Deal of the week: Exotic memory, discounted storage, and a gaming mouse


— 11:28 AM on January 3, 2014

Holiday sales are winding down, and the selection of hardware deals is a little thin as a result. We've still managed to find some nice discounts on a small collection of PC components, though.

  • Corsair's Raptor M40 gaming mouse is selling for $40 at Newegg, $20 off the regular asking price. This rodent has seven buttons, a 4000 DPI sensor, on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, and a customizable weight system. The user reviews are pretty positive, too.
  • Corsair's Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3-1866 memory normally sells for $190 at Newegg, but promo code EMCXWXT27 knocks the dual-channel kit down to $160. That's a good price for a name-brand 16GB kit. The taller heat spreaders can interfere with oversized CPU coolers, but I've been using one of these kits in the lab for more than eight months, and that's the only problem I've encountered with it.
  • Crucial's M500 240GB SSD is on sale for $150, and Newegg is throwing in a free external enclosure "for a limited time." The enclosure is limited to USB 2.0 connectivity, but it could come in handy for folks who are replacing existing notebook drives. Just keep in mind that the 240GB version of the M500 has slower write performance than its higher-capacity siblings. You can see how the drive stacks up in our Crucial M500 960GB vs Samsung 840 EVO 1TB comparison.
  • Looking to populate a NAS box or PC RAID configuration? The 2TB variants of Seagate's NAS HDD and WD's Red hard drive are both discounted to $95. The NAS HDD requires coupon code EMCXWXT37, while the Red calls for code EMCWVTW72. These drives are normally priced at $120, so the savings add up to $25 in each case.

North of the border, NCIX's Boxing Week Sale Event continues to roll, though the many of the most appealing items are now out of stock. There are still a few nice deals to be had, including Kingston's SSDNow V300 240GB SSD for $160 and Adata's SX900 512GB SSD for $330. If you're browsing the NCIX sale page, be sure to click through on the listings to ensure the prices are correct. Some items, like the Core i3-4330, have higher prices than what's indicated on the sale page.

   
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