Posts Tagged Under: SSD

Five Great Deals on Gaming PC Components Right Now

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The market for PC components has been a wild ride in recent years. With the cryptocurrency craze driving component prices through the roof throughout most of 2017 and 2018, PC building took a hit and left enthusiasts seriously considering prebuilts (shudder).

But the crypto bubble has popped and other market influences are pushing prices down – for now. Prices for GPUs, the core components gobbled up by cryptocurrency miners, have generally come back down to MSRP, and after a supply shortage that drove up prices, RAM is finally sinking to around 2016 levels. Add to that a diverse market of storage options (HDD, SSD and the newer M.2 drives), as well as other supply improvements that are driving down prices, and you have significantly reduced costs for building a PC.

How long will it last? The latest generation of high-end Nvidia GPUs might be experiencing a string of card failures and low supply is nudging prices up. Meanwhile, US tariffs are pushing some manufacturers to raise prices. The time might be right to start building a PC—or begin looking for an upgrade.   

We’ve put together a list of some PC components that provide great value going into the holiday season:

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The 4 Best SSDs in Newegg’s 4-Hour SSD Flash Sale: April 18, 2016

Today, you can get a 1TB SSD for $205.

Today, you can get a 1TB SSD for $205.

Update: The sale is over!

Newegg is hosting a 4-hour SSD flash sale today, featuring SSDs on sale for up to 35% off. We’ve looked through the list of deals and picked the 4 best.

This sale is going from 10 AM to 2 PM Pacific Standard Time (1 PM to 5 PM Eastern) on April 18, 2016. So, if you’re looking for a new SSD, act quickly!

(As we’ve said many times, buying an SSD is one of the most significant upgrade you can make to your PC’s overall performance.)

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What’s an SSD? Here’s everything you need to know (with video)

For a long time, the only way to store information on your PC in a long term, easily accessible manner, was to use a hard drive disk, which is a technology that dates all the way back to the 1950s. The refrigerator-sized IBM 305 computers shown below held 3.75 megabytes of data each, which is just about the amount of data used to store one photo taken by a modern mobile phone.

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Why You Should Buy an SSD, and How to Find a Good One

Jack Winn

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Not long ago, there weren’t many options for storing data on your computer. Standard mechanical hard drive disks (HDDs) have long been the de facto choice, but a different type of storage drive is becoming much more popular: the solid state drive (SSD). Solid state drives bring a wealth of improvements over standard HDDs, so let’s take a moment to understand why many PC builders are now choosing SSDs for their primary data storage solution.

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