Deal of the week: 160GB X25-M for $400, and the mother of all Steam sales

Since the tagline under our logo says "PC Hardware Explored," kicking off this deal post with a hardware deal seems prudent. And we’ve come across quite a nice one. Intel has cut the price of its 160GB X25-M solid-state drive, bringing the bare, OEM version to a cool $399.99 with free shipping. (The retail model, which has a three-year warranty, will set you back $30 more.)

The X25-M may not be the fastest SSD family around anymore, but at $400 for 160 gigs, it actually offers more capacity per dollar than all those newfangled SandForce and Crucial drives—all with still-excellent performance.

Now that the hardware’s out of the way, any self-respecting PC gamer really ought to check out the latest Steam sale. Until July 4, Steam is offering eye-popping deal on a cornucopia of games from all genres. You can get the whole Valve catalog for $66.99, the THQ Complete Pack for $50, all PC Call of Duty games for 30 bucks, and boatloads of games for less than $10 each or less than $5 each… just to name a few. Some 24-hour deals also show up every day, like Aliens versus Predator shooter from 2000 on sale today for $1.25.

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    • Palek
    • 9 years ago

    Thanks for the heads-up, Cyril. Grabbed Bioshock (the first one) for $15.

    • ronch
    • 9 years ago

    Maybe it’s time for everyone to sell their spleen and grab one of these.

    • d0g_p00p
    • 9 years ago

    God I love Valve. I wish more game companies worked like Valve. These sales and discounts let me think that it’s Christmas every once in a while. I have expanded my game library by at least 50 games thanks to Steam.

    How is it that out of all the game companies, Valve seems to be the only one who “get’s it”. Say what you want or have your gripes against Valve and Steam but they have done me right time and time again…

    Except for the whole L4D to L4D2 issue, haha

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    Heh, picked up “plants vs zombies” for $6.99. What an addictive game..

    There’s also a few other indie games I think I’m gonna grab.

    • mongoosesRawesome
    • 9 years ago

    Ghostbusters video game only 4 bucks today. From what I hear, it’s a great game, just short and no multiplayer – but totally worth 4 bucks.

      • eternalmatt
      • 9 years ago

      It’s totally $6.80 right now.

    • Bensam123
    • 9 years ago

    Woaw…….

    • indeego
    • 9 years ago

    /[<(The retail model, which has a three-year warranty, will set you back $30 more.)<]/ For clarification, both OEM and retail have 3 year warranties on Neweggg{<.<}g

    • DrDillyBar
    • 9 years ago

    That PCIe OCZ is serious competition for the intel SSD.
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    • anamericangod
    • 9 years ago

    Grabbed Bioshock 2 finally. Tempted to get Resident Evil 5 at 12 bucks..

    • jdaven
    • 9 years ago

    For those of you holding off on bioshock 2 because of lukewarm reviews, the price is now $15.

    • homerdog
    • 9 years ago

    l[

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    Dang. The whole Valve catalog for $67? L4D2 was like $59.99 at my local Future Shop (Canadian)…

    • TurtlePerson2
    • 9 years ago

    It’s Christmas in July (and late June).

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