Networking woes have you down? Maybe it's time for an upgrade. There are tangible benefits to owning an 802.11ac router -- increased speed is obviously one of them, but depending on the model, beamforming technology can result in a more reliable connection at longer distances. We like what Asus has done in the AC space and use the company's RT-AC66U as our new baseline. One of our few complaints is that the USB port is only USB 2.0, but there's a newer model available that upgrades it to a USB 3.0 port. It's also the topic of today's top deal -- an Asus RT-AC68U Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router for $220 with free shipping (normally $250; Free Motorola SB6121 cable modem with promo code: [EMCPHHW52]). That's a killer combo that will allow you to ditch your ISP's modem rental fee!
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Sometime in the future, Blu-ray will join the likes of HD-DVD, LaserDisc, Betamax, VHS, and other defunct formats, but that time hasn't come yet. For now, Blu-ray is still very much relevant, and is also the topic of today's top deal, which is for an LG Black 14X BD-R BDXL Blu-ray Burner for $55 with free shipping (normally $68; additional $5 mail-in-rebate). LG's burner supports BDXL (128GB) discs, along with offering 3D Blu-ray playback and M-Disc support.
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It's everyone's dream to one day climb inside a mech and pound your opponents into a hunk of scrap metal, right? If you agree, you're going to dig today's top deal -- it's for Titanfall for PC (Pre-Order) for $60 (Free Newegg $10 Gift Card with purchase). Titanfall is scheduled to release on March 11, 2014 in the U.S., at which point you'll be able to climb inside a Titan to kick some metal butt, or run around on foot as an agile player-pilot.
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Does ARMA 3 bring your system to its knees? What about Cryss, Tomb Raider, or any of the other titles featured in our list of the most demanding games? That's the great thing about PCs -- you can upgrade whenever the need arises. When it comes to gaming, the GPU is the most important component. That said, check out today's top deal for an Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Graphics Card for $489 with free shipping (normally $520 -- use coupon code: [EMCPHPC88]; Free Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with purchase). This card is equipped with Asus's DirectCU II cooler with a rather large 10mm heatpipe instead of a conventional 8mm heatpipe. It also has a backplate and high end components for stability.
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Find yourself feeling inspired by all the Steam Machine announcements to roll your own dedicated box? You won't lack for options, that's for sure. If you've been considering a micro ATX motherboard as your foundation, there's no need to invest in a full tower chassis. One alternative is featured as today's top deal -- a Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Micro ATX Case for $100 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCPWGP34]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This mid-tower chassis has two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel, two external 5.25-inch drive bays, two internal 3.5-inch drive bays, and mounts for up to five cooling fans (two included).
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Time is running out for Windows XP users, support for which is scheduled to expire in April. It's been a good, long ride, but now is the time to seriously think about and OS upgrade. You have options, including today's top deal for Windows 8.1 64-bit (OEM) for $80 with free shipping (normally $90 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWHF46]). Windows 8.1 improves upon Windows 8 with a boot-to-desktop option, resizable tiles, and lots of other tweaks.
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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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As it turns out, today's systems need more than 640KB. Much more. We can all agree on that (as would Bill Gates, who adamantly claims he never said otherwise), though the exact amount depends on what you use your system for. A good sweet spot for a modern system is 8GB, which meshes well with today's top deal for a kit of G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2x44GB) DDR3-1333 Desktop Memory for $64 with free shipping (normally $75 -- use coupon code: [EMCXWXN37]). This dual-channel kit runs tight at 9-9-9-24-2N and features stylish heatspreaders.
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Forget about the so-called reality show on television , the real storage wars are the ones each and every participate in as we run out of space on your hard drive. Installing a new game means deleting an old one, and if you come home from vacation with a boatload of RAW image files, good lucking finding enough room on your HDD. One solution is to shuttle everything to the cloud, though we prefer to use that as a backkup and not a primary storage solution. Another solution is to buy a massive hard drive and be done with it. If that sounds like a plan, then check out today's top deal for a Western Digital Black Series 4TB Hard Drive for $240 with free shipping (normally $280; use coupon code: [EMCWVVX23]). In addition to oodles of storage, it also has a generous 64MB cache buffer and a 7200 RPM spindle speed, and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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LG on Wednesday announced plans to show off what it claims is the first ever "Chromebase," otherwise known as an all-in-one (AIO) PC powered by Google's Chrome operating system, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month. The LG Chromebase (model 22CV241) will sport a 21.5-inch widescreen with a Full HD 1080 (1920x1080) IPS display and a "raft of advanced features" all wrapped in a space saving design.