As it turns out, today's systems need more than 640KB. Much more. We can all agree on that (as would Bill Gates, who adamantly claims he never said otherwise), though the exact amount depends on what you use your system for. A good sweet spot for a modern system is 8GB, which meshes well with today's top deal for a kit of G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x44GB) DDR3-1333 Desktop Memory for $64 with free shipping (normally $75 -- use coupon code: [EMCXWXN37]). This dual-channel kit runs tight at 9-9-9-24-2N and features stylish heatspreaders.
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The heat of battle can bring out some colorful language. Don't get us wrong, we're prone to dropping f-bombs in the of battle, but the barrage of obscenities that come from opponents probably don't need to be blared through your speakers for the whole family to hear, especially in the wee hours of the morning. That's a wear a solid headset comes in. As luck would have it, today's top deal is for a Corsair Vengeance 2100 Circumaural Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset for $140 with free shipping (normally $150). These cans boast a 10-hour battery life and a range of up to 40 feet.
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Another year is in the books, and that means another year of digital memories (photos, videos), game sales (hello, Steam!), and more. The question is, where are you going to store it all? You could thrust your data into the cloud and hope against hackers and server outages, or pick up a burly hard drive. If you're opting for the latter, check out today's top deal for Western Digital Red 4TB IntelliPower 3.5-inch NAS Hard Drive for $175 with free shipping (normally $220; use coupon code: [EMCWVTJ22]). It's plenty capacious, has 64MB of cache, is equipped with NASware 2.0 technology, and comes backed by a 3-year warranty.
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Once the New Year hangover wears off, it will be time to kick off 2014 in style. How do you plan to ring in the New Year? If your New Year's resolution is to play more games on your PC, then you know what you need to do -- go shopping for a graphics card! You can start by looking at today's top deal for an MSI N760 Hawk GeForce GTX 760 Video Card for $270 with free shipping (normally $290; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This thing is rocking two separate BIOS chips (the LN2 BIOS completely unlocks the card), an advanced thermal design, and for a limited time, it comes with two free games (be sure to add the Nvidia Gift Holiday bundle to your cart).
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We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that generic 350W power supply that came with your case is probably going to run out of gas (figuratively -- don't pour gas in your PC) trying to run your dream machine configuration. You're going to need something beefier and more efficient to power a high-end system. But like we said, we don't enjoy delivering bad news, so the good news is that today's top deal is for a Thermaltake Tough Power TP-750P 750W Power Supply for $70 with free shipping (normally $150; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This PSU delivers 60A across a the +12V rail, is SLI and Crossfire ready, and 80 Plus Gold certified.
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Old school tech ballers, sing it loud with us - "You down with 802.11ac, yeah you know me! You down with 802.11ac, yeah you know me!" For those of you who are not yet down with 802.11ac, here's yet another chance to upgrade your home network at a discount. Today's top deal is for a Linksys EA6200 Dual Band AC900 Smart Wi-Fi Router for $70 with free shipping (normally $150; use coupon code [EMCWVVN47]). Not only does this router get your up to speed (literally), it also features a USB 3.0 port, built-in 4-port gigabit switch (pretty standard, though we've seen some cheap-o routers forgo gigabit speeds for cost savings), DLNA certification, and a few other tricks.
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You may have heard the news that Intel's going to launch its Haswell-E Series of desktop processors in the third quarter of 2014, and if you have the disposable income to drop a grand on a CPU, more power to you (literally and figuratively). If not, you'll need to look elsewhere for your next upgrade or build. A good place to start your search is today's top deal for an Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge processor for $200 with free shipping (normally $225; Free Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn game coupon with purchase). This is a quad-core part clocked at 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) with 6MB of L3 cache and Intel HD Graphics 4000.
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Think all wireless routers are essentially the same? Like most other hardware, features and performance separate one router from another, and the one you choose can be the difference between getting the Internet service you're paying for, or not. One model that's definitely up to the task is the topic of today's top deal -- it's an Asus RT-N66U Dual Band Wireless N900 Gigabit Router for $125 with free shipping (normally $170; Free 5-port gigabit switch w/ coupon code: [EMCWVWL23]). Dubbed the "Dark Knight," this router rose to the top of our Best of the Best list when we reviewed it back in 2012, earning a perfect 10/10 score. It's range is incredible, it's fast, the antennas are upgradeable, and it even supports DD-WRT.
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Back in the days of mythology, Zeus ruled the world with a mighty fist, and it didn't hurt that he could wield lightning at will. Well guess what? So can you, and without the fear electrocuting yourself! Just take advantage of today's top deal for an MSI N780 Lightning GeForce GTX 780 graphics card for $530 with free shipping (normally $550; additional $30 mail-in-rebate; Free 3 games with purchase). Strike your opponents down with a shockingly fast card and add to your games collection in one fell swoop!
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The death of the full tower has been greatly exaggerated, and the same is true of desktop PCs. So you want to build killer gaming rig in a chassis that looks like it snacks on NUCs? No problem! You can get started by checking out today's top deal for a DIYPC Adventurer 9601G Black Steel Full Tower Gaming Case for $75 with free shipping (normally $130; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). Measuring 20 inches by 8 inches by 19 inches, there's plenty of room for your components. It comes with 5 pre-installed fans and has room for two more, plus an integrated three-channel fan speed controller.
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