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.
There are so many wonderful things you can do with a collection of computer parts. You could make a tech-themed mosaic, practice your juggling act, or play fetch with your dog. All viable options, though certainly there are uses, like plopping them in a computer case and building a brand new system. To get started, check out today's top deal for a Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Case for $45 with free shipping (normally $60 - use coupon code: [EMCPDPG52]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). It has an aggressive design, removable/rotatable HDD cage, and plenty of cooling potential.
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One of the hard parts about getting older is that your memory tends to go. That gallon of milk you we were supposed to pick up at the store? It's still there, along with the eggs. If only our heads were modular, we could shove a stick of RAM into our noggins for an instant smarty-pants upgrade. Maybe someday. In the meantime, we can give our PCs memory upgrades, which will help with everything from gaming to Photoshop. If you're looking to do that, check out today's top deal for a kit of Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 Desktop Memory for $77 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCPEGP34]). This kit sports 9-9-9-24 timings and an aggressive looking heatspreader.
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We get it, saying 'goodbye' is never easy, especially when it's to an old system that's served you so faithfully through the years. Case in point -- your Pentium 4 Northwood build from a decade ago has been quite the trooper (and overclocker), but it's time to move on. Same goes for you Barton folks -- you're not going to play Watch Dogs on that aging system. You can, however, play Watch Dogs (and any other modern title) on a current generation sytem built around today's top deal -- MSI Z97 MPower LGA 1150 Intel Z97 Motherboard for $190 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPEGP92]). It has eight SATA 6Gbps ports, six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports. and several other goodies.
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Broadwell is the next “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” chip release cadence
Around a fortnight back, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich all but ruled out the possibility of the company’s next-generation Broadwell processors shipping in time for the back-to-school season, saying that the first devices built around the 14nm die shrink of Intel’s Haswell microarchitecture were more likely to be available sometime around the holidays. In the meantime, you can look forward to Intel demoing a 2-in-1 device prototype powered by a 5th generation Core processor.
Hey, your mechanical hard disk drive served you well, and for that, it deserves respect. Give it a fist-bump as you pull it out of your system en route to retirement (or as a secondary drive). We know, it's hard to say goodbye, but it's oh-so-easy to say hello to today's top deal for an OCZ Vertex 460 240GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $120 with free shipping (normally $150; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Armed with 19nm MLC NAND flash memory and a Barefoot 3 M10 controller, this drive pushes sequential read and write speeds up to 540MB/s and 525MB/s, respectively. Yeah, it's like that.
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