Deal of the week: 25% off games and a $0.66/GB Samsung SSD


— 12:30 PM on October 19, 2012

Sleeping Dogs is one of my favorite games of the year. Just two months after its initial release, the price has been slashed by half. You can grab the open-world action/adventure game for only $25 on Steam right now. Amazon is also selling the game for $25, and there it can be combined with coupon code SQRLUVOC to knock an additional 25% off the price. The coupon, which we spotted on Digital Gaming Deals, appears to be good for any downloadable game other than XCOM and Borderlands 2. Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't have Dishonored in downloadable form. However, you can grab the DVD version for $48, 20% off the usual price.

Need somewhere to store those games? Here comes the inevitable SSD deal. This one's pretty sweet: Samsung's 830 Series 256GB is down to $170 at both Newegg and Amazon. Shipping is free at Newegg but $3 at Amazon. Either way, you're looking at about 66 cents per gigabyte for one of the fastest drives around.

NAND isn't the only inexpensive memory these days. DRAM is incredibly cheap, and Newegg is offering a 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 kit with four 4GB modules for just $75, a 10% discount. We've been using various flavors of the Vengeance modules in our labs for a while now and haven't experienced any problems. These particular models have short heat spreaders that won't interfere with larger CPU coolers.

As I type this post on a keyboard with Cherry MX brown mechanical switches, I can't help but give a shout out to Rosewill's new RK-9100BR. The RK-9100 series is a backlit version of the RK-9000 family we reviewed in August. The variant with Cherry MX brown switches, the RK-9100BR, is $10 off at $120 right now.

There are plenty of deals to be had north of the border in NCIX's Spooktacular Sale Event. Cheap SSDs abound, of course, and NCIX has an even better deal on Corsair Vengeance memory. You can grab a 2 x 8GB DDR3-1600 kit for just $59. Corsair's Hydro Series H80 water cooler is also on sale; you can get it for $80 after a $20 discount and a $10 mail-in rebate.

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