August 8

Newegg.ca: Free Games & Software With Processor Purchase ($99 Value)

Posted by on August 8, 2014 at 10:30 PM

Newegg.ca: Free Games & Software With Processor Purchase ($99 Value)

Newegg Canada is offering a bundle of software and games free when you purchase select fourth generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors.

No coupon code is necessary; the bundle is included with your purchase as shown.

Your bundle full of freebies includes the following:

  • Grid Autosport
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Star Chart
  • McAfee LiveSafe

All of the above games/software are digital downloads from my understanding. You will be given redemption codes to download all the above games and software.

I wasn’t so sure about the value attributed to this bundle so I did some snooping around. The easiest place to start was with the McAfee LiveSafe software. McAfee themselves sells this for $79.99 and I found it as cheap as $64.55 at Amazon.ca. As for the games, here is what I found:

Even with Star Chart being a free app for Windows 8 (not sure why it is included in this bundle), this bundle still calculates in at well over the $99 declared value. I think that Star Chart may only be available on Windows 8 (not Windows 7 if you are planning to run it). However, it is compatible with iOS and Android systems. The redemption code might cover them, I do not know.

So what is your best deal? The cheaper the processor, then the better the freebie value against the original product. Thus, I would suggest looking at the Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell Quad-Core 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430 for $189.99.

Now, I was thinking that this processor is a great deal already because you are receiving approximately $130 worth of games and software on top of it, the way I calculate things. However, I also did some price comparing just to make sure they had not inflated the price of the processor to compensate. The BX80646I54430 processor at NCIX costs $199.99 + shipping and at Direct Canada, it costs $201.82 + shipping. Therefore, you are not only receiving an awesome bundle of freebies, you are also receiving a good deal on the initial product.

Shipping for this bundle should be just $4.99. There are also many other processors to choose from if you need something a bit more powerful. There are a couple others coming in under $200 if you are under a budget, and they go up to much higher prices for the more advanced models.

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