There are so many wonderful things you can do with a collection of computer parts. You could make a tech-themed mosaic, practice your juggling act, or play fetch with your dog. All viable options, though certainly there are uses, like plopping them in a computer case and building a brand new system. To get started, check out today's top deal for a Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Case for $45 with free shipping (normally $60 - use coupon code: [EMCPDPG52]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). It has an aggressive design, removable/rotatable HDD cage, and plenty of cooling potential.
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Asus didn't make the trip to Computex unprepared, that's for sure. Instead, Asus unloaded a rather large collection of Republic of Gamer (ROG) products, including a new mouse, keyboard, a couple of new motherboards, monitor, gaming laptop, and several other items. There's even a console-like gaming PC in the mix -- it's not a Steam Machine, though it's ready to take residence in your living room or dorm.
This is the fastest rated consumer Wi-Fi router yet
Router makers aren't messing around these days. Taking full advantage of the 802.11ac spec, which incidentally is no longer in draft form, Asus today announced the RT-AC3200 wireless router. Asus is billing the RT-AC3200 as the world's fastest Wi-Fi router, and as far as we're privy to, that's an accurate claim. Of course, like all other high-speed routers, Asus is taking liberties with nomenclature to describe the speed.
We get it, saying 'goodbye' is never easy, especially when it's to an old system that's served you so faithfully through the years. Case in point -- your Pentium 4 Northwood build from a decade ago has been quite the trooper (and overclocker), but it's time to move on. Same goes for you Barton folks -- you're not going to play Watch Dogs on that aging system. You can, however, play Watch Dogs (and any other modern title) on a current generation sytem built around today's top deal -- MSI Z97 MPower LGA 1150 Intel Z97 Motherboard for $190 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPEGP92]). It has eight SATA 6Gbps ports, six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports. and several other goodies.
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A 4K monitor with a 1ms refresh rate (gray-to-gray)
The transition from Full HD 1080p to 4K Ultra HD is moving along at a steady pace. Those interested in being an early adopter already have several models to choose from; add one more to the pile. Asus today introduced the PB287Q, a 28-inch monitor with a 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution and fast 1ms refresh rate. According to Asus, the PB287Q is intended for prosumers and gamers.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft is advising against using a registry hack that would allow Windows XP users to continue receiving security updates. Instead, Redmond advises upgrading to a newer OS. If you're finally ready to make the jump, check out today's top deal for Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPEHC23]).
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Top tier motherboard makers turn their attention to gaming laptop market
It hasn't been all that long since gaming laptops came down in price to pedestrian levels. Combine that with the fact that mobile is trendy right now and it's not hard to see why so many companies are interested in competing in the gaming laptop category. MSI has been making a name for itself with affordable (and well specified) models the past few years, but lest the company think about resting on its laurels, Asus and Gigabyte have decided to go gunning for MSI in the gaming laptop space.
If Sammy Hagar owns a PC, do you think he's piddling along with a mechanical hard drive? Not a chance! For you youngsters out there saying "Who?," the dude wrote a hit song about not being able to drive 55MPH, so you know these days he's rocking a solid state drive. You should be too, and you can do it without a rock star's salary. Have a look at today's top deal for a PNY XLR8 Pro 120GB Solid State Drive for $70 with free shipping (normally $130; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This 2.5-inch drive puts the pedal to the medal and reads data at up to 550MB/s and writes data at up to 520MB/s.
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You don't take a flamethrower to a birthday cake, and if you're looking to fill that small nook in the kitchen with a TV, a 90-inch HDTV is probably overkill. By that same token, you don't need a 1500W PSU to power a modest PC that will spend the bulk of its time surfing the web and streaming video. Are you in that situation? Then check out today's top deal for a Corsair CX500M 500W Modular Power Supply for $55 with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code: [EMCPEWE25]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). There's a fair bit of power here -- enough to be SLI and CrossFire Ready, and it's also 80 Plus Bronze certified.
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