Today's high performance SATA 6Gbps solid state drives top out at around 590MB/s for read and write transfers. If you need something faster, you can slap a pair in a RAID 0 configuration, or switch over to PCI-Express. G.Skill chose both with its new Phoenix Blaze Series. Kicking off G.Skill's Phoenix Blade line is a 480GB PCIe SSD equipped with four LSI SF-2281 SSD controllers in a RAID 0 setup.
Sure, Dell is rolling out a 5K display, and sitting behind that are several 4K displays. Of course, to run rampant with one of those monitors, you'll need some serious hardware -- good luck trying to play games at the native res with anything less than dual-GPU setup. Not yet ready to make that kind of commitment? If you'd rather stick to the sweet spot (and save a ton of cash in the process), then check out today's top deal for an Asus VN248H-P 23.8-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor for $155 with free shipping (normally $170 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPA52]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has a super narrow bezel, IPS panel, built-in speakers, and a 5ms response time.
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When you're finished building your PC, you can raise your screwdriver and proclaim, "By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!" It will feel good, but if you forgot to purchase a power supply, it doesn't matter what you shout, your system isn't turning on. Hey, it could be worse -- you could have purchased a generic PSU and found out the hard way why it's a good idea to invest in a quality, name-brand PSU with a good reputation. Speaking of which, check out today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX850 850W Power Supply for $120 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPF37]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is an 80 Plus Gold certified PSU with modular cables and plenty of amperage (70A) available through the single +12V rail.
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How high will memory makers take DDR4 RAM kits? We're in the process of finding out. In the meantime, G.Skill is laying claim to the world's fastest DDR4 memory with its new Ripjaws 4 DDR4-3333 memory kit (F4-3333C16Q-16GRK). It's a 16GB kit consisting of four 4GB modules for quad-channel fun on your new Intel Haswell-E build with 16-16-16-36-2N timings and 1.35V.
Today's systems are trending towards compact form factors that you can shove in your living room's home theater A/V rack, and hey, we're all for encroaching what had traditionaly been the console's territory. But let's not forget you can still build a monster system in a monster sized case, and we're all for that as well. To prove it, check out today's top deal for a CM STorm Stryker White Full Tower Gaming Computer Case for $135 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPF43; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). It's a massive chassis, but it also sports a handle for easy transport.
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Can you image the games we'd be playing if graphics cards didn't exist and we were all stuck using integrated graphics instead? To Intel's and AMD's credit, they've done a good job with today's integrated GPUs, but for playing high-end titles with copious eye candy, well, a discrete is the tool for the job. Looking to upgrade yours? Check out today's top deal for an Asus GeForce GTX 770 Graphics Card for $290 with free shipping (normally $340 - use couon code: [EMCPAPF28]; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). With 1,536 CUDA cores and a custom cooling solution, this card runs fast, cool, and quiet.
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Summer break is officially over, but that doesn't mean you need to pack up your games. Whether you're a working stiff or buried in books at school, everyone needs a break every now and then. And if your PC isn't up to par, don't sweat it, that's what upgrades are for! To start with, check out today's top deal for an Asus Radeon R9 280 Graphics Card for $190 with free shipping (normally $225 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPH25]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is a high-end part with a custom cooling solution.
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We said over and over that Haswell-E was just around the corner, and after all that waiting and anticipation, today marks the official launch of the new CPU line from Intel (see our review of Haswell-E). It's not just about the processors, though -- it takes a village of components to raise Haswell-E the right way, and if you're looking to set records, G.Skill makes a strong case for its Ripjaws 4 Series. At present, G.Skill and its Ripjaws 4 Series of DDR4 RAM own the DDR4 frequency record after hitting 4,004MHz.
Your friend's birthday is coming up and you're stumped on a gift idea. What you know is that he owns every Incredible Hulk comic ever made, he's a Boston Celtics fan, and he loves spinach. Apparently the dude is really into green things, so he's a natural fit for today's top deal (and so are folks who simply need more storage) -- a Western Digital Green 4TB IntelliPower Internal Hard Drive for $140 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [EMCPBHB32]). It's not actually green in color, but it is in power management, plus it runs cool and quiet. The drive also boasts 64MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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All the talk is CPU-ville these days is Haswell-E this and Haswell-E that. Hey, we're excited about Intel's next chip release too, but lets not forget there's another player in the field. We're of course talking about AMD, and if you're looking to build a low cost system, then take a look at today's top deal for an AMD FX-6300 Vishera 6-Core CPU for $100 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupond code: [EMCPBHB22]). The FX-6300 runs at 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo), has 8MB of L3 cache, and a 95W TDP.
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