Solid-state prices are going down, down, down, and the deals are getting hotter. This week, Newegg is selling OCZ's Agility 3 drive for $89.99 with free shipping and before a $25 mail-in rebate. In other words, you can nab the drive for a scant $64.99, provided you eventually get that rebate check in the mail. That's awfully close to a dollar a gigabyte for an SSD with such high read and write speed ratings—525MB/s and 475MB/s, respectively.
If you're not a fan of OCZ for whatever reason, Newegg sells a similar drive from Corsair: the 60GB Force Series 3, which is on sale for $99.99 shipped, or $69.99 after a mail-in rebate. Both drives are based on SandForce's SF-2200-series controllers, which is probably why Corsair quotes nearly identical peak transfer rates (525MB/s for reads and 490MB/s for writes).
If SSDs don't float your boat, Amazon has a wealth of downloadable games on sale, as usual. You can nab Modern Warfare 3 for $56.99 and get s $10 credit for another game download. The e-tailer also offers Battlefield 3 for $50.99, L.A. Noire for $39.99, and Assassin's Creed Revelations (in pre-order form, since the game isn't due out until the 29th) for a cool $42.49.
North of the border, NCIX is marking the opening of a new Vancouver location with a Grand Opening Sale. Deals include Corsair's 60GB Force Series 3 drive at $109.99 CAD before a $20 rebate, not to mention an 8GB kit of Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 memory at $37.94 CAD.
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