Kids these days have no concept of what it was like shopping for a monitor back in the day. It was a back (and wallet) breaking affair -- quite literally. A big size CRT could weight as much a Tyrannosaurus Rex after binge eating a pack of Triceratops. And today? Well, just check out today's top deal for an Asus VN248H-P Super Narrow Bezel Widescreen LED Monitor for $135 with free shipping (normally $170 - use coupon code: [EMCPFPB22]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This monitor is rocking an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel (read: not TN!) with a Full HD 1080p resolution, 80,000,000:1 dynamic constrast ratio, 5ms GTG response time, and built-in speakers.Connectivity options include D-Sub and HDMI w/ MHL.
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One way to save money a new PC build is to skimp on the power supply and pick up a cheaply made unit. After you do that, be sure and punch yourself in the crotch -- after all, one bad decision deserves another. The alternate route is to pick up a well made PSU from a name brand company that actually cares about maintaining its reputation. You don't have to spend a fortune to go that route, either. We can prove it -- just check out today's top deal for a Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W Modular Power Supply for $85 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: 9EMCPFPG44]; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). That's pretty much a steal, though Newegg ensures us it won't alert the authorities. What they will do is send out a PSU with 80 Plus Bronze certification and a beefy single +12V rail.
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Dual front fans give graphics cards a steady stream of cool air
Corsair just expanded its Obsidian Series of computers cases with the 450D, a mid-tower chassis sporting a familiar brushed aluminum design but with increased attention on airflow. There are two 140mm AF140L intake fans behind the aluminum mesh grill on the front that provide direct airflow to where a graphics card would be, and a rear 120mm AF120L fan to expel hot air.
Back in the early days of computing, cavemen would build their PCs inside of stone enclosures. They needed to use stone because it was the most popular material at the time, and also to protect from saber-toothed tigers who delighted in the taste of silicon. Fast forward to today and we no longer need to worry about saber-toothed tigers stealing our components, so it's increasingly difficult to find a case made out of stone. Instead, we have much fancier enclosures, such today's top deal for a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower for $80 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHE36]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It's made of steel with molded ABS plastic accents. A single 200mm fan and three 120mm fans are included to keep your components breathing, and if you need more, there are a total of 10 fan mounts.
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Does your PC putter along like it's on its last legs? Perhaps it's because you're sitting slow on a 5400 RPM hard drive from ancient times. This is what we would call a bottleneck in performance, and to solve that issue, a solid state drive (SSD) is the way to go. Which one should you get? One option that won't require you to refinance your home is today's top deal for a SanDisk Extreme II 120GB SSD for $87 with free shipping (normally $95 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHP25]). This 2.5-inch drive boasts up to 550MB/s read and 340MB/s write speeds, a SATA 6Gbps interface, and low power consumption.
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If you fancy yourself a budget builder or otherwise just like getting the most bang for your buck, you might be interested in a trio of new cases from Corsair. Aimed at PC gamers, Corsair's three new Carbide Series SPEC range of enclosures feature aggressive styling, modern amenities, ample air cooling potential, and wallet-friendly price tags. How friendly? Try $50 for the SPEC-01 and $60 each for the SPEC-02 and SPEC-03.
A certain brand of cereal isn't the only thing that can go snap, crackle, and pop -- so can a cheap power supply. We've seen it happen, and it isn't pretty. You can lessen the chance of that happening by investing in a quality PSU. Such is the topic of today's top deal -- a Corsair HX Series HX650 650W Modular Power Supply for $80 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZT5876]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is an 80 Plus Gold certified model with a single +12V rail delivering 54A and two 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors.
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If you're the type that likes to make a scene, one way you can do that is by heading over to the computer lab or your local library and wait for someone to whip out a USB thumb drive. That's when you say, "Oh, what's that you have there? That must hold what, 32GB? How cute!," That's when you pull out your USB hard drive and slam it on the table. Not too hard, mind you. In fact, just place it down gently and yell out, "Bam!" Sound like fun? Then check out today's top deal for a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 1TB 2.5-inch Portable Hard Drive for $60 with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPD27]). Granted, it won't slip into your pocket as neatly as a flash drive, but it does boast USB 3.0 connectivity, plug-and-play operation, and lots of storage space.
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There's all kind of flash, some good and some bad. Flash Gordon? He gets a thumbs up, as does flash photography. Flashing your bits in public and exploiting Adobe Flash? Those get thumbs down. Flash storage? We definitely dig it, and if you're USB thumb drive is running low on space, you might dig today's top deal for a Toshiba TransMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $16 with free shipping (normally $24 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPF45]. It's a compact drive that offers up to 70MB/s read and up to 10MB/s write speeds and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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If money were no object, we'd all fill our virtual shopping carts with 100-core processors clocked at 60GHz, 10TB of DDR8-99000MHz RAM, 200PB of quantum storage, and 18 graphics cards in super duper SLI, which we'd power using a 10-megawatt PSU that requires a direct connection to the power company. Then reality sets in, not to mention the budget, and we end up building respectable rigs with high bang-for-buck factors. That being the case, take the 10-megawatt PSU out of your shopping cart and check out today's top deal for a Corsair CX500M 500W Modular Power Supply for $45 with free shipping (normally $65; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Though the price is low, the quality is high -- this is an 80 Plus Bronze certified model that's both SLI and Crossfire Ready.
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