Liquid cooling isn't for everyone. Self-contained kits have certainly made liquid cooling accessible to a new audience, but if the idea of running water through your system still gives you the willies, or if you just don't want to pay the premium attached to such cooling solutions, you're in luck. Air cooling is still vogue, and affordable! Just check out today's top deal for a Zalman CNPS10X Optima 120mm Fluid Shield Bearing Shark's Fin Blade CPU Cooler for $30 with free shipping (normally $35; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has aluminum fins, copper heatpipes, and compatibility with a wide range of sockets.
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Several generations from now, computer gamers will look back and giggle at how we once thought gaming on a graphics card with 1,536 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory a 256-bit bus was acceptable. While, snooty gamers from the future, we bite our thumbs at your general direction! Here in the present, those specs represent a capable card, one that's the topic of today's top deal -- an Asus GeForce GTX 770 for $310 with free shipping (normally $340 - use coupon code: [EMCPDPD27]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). Making a great card even better, Asus swapped the reference cooler for its DireCU II cooling solution for 20 percent lower temps and 2X quieter operation. Snazzy!
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The Nook is getting a makeover courtesy of Samsung
Talk of tablets rarely falls on the Nook, which fair or not has been largely overshadowed by competing slates. Looking to change that, Barnes and Noble has teamed up with Samsung to develop co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets featuring B&N's digital reading experience. The new device will mesh Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 hardware with customized Nook software.
Look, we're in agreement that your dad looks dapper in a nice tie. And with Father's Day peeking around the corner, you might be tempted to get him a nice tie. Again. What we're saying is, it's time to shop a new gift. Looking for ideas? Check out today's top deal for a Western Digital WD Black 2TB 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive for $140 with free shipping (normally $160 - use coupon code: [DAD6442]). This drive sports a 7200 RPM spindle speed, Dual Actuator technology, NoTouch Ramp Load technology, and a bunch of other fancy sounding technologies! Dads love that sort of thing.
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For those who are health-conscious, Samsung is developing a new health monitoring device called Simband, an open reference sensor module. Working with the University of California, San Francisco (USCF) and IMEC, Simband will be capable of gathering vital diagnostic information.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft is advising against using a registry hack that would allow Windows XP users to continue receiving security updates. Instead, Redmond advises upgrading to a newer OS. If you're finally ready to make the jump, check out today's top deal for Windows 8.1 64-bit OEM for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPEHC23]).
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When it comes to dynamic duos, several come to mind, such as Batman and Robin, peanut butter and jelly, Coke and rum, and SSDs and HDDs. Wait, what? Don't dismiss the latter -- a capacious HDD is still an inexpensive way to store a ton of data, freeing up the SSD for OS and game loading chores. If you're in need of one, check out today's top deal for a Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200 RPM HDD for $80 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCPEWE23]). It has 64MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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Between Steam and GOG and Humble Bundle, you could stack your pile of games from here to the moon and back several times over if they still shipped in VHS-sized boxes like they used to back in the day. "I'll play them when I get a new GPU," you keep promising yourself, not wanting to waste your first impression of a title using integrated graphics. Ready to get gaming? Then check out today's top deal for an EVGA GeForce GTX 770 FTW Graphics Card w/ ACX Cooler for $380 with free shipping (normally $430 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZG325]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is a fast card with a custom cooling solution that performs better and runs quieter than stock. And for a limited time, you can score Watch Dogs for free with purchase.
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You're not alone. We also know what it feels like to be picked on, bullied, made fun of, and teased relentlessly. People can be cruel when they see you pull a USB 2.0 flash drive from your pocket. "Hey, the 1990s called, they want their thumb drive back!," they'd say. It doesn't have to be that way. We're here to tell you that yes, the grass is greener on the other side, and once you upgrade to a USB 3.0 flash drive, it's a brand new world out there. For less that what you'd probably spend on a typical visit to Star Bucks is today's top deal -- a Toshiba TransMemory 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $9 with free shipping (normally $13 - use coupon code: [EXLEMC2288]). It's sleekp, compact, and includes downloadable security software for password protection.
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What's 21.5 inches, sports a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, and is built by Samsung? If you guessed a smartphone (or phablet), you're wrong, but probably not for long with the pace Samsung has been increasing mobile phone display sizes. However, the answer is featured in today's top deal -- Samsung SD300 Series S22D300HY 21.5-inch LED Backlit LCD Monitor for $120 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZG266]). This glossy display has both D-Sub and HDMI inputs, a 5ms response time, and 600:1 DCR Mega Infinity contrast ratio.
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