8GB Patriot Viper 1600MHz RAM ($45): Memory prices have shot up to an average of $75 for 8GB (easily twice the cost against last year's sales), but sales help mitigate the damage. This kit of 2x4GB modules @ 1600MHz is currently priced at $45 after a $30 MIR, making for one of the more reasonable prices we've seen this half of the year. The memory is good for use in any modern gaming rig, has a reliable frequency, and offers 8GB of capacity - plenty for gaming tasks.
Logitech seems to have some sort of deal going on with TigerDirect right now, so the next 3 items are all from the peripheral manufacturer.
Logitech Gaming G105 Keyboard ($40): It's not the shiniest "s" series of Logitech gaming products (full write-up here), but the G105 is still a solid gaming keyboard -- and at $40 -- a pretty unbeatable price. The unit uses membrane keys, so it's not mechanical, though it does offer LED backlighting and 3 macro sets of 6 programmable keys. Solid for MMO and RTS gamers.
Logitech Z523 980 2.1 Speaker System ($60): Marked down from $100, this straight-forward 2.1 speaker system (sub + 2x satellite speakers) pushes 40W of power through the 2" satellite drivers and 21W through a 4" subwoofer. At the price, this puts you on the ground with a great "starter" sound system so you can test the waters. If 5.1 won't work with your setup, is too expensive, or you simply don't have room, this 2.1 configuration serves as a great break from headsets.
Logitech G300 Mid-Range Gaming Mouse ($30): Also from the last generation of Logitech gaming peripherals, the G300 mouse is a straight-forward, entry-level multi-button mouse for those who don't want to invest $100 in a G700s or $60 in a G500s. 2500 DPI is more than you'll ever need on a 1920x1080 display, and with 9 programmable buttons, you're in good shape for MMO gaming.
Acer V3-772G Gaming Notebook ($1000): Equipped with a 4th-Gen i7 CPU, 12GB of RAM, a standard 500GB hard drive, and a GTX 760M 2GB GPU powering a 17.3" 1080p display, this slim 1.4" notebook is one of the most compelling sales we've listed to date. It's 7lbs, so it's certainly not a lightweight notebook, but not heavy, either. With a 760M and 1080p display, you'll be running most games on high settings (or thereabouts) with quality resolution, unlike most modern displays, and won't have trouble with other tasks. 12GB of RAM and a mid-range CPU makes video editing and other memory-intensive tasks possible.
That's it for this week. Check back next time for more!
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.