Let's be real, backing up data is rather boring. There's nothing particularly glamorous about shuttling files from one location to another, but unless you could wake up the next morning with all your digital files missing and not skip a beat, backing up is an essential habit. It doesn't have to be complicated -- just take a look at today's top deal for a Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 Black Desktop Hard Drive for $140 with free shipping (normally $240; use coupon code: [EMCWVVX46]). It offers one-click backups, can automatically save photos from your social networks, and is both capacious (4TB) and fast.
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Forget about the so-called reality show on television , the real storage wars are the ones each and every participate in as we run out of space on your hard drive. Installing a new game means deleting an old one, and if you come home from vacation with a boatload of RAW image files, good lucking finding enough room on your HDD. One solution is to shuttle everything to the cloud, though we prefer to use that as a backkup and not a primary storage solution. Another solution is to buy a massive hard drive and be done with it. If that sounds like a plan, then check out today's top deal for a Western Digital Black Series 4TB Hard Drive for $240 with free shipping (normally $280; use coupon code: [EMCWVVX23]). In addition to oodles of storage, it also has a generous 64MB cache buffer and a 7200 RPM spindle speed, and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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Scores of eager Litecoin miners are gobbling up all the available AMD Radeon R9 Series graphics cards in hopes of generating a mountain of virtual currency, but don't worry, if it's a high-end graphics card for actual gaming you're after, there are plenty out there. One is the topic of today's top deal -- an MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 for $490 with free shipping (normally $520; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Using the included app, you can switch between three modes: OC, Gaming, and Silent.
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Depending on where you live in the world, a peek outside the living room window might reveal a yard full of snow. It's a pretty sight, albeit freaking cold if you venture out into it. Nevertheless, you can bring some of that outside beauty inside your home without freezing you backside off or tracking in a bunch of melted snow and slush. In keeping with the winter theme, today's top deal is for a Thermaltake Level 10 GTS Snow Edition Mid-Tower Case for $60 with free shipping (normally $110; additional $20 mail-in-rebate).
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Haswell has a tendency to dominate the headlines, but Intel isn't the only way to go, especially if you're looking to build a system on the cheap. Need proof? Check out today's top deal for an AMD A10-5800K Trinity Quad-Core Desktop APU for $110 with free shipping (normally $130; use coupon code: [EMCWVWX53]). This chip comes clocked at 3.8GHz (4.2GHz Turbo), as integrated Radeon HD 7660D graphics, a 4MB of L2 cache.
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Building your NAS (Network Attached Storage) box isn't as difficult as you might thing. It's basically like building a regular PC -- see our How-To guide from a few years back -- but if you're still weary, there are a number of pre-built NAS boxes in the wild. Whether your build or buy pre-built, what you stuff your NAS box with is up to you. One options that's definitely worth consideration is today's top deal, a Western Digital Red 4TB Internal NAS Hard Drive for $180 with free shipping (normally $220; use coupon code: [EMCWVWX49]). This drive spins at 7200 RPM, has 64MB of cache, special firmware designed for NAS applicatoins, and other NAS friendly features, including a longer warranty period (3 years).
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You had the foresight to pick out a case with a side window so you could show off your parts and epic cable management skills, now you need components worth gawking at. A solid foundation that's both sexy and well equipped is featured as today's top deal -- Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard for $160 with free shipping (normally $190; use coupon code: [EMCWVXR34]). This is a high-end board decked out with gold plated audio hardware, Killer E2200 networking, and a host of other features.
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Have you heard the story about Forgetful Fred? The poor sap married Ingrid the Impatient, a terrible match for his forgetfulness. They were both computer enthusiasts, so when Black Friday and Cyber Monday came around, they went into a clicking frenzy and stocked up on parts left and right. When the parts arrived, Fred realized he had forgotten to order a power supply, and being the impatient type, Ingrid encouraged him to use a generic PSU they had lying around in the basement. "Hey, this thing's light as a feather!," Fred bragged. Had he done his research (or remembered what happened the last time he chose a cheap PSU), he would have known that weight is sometimes an indication of quality, and lighter PSUs tend to be junk. "Just install it already," Ingrid demanded. Fred did as she said and together they pieced the rest of the system. As Fred went to flip a coin to see who would have the honor of turning it on, Ingrid the Impatient flipped the switch and to both their horror, there was a loud pop followed by a billow of smoke. Not only the did the PSU go belly up, so did the motherboard and CPU. Don't follow in Fred or Ingrid footsteps. The PSU is every bit as important as any other component, and if you're looking for a good one, check out today's top deal for an Antec TruePower Classic Series 750W Power Supply for $90 with free shipping (normally $140; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). Antec's PSU is 80 Plus Gold certified, and lest something does go wrong, it's backed by a 5-year warranty.
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Now that you've finally retired that Yugo that made funny noises and wouldn't go past third gear, it's time to look at other ways of speeding up your daily routine. Next on the list? Tear out that mechanical hard drive that's making a clicking sound and give it the Old Yeller treatment (back up whatever data you can). Of course, you'll need to replace it with something, and that something could be today's top deal for a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III SSD for $138 with free shipping (normally $165). This is a blazing fast drive rated for up to 560MB/s read and up to 525MB/s write performance, along with up to 90,000 IOPS of 4k random write performance. It also comes with a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter, in case you need it.
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How much RAM do you really need? The answer depends on a number of factors, though you can safely assume you'll need more than 640K. It never hurts to go big, especially when you can do so without robbing a bank. Such is the opportunity presented by today's top deal for a G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-1333 Memory Kit for $105 with free shipping (normally $140). These are tightly timed modules (9-9-9-24) with unique looking heatsinks. Need even more? Go hog wild and pick up two kits!
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