dealsnewegg 48 hour sale: 2 days of massive fall…

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No comments yet? What's everyone buying? I couldn't find anything :(

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This is just the daily list of deals they send out in their e-mails.

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Can I get someone's opinion on the OCZ SSD drive that is listed.

My WD raptor drive just died on my desktop, and I want to replace it. It will run my OS and a few games/apps.

is this a good price? (also, I don't mind the mail in rebate).

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not a bad price
i paid 135 for mine and the difference on my system is amazing
the best upgrade you will ever make

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@steeveejee: looking at some other SSDs on Newegg I noticed that the OCZ's write times and read times are lower than other similarly priced drives. But I guess those differences are minuscule when you consider how much faster it is than an HDD.

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Don't buy a SSD unless it has trim-command support. There's ones based on a sandforce chipset that are good, there's the intel server ones that are amazing and pricey, and the rest are garbage.

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@xiaodown: way to support your ramble there. "the rest are garbage" is like saying all fords suck. Goodjob for quality comment

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can anyone comment on the mice? I'm looking for a new one. While I play games, I don't need the mouses main focus to be gaming. As long as it doesn't make it hard to play thats fine.

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@bck9900: He's right. SSDs without TRIM support can lose performance as more and more files are written and overwritten (unless the drive is reformatted). Most newer SSDs have TRIM support, though.

EDIT: From the feedback, it looks like that specific drive does support TRIM. It's probably cheap(ish) because it's not Sandforce-based, so the R/W speeds aren't insane, but they'll still blow away a HDD.

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@knitknots: The two mice on that page are both notebook mice, so they're probably on the small side. I wouldn't get 'em, especially for gaming... but I have big hands, so maybe they'd be better for someone with smaller hands.

Regardless, I generally prefer to try out mice and keyboards in person before buying online (generally on Newegg). Cuts down on mistake purchases that way.

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Unfortunately, Newegg is located in my state so nothing on their website is ever a deal. I have to pay 9.75% more for electronics on Newegg than on tigerdirect, zipzoomfly, and the other ones.

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Your state needs the tax. Pay em.

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@craig234: Crazy. The IRS is infiltrating deals.woot?

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@ngallion: State taxes are a matter of the state's department of revenue, actually, not IRS.

Whoda thought you might learn something on woot? :D

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@jpkeith15: I have this exact drive and actually used it to replace a second gen Raptor SATA drive. The SSD is certainly quicker, but it didn't make my head spin like some suggest. I use the Raptor to run Steam.

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@tutsupbaby: funny because that's exactly the drive I just lost. RIP raptor :'(

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@jpkeith15: You won't miss your Raptor much...this thing is cool, quiet and much more "future proof" (move it into a netbook or notebook later...). Check the serial numba on your Raptor, you might be able to RMA it for only the cost of shipping. Raptor's carry a 5 year warranty by serial number, IIRC.