Three decked out boards, two of which you can preorder today
One thing we can say with certainty is that Intel's refreshed Haswell processors will have no trouble finding suitable homes in Z97-based motherboards. We've already seen several pop up online, and now EVGA has revealed its initial Z97 motherboard lineup. It includes three boards to get things started -- the EVGA Z97 Classified, EVGA Z97 FTW, and EVGA Z97 Stinger Core3D.
Windows XP is proving one tough bugger to kill. Perhaps that's because the majority using it have no intention of upgrading their ancient rigs, so it's simply easier to roll the dice. For the rest of you, if you're building a new PC, Windows 8.1 is better than it's ever been and continues to improve with each new update. Want to give it a spin? Now's a good time -- today's top deal is for Windows 8.1 64-bit for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPEPW22]). Unlike XP (RIP, old friend), Windows 8.1 is supported with monthly security updates.
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The GPU wars certainly heated up in the past year or so, and they don't show any signs of cooling down. It's not just a game of playing leapfrog for the performance crown anymore, either. When all things are equal (or close to being equal), game bundles can be the nudge you need if you're on the fence. With that in mind, EVGA let us know that it's giving away copies of Ubisoft's Watch Dogs with the purchase of select GeForce GTX graphics cards.
Speed or capacity? Speed or capacity? Speed or capacity? Speed or capacity? You can ask yourself this question a million times and flip-flop on your answer, or you can choose both. Wait, what? Hey, just take a look at today's top deal for a Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive for $80 with free shipping (normally $97 - use coupon code: [EMCPFHH28]). It has 1TB of capacity (Yay!) and 8GB of MLC nand flash memory to speed up common chores (Double yay!). On top of all that, this drives rocks 64GB of cache, a SATA 6Gbps interface, and NCQ. Well played, Seagate.
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There are at least a million and one different ways to trick out your PC. One of those ways is to individually sleeve all the wiring for your power supply. The end result looks pretty sweet, assuming you don't drive yourself insane before completing the tedious task. Like most anything else, there's an alternate path to the same end -- toss money at it. If you're willing to pay for the luxury, EVGA will now sell you individually sleeved cable sets that support all SuperNova G2 and P2 power supply series.
Before there were 3D graphics cards, it was a dark and cold world. Text-based adventure gaming ruled the day, and as games grew more complex, it was up to the CPU to carry the heavy load. That all changed in the mid-1990s, and now decades later, we have awesome pixel pushing cards like the one offered up as today's top deal -- an EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked Video Card for $685 with free shipping (normally $730; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This card brings 2,880 CUDA cores to the party and chills out with EVGA's custom ACX cooler.
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Come May 27, 2014, Ubisoft is going to let the dogs out -- Watch Dogs, that is. We've already been given the heads up that in order to run the game at Ultra settings, some burly hardware is needed, including a GeForce 780 GPU. With that in mind, say hello to today's top deal -- an EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler for $490 with free shipping (normally $520 - use coupon code: [EMCPFWE36]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate).
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One of Nvidia's hardware partners is getting ready to roll out a line of GeForce GTX 780 graphics cards with twice as much memory as reference. EVGA sent out emails announcing plans to refresh its GeForce GTX 780 family with 6GB models, including at least one SKU that will feature the company's ACX cooling solution. They'll also be featured in EVGA's Step-Up program, which allows users who purchased an EVGA graphics card within the last 90 days to upgrade to the new model by paying the difference in price.
Come April 8th, planes will fall out of the sky, street lights will quit working, and it's going to be complete anarchy in the streets! Wait, that was Y2K, and none of that stuff actually happened. Okay, so come April 8th, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP, and depending on who you talk to, it will either be no big deal or a major security crisis. Either way, there are newer, more securer OSes available. Don't want to jump all the way to Windows 8? That's fine and dandy -- today's top deal is for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (OEM) for $80 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZT58783]). With Windows 7, you can watch the April 8 deadline come and go with a hearty yawn.
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