Deal of the week: Black Friday 2012 edition


— 11:12 AM on November 23, 2012

Black Friday is here, and the deals are plentiful. If you're sitting at home recovering from last night's meal instead of mercilessly stampeding brick-and-mortar stores right now, good news: there are loads of online bargains on PC hardware and games ripe for the picking. In fact, there are so many we've had to lump 'em all in a big bulleted list. Here we go:

  • Corsair's excellent Obsidian Series 650D enclosure (see our review here) – $129.99 after a $25 mail-in rebate.
  • Corsair Hydro Series H60 liquid cooler – $39.99 after a $20-off coupon code (BLKFRIDAY63) and a $15 mail-in rebate.
  • Windows 8 Pro Upgrade DVD – $54.99 (down from the usual $69.99 for a physical copy).
  • Corsair's TX650 650W 80 Plus Bronze power supply – $49.99 after a $25 mail-in rebate.
  • Antec's Three Hundred enclosure – $29.99 after a $15 mail-in rebate.
  • Sony's Vaio T13 13-inch ultrabook with Windows 8 and hybrid storage – $599.99.
  • Asus' BW-12B1ST Blu-ray burner – $39.99 after a $35 mail-in rebate.
  • Mach Speed's Trio-Stealth Pro Metal-7CM – $79.99 after a $20-off coupon code (BLKFRIDAY08), which is inexplicably cheap for a 7" Android 4.0 tablet. I doubt this thing is on par with the Nexus 7, but then again, it also costs less than half as much.

As far as I can tell, shipping is free on all of these, and most of coupon codes are good until November 25. Stocks might not hold that long, though, so don't wait too much.

There's a wealth of PC games on sale, too. Here's an alphabetized collection of the finest deals we could find at Amazon, Newegg, and Steam:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City$9.99 for the two at Amazon.
  • Battlefield 3$29.99 at Amazon.
  • BioShock and BioShock 2$4.99 for the two at Amazon.
  • Borderlands 2$29.99 at Amazon.
  • Dishonored$29.99 at Newegg (DVD).
  • Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3$29.99 for the trilogy at Amazon.
  • Max Payne 3$14.99 on Steam.
  • Portal 2$4.99 on Steam.
  • Sleeping Dogs$24.99 on Steam.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim$29.99 at Newegg (DVD).
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown$33.49 at Amazon.

The Amazon and Steam deals are all downloadable copies, while the Newegg ones are physical DVDs. I'm not all that partial to physical game media these days, but then again, Newegg does have surprisingly low prices on Dishonored (which I loved) and Skyrim. For reference, those games cost $44.99 and $40.19, respectively, on Steam.

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