Suit up, soldier, enemy targets are all around us. You've stockpiled an impressive armory, we see -- is that Haswell? -- and all that's left is a suitable bunker for your parts before we dive into the thick of things. What's that, you don't have one? No problem! Today's top deal is for a Cooler Master Storm Sniper Black mid-tower computer case for $115 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code AFNJ2433; additional $15 mail-in-rebate). One of our finest, the Sniper has 11 drive bays, top level security, and keeps its cool no matter what the situation.
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There's no shame in supporting the underdog, especially when that underdog happens to be AMD. The spunky Sunnyvale firm is the topic of today's top deal for multitasking enthusiasts. Specifically, it's for an AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Eight-Core processor for $145 with free shipping (normally $160, use coupon code: GAMNGWK2). That's right, we said eight cores! It also has 8MB of L3 cache.
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Mechanical planks are usually super pricey compared to their lowly membrane counterparts which is why Thermaltake has released its Poseidon gaming keyboard geared for budget-minded mechanical keyboard buyers.
There's no shame in using your motherboard's onboard audio these days, but there's no glory, either. If you already splurged on a high-end speaker set or pair of headphones, why not go the distance with a discrete audio solution? If that's the path you're headed, check out today's top deal for a Creative Sound Blaster Z 5.1 Channel 24-bit PCI Express Sound Card for $90 with free shipping (normally $120). It offers 116dB SNR, a Beamforming microphone, quad-core Sound Core3D audio processor, and other audio goodies.
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If Tom & Jerry taught us anything, it's that a fast and intelligent mouse usually means the difference between winning and losing. That's a lesson that shouldn't be lost on PC gamers, and if you need a new mouse, take a look at today's top deal for a Tt eSports Theron Black Wired rodent for gamers for $45 with free shipping (normally $70 - use coupon code 0730BTS14). It has a 5600 dpi sensor, on-the-fly senstivity adjustments, saved profiles, and more.
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Every power user knows he should be regularly backing up his data, but not everyone does it. Unfortunately, you never really appreciate a solid backup solution until you desperately need one, but rather than wait for something to go wrong, prepare yourself in advance. We'd like to help by offering up our top deal for a WD My Book 2GB Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $90 with free shippping (normally $150 - use coupon code EMCXPVX63). It's affordable, fast, and comes with automatic backup software!
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Just as you can configure and build your PC from scratch, cooling enthusiasts can also piece together a custom liquid cooling solution, provided they have the requisite cash and experience. For everyone else, self-contained liquid cooling systems are the next best thing, offering similar benefits but for less money and far less risk. Enter Thermaltake, one of the more active players in the LCS market, which just announced a trio of new cooling products.
We build a machine that’s red and black to hopefully beat our benchmarks black and blue
The Mission Variety is the spice of the Lab, so this month we decided to eschew our traditional builds and go with one you don’t see every day—an all-AMD computer, built with (most of) the best parts we could get our hands on. We’re sure some of you will question the purpose of this build, so our pre-emptive answer is we built it because we could, and we were curious to see how a balls-out AMD build would benchmark, as we haven’t seen over-the-top AMD rig since The Matrix: Revolutions let us down. Plus, everyone is always ragging on us for ignoring AMD, so here you go AMD enthusiasts—an entire PC built just for you.
Note: This article was originally featured in the January 2013 issue of the magazine.