Go ahead and pour an ounce on the ground for our fallen comrade, HD-DVD. When you're finished, turn your attention to the victor, Blu-ray, which hasn't always been affordable. Even today Blu-ray hardware can tend to be expensive, though not always. If you're looking to hop on the Blu-ray bandwagon for streaming completely takes over, then check out today's top deal for a Pioneer 16X BD-R Blu-ray Burner for $55 with free shipping (normally $65 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWP39]). This drive sports speeds of 16X BD-R, 2X BD-RE, 16X DVD+R, 12X BD-ROM, and 16X DVD-ROM, along with 4MB of cache and 3D support.
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PowerColor's next Devil 13 graphics card may require four 8-pin PCI-E power connectors
You might have expected hell would freeze over before you'd ever see a graphics card with the audacity to demand four -- yes FOUR! -- 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. You'd also be wrong. Maybe, anyway -- if leaked photos posted to a Chinese language web forum turn out to be legitimate, then PowerColor's upcoming Devil 13 Radeon R9 295X2 dual-GPU graphics card will have a hellish thirst for electricity.
A potential candidate for a home brewed Steam Machine
It appears Powercolor is getting ready to launch a passively cooled version of AMD's Radeon R9 270 graphics card. Powercolor has yet to formally introduce what it's calling the R9 270 SCS3 edition, but if you look around the web, you'll discover some overseas retailers listing the SKU, including one that managed to get its hands on a press photo of the upcoming card.
The DRAM market is a pretty volatile so you might as get while the getting is good. Take for instance today's top deal for a kit of G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 Desktop Memory for $149 with free shipping (normally $165 -- use coupon code: [EMCPWWC46]). It's a fast frequency kit with tight timings (9-10-9-28) and plenty of capacity to handle a high-end system. If you're really heavy into content creation and/or other tasks that consume RAM like a pack of cats at a catnip buffet, pick up two kits for a total of 32GB!
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Less than a week after teasing a shot of a liquid cooled AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card on its Facebook page, Powercolor has gone and introduced a retail version to market. The Powercolor LCS R9 290X uses an EK water block, the same as identified in the Facebook photo, and comes factory overclocked to 1060MHz for the core, up 60MHz over AMD's reference blueprint.
Getting wet and wild with AMD's rare Radeon R9 290X
Riddle us this: What's even harder to find than an AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card? The answer is a liquid cooled version, which doesn't yet exist in retail (to the best of our knowledge). Even if it did, it would probably be as hard to find as every other Radeon R9 290X part, as Litecoin miners have been hording these (and other Radeon) GPUs in hopes of cashing in on the virtual currency craze.
Dirty online cheaters can ruin your night when you only have a limited amount of time to game, but did you really need to punch your monitor in a fit of rage? In the worlds of Ron Burgundy, "Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean that really got out of hand fast!" Oh well, what's done is done. Turning a negative into a positive is today's top deal for an Acer S275HL bmii Black 27-inch LED Monitor for $190 with free shipping (normally $400 - use coupon code: [BFLGJLMNQT75]). It has an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, 100,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 2 x HDMI and 1 x D-Sub connectivity, and built-in speakers when you're in a pinch for audio.
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Hopefully you've been taking advantage of all the deals out there during this holiday weekend. Now the question is, where do you put all those new parts? Well, one of your options is today's top deal for a Rosewill Blackhawk Ultra Gaming Super Tower Case for $160 (normally $220; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). This spacious chassis has 10 expansion slots, 8 cooling fans, and room for a second PSU.
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Powercolor today announced that it's given its first R9 Series graphics card the PCS+ treatment, which consists of using in-house materials and a custom cooling design for added performance and stability. The lucky candidate is the Powercolor PCS+ R9 270X. It has 2GB of GDDR5 memory just like the reference design, though Powercolor goosed the GPU to 1060MHz base and up to 1100MHz boost.
With all the good deals that have been handed down over the last several weeks and months, hopefully it's allowed you to score some sweet upgrades, or maybe even build a whole new system. Now all that's left is to feed those parts reliable power. Today's top deal will certainly do that without decimating your bank account. It's for a SeaSonic Platinum SS-860Xp2 860W Modular Power Supply for $150 with free shipping (normally $190 - use coupon code 1105GAMES17; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). That's a nice discount for an 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU from a name-brand vendor
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