We have it on bad authority that the next season of Gold Rush will feature the Hoffman's returning home from the jungle to mine cryptocurrencies. It's going to be an exciting season -- you'll see Todd build his first computer, and when he decides to water cool his rig, hilarity ensues. Parts will fail because he'll insist on buying second-hand from shady sources, and who knows how's going to shove an AGP graphics card into a PCI-E slot! Will you mine more Bitcoin and Litecoin and Whatever coin than the Hoffman next season? If that's your goal -- or you just want a fast gaming card -- then check out today's top deal for an Asus DirectCU II OC Radeon R9 290 Video Card for $471 with free shipping (normally $490 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHE99]). You don't need a trommel to mine virtual coins with this card, nor is a steady supply of diesel fuel required.
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"Integrated graphics rock!," said no gamer ever. Hey, Intel and AMD deserve all kinds of props for making today's integrated graphics solutions less crappy than ever, but what gamer is content with settling for "less crappy" graphics? Only the budget-constrained, but you needn't spend $500 onwards to game at 1080p. For example, check out today's top deal for an MSI N660 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Graphics Card for $179 with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHP87]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate and free Daylight game wiith purchase). This Kepler card comes factory overclocked and cooled by MSI's custom Twin Frozr III apparatus, which the company claims lowers temps by 19 degress and reduces noise by 12.9dB compared to reference coolers.
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Poor Larry, his computer is so old, it needs a stamp to send email. He's always the last to join your raids because it takes him half a day just to boot, but he marches crawls on, totally unaware that PC part prices have come down significantly when he first built his rig. End Larry's ignorance and his suffering by directing him to today's top deal for an AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera processor for $170 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWB22]). This chip brings 8 cores clocked at 4GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) to the CPU party, along with 8MB of L3 cache and an unlocked multiplier.
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A certain brand of cereal isn't the only thing that can go snap, crackle, and pop -- so can a cheap power supply. We've seen it happen, and it isn't pretty. You can lessen the chance of that happening by investing in a quality PSU. Such is the topic of today's top deal -- a Corsair HX Series HX650 650W Modular Power Supply for $80 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZT5876]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). This is an 80 Plus Gold certified model with a single +12V rail delivering 54A and two 6+2 pin PCI-E connectors.
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As soon as 4K monitors offer 120Hz refresh rates in price friendly packages, we'll be all over them. In the meantime, you might find that spending significantly less on a Full HD 1080p panel is the way to go, especially if you're rocking a entry-level or mid-range graphics card. If that's the case, have a look at today's top deal for an Asus VX248H Black 24-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor for $175 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPD67]). This is an LED-backlit panel with a Full HD 1080p resolution, fast 1ms gray-to-gray response time, and 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio with dual HDMI ports and a single D-Sub port.
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There's all kind of flash, some good and some bad. Flash Gordon? He gets a thumbs up, as does flash photography. Flashing your bits in public and exploiting Adobe Flash? Those get thumbs down. Flash storage? We definitely dig it, and if you're USB thumb drive is running low on space, you might dig today's top deal for a Toshiba TransMemory 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $16 with free shipping (normally $24 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPF45]. It's a compact drive that offers up to 70MB/s read and up to 10MB/s write speeds and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
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Like it or not, the end is near for Windows XP. Microsoft will yank support for the legacy OS next month, and if you're a last minute holdout, it's nigh time to start thinking about which OS you want to use next. Not feeling Windows 8? If that's the case, you might be interested in today's top deal for Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (OEM) for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPGPF43]. It's not the latest version of Windows, but hey, it has a Start menu.
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If money were no object, we'd all fill our virtual shopping carts with 100-core processors clocked at 60GHz, 10TB of DDR8-99000MHz RAM, 200PB of quantum storage, and 18 graphics cards in super duper SLI, which we'd power using a 10-megawatt PSU that requires a direct connection to the power company. Then reality sets in, not to mention the budget, and we end up building respectable rigs with high bang-for-buck factors. That being the case, take the 10-megawatt PSU out of your shopping cart and check out today's top deal for a Corsair CX500M 500W Modular Power Supply for $45 with free shipping (normally $65; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Though the price is low, the quality is high -- this is an 80 Plus Bronze certified model that's both SLI and Crossfire Ready.
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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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If we woke up today only to find that we'd somehow been transported back 15 years to 1999, we'd be talking about Nvidia's first GeForce-branded graphics card, the GeForce 256 (NV10). In fact, Nvidia marketed the card as having the world's first GPU since it was the first to integrate a geometry transform engine, dynamic lighting engine, 4-pixel rendering pipeline, and DirectX 7 features onto the graphics chip. Returning to the present day, we're still talking about Nvidia's GeForce cards, only today's variants are much more advanced. One of them is also the topic of today's top deal -- an EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Card w/ ACX Cooler for $517 with free shipping (normally $600 - use coupon code: [EMCPHHP24]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate and Free Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag with purchase). This card has 2,304 CUDA cores and 3GB of GDDR5 memory on a 384-bit bus -- stats that would have sounded like gibberish 15 years ago.
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