Does your PC putter along like it's on its last legs? Perhaps it's because you're sitting slow on a 5400 RPM hard drive from ancient times. This is what we would call a bottleneck in performance, and to solve that issue, a solid state drive (SSD) is the way to go. Which one should you get? One option that won't require you to refinance your home is today's top deal for a SanDisk Extreme II 120GB SSD for $87 with free shipping (normally $95 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHP25]). This 2.5-inch drive boasts up to 550MB/s read and 340MB/s write speeds, a SATA 6Gbps interface, and low power consumption.
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Power users needn't worry, the desktop is alive and thriving!
These days you can't flip on the Internet without being bombarded by tablet and smartphone announcements. Hey, we love mobile just as much as the next geek, but we're also stoked when major players take time to shower some love on the desktop, which is what Intel did at the Game Developer Conference (GDC) today. One thing Intel unveiled today is an 8-core Haswell-E CPU.
Poor Larry, his computer is so old, it needs a stamp to send email. He's always the last to join your raids because it takes him half a day just to boot, but he marches crawls on, totally unaware that PC part prices have come down significantly when he first built his rig. End Larry's ignorance and his suffering by directing him to today's top deal for an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera processor for $170 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWB22]). This chip brings 8 cores clocked at 4GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) to the CPU party, along with 8MB of L3 cache and an unlocked multiplier.
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It's going to be an exciting summer for power users. Assuming all goes to plan and that leaked information turns out to be accurate, you can expect Intel to launch its Haswell-E hardware in June, along with its X99 "Wellsburg" chipset. Details of the forthcoming chipset have found their way online ahead of the chipset's release, which among other things will support DDR4 memory.
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.