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Deal of the Day: Save 27% on HP Omni 100z all-in-one PC

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP Omni 100z promo code

Today’s brings you the newly-released HP Omni 100z all-in-one PC at a 27% discount, which is pretty great. The Omni 100z sports a 20-inch 1080p LED-backlit display, six USB ports, webcam, mic, AMD Athlon II 2.6GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. It’s all running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and you get it all for under $475 with the HP promo code.

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Newegg Deal: BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT 512MB video card

Newegg promo code BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT

has got a nice sale on the high end gaming card, the BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT with 512MB RAM. The card is HDCP-ready, supports SLI, and plugs into a PCI Express 2.0 port. It’s aso a low profile size, so the card doesn’t block any other slots in your system. Even better, it’s eco-intelligent, so it uses 30% less power than similar cards from other manufacturers. The card typically sells for $100, but with Newegg promo code VGA51315, you’ll get a 15% discount, plus free shipping. You can pick up the BFG Tech GeForce 9800 GT from Newegg for $84.99 now.

As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg promo code and deals on our forums.

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Exclusive Deal Alert: $500 off HP HDX 18T + HP Mini 110 XP combo

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP HDX 18T discount coupon

Okay, heads up, we’ve got a nice exclusive deal for you if you are looking to pick up a notebook. You can get $500 off of any HP HDX 18T when purchased with an HP Mini 110 XP netbook. Here is the full scoop:

  • Valid for 2 Days Only - 8/13 to 8/15/09
  • GET $500 off when you purchase both the HP HDX 18T and HP Mini 110 XP
  • HP Mini 100 XP let’s you stay connected on the go
  • HP HDX 18T features Blu-ray drive, 18-inch screen

You have to act quickly, though, because the offer is only good today through Saturday, August 15th. Head on over to the special HP HDX 18T page where you can configure the system, and during checkout, be sure to use the following coupon code: NBY4876. That will give you the $500 discount, and you’ll be all set.

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Exclusive Deal Alert: $300 off HP Pavilion dv6z notebook!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP dv6z Coupon

Okay, heads up, we’ve got a nice exclusive deal for you if you are looking to pick up a notebook. You can get $300 off of any HP Pavilion dv6z that you configure to cost $999.00 or higher. Even better, this deal gets you a bunch of free upgrades as well. here is the full scoop:

  • Valid for 2 Days Only - 8/6 to 8/7/09
  • GET $300 OFF when you configure to $999.99 or higher on HP Pavilion dv6z
  • Power, Mobility & Design for On-the-Go Students
  • Free 3GB Memory upgrade
  • Free 320GB Hard drive upgrade
  • Free color customization
  • Free Shipping

You have to act quickly, though, because the offer is only good today and tomorrow, August 7th. Head on over to the special HP dv6z page where you can configure the system, and during checkout, be sure to use the following coupon code: NBY8746. That will give you the $300 off, and you’ll be all set.

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Gateway NV Series Notebook

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: PC / Laptop

Gateway NV Series NotebookGateway is after the student demographic with their NV Series Notebooks. Available in black, blue, red, or brown, most feature a 15.6-inch LCD (1366×768,) 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, DVD burner, HDMI and Vista Home Premium. The NV5214u, with a price of $499.00, comes with a 2.1GHz dual-core AMD Athlon 64 CPU and ATI Radeon 3200 graphics while the NV5807u has a 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU and an Intel 4500MHD graphics chipset at a price of $599.00.

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HTPC Building Series: Laying out all the components

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In our quest to build the ultimate inexpensive hoome theater computer, we’ve walked you through selecting all the major components that will power our labor of love PC. I’m talking about things like why we picked our chosen motherboard, the MSI MS-7411, a look at how we will drive 7.1 sound from the HTPC to our receiver, and the smart way that we will move content to the HTPC so it’s displayed on our television.

But what about the rest? The pieces that, although not major, are still required to have a - you know - functioning HTPC? Well, that’s where this article comes in. We are going to be giving you a quick rundown of the smaller components that you will need in order to get this thing built, before we do our wrap-up in our next article.

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HTPC Building Series: The ATI TV Wonder 650

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We’re starting to wind down the layout of all the parts that are going into our Home Theater PC. First, let’s recap some of the main components that we’ve thrown into this project this far:

We’ve come a long way to far. In this article, though, I wanted to talk about the TV card that we’ve chosen. Since we are doing this on a budget, we are hoping for a nice balance of good performance at an inexpensive price. This is why we’ve chosen the TV Wonder 650. Amazon has it for 43% off of the retail price. This card supports both over the air HD broadcasts, as well as ClearQAM cable TV.

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HTPC Building Series: Driving multimedia content to the HTPC

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Continuing our quest to build the ultimate, while inexpensive, home theater PC, the one thing you need to consider when talking about media is how you are going to actually get the media to the computer. After covering the main mission, carefully going through our selection of hardware, giving you a first hand look at the MSI motherboard we chose (and explaining exactly why we chose that one,) and then bringing you up to speed on how we are going to drive 7.1 surround sound from this thing, you were probably thinking that the brunt of the thinking was done, right? Well, while that may be the case, there are still some important considerations that need to be taken into account.

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HTPC Building Series: Achieving great 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound

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In previous posts, while talking about building up our Home Theater PC, from the ground up, and on a budget, we’ve focused on a few goals. Things like what we want to see the system, as a whole, do for our home entertainment experience. We’ve talked, in general, about some of the hardware we plan on ordering to put into this bad boy. We’ve even gone into detail on the one essential piece that is going to drive everything - that being the motherboard. Today we want to focus on how we are going to get amazing sound out of this system.

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HTPC Building Series: Choosing the MSI 7411 motherboard

MSI 7411

Check out our HTPC on a Budget series and join us in building a great HTPC for under $1,000.

In this installment of the Home Theater PC building log, we wanted to focus on the core of our system. Previously, we took a look at the process of selecting hardware along with a look at the overall mission to build the best HTPC we can, on a budget. To understand what we are aiming to do, though, I thought it would be best if we were able to take a look at what’s going to be at the center of everything: the MSI MS-7411 Media Live DIVA 7.1 motherboard.

That’s a mouthful, we know - but it’s also an amazing centerpiece for our system. The foundation is MSI’s MS-7411 micro-ATX motherboard featuring AMD’s 780M chipset with UVD support and side-port memory for smooth 1080p playback. This motherboard can be ordered with either pre-amp or amp audio card solutions (one purchase package) directly from your distributor of choice. Note that this motherboard uses the mobile variant of the 780 for additional power savings features that are useful in a home theater environment. It pulls less power, and it doesn’t get as hot, which means much less fan noise. Nothing kills a movie experience like fan noise, seriously.

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