Those vacation photos and other digital bits aren't going to back themselves up, it's up to you to take matters into your own hands. That's one area where mechanical hard drives are still relevant, and whether it's as a secondary drive in your system to keep your SSD from getting filled up or nestled into a NAS box, HDDs still have a place in this world. They also have a great a price-to-gigabyte ratio. For example, today's top deal is for a WD Black Series 3TB 7200RPM Internal HDD for $150 with free shipping (normally $180 - use coupon code: [EMCWWPF225]. It has 6MB of cache and a 6Gbps interface, and is backed bya 5-year warranty.
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Friends don't let friends sputter along on a mechanical hard drive for primary OS chores. After all, slow loads and lost data due to faulty moving parts can lead to anxiety, depression, and all kinds of things. If your friend is still driving an HDD, direct him to today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 240GB Solid State Drive for $115 with free shipping. We won't even make them input a coupon -- it doesn't get much easier than that! Before you know it, your friend will be back to his chipper self, talking about how the SSD upgrade changed his life.
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You could spend an entire work week wasting time playing 900 classic arcade games in your browser and no one would blame you for it (well, your boss might), but once you get home, that's when the real gaming begins. That is, if you own the right hardware. Need to give your system a GPU boost? Check out today's top deal for an Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card for $120 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCWPGW39]). It's factory overclocked, custom cooled, and ready to take you to places that a fistful of quarters never could!
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On this All Hallows' Eve, it's the perfect time to treat yourself to a sweet upgrade, and you don't even have to dress up and go begging door to door for it. Right from the comfort of your own home, check out today's top deal for an 8GB (2x4GB) kit of G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3-2133 Desktop Memory for $77 with free shipping (normally $85 - use coupon code: [EMCWPGP54]. High frequency, low timings, and dressed to the nine in a sweet looking heatspreader -- what's not to like?
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Cough-cough, wheeze, grind, tink-tink, whir, thunk, poof. If that's what your mechanical hard drive sounds like these days, we suggest backing up your critical data ASAP. When you're finished, send the poor guy off into into retirement and consider filling his role with today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD for $390 (normally $410 - use coupon code: [EMCWPGP87]). Not only will it run quieter, but also much faster with up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write performance.
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It used to be that purchasing a big size monitor meant another trip to the chiropractor -- after all, those bulky CRTs weren't going to deliver themselves from your porch to your desktop. They did, however, come with a bonus game called "Let's see if I can this monitor where it needs to go without dropping it." Ah, good times. Today's flat panel displays are much easier to move, and picture quality has come a long way too. Ready to retire that ancient display on your desk? Then check out today's top deal for a Samsung Glossy Black 27-inch Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor for $185 with free shipping (normally $250 - use coupon code: [EMCWPHB96]). This Full HD 1080p display sports a rated 5ms response time (GTG), 300 cd/m2 brightness, and both DVI and D-Sub inputs.
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Warning -- using a solid state drive can lead to uncontrollable feelings of elation and random outbursts typically consisting of "Hell yeah!" and "Wow, that's fast!" Otherwise known as Patch Adams disease, "excessive happiness" is a common side effect of SSD usage. Now that we've covered the standard disclaimer, check out today's top deal for a Crucial MX100 512GB Solid State Drive for $195 with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [EMCWPHF98]. If you crunch the numbers, you'll come out to $0.38 per gigabyte. So, what's the catch? Good lucking one -- this drive is rated to perform at up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s for sequential read and write transfers, respectively, and is backed by a 3-year warranty.
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Happy 'Upgrade to Haswell' Day, everybody! Wait, what? You say there's no such holiday? Well we say, 'Hogwash!' to that, because every day should be Upgrade to Haswell Day. Official holiday or not, take a break to check out today's top deal for an Intel Core i7 4770K Haswell CPU for $325 with free shipping (normally $335 - use coupon code: [EMCWPHF26]). This is a quad-core part clocked at 3.5GHz base and 3.9GHz Turbo, along with 3MB of L3 cache and Intel HD Graphics 4600 in a pinch.
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In a perfect world, we'd all have PC spending budgets the size of King Kong. But here in the real world, certain expenses get in the way of that -- like bills, food, clothing, college funds, beer, and so forth. If Haswell-E is on the opposite end of your spending spectrum, then take a look at today's top deal for an AMD Athlon X4 860K FM2+ Processor for $78 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCWPHW43]). This Black Edition CPU is a quad-core chip clocked at 3.7GHz (4GHz Turbo) with a 95W TDP and 2 x 2MB of L2 cache.
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There are several ways to speed up your system, such as swapping out the CPU, RAM, or GPU for faster model. However, the one upgrade that's most likely to make a night and day difference in all-around performance in yanking that crusty old mechanical hard drive out of there and installing Windows (or your OS of choice) onto a solid state drive. To find out for yourself, take advantage of today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB Solid State Drive for $225 with free shipping (normally $260 - use coupon code: [EMCWPHG59]). Using TLC NAND flash memory and a Samsung TEX controller, this drive puts the pedal to the metal to the tune of up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write performance.
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