Deal of the week: Memory, games, and SSDs

It’s not too late to do your Christmas shopping, and the deals are still flowing. This week, Amazon has a couple of nice Corsair memory kits on sale, and we noticed a couple of games that are discounted, as well.

Enthusiasts (and folks building high-powered Sandy Bridge-E and X79 Express rigs) will be happy to know that a 16GB quad-module matched set of Corsair XMS3 DDR3-1333 memory can be nabbed for only $74.99 with free shipping at Amazon—and that’s before a $20 mail-in rebate. If you play this one right, and if that rebate check comes in the mail, you can end up with 16GB of RAM for not much more than the price of an 8GB kit.

Speaking of 8GB kits, Corsair’s 8GB dual-channel set of DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM modules is available for $39.99 with free shipping, before a $5 mail-in rebate. Dealing with the hassle of a rebate form for $5 may not be worth it, but eight gigs of notebook RAM is still a steal at $39.99.

On the gaming front, we see that Amazon has Ubisoft’s freshly released Assassin’s Creed: Revelations on sale (in digitally downloadable form) for $42.49. Also, while Skryim itself doesn’t appear to be on sale right now, Steam has the previous title in the series—The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion—available for a paltry $4.99. If you’re sick of snow-capped mountains and Scandinavian accents, this is the Elder Scrolls game for you.

North of the border, NCIX’s latest sale event includes a few notable bargains, including Corsair’s 90GB Force GT solid-state drive for $129.99 CAD after a mail-in rebate and Kingston’s 128GB SSDNow V100 SSD for $152.99 CAD. That deal on the Corsair drive is also available Stateside through NCIXUS, by the way.

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    • Kulith
    • 8 years ago

    Patriot has 8gb of DDR3 1333 for a paltry $24 AR
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    • Kevlar
    • 8 years ago

    If you are curious, just pirate it. And if you like it then buy it.

      • ew
      • 8 years ago

      I know a guy who did that when it originally came out. I also have it on good authority that the guy didn’t even bother installing the purchased copy because the pirated one didn’t have a DVD check.

        • ImSpartacus
        • 8 years ago

        Lol, see that’s why piracy wins. The ‘free’ part doesn’t matter, it just makes stuff easier, like that DVD check.

        Eventually, I hope the entertainment industry will learn.

    • Rageypoo
    • 8 years ago

    Be careful with the rebates, specially with OCZ

    • Duck
    • 8 years ago

    Is The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion worth it?

      • flip-mode
      • 8 years ago

      I hated it, so the game has to suit your tastes. Then again… $5 means you can hate it and still feel it was worth a try.

      • LoneWolf15
      • 8 years ago

      I loved it, though it depends on what your tastes were. I got three solid months of play with my first character, and there was still replay value after that with new ones.

      The GOTY Deluxe edition is definitely the one to get. That’s a lot of playing time for $6.24

        • LiquidSpace
        • 8 years ago

        go read books better than playing that piece o’ junk game.

          • LoneWolf15
          • 8 years ago

          I read books too. Are you saying I can’t do both?

      • indeego
      • 8 years ago

      Four hours after starting I was bored of doing the quests. I’ve been thinking of giving it another try now that mods are mature.

        • LoneWolf15
        • 8 years ago

        Get the Shivering Isles DLC if you haven’t. It’s an interesting twist.

      • JoJoBoy
      • 8 years ago

      One of the best games I have ever played hands down. Fallout 3 was well below this landmark game.

      • LiquidSpace
      • 8 years ago

      waste of money and time save that 6 bucks for the upcoming Tomb Raider 2012.

      • Price0331
      • 8 years ago

      If you’re the kind of person who is imaginative enough to come up with some back story for a character, and has the ability to role play, than it would be up your alley. But if you prefer games to do all of the story for you, and like a more linear play, than probably not.

      I hate to separate people that way, but that’s just how it is. People that hate it prefer games like Halo, and other FPS’s where the story is clear cut and you are the central part of it.

      Elder scrolls games are more of a catalyst for your own imagination.

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