Deal of the week: 8GB of fast RAM for $48, new games under $40

You’ve probably gotten the memo about RAM becoming dirt-cheap in recent months, but reminders like this one are always nice to see. Right now, Amazon has an 8GB kit of Kingston DDR3-16000 memory on sale for just $47.99 with free shipping.

That’d be a good price for a value kit, but this is a Kingston HyperX X1 Black dual-channel bundle with slick heat spreaders and a 1600MHz speed rating. It even ships with a code that’ll get you a "premium account upgrade for World of Tanks." Code or not, 8GB of fast, name-brand RAM for less than 50 bucks is something to behold.

If you’ve already crammed your PC full of cheap DIMMs, there are other bargains to be had. Ubisoft’s freshly released Driver: San Francisco is already on sale for $39.99 in downloadable form at Amazon, and you can now grab Techland’s Dead Island for a cool $36.99. Last I checked, both of those titles were still $49.99 on Steam.

Our Canadian friends can also enjoy cheap memory. NCIX is selling an 8GB kit of Mushkin Enhanced "Blackline Frostbyte" DDR3-1600 memory for $51.99 CAD with a temporary savings code. If you don’t mind the strange branding (or are into black metal), that’s a pretty solid deal. Other goodies include OCZ’s Vertex 3 60GB solid-state drive, which is available for $99.99 CAD after a mail-in rebate.

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    • travbrad
    • 8 years ago

    Microcenter has 2500K for $150 right now, in-store only.

    That killed any chance of me waiting for bulldozer. 🙂

      • LoneWolf15
      • 8 years ago

      You also get a considerable bundle discount if you buy either the 2500K or 2600K with a Z68-chipset mainboard.

      I just got my 2600K on grand opening sale at NCIX. Couldn’t resist the price. The 2500 and 2600, both K and non-K, are just solid chips.

        • travbrad
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah especially considering I’m upgrading from a E8400. More cores, and each core is a lot faster = win-win. The funny thing is E8400s still cost $180 on newegg. 😉

          • LoneWolf15
          • 8 years ago

          Supply and demand. Some old tech does that when stocks get small.

    • davidm71
    • 8 years ago

    I found a better deal but it’s good only for today. Microcenter has Patriot Viper 1600mhz 8gb cas 8-9-8-24 ram (2x4gb) for $38 after rebate if you use a 10 percent off in store coupon that’s floating around the evga forums. Can’t beat that!

    • LoneWolf15
    • 8 years ago

    If RAM were any cheaper, I think we’d be buying new RAM whenever we found a new heatspreader design/color we liked.

      • Vasilyfav
      • 8 years ago

      Hey, I bought RAM because the heatspreader made a good hairbrush.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 8 years ago

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        • travbrad
        • 8 years ago

        And so it begins. 😀

    • travbrad
    • 8 years ago

    I think I’m going to give up on BD and get a 2500K so this RAM should go nicely with it. 🙂

    • squeeb
    • 8 years ago

    I got 8gb of ddr3 mushkin for 54 bucks last week. Very happy with these recent memory prices!

    • derFunkenstein
    • 8 years ago

    Witcher 2 for $30 if that’s your kind of thing: [url<]http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/the_witcher_2/[/url<]

      • codedivine
      • 8 years ago

      DRM-free too.

    • Kurotetsu
    • 8 years ago

    Speaking of Deals of the Week, Macmall has an HP ZR22W (22-inch, 1920×1080, 8-bit S-IPS) for sale for $179.99 after MIR:

    [url<]http://www.macmall.com/p/product~dpno~8086179~pdp.gbbaifj?emOmni=null&source=MWBGOOGLEBASE[/url<] As much as I prefer 1920x1200, it was good enough deal that I bit (it also helps that my current monitor isn't in too good a shape).

      • ew
      • 8 years ago

      Ug… if only I hadn’t just bought a 6-bit IPS monitor.

      • jensend
      • 8 years ago

      They were selling it for $180?? I wish I’d seen it; I would have hopped on that. Now it’s showing up as $230 which is a lot more normal.

        • Kurotetsu
        • 8 years ago

        Yeah, the MIR offer ended last night.

      • kroker
      • 8 years ago

      Unfortunately, the ZR22W is 6-bit like the Dell U2311H. The HP ZR24W is 8-bit.

      Also, many of the newer IPS monitors coming out will be 6-bit (like the Dell U2412M and some of the new monitors HP will release). 6-bit eIPS is cheaper to build and people seem to want cheap

    • yuriylsh
    • 8 years ago

    It might be worth noting that that Kingston RAM has 1.65V voltage. Not a big deal, but still…

      • zzz
      • 8 years ago

      I googled it before reading your comment wondering about the voltage, and after some bad experience with 1.65V RAM and the prices being so cheap, I’d spend a few more bucks on 1.5V RAM for the percieved reliability.

        • ImSpartacus
        • 8 years ago

        Newegg has a $49 1600MHz 1.25V 2x4GB G.Skill kit, no rebate. Worth three bucks.

        You also get free shipping & a free $7 8GB μSDHC card. Can’t beat that.

        [url<]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461[/url<] Even if you get a kit that can't do 1600MHz at 1.25V, doing 1866MHz at 1.35-1.5V would still be fine for many.

      • travbrad
      • 8 years ago

      Hmm yeah. Well it’s not as if non-discounted RAM is terribly expensive anyway. 🙂

      • hansmuff
      • 8 years ago

      I like this part of their advertisement:
      “It is fully XMP-ready and configured at 1.65V as recommended by Intel to reach its optimum speed.”

      LOLLLLL

        • travbrad
        • 8 years ago

        Wow, that has to be false advertising surely? Intel clearly doesn’t recommend 1.65

    • ALiLPinkMonster
    • 8 years ago

    The red version of Corsair’s Vengeance 8GB 1600 kit is also 47.99 with free shipping at the egg. Call me a freak, but the fact that the pcb on that kit is black makes me all happy inside.

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