Deal of the week: Sub-$100 SSDs and more


— 5:17 PM on March 30, 2012

We've got a handful of hardware deals and couple of game sales for you all this week. Let's start with the hardware, because that's where the discounts seem to be the biggest.

OCZ's 90GB Vertex 3 solid-state drive is selling for $99.99 after a mail-in rebate at Newegg right now. A hundred bucks for a drive that quick is a decent bargain, I'd say, especially with free shipping. The Vertex 3 is rated for top read and write speeds of 550MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively, and it's covered by a three-year warranty. (You'll need a 6Gbps SATA controller to make the most of it, though.)

If that's too rich for your blood, you can grab Corsair's Force Series 3 60GB for just $64.99 after rebate if you enter the promo code "SSDSPEC15" on the checkout page. Shipping is also free. That drive should be slightly slower than the Vertex 3 on account of its smaller capacity, but it has the same SandForce 2200-series controller.

Last, but not least, we see HIS's Radeon HD 7770 graphics card is now available for $139.99 before shipping. We criticized the Radeon HD 7770 for being a little overpriced at its $159 launch price, but at $140, the card definitely worth a look—if only for its low power consumption and noise levels.

On the gaming side of things, Amazon is still letting folks pre-order Assassin's Creed III for $44.99. Also, Driver: San Francisco is now available for just $29.99, and you can get the Deluxe Edition for $5 more.

Our Canadian friends will find that NCIX has yet another sale going. Shocking, I know. The Swashbuckling Sale Event includes such deals as OCZ's Vertex 3 60GB, which can be nabbed for $79.99 CAD after rebate, and OCZ's ModXStream Pro 600W modular power supply, which is available for $44.99 CAD after rebate.

   
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