We know that AMD is getting ready to refresh its graphics card lineup -- a refresh that's long overdue, as far as we're concerned -- though it looks like the first of the upcoming Radeon R9 300 Series won't be a flagship part. At least that won't be the case if, as rumored, XFX launches its Radeon R9 370 Core Edition video card powered by AMD's Trinidad Pro processor next month.
Get cozy, folks, because it will be awhile before 4K gaming becomes a mainstream thing. There's an upside to that. While 4K product makers work out the kinks of this early technology, existing products are going up in quality and coming down in price. Are you content to game at Full HD 1080p? Then to that end, check out today's top deal for a Samsung SD390 Touch of Class 27-inch LED-backlit Monitor for $230 with free shipping (normally $250 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZG64]). This displays boast a high quality PLS panel, narrow bezel, and a crystal neck with tilt adjustment. And unlike a 4K display, you don't need to run multiple GPUs off of a monster PSU for a smooth gaming experience.
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Do you know what's better than 80 Plus Bronze? 80 Plus Silver! And you can probably guess what's better than that -- 80 Plus Gold. But did you know there's another tier? Even better than 80 Plus Gold certification is 80 Plus Platinum, which is what's bestowed upon today's top deal, a Seasonic SS-760XP2 760W Power Supply for $100 with free shipping (normally $155 - use coupon code: [EXLEMC2254]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). As if you needed any more incentive to pick up a name brand, 80 Plus Platinum PSU for a Benny (or less after MIR), this thing is also fully modular. The only other way you're getting a deal this good is when things fall off a truck!
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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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Between owning a tablet, smartphone, desktop PC, laptop, and whatever else, it can be tricky managing your data on so many devices. That's where a good backup solution comes into play, and if you're looking for a portable device to keep all those photos and videos save, then check out today's top deal for a Seagate Backup Plus Slim 1TB USB 3.0 Blue Portable Hard Drive for $60 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCPHWB52]). Seagate's drive and accompanying app works with mobile devices, and with the built-in USB 3.0 port, you can trasfer data quickly.
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Type 1 Bravo case looks to be a formidable option for PC gamers
XFX has introduced its stab at a PC gaming enclosure, naming it the Type 1 Bravo, and it's more than just a pretty face. The mid-tower type enclosure has room for eight 2.5" or 3.5 drives, as well as three 5.25" optical drives and four dual-slot graphics cards. It'll also pack a five-year warranty from XFX and retail for $129.99.
This is going to be a big year for PC gaming. Our sister site PC Gamer compiled a list of "The Best PC Games of 2014," and if browsing through the titles motivates you to upgrade you're gaming rig, you've come to the right place. Gamers and virtual coin miners alike will appreciate today's top deal for an XFX R9290AENFC Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card for $500 with free shipping (normally $530; use coupon code: [EMCWVTJ26]). This is a fast card with 2560 stream processors, 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 512-bit bus, and all the modern day amenities of AMD's 28nm Hawaii architecture.
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It's starting to get a little bit easier to find AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics cards in stock, but before you pounce on one, you may want to hold off and see what XFX is cooking up. The enthusiast brand is supposedly working on a custom cooled Radeon R9 290X that's both quieter and much chillier than AMD's reference design, the latter of which means there's less chance of the card throttling down its clockspeed.
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