Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable PC games. At Amazon, a number of EA games are on sale; you can download Dragon Age 2, Bad Company 2, and Mirror’s Edge for $5.99, and Mass Effect 2 for just $4.99—perfect if you’re run out of new games to play and happened to miss any of those classics. In the Valve camp, the Steam Holiday Sale is in full swing. The discounted titles are too numerous to list here, but highlights include Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $16.99 and Fallout: New Vegas for just $4.99.

The hardware side of things isn’t being neglected, of course. Amazon has OCZ’s 60GB Agility 3 solid-state drive on sale for $89.99, and that’s before a $20 mail-in rebate. Newegg offers Kingston’s 120GB HyperX SSD for $229.99, but you can shave $10 off the list price with the promo code "EMCJHHA23," and there’s a $55 mail-in rebate up for grabs, too. That brings it down to a cool $164.99—not bad for a SandForce SF-2200-based offering with a three-year warranty and an included upgrade kit.

Oh, and if you’re thinking of beefing up your laptop’s RAM, Newegg sells an 8GB kit of G.Skill DDR3-1333 RAM on sale for $29.99 (provided you use the promo code "EMCJHHA76" on the checkout page). The e-tailer apparently sweetens the pot with a free 4GB microSD card.

We haven’t forgotten our Canadian friends, who can partake in NCIX’s Boxing Week Sale. Here, as well, the deals are too numerous to list, but particularly juicy ones include an XFX Radeon HD 6850 for $114.99 after a mail-in rebate, and an 8GB kit of desktop DDR3-1600 HyperX memory from Kingston for a scant $38.99 CAD.

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    • LoneWolf15
    • 8 years ago

    Fallout:NV is so worth it.

    Still not buying EA at any price; that’s just personal principle.

    • burntham77
    • 8 years ago

    I just grabbed Heroes of Might and Magic VI for 27 dollars. I have been waiting and waiting and finally it went on sale! For those looking to save a couple of dollars, you can get the non-Deluxe edition for 25 dollars.

    • Johnny5
    • 8 years ago

    6850 deal is over.

    • Buzzard44
    • 8 years ago

    “Bargain-priced” SSDs still ~$1.40/GB before rebates. They’ve been at this point for quite some time. I’m ready to wake up.

    I really want some SSD goodness, but I might be waiting until next Christmas at this rate.

      • indeego
      • 8 years ago

      Nah they were $1/Gig for a few weeks there earlier in the year. You slept through it.

        • Buzzard44
        • 8 years ago

        True, but in my book, I don’t consider a product’s price to be the lowest price it’s ever been relying on perfect timing and awesome good deals. I mean, I could get a sweet deal on a 6850 or something in the bargain basement or a black friday deal where I have to wait in line/be really fast with a mouse and call that the price of the card.

        It’s ok. I’ve been waiting on Diablo 3 for ten years. I can wait on SSDs for another year or so.

          • cegras
          • 8 years ago

          Uuh .. so you don’t buy on sales on principle?

          • MadManOriginal
          • 8 years ago

          It wasn’t perfect timing/black friday/limited quantity deals only. Sandforce drives were ~$1/GB for, like indeego said, at least a few weeks and at many etailers, oddly it was just after the firmware fix for the BSOD issue so it was actually great timing. Plenty of places had large stock on Intel 320 series which ended up at $1/GB too, those deals didn’t last quite as long but they were very widespread. Even well prior to that going back probably 6 months there were $1/GB deals on many different SSDs – those did tend to be shorter-term deals although not ‘lightning deals’ that lasted only a few hours.

          It’s one thing not to consider a ‘lightning deal’ the lowest price for an item, but where do you draw the line? Is a week at a price not the lowest price? Two weeks? Many different items going to a certain price over the course of months?

          It’s cool if you want to continue to wait, but that doesn’t change the price history of things.

        • sschaem
        • 8 years ago

        What this sale not long after people reported blue screen of death with SandForce based SSD?

        Lets hope we dont have another one of those sale…

        I’m waiting for a 120GB drive fall below $100. Should happen mid ‘next’ year.

          • MadManOriginal
          • 8 years ago

          It was actually after the firmware fix for that issue was put out, so it was perfect timing. Too many people just bought in to the excessive FUD and were all “I’ll never buy a Sandforce product (and some people seemed to narrow in on OCZ even though all Sandforce drives had the same exact issues) ever.”

      • Farting Bob
      • 8 years ago

      In the UK theyve gone up a bit in the last month. They came very close to being £1/GB at 120GB, a few creeping under in sales. Now they are heading back towards £130-140. Not much difference and at the end of the day, its just a round number.

    • sweatshopking
    • 8 years ago

    dragon age 2 is not a classic. it’s a fail.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 8 years ago

      ya. DAO would be a classic. DA2 would not, at least based on my experience with the demo. Not a fun game from what I can see.

      • burntham77
      • 8 years ago

      Here we go….

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