If you're reading this from a high-end PC built with speedy parts sporting fancy features, thank a gamer (heck, you probably are a gamer). The PC gaming community is partially responsible for motivating component makers to push out increasingly powerful and feature-rich products -- you don't need DDR3-3000 support to run Microsoft Office, after all. The downside to this is that manufacturers often place a premium on products designed for gamers. That's why you should check out today's top deal for an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard for $168 with free shipping (normally $188; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). It's marked down in price but loaded up with features like high-frequency RAM support, Killer E2200 game networking, high-end components, and the list goes on. Plus, it looks snazzy to boot.
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Popular mid-tower now comes in three color options
Corsair has added a third color option to its Carbide Air Series 540 mid-tower chassis: arctic white. The case is still available in black and steel silver colors as well, and other than the appearance, all three models boast the same features, including two side-by-side chambers, both optimized to limit obstructions and streamline airflow form the intake fans to the hottest PC components.
Remember thinking that a 56K modem was fast? The Internet has grown up since then, and so has our home networking needs. Instead of plaything LAN Frisbee with MP3 files, today we toss around gigabytes of data and stream high definition movies from room to room. The good news is you don't have to rob you children of their college funds to keep up with the times. Upgrading to 802.11ac on the cheap is as easy as taking advantage of today's top deal for a D-Link DIR-850L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router for $70 with free shipping (normally $130; use coupon code: [EMCWVXP57]). This router serves speeds of up to 300Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 867Mbps on the 5GHz band, has a cloud management feature, and is backwards compatible so you can still surf the net while shopping a wireless AC adapter.
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Liquid cooling used to be a scary thing for the uninitiated. It required lots of research, patience, technical know-how, and a little luck never hurt. These days self-contained liquid coolers are as comon as the cold, most of which don't require any maintenance. If you've been thinking about going down that road, check out today's top deal for a Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Edition Liquid CPU Cooler for $65 with free shipping (normally $77; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). It's easy to install, great for small cases, and never needs refilling or priming.
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Hopefully you've been taking advantage of all the deals out there during this holiday weekend. Now the question is, where do you put all those new parts? Well, one of your options is today's top deal for a Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Gaming Super Tower Case for $160 (normally $220; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). This spacious chassis has 10 expansion slots, 8 cooling fans, and room for a second PSU.
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Self-contained liquid coolers have become pretty popular these days as system builders look to adequately cool their processors with all-in-one designs that deliver some or most of the benefits of water cooling, minus most of the risk and maintenance. Adding to the growing category of AIO coolers is Cooler Master'snew Nepton Series consisting of the Nepton 140XL and Nepton 280L.
What's that you say, you're not building a $16,000 Dream Machine or a rig that rivals the Large Pixel Collider with four GeForce Titan graphics cards stuffed inside? Fair enough, we can't blame you for going the sensible route when nagging little things like a mortage and sending the kids to college eat away at the budget. And if you're not building a monster-sized system, then you probably don't need to overspend on a PSU with enough wattage to light up the state of Texas. Still with us? Then check out today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX750 750W Power Supply for $105 with free shipping (normally $170 - use coupon code [EMCWWWL23]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). That might still be more PSU than you need, but for the price, it's hard to beat the feature-set consisting of modular cables, 80 Plus Gold certification, and Haswell support.
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Ready to pull the plug on your ancient PC and start a new build using modern parts? You've picked a great time to do it. Don't worry if you're stuck on a strict budget, you can piece together a fast and capable system for not a lot of scratch. One path you can take starts with today's top deal for an Intel Core i3 3240 Dual-Core Processor for $107 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code [EMCWWWR24]). This 22nm chip sports Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture, along with 3MB of L3 cache, Intel HD Graphics 2500, and a 3.4GHz core clockspeed.
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One of the best deals in PC gaming hardware right now is the GeForce GTX 780. That's because Nvidia aggressively slashed the suggested retail price last week, but don't think the only cards you get are those vanilla reference SKUs. Have a look at today's top deal for an EVGA ACX Cooler GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Card for $495 with free shipping (normally $510 - use coupon code NVEXCLS96; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). EVGA's ACX Cooler sports a custom two-fan cooling solution and comes overclocked to 967MHz (1020MHz boost). Be sure to check out some benchmarks we posted of a stock clocked GeForce GTX 780 a few months ago when the suggested retail prices was $650.
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There's no denying that onboard audio has come a long ways, but has that relegated discrete audio solutions to obsolescence? Blasphemy! A set of cheap speakers or janky headphones picked up on clearance won't take advantage of discrete audio, but that's what makes today's top deal so special. It's for a Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD Sound Card for $150 with free shipping with free Creative gaming headset with purcahse (limited offer on the headset). It's like pairing peanut butter with jelly, but beyond that, the X-Fi Titanium serves up 24-bit 192KHz audio, Dolby Digital encoding, and THX Trustudio effects.
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