You may have heard the news that Intel's going to launch its Haswell-E Series of desktop processors in the third quarter of 2014, and if you have the disposable income to drop a grand on a CPU, more power to you (literally and figuratively). If not, you'll need to look elsewhere for your next upgrade or build. A good place to start your search is today's top deal for an Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge processor for $200 with free shipping (normally $225; Free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn game coupon with purchase). This is a quad-core part clocked at 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) with 6MB of L3 cache and Intel HD Graphics 4000.
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The death of the full tower has been greatly exaggerated, and the same is true of desktop PCs. So you want to build killer gaming rig in a chassis that looks like it snacks on NUCs? No problem! You can get started by checking out today's top deal for a DIYPC Adventurer 9601G Black Steel Full Tower Gaming Case for $75 with free shipping (normally $130; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). Measuring 20 inches by 8 inches by 19 inches, there's plenty of room for your components. It comes with 5 pre-installed fans and has room for two more, plus an integrated three-channel fan speed controller.
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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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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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Hopefully you've been taking advantage of all the deals out there during this holiday weekend. Now the question is, where do you put all those new parts? Well, one of your options is today's top deal for a Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Gaming Super Tower Case for $160 (normally $220; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). This spacious chassis has 10 expansion slots, 8 cooling fans, and room for a second PSU.
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It's bad. It's so bad. There's coolant all over the place -- on your video card, all across your motherboard, and even splashed up into your hard drive. And was that a blue spark you saw before you pulled the plug? Just when you tally up how much you spent on your home brewed water cooling setup, you wake up in a cold sweat and realize it was just an awful dream. Phew! Now that you've been given a second chance, why not try an all-in-one liquid cooling system? If it's a no-fuss liquid cooler you're after, have a look at today's top deal for a Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-in-One Liquid Cooling System for $80 with free shipping (normally $100; additional $25 mail-in-rebate). It's quiet, effective, and easy to install!
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You have to hand it to ASRock for coming up with some funktastic designs lately, like its Z87 Extreme11/ac with a mind boggling 22 SATA ports and its Bitcoin mining boards with support for half a dozen graphics cards. Those are pretty crazy designs, though not everything ASRock builds is aimed at niche audiences. A solid example of that is today's top deal for an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 Motherboard for $150 with free shipping (normally $190 - use coupon code: [EMCWWWL32]). THis sexy slice of silicon is ready to rock the Haswell party high quality parts, a 12-phase power design, and support for overclocked DDR3 speeds north of 2933MHz, to name just a few features.
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A self contained liquid cooler with modular properties
The market is flush with all-in-one cooling solutions, most of which look similar to each other, though they offer different levels of performance. Cooler Master's new Glacer 240L is yet another self contained liquid cooler for CPUs, but it's not just the performance potential that separates this model from the pack. Billed as being a "semi-DIY CPU liquid cooler," the Glacer 240L is both modular and expandable, allowing for upgrades down the line.
Flat ribbon cables and 80 Plus Bronze certification
Cooler Master this week expanded its line of power supplies by introducing its new GM Series under its gaming umbrella. Billed as being "efficient and valuable," Cooler Master says these new PSUs boast better efficiency and improved heat dissipation thanks in part to being manufactured with a unique 3D circuit design. The GM Series also boasts semi-modular cabling with flat-ribbon cables.
It's a more compact version of the Cosmos and Cosmos II
The busy bodies over at Cooler Master launched a new computer case under a familiar name. It's the Cosmos SE, and like its predecessors (Cosmos and Cosmos II), the design is supposedly inspired by sports cars, only this version is more aggressive, nimble, and compact. Built in part for the road, it has curved aluminum handles and a sleek outer exterior.