It's the year 2500 and, despite several near misses with asteroids and potentially apocalyptic plagues, mankind has survived. So have PCs, though analysts are still predicting their demise. In a museum situated downtown, a group of kids stare in wonder at 2000-era electronics. They giggle at how big everything is, particularly mini ITX motherboards, which they're told used to power what previous generations considered small form factor machines. Now travel back in time to 2014 and thumb your nose at the little brats who laughed at today's technology. The joke is on them, because we lied about near misses -- life on Earth ends after an asteroid the size of Texas barrels into our planet in the year 2317, you can mark your calendars. But we digress. That mini ITX board on display had it not been for that asteroid? It's the topic of today's top deal -- a Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Motherboard for $106 with free shipping (normally $118 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPE44]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It's built around Intel's H97 chipset, has built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi support, boasts half a dozen SATA 6Gbps ports, and measures a mere 6.7 inches by 6.7 inches.
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When you're finished building your PC, you can raise your screwdriver and proclaim, "By the power of Grayskull, I have the power!" It will feel good, but if you forgot to purchase a power supply, it doesn't matter what you shout, your system isn't turning on. Hey, it could be worse -- you could have purchased a generic PSU and found out the hard way why it's a good idea to invest in a quality, name-brand PSU with a good reputation. Speaking of which, check out today's top deal for a Corsair HX Series HX850 850W Power Supply for $120 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPAPF37]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is an 80 Plus Gold certified PSU with modular cables and plenty of amperage (70A) available through the single +12V rail.
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Gold seems to be the 'in' thing among mobile devices these days, so why not extend the color option over to laptops? That must have been what MSI was thinking when it conceived limited edition versions of its GS60 Ghost Pro 3K and GS60 Ghost gaming notebooks. Each one packs high end hardware inside a "luxurious golden chassis" measuring 15.35 inches by 10.47 inches by 0.78 inches and weighing 4.36 pounds.
What happens when you combine the DNA of a workstation with the form factor of an Ultrabook? You end up with MSI's WS60, supposedly the thinnest and lightest mobile workstation the world has ever seen. The WS60 sports a 15.6-inch display with either an Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) or WQHD+ 3K (2880x1620) resolution in a chassis that measures 15.35 inches (W) x 10.47 inches (D) x 0.78 inches (H) and weighs 4.36 pounds.
MSI is offering two flavors of its midrange Radeon R9 270 GPU, formerly known as the Radeon HD 7870 GHz edition. There is a standard model and one with an “X” after its name. The difference between the two is the X model has slightly higher core and boost clocks, but otherwise the two cards are the same and are both based on AMD’s Pitcairn GCN core, which is a 28nm part that debuted in 2013.
MSI Product Manager Clifford Chun and Associate Marketing Manager Vincent Chen join the podcast
We’ve heard your cries to bring on more industry experts and so we got some special guests from MSI’s notebook division to talk about the current state and future of gaming laptops. Inepisode #228 of the No BS Podcast, the crew is joined by MSI Associate Marketing Manager Vincent Chen and Product Manager Clifford Chun. In the podcast, the two show off some new fancy notebooks for us and discuss numerous topics that include 3K/4K panels on notebooks, why we aren't seeing touch on gaming laptops, laptop modularity, and much more. And because we love you, we even managed to toss them a few of your reader questions as well!
Looking to replace your desktop system with a laptop but weary of the performance you might be giving up? If so, then you owe it to yourself to check out MSI's new GT72 Dominator Pro laptop line. Available in two SKUs, the Dominator Pro is a 17.3-inch laptop that wields an Intel Core i7 4710HQ processor (2.5GHz to 3.4GHz), Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M graphics, and gobs of RAM.
Rome wasn't built in a day, but you can build a in PC well within that time and play Total War: Rome or Rome II on your new component empire. It all starts with a solid foundation, and if you're looking for one, check out today's top deal for an MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Motherboard for $125 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE34]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This socket LGA 1150 board offers native support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps, and can run multiple graphics cards.
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Is your smartphone nearly as big as your computer monitor these days? Give it a couple of years and you might not be able to tell one of the other. That is, unless you upgrade your monitor. One option to consider is today's top deal for an Asus VE278Q 27-inch Full HD LED Monitor for $200 with free shipping (normally $240 - use coupon code: [EMCPCPW29]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has a fast 2ms response time, 10,000,000:1 ASCR (Asus Smart Contrast Ratio), 300 cd/m2 brightness, built-in speakers, and robust input options (DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, and DVI). Should something go wrong within its 3-year warranty period, Asus will cover shipping both ways as part of its Rapid Replacement program.
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