This week on the deal post: a little bit of hardware and a whole lot of games. Let's begin with the hardware.
Cooler Master's V-Series 700W power supply is down to $80.49 at Amazon after a $30 mail-in rebate. That's a good price for any 700W unit, but it's especially good for a unit like this one, with fully modular cabling and 80 Plus Gold certification. The V-Series 700W's peak efficiency is supposed to be 93% at a 50% load, which ain't nothing to sneeze at.
Need some external storage? Newegg sells HGST's Touro Desk 4TB external hard drive for a cool $129.99 after a $30-off promo code (0730BTS32) right now. This drive has a USB 3.0 interface and costs substantially less than internal 4TB HDDs, which tend to start around $170 or so.
Now, on to the games!
The BioShock series is on sale at Amazon (in downloadable form). The e-tailer lets you nab all three games for $34.99, and if you already own BioShock Infinite but not its prequels, you can get BioShock and BioShock II as a combo for just $4.99.
Over on Steam, a QuakeCon sale is underway. Deals include Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 3, which are each available for $4.99, not to mention a humongous QuakeCon pack priced at $89.99. The QuakeCon pack comprises... well, practically everything id- and Bethesda-related: the Wolfenstein series, the Doom series, the Quake series, the Heretic/Hexen series, Rage, and a bunch of other titles, like Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Dishonored, and Skyrim. Steam says the games are worth $343.99 outside the pack, so you're getting a pretty steep discount.
Oh, and there's another Humble Bundle sale going on. The pay-whatever-you-want offer includes downloadable Steam copies of Saints Row: The Third, Saints Row 2, Risen 2: Dark Waters, and Sacred 2 Gold. Paying at least $4.95 will also get you Dead Island GOTY and SR3 DLC, and a contribution of $25 or more will add Dead Island Riptide to the mix. Not bad at all.
Let's wrap things up with some Canadian deals for our friends north of the border. NCIX offers a number of bargains as part of its Back to Summer Savings Event, including HP's Slate 7 tablet for $144.99 and PowerColor's Radeon HD 7990 for $779.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate. The 7990 is a worthwhile option now that AMD's frame-pacing driver is out.
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|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
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