Deal of the week: $30 for 8GB of RAM and a USB drive

We all know the drill by now—DRAM prices, crashing faster than Charlie Sheen's career, and so on. Well, we're still surprised that Newegg is currently parting with 8GB kits of Patriot DDR3-1333 memory for $29.99 shipped after a mail-in rebate... and it's throwing in free 2GB USB 2.0 thumb drives for good measure.

The Patriot kits normally sell for $64.99 a piece, but they're subject to an instant rebate that knocks 'em down to $49.99. Chuck in a $20 mail-in rebate, and you could end up paying less for this kit than what some companies charge for 4GB bundles—and those are already dirt-cheap. (And no, there's no catch as far as we can see; the memory is new, rated for operation at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings, and covered under a lifetime warranty.)

If that's not good enough for you, then how about a 2TB hard drive for $59.99? That's what Newegg is charging, after a $10 mail-in rebate, for Hitachi's 2TB Deskstar 5K3000. That drive has a a 5,400-RPM spindle speed, a 6Gbps Serial ATA interface, and 32MB of cache. $60 with free shipping for 2TB works out to exactly three cents a gigabyte, which is about as cheap as it gets right now.

What's happening in the great not-so-white north? NCIX has some bargains on display, too, as part of its Mid-summer Madness promotion. You can grab Corsair's A50 air cooler for $19.99 CAD (down from $59.99 normally); Corsair's H60 self-contained liquid cooler for $54.99 (down from $74.99); and Kingston's SSDNow V100 128GB solid-state drive for a cool $164.99 (down from the usual $204.07).

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