,500 photos taken at 16-megapixel, or record about 2.5 hours of 1080p HD video.
So, you will likely need to recharge your camera's battery at least once before filling this card to capacity.
Beware, those use "TLC" memory to store your data.
While this new technology performs fast, they can be fairly unreliable technology and could give bad news for those who do not keep good backups of their data.
Team Dark L3 240GB Solid State Drive for $60 (25¢/GB).
If performance (speed of reads and writes) and reliability are most important, check out the Samsung 850 EVO-Series Solid State Drives.
They include a 5-year warranty, and rated one of the best performing, most reliable SSDs on the market today.
If data security is important, check out a Samsung 850 "Pro" solid state drive.
It is also one of the best performing, most reliable SSDs on the market, and has built-in hardware AES encryption (if your laptop supports it).
These are also backed by a 10-year warranty.
To see if your laptop is compatible with hardware encryption, boot to the BIOS (normally F1, F8, F10, or DEL on bootup), look under its Security settings, and see if your laptop has a "HDD Password" or "Hard Disk Encryption" setting (example video). Note that this is separate than the BIOS's password, supervisor password, and boot passwords. If you do have a hard disk encryption password feature, your laptop can automatically encrypt your entire Samsung 850 Pro SSD without needing special decryption software, protecting your data if your laptop is stolen.
Costs $50/yr with a 30-day free trial, or $20 for 3 months.
Their free 3-day shipping and no restocking fee on returns is actually nice if you order more than a few things from Newegg.
They will pay for you to return anything that doesn't work for you, and the amount you can save on shipping actually can pay off if you order more than 5 things over a 3 month period.
- JBL S300 On-Ear Headphone for $40
Newegg has had this headphone on sale for weeks, probably because they are not selling as fast as they thought when they got the inventory.
The JBL Synchros S300 On-Ear Headphone for $40 does have positive reviews, and normally sells for about $68.
- Mushkin 480GB SSD for $98
Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive for $120, and code ESCEKFE22 applies $22 off in the cart.
At $98, it's one of the cheapest 480GB SSDs that still has a lot of positive reviews and includes a 3-year warranty.
We have bought Mushkin memory products before (just computer memory) over the last 15 years, and never had a problem.
Also, Mushkin's customer service was very responsive each time we contacted them.
The credit works like a gift card.
Once applied to your Skype account, it does not expire until fully used.
If you currently use Skype for business, or have an incoming phone number through Skype, this effectively gives you 30% off of your services.
Seagate Surveillance 4TB Hard Drive (ST4000VX000) for $120 with code ESCEKEN29 (3¢/GB).
We use one for backups, although it really meant for constant use in DVR systems.
It performs fairly well, averaging 80 megabytes per second reads and writes, which is more than enough to store and play high-definition videos.
Seagate Backup Plus 8TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $200 with code EMCEKEG35 (2.5¢/GB).
Inside is a Seagate 8TB "Archive" hard drive, rated at 30 to 50 megabytes per second write speed.
This means it can take over 48 hours to backup 8TB of data.
Be sure to read the reviews before ordering.
Includes a 2 year warranty.
- Geforce GTX 950 2GB Video Card for PC $135
EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card for $135.
If you still have an old video card in your PC, like a GeForce 460 ot GeForce 280, this card should give about twice the 3D performance.
It also supports up to 4 monitors at once.
To see how this card compares to other video cards, check out VideoCardBenchmark.net.
A higher "passmark" score means better 3D performance for your games.
For example, older GeForce GTX 280 and 460 cards have a Passmark score of 1,196 and 2,639 respectively, whereas this GTX 950 card has a score of 5,245 (performs 2x of the old GeForce cards).
- Cyberpower 1500VA Pure Sine Wave UPS for $137 (expired)
Cyberpower 1500VA (900-watt) Pure Sine Wave Battery Backup UPS for $137 with free shipping today.
It usually sells for around $205.
In our opinion, this is one of the best consumer-grade battery backup/UPS devices for personal computers and networking equipment.
This Cyberpower 1500VA Pure Sine Wave UPS almost always costs at least $200 and is only put on sale 2-3 times per year at prices under $165.
$137 is the best price we have seen.
It weighs 26 pounds, so the shipping cost alone is about $26.
1500VA means it can safely protect up to 900 watts of power, though we recommend only up to about 400 watts to give you at least 12 minutes of battery backup time.
Ours has 375 watts running through it, and reports 16 minutes of battery time is available during a power outage.
This pure-sinewave UPS ensures the battery power will be as pure as possible, as shown in
We have one protecting the power of an expensive file server with 9 hard drives and a desktop computer since December of 2011.
We rarely have any power issues, but feel comfortable knowing our sensitive computers are protected.
It is still going strong after 4.5 years.
UPSs not only protect against power surges and outages, but they also help prolong the life of your computers and hard drives.
In our 20+ years of experience with computers, we found the likely cause of many system and hard drive failures can be traced to a power spike.
If you have a computer that you spent a lot of money on, especially one with hard drives, we highly recommend protecting it with a reliable UPS.
A reliable power supply can also help keep your hard drives running safely, but that may not be enough if a storm passes nearby and your electrical lines get a power spike.
- Samsung 750-Series 250GB SSD for $75 (expired)
Samsung 750 EVO Series 2.5" 250GB Solid State Drive for $75 today.
Samsung makes some of the best SSDs on the market.
We have 3 here (two 850 Pro and one 850 EVO), and love them.
This model comes with a 3-year warranty (the 850 models have a 5-year warranty) and gives similar performance.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
- Mushkin 120GB SSD for $35, code: ESCEKEG34
Mushkin Enhanced ECO3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive for $35 with code ESCEKEG34 .
Comes with a 3-year warranty.
- Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $70
Seagate NAS (ST2000VN000) 2TB Serial-ATA 3.5" Hard Drive for $70 today.
Normally sells for $80, has mostly positive reviews, and includes a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.
There are also a lot of 2TB hard drives on Ebay for around $50 to $70, but without a 3-year warranty.
Some include a 1-year warranty from the seller, which can be a better deal than buying a cheap refurbished 2TB drive from Newegg which only comes with a 90-day warranty.
If reliability is important, and you cannot live with losing your files, consider buying a bunch of 2TB drives and setting up RAID.
RAID levels 5, 6, and 50 are popular for storing a lot of data, and can handle corruption or a failure of one or two drives at a time, depending on which RAID level you choose.
Ebay also has a lot of 5+ year old hardware RAID cards for under $25 that can manage your RAID array, such as the 3Ware 9650SE cards (some with cables), and will only support hard drives up to 2TB each.