Deal of the week: Graphics, games, and solid-state storage

We’ve got a nice mix of game and hardware deals for you all this week, starting with a juicy discount on OCZ’s 60GB Agility 3 solid-state drive. Formerly priced at $169.99, the drive is now on sale for $94.99 with free shipping, and you can get it down to $69.99 with a mail-in rebate.

I’m guessing the drive’s vertiginous price drop has to do with that SandForce SF-2200-series blue screen of death issue. However, OCZ released a firmware fix for the problem earlier this week, which makes this discounted SSD a rather appealing proposition. Keep in mind the Agility 3 can purportedly hit sequential transfer speeds in the neighborhood of 500MB/s (slightly higher for reads, slightly lower for writes) when connected to a 6Gbps Serial ATA port.

We’d be remiss not to point out that Gigabyte’s GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB graphics card, which recently earned our Editor’s Choice award, is still available for $239.99 with a free copy of DiRT 3—and a mail-in rebate that can knock it down to $219.99.

As usual, Amazon also has a heaping helping of discounted PC game downloads on offer:

  • Saints Row: The Third, which you can pre-order for $39.99.
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $29.99.
  • Driver: San Francisco for $39.99.
  • Alice: Madness Returns for just $14.99.

And there’s more. A complete list of discounted releases can be viewed from Amazon’s Game Downloads page.

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    • VinnyC
    • 8 years ago

    NCIX has the 60GB Vertex 3 for $89.99 after $20 rebate…

    [url<]http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=62030&vpn=VTX3%2D25SAT3%2D60G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1368[/url<]

    • derFunkenstein
    • 8 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard a single success story with an OCZ MIR. I mean, rebates get a deserved bad rap, but these are worse than the norm from what I can tell. But now that I’ve said it, one lone ranger will tell me how they got their rebate 2 weeks after mailing it and they were happy.

      • insulin_junkie72
      • 8 years ago

      I bought an Onyx SSD a bit over a year ago, and the accompanying rebate came in a couple weeks, so yes, there is indeed at least one of us 😛

      • Rectal Prolapse
      • 8 years ago

      Up here in Canada, I’ve done about 5 OCZ rebates in the last 3 years – I got them all within 6 months each.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 8 years ago

        [quote<] within 6 months[/quote<] LOL

          • Bensam123
          • 8 years ago

          Price you pay for a MIR.

      • entropy13
      • 8 years ago

      Over here, there are NO rebates. And it’s only very recently that they’re accepting non-cash transactions.

        • PrincipalSkinner
        • 8 years ago

        Where is that?

      • The Dark One
      • 8 years ago

      I got a rebate cheque in the mail when I bought some wicked-fast pc2-6400 ‘Gold’ RAM from them in 2006.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 8 years ago

      I’ve gotten every single rebate I’ve ever submitted for any company. It quite frankly amazes me that smart people who can build and troubleshoot computer hardware and software have trouble with rebates.

        • Bensam123
        • 8 years ago

        I find it hard to believe that a statistically significant number of people are making stupid mistakes which cause them to never get their rebates.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 8 years ago

          And yet you’d think that with all the bitching over the mere whisper of the word ‘rebate’ that no one ever gets a rebate.

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