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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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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