If you're new to the DIY PC scene, congratulations, you got to skip right over the era of expensive parts. Need an example? In 2006, the going rate for 1GB kit (2x512MB) of performance DDR2-1066 RAM was around $250. Egads, right? This hobby is much more accessible now, as evidenced by today's top deal for an 8GB kit (2x4GB) of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 for $50 with free shipping (normally $75). At that rate, you might as well pick up two kits. These modules come timed at 9-9-9-24 and sport custom heatspreaders.
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Now that you've finally retired that Yugo that made funny noises and wouldn't go past third gear, it's time to look at other ways of speeding up your daily routine. Next on the list? Tear out that mechanical hard drive that's making a clicking sound and give it the Old Yeller treatment (back up whatever data you can). Of course, you'll need to replace it with something, and that something could be today's top deal for a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SATA III SSD for $138 with free shipping (normally $165). This is a blazing fast drive rated for up to 560MB/s read and up to 525MB/s write performance, along with up to 90,000 IOPS of 4k random write performance. It also comes with a 2.5-inch to 3.5-inch adapter, in case you need it.
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What the flip? We're as baffled as you are as to how Lenovo can cram two GPUs into a gaming laptop that's a mere 1.4 inches at its thinnest point, surround it Haswell and other high end goodies, and then keep th price tag around a grand. Incredible? Sure, and also the topic of today's top deal, which is for a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p notebook for $1,050 with free shipping (normally $1,150). This 15.6-inch (1920x1080) system comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 4700MQ processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and dual Nvidia GeForce GT 750M GPUs in SLI.
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Now that AMD unveiled a new Never Settle games bundle, you may be thinking to yourself, "Self, I should upgrade my video card!" We'd like to encourage that train of thought by presenting today's top deal for an XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB graphics card for $230 with free shipping (normally $270 -- use coupon code HCWPISQ89; additional $30 mail-in-rebate). It's fast, supports CrossFireX (with a second card), and qualifies for AMD's Gold Reward tier (be sure to add it to your cart).
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Looking for a place to store all those RAW vacation photos and videos that you keep meaning to edit? You'll get around to sorting through them all someday, but in the meantime, give your primary storage some breathing room by offloading files to an external hard drive. We'll make easy by pointing you to our today's top deal for a WD Elements 2TB Desktop External HDD for $80 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code EMCXPVM52). Preformatted and plug-and-play capable means you need only plug it into a free USB port and you're good to go.
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Building a new rig for the summer? Not a bad idea with all the new components and platforms that emerged in recent weeks. Just don't forget to set aside some coin for a new power supply. Better yet, take advantage of today's top deal for an OCZ Z Series 1000W Modula 80 Plus Gold High Performance PSU for $140. It ships free (normall $210 - use coupon code EMCXPWM43) and also has an additional $30 mail-in-rebate.
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XFX may be looking to expand beyond graphics cards and power supplies.
CeBIT, the world's leading high-tech event, officially kicked off today in Hanover, Germany, and we're already seeing some interesting developments emerge from the convention. One of them is an aluminum computer case from none other than XFX Force, a company most people associate with graphics cards, power supplies, and an assortment of accessories. Lo and behold, it looks like XFX is interested in adding case design to its resume.
One of the big draws to buying an XFX brand videocard is the modder friendly warranty that lets users swap heatsinks and overclock their GPUs without voiding the so-called 'Double Lifetime Warranty,' which is marketing speak for a lifetime guarantee that's transferable to a second owner (provided you registere your card within 30 days of purchase). Now we're hearing that this awesome backing won't apply to AMD's new Radeon HD 7000 series.
If every PC gamer had $550+ to spend on a graphics card, AMD's Radeon HD 7970 would be the hottest selling GPU around. Not everyone does, however, and for some people, AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7950 presents a compelling compromise between owning a card based on Santa Clara's next-generation GPU architecture and pocketing a few extra bucks in the process. Your time is coming.
It’s not unusual to see factory-overclocked videocards ship with custom cooling solutions—a few months after the GPU launches. This time, XFX hits the ground running with their Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition. This is a factory-overclocked card with a custom cooling solution that aims to take the performance crown. Based on what we’ve seen to date, XFX has delivered the fastest single-GPU card on the planet.