We some drool worthy technology on display at CES, including a monster quad-SLI setup powering three 4K monitors for a delicious 12K gaming experience. While nice to look at, just thinking about replicating such a setup can put a wallet in hiding. It's a good thing 1080p gaming is still in vogue, which brings us to today's top deal -- MSI N660 TF 2GB5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card for $185 with free shipping (normally $210; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This card has 2GB of GDDR5 memory, 960 CUDA cores, solid capacitors, and a custom cooler. Also be sure to add the "Nvidia Gift - Assassin Cree 4" to your cart under the Special Offers heading.
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The big news in processors today is the official launch of AMD's Kaveri APUs with Radeon R7 graphics, but if you'd rather wait to see what Intel has up its sleeve, you'll have to get cozy for a few months. Word on the web is that Intel is preparing to refresh its Haswell processor line with nearly two dozen new CPUs sometime in the second quarter of 2014, likely starting in May.
There's always a buzz in air around CES, and unless you're not human, you can't help but excited about all the new product announcements and technology reveals. Has all the CES coverage inspired you to build a new system? If you need a place to start, look at today's top deal for an Intel Core i7 4770 Haswell Processor for $295 with free shipping (normally $310 -- use coupon code: [EMCXWXN26]). This potent 22nm part races along at 3.4GHz and has 8MB of L3 cache.
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One of Intel's bigger announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is a physically small and ultra power-efficient development platform that resembles an SD card. It's called Edison and it's designed to work with just about any device, from computers and phones to things like chairs, coffee makers, and whatever developers can conceive. In the short term, however, expect to see Edison become a player in the wearable computing market.
Let's not sugarcoat things, the McAfee brand isn't one that's well respected among enthusiasts, and it surely didn't help matters that its founder, John McAfee, had quite the adventure the past couple of years, one which started with him being wanted for questioning in a murder investigation in Belize to Mr. McAfee saying he played the "crazy card" in Guatemala to escape capture as part of a conspiracy by the Belize government. Suffice to say, we're not the least bit surprised Intel has decided to phase out the McAfee brand, we just wonder why it took so long.
C'mon, you know you want to. Why deprive yourself? We can see it in your eyes, you want it bad! We're of course talking about wanting to build a new PC, and we wholeheartedly support that decision. To get started, consider today's top deal for a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Arctic White Mid Tower Gaming Case for $100 with free shipping (normally $140; use coupon code: [EMCWVTJ45]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Amenities include USB 3.0, 2.5-inch drive support, and a multi-channel fan controller.
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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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Marshmallow cannon shoots 16-year-old prodigy straight into an internship at Intel
Most 16-year-olds probably spent their holiday vacation playing video games, hanging out with friends, cruising the mall, and doing whatever it is that teenagers do in their free time these days. Joey Hudy did something different. Hudy, who made headlines for wowing President Barack Obama with his marshmallow cannon in February 2012, attended Intel's New Hire Orientation (NEO), officially making him the Santa Clara chip maker's youngest person ever hired through the company's Corporate Internship Program.
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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Intel doesn't yet offer an 8-core processor for consumer desktop applications, but by the end of the year, that's going to change. The world's largest semiconductor company, despite being motivated to aggressively compete in the mobile market, is said to be readying the launch of 8-core Haswell-E chips in third quarter of 2014. If you're hoping to pick one as you send your Ivy Bridge-E setup into retirement, you'll want to start saving up now.