The DRAM market is a pretty volatile so you might as get while the getting is good. Take for instance today's top deal for a kit of G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 Desktop Memory for $149 with free shipping (normally $165 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWWC46]). It's a fast frequency kit with tight timings (9-10-9-28) and plenty of capacity to handle a high-end system. If you're really heavy into content creation and/or other tasks that consume RAM like a pack of cats at a catnip buffet, pick up two kits for a total of 32GB!
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We pour one out for Katherine, then discuss all the sweet gear we spotted at CES.
The No BS Podcast has returned, both from the holiday break, and from CES, and we've recorded Episode #216. Sadly, things are starting off on a somber note, as Editor-in-Chief Katherine Stevenson has announced she is leaving the magazine to pursue other interests here at Future US. She will be sorely missed, and we wish her the best of luck at her new gig. Since we must carry on, we did, so we jumped into a discussion of all the hardware we saw at CES, including the Steam Machines, 4K panels, Razer's Project Christine, and Oculus Rift. Gordon had his ear to the ground for CPU news at CES too, and discusses what Intel told him at the show. We also all have a chat about AMD"s new Kaveri APU. We finished the proceedings with our Editors' Picks, and the Gordon tackled the controversial topic of comic books being made into movies and wearable computing.
We some drool worthy technology on display at CES, including a monster quad-SLI setup powering three 4K monitors for a delicious 12K gaming experience. While nice to look at, just thinking about replicating such a setup can put a wallet in hiding. It's a good thing 1080p gaming is still in vogue, which brings us to today's top deal -- MSI N660 TF 2GB5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card for $185 with free shipping (normally $210; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This card has 2GB of GDDR5 memory, 960 CUDA cores, solid capacitors, and a custom cooler. Also be sure to add the "Nvidia Gift - Assassin Cree 4" to your cart under the Special Offers heading.
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The big news in processors today is the official launch of AMD's Kaveri APUs with Radeon R7 graphics, but if you'd rather wait to see what Intel has up its sleeve, you'll have to get cozy for a few months. Word on the web is that Intel is preparing to refresh its Haswell processor line with nearly two dozen new CPUs sometime in the second quarter of 2014, likely starting in May.
There's always a buzz in air around CES, and unless you're not human, you can't help but excited about all the new product announcements and technology reveals. Has all the CES coverage inspired you to build a new system? If you need a place to start, look at today's top deal for an Intel Core i7 4770 Haswell Processor for $295 with free shipping (normally $310 -- use coupon code: [EMCXWXN26]). This potent 22nm part races along at 3.4GHz and has 8MB of L3 cache.
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One of Intel's bigger announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a physically small and ultra power-efficient development platform that resembles an SD card. It's called Edison and it's designed to work with just about any device, from computers and phones to things like chairs, coffee makers, and whatever developers can conceive. In the short term, however, expect to see Edison become a player in the wearable computing market.
Let's not sugarcoat things, the McAfee brand isn't one that's well respected among enthusiasts, and it surely didn't help matters that its founder, John McAfee, had quite the adventure the past couple of years, one which started with him being wanted for questioning in a murder investigation in Belize to Mr. McAfee saying he played the "crazy card" in Guatemala to escape capture as part of a conspiracy by the Belize government. Suffice to say, we're not the least bit surprised Intel has decided to phase out the McAfee brand, we just wonder why it took so long.
C'mon, you know you want to. Why deprive yourself? We can see it in your eyes, you want it bad! We're of course talking about wanting to build a new PC, and we wholeheartedly support that decision. To get started, consider today's top deal for a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Mid Tower Gaming Case for $100 with free shipping (normally $140; use coupon code: [EMCWVTJ45]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Amenities include USB 3.0, 2.5-inch drive support, and a multi-channel fan controller.
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We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that generic 350W power supply that came with your case is probably going to run out of gas (figuratively -- don't pour gas in your PC) trying to run your dream machine configuration. You're going to need something beefier and more efficient to power a high-end system. But like we said, we don't enjoy delivering bad news, so the good news is that today's top deal is for a Thermaltake Tough Power TP-750P 750W Power Supply for $70 with free shipping (normally $150; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This PSU delivers 60A across a the +12V rail, is SLI and Crossfire ready, and 80 Plus Gold certified.
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Marshmallow cannon shoots 16-year-old prodigy straight into an internship at Intel
Most 16-year-olds probably spent their holiday vacation playing video games, hanging out with friends, cruising the mall, and doing whatever it is that teenagers do in their free time these days. Joey Hudy did something different. Hudy, who made headlines for wowing President Barack Obama with his marshmallow cannon in February 2012, attended Intel's New Hire Orientation (NEO), officially making him the Santa Clara chip maker's youngest person ever hired through the company's Corporate Internship Program.