Having trouble deciding between the fast transfers of a solid state drive versus the bulk storage of a mechanical hard drive? If you're willing to compromise a bit on both fronts, you can have the best of both worlds. For example, today's top deal is for a Seagate Hybrid 1TB SSHD for $75 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWC63]). It combines 1TB of mechanical HDD storage with 8GB of NAND flash memory for frequently accessed data. It also boasts 64MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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Work in peace and quiet before jumping into a game
Asus today unveiled its new Strix GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC graphics card, and the first time you install it, you might be inclined to think something's wrong when the fans don't start spinning. Don't fret though, that's by design. Using the company's semi-passive Strix technology, the card's fans will sit there motionless and let the rest of the cooler passively chill the card until thermals reach 65C.
Want to put your overclocking skills to the test? If so, you have good timing -- Asus Republic of Gamers (ROG) just launched its ROG OC Showdown, which is essentially an overclocking competition exclusive to anyone using an Asus, ROG, or TUF Z97 motherboard. Unfortunately, that requirement rules out a large portion of the overclocking community, but if you happen to already be invested in an Asus foundation, here's a chance to win some swag or money.
Here's the thing -- if you develop emotional attachments to inanimate objects, you don't have to say goodbye to your hard drive. You really don't. Heck, you don't even have to hurt its feelings by forcing it into retirement. Give it a promotion and a new title, like Senior VP of Storage, and then use it store photos, videos, and the such. That clears the way to get an SSD for your OS, which will make your system fly like you always knew it was capable of. Need ideas? Check out today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD for $230 with free shipping (normally $260 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE23]). This speed drive brings sequential read/write speeds of up to 540Mbps/520Mbps to the daily grind.
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Imagine if Jack had traded his mother's cow for a chip instead of three magical beans. Not just any chip, mind you, but an 8-core chip carefully crafted on a 32nm manufacturing process. Had it been thrown out the window, it might have grown into a towering AMD system, and who knows where the story would have gone from there. Want to find out? Then consider today's top deal for an AMD FX-8320 Vishera 8-Core Processor for $150 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWP26]). We don't recommend tossing it out the window, but it sure would go nicely with a socket AM3+ motherboard.
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There are certain times when fireworks are appropriate, like over a lake on the 4th of July or above Toon Town in Disneyland, to name just a couple. Likewise, there are definitely places you shouldn't see fireworks, like inside a nursing home or coming out of your PC. You can avoid the latter by ditching that lightweight and generic PSU that claims to offer a million watts for $10. Instead, check out today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX750 750W PSU for $90 with free shipping (normally $130 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWP23]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). You're not likely to see fireworks out of this unit, though it will deliver 80 Plus Gold efficiency and a modular cabling experience.
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If you can read this, thank a teacher, But if the text and pictures show up all garbled and washed out, perhaps it's time to toss that ancient monitor aside and grab a new one. In that case, you can thank us for pointing you to today's top deal for an Asus VX238H Black 23-inch LCD Monitor for $120 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPCPB44]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This LED-backlit panel sports a 1920x1080 resolution with a 1ms response time, 80,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness, and built-in speakers.
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Phew! Another holiday weekend is in the books and it looks like we all survived the fireworks. What's next? A PC upgrade, of course! Let's go straight to the heart of your machine with today's top deal -- an Intel Core i7 4790 (Haswell) Quad Core Processor for $295 with free shippiong (normally $315 - use coupon code: [EMCPCPF76]). This 22nm Haswell chip sprints at 3.6GHz to 4.0GHz and had Intel HD 4600 Graphics, though check these deals daily to pair this chip with a discrete GPU.
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If you have found yourself running out of hard drive space, but can’t bear to delete anything, then check out the Seagate Hybrid Drive 2TB SSHD for $110 with free shipping (normally $125 - use coupon code: [EMCPCPG28]). The hybrid drive is four times faster than standard 7200RPM hard drives and, for Windows 8 users, will boot up in less than ten seconds. It also comes with a 3-year warranty should something go wrong.
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Now with a faster processor and more color options
In case you missed it, you can click back in time to see our review of the original Asus Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 laptop. Though it had some faults, it scored a respectable verdict for its Bay Trail Atom processor, full version of Windows 8.1, and relatively affordable price tag ($400 for the 64GB we reviewed). Looking to raise the bar, Asus's Transformer Book T100 now comes with a faster CPU and two new color options.