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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As Intel's Haswell refresh looms, Asus and other mobo players look to other areas to boost profits
Intel is getting ready to refresh its Haswell platform, and when that happens, it should spark some sales in the motherboard industry. Motherboard makers should also get a boost from XP users looking to upgrade their ancient boxes. Despite these market drivers, however, word on the web is that Asus and other motherboard players have begun pushing their other products much more aggressively in hopes of pulling in a bigger profit.
Imagine what you could do if you owned all the RAM in the world! You could tie them together and build a raft, build them up into stacks for a makeshift version of Jenga. The possibilities are almost endless. One thing at a time, however. Your path to owning every single memory kit on the planet starts with today's top deal for a set of G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-2400 RAM for $152 with free shipping (normally $190 - use coupon code: [NEPAXEAST7). As an alternative use to the suggestions above, you could pop these sticks into your PC. Too tall? The fins are removable!
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Back in December, a little over a year after Linux creator Linus Torvalds famously lamented the lack of laptops with “reasonable resolution” displays, Taiwanese PC vendor MSI launched the industry’s first 3K gaming laptops in the form of the GT60 2OD-261US and 2OKWS-278US. Now, the company is all set to add another 3K notebook to its lineup. Maximum PC’s Jimmy Thang got up close and personal with the upcoming GS60 Ghost Pro gaming notebook at PAX East.
This board is prepped and primed to break world records
MSI is throwing extreme overclockers a mighty big bone in the form of a motherboard. The company's upcoming Z97 XPower AC mobo will feature a "Delid Die Guard" that's measured to specification and designed to protect the CPU core on processors that no longer have an integrated heat spreader (IHS). In case you're unfamiliar, the IHS is that giant metal slab that covers the top of your processor. It's there to pull heat off of the CPU core, which is then transferred to a heatsink with a bit of thermal goo in between to fill in the microscopic nooks and crannies.
Roughly 400 million years ago, we used to have these things called photo albums. They looked like oversized books, but instead of pages of text, we'd store physical photos inside. We've heard rumors that some of today's older generation still use these archaic means of storing pictures, though by and large, the modern day of doing things is to snap a ton of digital pictures, transfer them to your hard drive, and promise yourself you'll edit them someday. That day never comes, of course, and eventually you run out of space. What then? That's where today's top deal can come in handy -- it's for a Seagate Expansion 4TB 3.5-inch Desktop External Hard Drive for $130 with free shipping (normally $150 - use coupon code: [EMCPFPB54]). This drive offers fast tranfers via USB 3.0 and drag and drop operation.
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One way to save money a new PC build is to skimp on the power supply and pick up a cheaply made unit. After you do that, be sure and punch yourself in the crotch -- after all, one bad decision deserves another. The alternate route is to pick up a well made PSU from a name brand company that actually cares about maintaining its reputation. You don't have to spend a fortune to go that route, either. We can prove it -- just check out today's top deal for a Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W Modular Power Supply for $85 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: 9EMCPFPG44]; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). That's pretty much a steal, though Newegg ensures us it won't alert the authorities. What they will do is send out a PSU with 80 Plus Bronze certification and a beefy single +12V rail.
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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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MSI just took a steamroller to its gaming laptop division and the result is a new series of notebooks that pack a punch in a small frame. In fact, we'd forgive MSI if it decided to call its new laptops the Bruce Lee line, though instead it with "GS Series," which consists of a pair of 15.6-inch GS60 Ghost laptops and a 17.3-inch GS70 Stealth notebook, all equipped with gaming hardware and each one less than an inch thick.