It's not too late to do your Christmas shopping, and the deals are still flowing. This week, Amazon has a couple of nice Corsair memory kits on sale, and we noticed a couple of games that are discounted, as well.
Enthusiasts (and folks building high-powered Sandy Bridge-E and X79 Express rigs) will be happy to know that a 16GB quad-module matched set of Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 memory can be nabbed for only $74.99 with free shipping at Amazon—and that's before a $20 mail-in rebate. If you play this one right, and if that rebate check comes in the mail, you can end up with 16GB of RAM for not much more than the price of an 8GB kit.
Speaking of 8GB kits, Corsair's 8GB dual-channel set of DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM modules is available for $39.99 with free shipping, before a $5 mail-in rebate. Dealing with the hassle of a rebate form for $5 may not be worth it, but eight gigs of notebook RAM is still a steal at $39.99.
On the gaming front, we see that Amazon has Ubisoft's freshly released Assassin's Creed: Revelations on sale (in digitally downloadable form) for $42.49. Also, while Skryim itself doesn't appear to be on sale right now, Steam has the previous title in the series—The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion—available for a paltry $4.99. If you're sick of snow-capped mountains and Scandinavian accents, this is the Elder Scrolls game for you.
North of the border, NCIX's latest sale event includes a few notable bargains, including Corsair's 90GB Force GT solid-state drive for $129.99 CAD after a mail-in rebate and Kingston's 128GB SSDNow V100 SSD for $152.99 CAD. That deal on the Corsair drive is also available Stateside through NCIXUS, by the way.
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