We're approaching the home stretch of summer and nearing the beginning of the back-to-school shopping season. If one of your goals was to build a new PC this summer, it's time to get hopping! It starts with a solid foundation, and if you need ideas, check out today's top deal for an Intel Core i5 4670K Haswell CPU for $220 with free shippiong (normally $235 - use coupon code: [EMCPCHE23]). This quad-core chip runs at 3.4GHz to 3.8GHz, has 6MB of L3 cache, and sports an unlocked multiplier.
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It can be argued that two of the most overlooked components in a PC build are the power supply and monitor. They're not as glamorous as a gnarly graphics card or unlocked processor, but both are critical to the computing experience -- a cheap PSU is asking for disaster, and why skimp on a monitor when you'll be staring at it every time you use your PC? If you're in need of one or the other, you've come to the right place, as today's deals are nothing but PSUs and panels. It starts with today's top deal for a Corsair 1000W RM Series Modular Power Supply for $160 with free shipping (normally $180 - use coupon code: [EMCPCHH42]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is a fully modular PSU with 80 Plus Gold certification and flat black, low profile cables.
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We jumped off the hate train for Windows 8 a long time ago, and with the roll out of Windows 8.1, there's a lot to like about the OS. Nevertheless, we're not oblivious to the fact that plenty of people would rather watch Bachelorette marathon than stare at Windows 8.1 on their PCs. If you're one of them, then check out today's top deal for Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-Bit OEM for $125 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWC24]). And don't worry about those XP programs -- you can run them in Windows XP Mode.
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You've probably heard that we only use about 10 percent of our brains, though studies have debunked that myth. You actually use much more than you think, though one disadvantage to filling up that mysterious blob inside your skull is that you can't just hop online and order a bigger version. You can, however, upgrade your hard drive when it fills up, and like our brains, we tend to use more of our HDDs than we think until sudddenly we get a message saying we're low on space - do'h! Don't despair, you digital packrat -- just check out today's top deal for a Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $105 with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE27]). This retail drive sports a 7200 RPM spinkdle speed, SATA 6Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, and 3-year warranty.
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Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can build a in PC well within that time and play Total War: Rome or Rome II on your new component empire. It all starts with a solid foundation, and if you're looking for one, check out today's top deal for an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard for $125 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE34]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This socket LGA 1150 board offers native support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps, and can run multiple graphics cards.
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There are certain times when fireworks are appropriate, like over a lake on the 4th of July or above Toon Town in Disneyland, to name just a couple. Likewise, there are definitely places you shouldn't see fireworks, like inside a nursing home or coming out of your PC. You can avoid the latter by ditching that lightweight and generic PSU that claims to offer a million watts for $10. Instead, check out today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX750 750W PSU for $90 with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWP23]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). You're not likely to see fireworks out of this unit, though it will deliver 80 Plus Gold efficiency and a modular cabling experience.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher, But if the text and pictures show up all garbled and washed out, perhaps it's time to toss that ancient monitor aside and grab a new one. In that case, you can thank us for pointing you to today's top deal for an Asus VX238H Black 23-inch LCD Monitor for $120 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPCPB44]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This LED-backlit panel sports a 1920x1080 resolution with a 1ms response time, 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, and built-in speakers.
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There's nothing wrong with being indecisive. In fact, that's when some of the best decisions are made. Can't decide between bacon or steak? Go with both and call it a filet mignon! Don't know whether to chase dinner with a ice cream dessert or glass of alcohol? One mudslide, please! Debating the merits of a capacious and affordable mechanical hard drive versus a speedy solid state drive? Then check out today's top deal for a Seagate Hybrid Drive 1TB MLC/8GB 3.5-inch Desktop SSHD for $75 with free shipping (normally $85 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWH34]). This drive offers a middle-ground solution between the two by combining 8GB of NAND flash memory for frequently accessed files and programs with 1TB of hard drive space. It also has 64MB of cache.
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Want to know what we like most about generic, no-name power supplies? Nothing. Like a crazy ex-lover, generic PSUs are prone to self destruct when you least expect it and for no apparent reason. Don't do that to yourself. If you're in the market for a new power supply, have a look at today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX750 750W Power Supply for $90 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWP24]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is an 80 Plus Gold certified model with modular cabling and a generous 7-year warranty.
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Color us impressed with Micron's marketing of its new Crucial MX100 solid state drive line. Rather than try and oversell the drive with exaggerated rhetoric and fancy pants nomenclature, Micron is billing the Crucial MX100 SSD as a drive that offers cost-effective mainstream performance. Indeed, while the drive's sequential read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 500MB/s, respectively, are no longer unique, they're still some of the fastest available in the SATA space.