Weekend Hardware Sales - $30 RAM, $120 240GB SSD, & 1TB HDD

By Published March 09, 2014 at 12:55 pm

We return once again to our regular weekend-ly hardware sales round-up. A somewhat sizable gaming case and power supply sale was spotted in the middle of last week, so if you missed that, check out the post here -- some of the deals still apply. For this weekend, we found 16GB of ADATA RAM and 4GB of Patriot RAM on sale, a 240GB PNY SSD marked down to $120, and WD's 1TB Blue HDD with a $5 instant discount (which is big for a hard drive, sadly).

ADATA XPG V2 16GB 2400MHz ($140): ADATA's XPG memory ships with a high native frequency (2400MHz) and high-density modules (2x8GB), making it ideal for render rigs or those with a high-budget APU build. Coincidentally, we just ran a massive benchmark on RAM performance as it pertains to multichannel configurations, so check that out to learn more about how RAM works.

Patriot Viper 3 4GB 1600MHz ($30): At $30 for a single 4GB stick of 1600MHz RAM, it makes sense to grab two of these for $60 total. This sets you up with 2x4GB @ 1600MHz for about $20 cheaper than most pre-packaged kits of the same spec. I'd highly recommend following this advice (buying two at $30 each) if you're in the process of building a budget or mid-range class gaming PC right now.

WD Blue 1TB 7200RPM HDD ($55): This is only a $5 price-drop for WD's Blue HDD, but we recommend the drive so regularly that it makes sense to notify everyone that it can be had for slightly cheaper. Use promo code EMCYTZT5849 at checkout.

Pick of the Week 

240GB PNY SSD ($120): Using promo code EMCPGPF28 (expires 3/10), PNY's 240GB XLR8 SSD can be picked up for $120 right now. The SSD uses a SandForce 2nd Generation controller, putting it around the same class as Kingston's HyperX SSD in terms of endurance and performance. At $0.50 per gigabyte, this is definitely a sale worth considering.

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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