Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM


— 5:05 PM on December 30, 2011

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable PC games. At Amazon, a number of EA games are on sale; you can download Dragon Age 2, Bad Company 2, and Mirror's Edge for $5.99, and Mass Effect 2 for just $4.99—perfect if you're run out of new games to play and happened to miss any of those classics. In the Valve camp, the Steam Holiday Sale is in full swing. The discounted titles are too numerous to list here, but highlights include Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $16.99 and Fallout: New Vegas for just $4.99.

The hardware side of things isn't being neglected, of course. Amazon has OCZ's 60GB Agility 3 solid-state drive on sale for $89.99, and that's before a $20 mail-in rebate. Newegg offers Kingston's 120GB HyperX SSD for $229.99, but you can shave $10 off the list price with the promo code "EMCJHHA23," and there's a $55 mail-in rebate up for grabs, too. That brings it down to a cool $164.99—not bad for a SandForce SF-2200-based offering with a three-year warranty and an included upgrade kit.

Oh, and if you're thinking of beefing up your laptop's RAM, Newegg sells an 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR3-1333 RAM on sale for $29.99 (provided you use the promo code "EMCJHHA76" on the checkout page). The e-tailer apparently sweetens the pot with a free 4GB microSD card.

We haven't forgotten our Canadian friends, who can partake in NCIX's Boxing Week Sale. Here, as well, the deals are too numerous to list, but particularly juicy ones include an XFX Radeon HD 6850 for $114.99 after a mail-in rebate, and an 8GB kit of desktop DDR3-1600 HyperX memory from Kingston for a scant $38.99 CAD.

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