As hard drive prices continue to ramp up, solid-state drives are about as cheap as they've ever been. The price war among vendors of SandForce-based drives certainly hasn't hurt. Right now, Newegg sells a 60GB OCZ Agility 3 solid-state drive for $106.99 with free shipping—and you can slice $20 off of that with a mail-in rebate. That could leave you with a blazing-fast SSD boot drive for just $86.99, which is a steal. Our recent look at the new firmware for these SandForce SF-2281-based offerings proved encouraging, as well.
Memory is still awfully affordable, too. One of today's Shell Shocker deals at Newegg involves a 16GB kit of DDR3-1600 memory from GeIL, which is on sale for $74.99 (down from the usual $99.99). We're talking about four 4GB modules rated for operation at 1600MHz here, and they're covered by both fancy heat spreaders and a lifetime warranty.
Amazon still has a number of downloadable games on sale, too. You can grab Driver: San Francisco for $39.99, Battlefield 3 for $50.99 (hey, the game has great multiplayer), and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for $59.99 with a $10-off coupon for another game download.
Up in Canada, NCIX is running one of its usual sales. This time, it's the Spectacular November Sale Event. You can nab a 16GB kit of Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 RAM for $94.99 CAD and HP's excellent Pavilion dm1 ultraportable for $399.99 CAD ($100 off the usual price), among other bargains.
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