Intel's next generation Haswell-E processor launch is just around the corner, and the closer it gets, the more products we're seeing from its hardware partners. Haswell-E will usher in a new Intel X99 chipset with support for DDR4 memory. The upcoming CPUs will slip in socket 2011 motherboards, of which we've already seen several. You can add three more options to the list -- while details are light, we have pics of three upcoming Gigabyte motherboards for Haswell-E.
When it comes to storage, we all have plans of one day going through our digital files and organizing our data into neatly labeled folders, getting rid of the stuff we don't need along the way. It's a great plan, the only problem is we never seem to find the time or gumption to actually do it. The easier solution when your HDD fills up? Buy a bigger drive! If that's where you find yourself at, throw down the storage gauntlet by checking out today's top feald for a Seagate 6TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive Retail Kit for $285 with free shipping (normally $300 - use coupon code: [EMCPCHH36]).
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So, you have some NASty storage habits, is that right? Or maybe you'd like to get NASty with your storage chores. We feel you, which is why today's top deal is for a Seagate NAS 2TB Internal Hard Drive for $80 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWP29]). This utterly NASty storage device boasts a SATA 6Gbps interface, 64MB of cache, error recovery controls, and other goodies.
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A new member is all set to join the BRIX DIY mini PC range Gigabyte debuted last year. Available in green and black, the new “BIX Gaming” PC kit combines a 4th generation Intel Core i5/i7 processor with a dedicated Nvidia graphics card to deliver what the company claims is a “miniature gaming powerhouse.”
Top two motherboard makers fight for pole position
In the grand scheme of things, it really doesn't matter if Asus edges out Gigabyte in motherboard shipments, or if Gigabyte manages to swipe the shipment crown by a hair. However, it's fun to watch these two race to the finish line, which is partly why we keep covering it. The other reason is because both companies want the crown, and that could mean price cuts at some point. So, which company is going to win?
Ah, the smell of a new build. You know what we're talking about -- it's that delightful scent of unboxing and unwrapping brand new PC parts. It's the next best thing to a new car smell, only a heck of a lot cheaper, especially if you planning a lower cost system to begin with. Starting to get ideas? Well then, check out today's top deal for a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P AM3+ AMD 970 Motherboard for $70 with free shipping (normally $85 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWC29]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate).
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Motherboard built specifically for overclocking doesn't disappoint at Computex 2014
There's no mistaking Gigabyte's Z97X-SOC Force LN2 motherboard for a standard mobo. That slice of silicon is built for the extreme overclocking circuit, which is why there aren't any CPU fan mounting holes -- it's all about liquid nitrogen. Case in point, Gigabyte's Z97X-SOC Force LN2 broke multiple world records at Computex 2014, which includes the highest DDR3 memory frequency every achieved -- 4.56GHz, up from the previous record of 4.4GHz.
Just 100,000 motherboard shipments stand between leader Asus versus Gigabyte in race for first place
It might be a photo finish at the end of the year to determine which top-tier motherboard vendor comes in first. As it stands, only 100,000 motherboard shipments separate Asus and Gigabyte, the big guns in the mobo shootout. For now, Asus can enjoy pole position with 10.4 million motherboard shipments -- just enough to keep Gigabyte at an arm's length with 10.3 million shipments.
Your next motherboard purchase may be cheaper than you anticipated
The motherboard market has already whittled itself down to just a handful of key players (remember when DFI was an enthusaist brand?). That's made the landscape hyper-competitive, and with new chipsets and processors prompting upgrades and new builds, motheboard makers are reportedly reducing prices. There's speculation that this might be just the beginning of what ends up being a price war.
One of the hard parts about getting older is that your memory tends to go. That gallon of milk you we were supposed to pick up at the store? It's still there, along with the eggs. If only our heads were modular, we could shove a stick of RAM into our noggins for an instant smarty-pants upgrade. Maybe someday. In the meantime, we can give our PCs memory upgrades, which will help with everything from gaming to Photoshop. If you're looking to do that, check out today's top deal for a kit of Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Desktop Memory for $77 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCPEGP34]). This kit sports 9-9-9-24 timings and an aggressive looking heatspreader.
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