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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To say November was a good month for Asus is like saying the 1992 U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball Dream Team was decent. Both grossly undersell the accomplishment. The 1992 Dream Team is largely considered the greatest sports team ever assembled (regardless of sports), and for Asus, revenue hit a record high in November at NT$49,298 billion (around $1.67 billion in U.S. currency).
A Geforce GTX 780 Ti card with red and gold metal adhesive strips included
Asus has figured out another way to make its GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II graphics card stand out from the crowd (as if the custom cooling solution wasn't enough). The upcoming card will come bundled with red and gold stickers metal adhesive strips that you can apply to the part for a custom look. Use of the stickers strips is totally optional, of course, and you can leave the black colored heatsink alone if you want. Otherwise, the stickers strips allow you to add semi-custom accents that are a little bit like racing stripes.
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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If you're looking to white out your next build, it's not that hard to do these days. There are all kinds of white peripherals and parts, everything from gaming mice to cases and even case fans. To complete the build, however, have a look at today's top deal for an Asus VX238H-W White 23-inch LED Monitor for $135 with free shipping (normally $200; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Don't be fooled by the budget price -- this panel sports a Full HD 1080p resolution, 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time, flexible connectivity (D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI), and special anti-UV materials to prevent the chassis from turning a dingy yellow.
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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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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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To take down a Titan of the GeForce variety, you don't necessarily need a bigger, burlier GPU. Multiple mid-range GPUs can do the trick, according to Asus, which just launched the Mars 760 under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division. The Mars 760 consists of two GeForce GTX 760 graphics chips bolted onto a single slab of silicon, and though they're mid-range GPUs, Asus says the Mars 760 is faster than the GeForce Titan.
If the eyes are the window to your soul, then your monitor is the window to your PC. And the Internet. And your games. And...well, you get the idea. It's the one component you stare at intently each and every time you use your PC, so why not invest in a good one? If cost is your concern, then check out today's top deal for a Hanns-G 27-inch Widscreen LED Monitor for $190 with free shipping (normally $300 - use coupon code [EMCWWWR56]). Ith as VGA, DVI, and HDMI connectivity options, built-in speakers, a native Full HD 1080p resolution, 30,000,000:1 active contrast ratio, and 2ms response time.
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