$600: Third Tier Gaming Build

$600: Third Tier Gaming Build The AMDPhenom II X4 955 Black Edition is probably the best bang for your buck processor for gaming. The Phenom II X4 955 is a true quad core processor, with a 6 MB L3 cache, and has an unlocked multiplier. This processor can be very easy to overclock and can run […]

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Interested in CPU, SSD, and GPU Benchmarks?

If you are then you should visit AnandTech‘s benchmark page. It has a simple to use interface that allows to select two different CPU’s, SSD’s, or GPU’s and then configures a comparison ratings chart with categories like “Video creation”, x264 HD Encode Test, “Windows Media Encoder 9 x64”, “Far Cry 2 playback”…etc. As well the […]

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AMD 955, AMD 965, AMD 970: Which one?

Picking between very similar processors such as the AMD 955, 965, and 970 can be frustrating. All three processors are AMD Phenom II, X4, Black Edition, AM3 Socket, 125W, Quad-Core Processor, but have the respective processing speeds/costs of: 3.2GHz and $139.99 (US )for the AMD 955 3.4GHz and $159.99 (US) for the AMD 965 3.5GHz […]

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3. A Processor

The Processor or central processing unit (CPU) is the primary device used to carry a computers functions. The two major brand you can purchase at most computer resellers are Intel and AMD chips. I purchased an AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor, and it has worked wonders. Came […]

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