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Intel’s Kaby Lake CPUs Launch, Adding to Logical Increments

Kaby Lake is the first CPU series under Intel’s new Tick-Tock-Tack strategy (a.k.a Process, Architecture, Optimization). Previously, Intel would shrink it’s last generation’s CPU (a Tick), and then introduce a new microarchitecture at that size in the next generation (a Tock). Now Intel shrinks a CPU (Tick), makes a new microarchitecture (Tock), then “optimizes” it. What does “optimize” mean? That is left up to the reader to decide, as “optimize” is not defined by Intel.

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Newegg’s 2016 Christmas Week Sales

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The craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are long behind us, but Newegg has Christmas Week sales! Though less extensive, these sales are great for some last minute pre-New Year shopping. There were no monitors on a good enough sale to include, so we were forced to abandon the “What is your new year resolution?” joke opportunity.

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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What PC is Equivalent to the PS4 or Xbox One?

The Red Ring of Death: We don't want this console curse to happen to your PC.

The Red Ring of Death: We don’t want this console curse to happen to your PC.

Readers often ask us some variation of the following questions:

What PC would be equivalent to the PS4 / Xbox One? Can you really build an equivalent PC for the same price as a console? 

This is a great question, and one that we are happy to answer.

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Amazon’s PC Hardware Cyber Monday Deals

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Amazon has a few nice deals on its PC components for Cyber Monday. To be totally honest, Amazon has some amazing deals, but most of them are not related to PC parts, so we are sad. If you know of any good deals that we missed, let us know in the comments section!

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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Black Friday 2016: Newegg’s New Black Friday Deals

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Newegg is renewing its Black Friday deals, and some are very good in the 20-30% off range, while others are in the insanely good 30-40% off range. These are the best deals on PC hardware that we could find.

Please note: The best deals are dependent on rebates. Such rebates are reliable, but only if you follow the instructions exactly and submit everything on time, so better be careful!

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