Nvidia's Shield handheld is unique in that it's a rather powerful Android device at its core (Tegra 4 SoC clocked at 1.9GHz) but is also capable of streaming PC games from your desktop over Wi-Fi. We spent some hands-on time with the Shield, and while it's not perfect, it's a decent overall portable. Plus, it's less expensive now than when we reviewed it. The value proposition is even higher as today's top deal, which features the Nvidia Shield for $250 with free shipping and free Newegg $25 Gift Card with purchase. To recap, the Shield sports a 5-inch 720p Retinal display, 802.11n 2x2 MIMO Wi-Fi connectivity, mini-HDMI output, and a few other tidbits.
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Longtime readers of Maximum PC might remember a $500 build-off challenge several years pitting then Senior Editor (and now Deputy Editor) Gordon Mah Ung against former Associate Editor David Murphy. The build-off is memorable because Murphy neglected to factor in a case, choosing instead to house his components in a cardboard box. So yes, it can be done and you can skip a case if you really, really want to (and don't expect a visit from the fire marshal). Otherwise, have a look at today's top deal for a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Black ATX Mid-Tower Case for $80 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCPHHW57]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has USB 3.0 ports, side air ducts, a multi-channel fan controller, and best of all a price tag that isn't too much higher than a fancy cardboard box!
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It wasn't very long ago when you'd need a stack of cash to even think about owning an IPS (In-Plane Switching) monitor. That's not to say all IPS monitors are affordable, but certainly some are, especially if you're not shopping in the 30-inch category. Case in point is today's top deal for an Asus VS239H-P Black 23-inch IPS Monitor for $154 with free shipping (normally $170 - use coupon code: [EMCPHWG25]; addtional $10 mail-in-rebate). This monitor sports a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, 5ms (GTG) response time, and D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI connectivity.
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The expansion pack Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls is just around the corner, but in the meantime, there are plenty of quality games to occupy your free time. Of course, your gaming experience is directly tied to your GPU, and if it's been several years since you've upgraded your graphics card -- or were left weeping after testing your aging GPU against our list of The 10 Most Graphically Demanding PC Games -- now is a good time to shop something new. There are a lot of options out there, including today's top deal for an MSI Gaming N760 GeForce GTX 760 Video Card for $250 with free shipping (normally $270; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This card brings all the gaming goodness of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 760 architecture and pairs it with MSI's top shelf construction consisting of military class components (all parts are MIL-STD-810G certified).
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When lifting heavy objects, it's important to bend at the knees with your feet shoulder with apart and lift with your legs. Keep your back straight and tighten your stomach muscles, too. This advice will prove valuable when your rid yourself of that color stained CRT monitor that you've been clinging to since before multi-core processors became the norm. You deserve a better monitor, and if you don't want to spend a fortune on a flat panel display, then have a look at today's top deal for a Dell E2414H 24-inch LCD for $145 with free shipping (normally $160 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWGP58]). This is a Full HD 1080 (1920x1080) monitor with a 5ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, and D-Sub and DVI-D connectivity.
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Find yourself feeling inspired by all the Steam Machine announcements to roll your own dedicated box? You won't lack for options, that's for sure. If you've been considering a micro ATX motherboard as your foundation, there's no need to invest in a full tower chassis. One alternative is featured as today's top deal -- a Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Micro ATX Case for $100 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCPWGP34]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This mid-tower chassis has two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel, two external 5.25-inch drive bays, two internal 3.5-inch drive bays, and mounts for up to five cooling fans (two included).
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It's the wild west out there and if you're looking to wield a six shooter without spending a pile a gold, the weapon makers in Sunnyvale have some solutions. One of them sits in the spotlight as today's top deal -- it's an AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz Six-Core Desktop CPU for $110 with free shipping (normally $120 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHB22]). This 32nm part features AMD's Piledriver architecture and is equipped with 8MB of L2 cache. It's also unlocked, in case you're into overclocking.
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Whether you're a fan of pop music, rock, or off-the-beaten path genres as belted out by the likes of Gangstagrass (who just dropped a new album today), it's more fun to listen to music with a pair of earphones while belting out lyrics at an inappropriate volume (your co-workers may disagree). And while it may be tempting to pick up a cheap pair at the checkout line in K-Mart, don't be surprised if your impulse purchase translates into crummy sound and crappy construction. That doesn't mean you need to spend a fortune on a set of ear gear -- check out today's top deal for set of Gigabyte GP-H11 3.5mm Aluminum In-Ear Stereo Headphones for $8 with free shipping (normally $20 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHF222]). These earphones feature chamber absorbers to enhance bass performance, two different size ear pads, and aluminum construction headsets.
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Time is running out for Windows XP users, support for which is scheduled to expire in April. It's been a good, long ride, but now is the time to seriously think about and OS upgrade. You have options, including today's top deal for Windows 8.1 64-bit (OEM) for $80 with free shipping (normally $90 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHF46]). Windows 8.1 improves upon Windows 8 with a boot-to-desktop option, resizable tiles, and lots of other tweaks.
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All-in-one cooling solutions have brought liquid cooling into the mainstream, both by reducing the cost of entry and making it altogether safer. It's also far less complicated to install a self-contained liquid cooler versus rolling your own. If you've always wanted to deviate from air and give one of these solutions a spin, then have a look at today's top deal for a Corsair Hydro Series H90 Liquid CPU Cooler for $75 with free shipping (normally $90 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHW82]). This high performance cooler is armed with a 140mm radiator, easy-bend tubing that Corsair guarantees won't leak, and a simple mounting bracket.
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