Don't sweat the small stuff, like building a PC only to find out you've forgotten to buy a motherboard. If you actually assembled a motherboard-less system, props to you, that takes talent. Unfortunately, you won't get very far with out. To fix that problem, check out today's top deal for an MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard for $115 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCPFWE27]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has a Killer E2200 Gaming LAN, support for up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, six SATA 6Gbps ports, and lots more.
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It only took a mass of bull horns and the collective cries of power users far and wide, but dare we say that Microsoft finally got the message? It sure seems that way -- Windows 8.1 is improving on the Desktop side and is about to get a major update that will make things better than ever, the timing of which will come just as support for Windows XP comes to a screeching halt. Coincidence? We think not. Regardless, if you find the upcoming intriguing, then check out today's top deal for Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit for $125 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCPFPG22]).
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Titanfall. Thief. The Crew. Mad Max. We could go own naming titles that have either come out this year or are scheduled to release in 2014, or you can just click over to "The 20 Most Anticipated PC Games of 2014" and scroll through at your leisure. Either way, this isn't the year to be caught with integrated graphics. PC gaming is alive and thriving, and if it's been a long time since you've upgraded your graphics card, now would be a good time to start looking. You can start by checking out today's top deal for an MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming Video Card for $180 with free shipping. This card features MSI's Twin Frozr IV cooling solution, Military Class components, and an invisible unicorn (while supplies last). That's right, each purchase comes with an invisible unicorn that you can't see, hear, smell, taste, or feel. But it's there, watching and rooting you on (silently) as you game into the wee hours of the morning.
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The world's first hard drive was a massive unit released by IBM in 1956. Called the IBM 350 Disk Storage, it came with the IBM 350 RAMAC system. The 350 measured 60 inches (L) by 68 inches (H) by 29 inches (D) and had 50 magnetic disks containing 50,000 sectors. It had a small air compressor, electronic and pneumatic controls, and 5MB of storage capacity. Compare that to today's top deal for a Western Digital RE 4TB 3.5-inch Enterprise Internal Hard Drive for $310 with free shipping (normally $335 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHE27]). It's devoid of an air compressor, but it does have 64MB of cache, a SATA 6Gbps interface, a 7200 RPM spindle speed, and multi-axis shock sensor, to name some of the highlights.
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Come April 8th, planes will fall out of the sky, street lights will quit working, and it's going to be complete anarchy in the streets! Wait, that was Y2K, and none of that stuff actually happened. Okay, so come April 8th, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP, and depending on who you talk to, it will either be no big deal or a major security crisis. Either way, there are newer, more securer OSes available. Don't want to jump all the way to Windows 8? That's fine and dandy -- today's top deal is for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (OEM) for $80 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZT58783]). With Windows 7, you can watch the April 8 deadline come and go with a hearty yawn.
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It's only been around 71 million years since velociraptors roamed the planet, or so scientists once thought. In 2003, a new breed of "VelociRaptor" was discovered. It's a genus of Western Digital and it's been evolving over the past decade. Today's VelociRaptors don't feast on flesh and instead chew through whatever digital bits you're willing to feed it. There are several in need of a loving home, so today's top deal is for a Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB Internal Hard Drive (Bare) for $180 with free shipping (normally $220 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWG27]). This particularly breed boasts 64MB of cache, SATA 6Gbps interface, and of course a 10,000 RPM spindle speed.
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If you're the type that likes to make a scene, one way you can do that is by heading over to the computer lab or your local library and wait for someone to whip out a USB thumb drive. That's when you say, "Oh, what's that you have there? That must hold what, 32GB? How cute!," That's when you pull out your USB hard drive and slam it on the table. Not too hard, mind you. In fact, just place it down gently and yell out, "Bam!" Sound like fun? Then check out today's top deal for a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 1TB 2.5-inch Portable Hard Drive for $60 with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPD27]). Granted, it won't slip into your pocket as neatly as a flash drive, but it does boast USB 3.0 connectivity, plug-and-play operation, and lots of storage space.
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Underneath Origin PC's custom heat spreaders are HyperX modules
Boutique system builder Origin PC has teamed up with Kingston Technology to deliver a line of its own brand memory modules offered in the company's Genesis, Millennium, and Chronos desktops. Though the DDR3 memory kits bear Origin PC's name on the low profile black heat spreaders, they're essentially rebadged Kingston HyperX modules, only they've been factory tested and approved by both Kingston and Origin PC engineers.
Kingston is introducing a brand new line of super-quick SD cards that will transfer your data in the blink of an eye. The new lineup includes models with part numbers SDA3 and range from 16 GB to 64 GB. Denoted by red stickers, these new SD cards match the SD Association's latest specification of UHS-I U3, and can read and write at 90 MB/s and 80 MB/s.
What's that you say, you're not building a $16,000 Dream Machine or a rig that rivals the Large Pixel Collider with four GeForce Titan graphics cards stuffed inside? Fair enough, we can't blame you for going the sensible route when nagging little things like a mortage and sending the kids to college eat away at the budget. And if you're not building a monster-sized system, then you probably don't need to overspend on a PSU with enough wattage to light up the state of Texas. Still with us? Then check out today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX750 750W Power Supply for $105 with free shipping (normally $170 - use coupon code [EMCWWWL23]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). That might still be more PSU than you need, but for the price, it's hard to beat the feature-set consisting of modular cables, 80 Plus Gold certification, and Haswell support.
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