Along with Haswell-E comes Intel's X99 chipset and DDR4 memory
Supposing the latest rumor regarding Intel's Haswell-E processor family comes true, you'll have all summer to save up to build a system around a next-generation platform. A leaked document points to September 14, 2014 as the day Intel plans to launch Haswell-E to retail, which could coincide with an announcement at Intel's upcoming IDF 14 in San Francisco -- this year's IDF runs September 9-11.
If Razer gets its way, modular PCs will be the way of the future. We'll admit, we're intrigued, but who knows if or when modular computers will rule the day? In the here and now, we still use traditional cases for our PC parts, and if you're need of a new one, then check out today's top deal. It's for an Antec Nine Hundred Mid Tower for $70 with free shipping (normally $95 - use coupon code: [EMCPDHP28]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Not only is it affordable, this version has been upgraded with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 support.
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You'd have a better chance at finding Big Foot than a reliable, name-brand power supply rated at 850W with modular cables, 80 Plus Bronze certification, and a 5-year warranty for under a Benny. Unless, of course, you've stumbled here. Today's top deal is a beastly one -- Antec 850W Modular Power Supply for a penny shy of $100 (normally $125 - use coupon code: [618CMPTS22]; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). After rebate, this becomes a $70 PSU!
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We love chips. All kinds of chips. They can be kettle cooked or baked, plain or sea salt with cracked pepper, or whatever. One of our favorite types of chips, however, isn't edible. It's Intel's Haswell-flavored chips. While we're not willing to eat one, we're more than happy to feed one to a new PC build. If you are too, then check out today's top deal for an Intel Core i5 4440 Haswell CPU for $180 with free shipping (normally $195 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWC25]).
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A sudden spike in business PC sales prompts Intel to adjust its outlook
Perhaps the death of Windows XP is having a greater impact on PC sales than analysts thought it would. Or maybe there's another reason why demand for business-class PCs is on the rise. Whatever the cause, stronger than expected demand for business PCs prompted Intel to raise its second quarter revenue forecast to $13.7 billion, plus or minus $300 million, compared to its previous forecast of $13.0 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
Want to know what we like most about generic, no-name power supplies? Nothing. Like a crazy ex-lover, generic PSUs are prone to self destruct when you least expect it and for no apparent reason. Don't do that to yourself. If you're in the market for a new power supply, have a look at today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX750 750W Power Supply for $90 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWP24]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is an 80 Plus Gold certified model with modular cabling and a generous 7-year warranty.
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Xi3 may have found a willing partner in the SFF space
There was quite a bit of mystery and intrigue surrounding Xi3 Corporation's Piston PC at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) two years ago, not to mention confusion over whether or not it would become Valve's rumored (at the time) Steam Box. It wasn't mean to be -- Valve has since launched a Steam Machine initiative, but Xi3 hasn't given up on SFF systems. Instead, Xi3 has partnered with Intel to build and sell next-generation "Micro-Mini PCs," which will include Intel's NUC line, the company announced today.
When the speed limit says 65MPH, you go 70MPH. Would you like that order supersized? You better believe it. And when you go shopping for a new TV, you skip over the 55-inch models and jump straight into the "Holy cow, that's ginormous!" section of the store. Because of those reasons, we won't waste your time showing off a mid-tower or small form factor chassis. Instead, today's top deal features a CM Storm Stryker Full Tower White Gaming Case for $140 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [72HRCMP84]). Put on your big boy (or girl) pants because this a big case for big builds. It's also a thoughtful one -- there's a handle on top to make it easier to transport.
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AMD regains a graphics guru that it once lost to Intel
Technology is a sometimes fickle industry, especially when you're dealing with top level talent, of which there's a limited number to go around. One of those talents is Richard Huddy, a graphics expert who's been in and around the block a time or a dozen. Having left AMD in 2011 to work for Intel, AMD is putting the word out that Richard Huddy is returning, this time as a senior adviser to key technology executives.
Affordable 4K Ultra HD monitors might be around the corner
We have to give credit to monitor, TV display, and panel makers for pushing out next-generation technology despite the relative lack of content compared to Full HD 1080p. In years past, hardware and software and/or content makers would sometime get caught in a standstill waiting for one side to justify the other. Not so with 4K displays, of which there are already several to choose from. And while we wait on more content to appear, an Intel executive is predicting that 4K monitors will drop below $400 by the end of the year.