Do you find yourself always losing your car keys? Are you starting to forget things, like important dates and mental shopping lists? It's too bad we can't pop open our brain containers and add more memory like we can with our PCs. Speaking of which, today's top deal is for...we forgot. Oh wait, it's for a 16GB (2x8GB) kit of G.Skill Ripjaws X Series DDR3-1600 Desktop Memory for $136 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWF24]). It won't improve YOUR memory, but it could breathe new life into your RAM-deprived PC. This high frequency kit boasts 9-9-9-9 timings and Intel XMP support.
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In 50 years, we'll look back and laugh at how primitive today's systems were. Even before then, we're likely to poke fun that we used to consider solid state drives a fast medium and wonder how we ever got by with such slow storage. Well, if you're reading this from a Wayback Machine, go ahead an laugh it up as you prance about with your fancy storage scheme of the future. At the time of this writing -- 2014 -- SSDs are smoking fast, and even reasonably priced. That includes today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SATA III SSD for $265 with free shipping (normally $270 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWW22]). Sure, it may not be brag worth in the year 2064, but in modern time, this is a fast drive capable of up to 540MB/s sequential read and up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds.
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Holy slice of silicon, Batman, is that another Haswell deal? Why yes, it sure is. And a well timed one, too, because you've been putting off that long overdue upgrade and somehow managed to avoid temptation to take advantage of one of the previous Haswell deals. It's easier than ever to finally make that leap over to Haswell with today's top deal for an Intel Core i3 4130 CPU for $113 with free shipping (normally $125 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPC24]. This dual-core chip operates at 3.4GHz, has 3MB of L3 cache, supports Hyper-Threading, and boasts Intel HD Graphics 4400.
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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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Have you finally had your fill of Flappy Bird? Good, not put down the tablet and return to the world of power computing. We've missed you. Truly. Unfortunately, while you were preoccupied tapping away at your tablet trying to earn a high score, a band of thieves came into your home and stole everything you owned, even the couch you were sitting on, which you didn't notice because Flappy Bird has that kind of effect of people. They also took your PC - drats! It's time to rebuild your belongings, and where else should you start other than your PC? Yeah, we couldn't think of a better place either. Want to go AMD this time around? Then direct click through to today's top deal for an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera for $190 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPHHB22]. This 8-core chip flies along at 4GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) and has 8MB of L3 cache.
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Intel's Haswell refresh for the desktop is presumably only weeks away at this point -- rumor has it the new parts will show up in retail in the second quarter of 2014 -- and while we'll have to wait until then for the full scoop, an online store is already posting pre-order prices and specs of 10 upcoming Haswell CPUs. Most of them boast minor speed bumps of 100MHz over their predecessors.
Maybe in the future, someone will invent self-expanding storage -- a hard drive that increases in capacity when you fill it up. That'd be cool, wouldn't it? Sadly, such technology doesn't yet exist, but on the bright side, HDD storage is pretty affordable these days. For example, check out today's top deal for a Western Digital 1TB IntelliPower 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive for $60 with free shipping (normally $77 - use coupon code: [EMCPHHB26]). WD is pitching this drive at AV buffs who need 24/7 reliability for always-on video streaming. It has 64MB of cache and various technologies like Preemptive Wear Leveling (PWR), which makes the drive arm frequently sweep across the disk to reduce uneven wear on the drive surface common to audio and video streaming applications.
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Latest SSDs from Intel use a 3rd generation controller built in-house
Intel on Thursday launched a new line of solid state drives built specifically for power users and enthusiasts. The new 730 Series enters the performance storage scene wielding 20nm MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chips and a third generation Intel controller rather than SandForce silicon as found on the company's 530 Series. According to Intel, the 730 Series was built with DNA extracted from the data center and tuned for gamers and other consumers that require speed and reliability.
Thinking about water cooling? There's a lot of research and planning that goes into piecing together a custom solution, or you can roll with a maintenance-free all-in-one kit. Lots of them exist, including one that's part of today' top deal -- a Cooler Master Nepton 280L All-in-One CPU Liquid Cooling System for $120 with free shipping (normally $140; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This cooler has a 280mm radiator, two JetFlo fans, and an illuminated waterblock.
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New SoCs give Intel a greater presence in the mobile sector
The mobile device category is dominated by ARM-based processors, and that's something that doesn't sit well with Intel. The Santa Clara chip maker is used to being on top of the semiconductor world, and in the mobile space, Intel will attempt to wrestle some share away from ARM with its new 64-bit Atom Z3480 processor, otherwise known as Merrifield, which is a quad-core part intended for Android devices.