Just 100,000 motherboard shipments stand between leader Asus versus Gigabyte in race for first place
It might be a photo finish at the end of the year to determine which top-tier motherboard vendor comes in first. As it stands, only 100,000 motherboard shipments separate Asus and Gigabyte, the big guns in the mobo shootout. For now, Asus can enjoy pole position with 10.4 million motherboard shipments -- just enough to keep Gigabyte at an arm's length with 10.3 million shipments.
Bitcoin and other virual currency miners threw a wet blanket over the launch of AMD's R7 and R9 series cards by hording all the inventory in hopes of striking it rich, but that's fast becoming old news. AMD cards are back in stock. Looking to pick one up? Check out today's top deal for an Asus DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X Graphics Card for $179 with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWP223]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This card features 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a factory overclocked, and a custom cooling solution for lower temps and noise.
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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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Several generations from now, computer gamers will look back and giggle at how we once thought gaming on a graphics card with 1,536 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory a 256-bit bus was acceptable. While, snooty gamers from the future, we bite our thumbs at your general direction! Here in the present, those specs represent a capable card, one that's the topic of today's top deal -- an Asus GeForce GTX 770 for $310 with free shipping (normally $340 - use coupon code: [EMCPDPD27]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). Making a great card even better, Asus swapped the reference cooler for its DireCU II cooling solution for 20 percent lower temps and 2X quieter operation. Snazzy!
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Your next motherboard purchase may be cheaper than you anticipated
The motherboard market has already whittled itself down to just a handful of key players (remember when DFI was an enthusaist brand?). That's made the landscape hyper-competitive, and with new chipsets and processors prompting upgrades and new builds, motheboard makers are reportedly reducing prices. There's speculation that this might be just the beginning of what ends up being a price war.
There are so many wonderful things you can do with a collection of computer parts. You could make a tech-themed mosaic, practice your juggling act, or play fetch with your dog. All viable options, though certainly there are uses, like plopping them in a computer case and building a brand new system. To get started, check out today's top deal for a Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Case for $45 with free shipping (normally $60 - use coupon code: [EMCPDPG52]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). It has an aggressive design, removable/rotatable HDD cage, and plenty of cooling potential.
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Asus didn't make the trip to Computex unprepared, that's for sure. Instead, Asus unloaded a rather large collection of Republic of Gamer (ROG) products, including a new mouse, keyboard, a couple of new motherboards, monitor, gaming laptop, and several other items. There's even a console-like gaming PC in the mix -- it's not a Steam Machine, though it's ready to take residence in your living room or dorm.
This is the fastest rated consumer Wi-Fi router yet
Router makers aren't messing around these days. Taking full advantage of the 802.11ac spec, which incidentally is no longer in draft form, Asus today announced the RT-AC3200 wireless router. Asus is billing the RT-AC3200 as the world's fastest Wi-Fi router, and as far as we're privy to, that's an accurate claim. Of course, like all other high-speed routers, Asus is taking liberties with nomenclature to describe the speed.
We get it, saying 'goodbye' is never easy, especially when it's to an old system that's served you so faithfully through the years. Case in point -- your Pentium 4 Northwood build from a decade ago has been quite the trooper (and overclocker), but it's time to move on. Same goes for you Barton folks -- you're not going to play Watch Dogs on that aging system. You can, however, play Watch Dogs (and any other modern title) on a current generation sytem built around today's top deal -- MSI Z97 MPower LGA 1150 Intel Z97 Motherboard for $190 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPEGP92]). It has eight SATA 6Gbps ports, six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports. and several other goodies.
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Fancy 3D graphics went and changed everything. Remember Pong? Or Zork? Or Zork II? Or Zork III? Or Zork IV? Liar! There was no official Zork IV, but had there been, you wouldn't have needed a graphics card to play it. Watch Dogs? You better bring a GPU to the party. What's that, you don't own Watch Dogs yet? Well here's how you kill two birds with one daily deal -- today's top deal is for an EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW 4GB Graphics Card w/ EVGA ACX Cooler for $300 with free shipping (normally $320; Free Watch Dogs w/ purchase, limited offer; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This card sports plenty of onboard RAM, a custom cooling solution, factory overclocks, and comes with a Watch Dogs digital code!
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