Whenever one decides to start picking new hardware for a pc build, the most important deciding factor of everything in the build boils down to what CPU is chosen. Therefore it is generally a good idea to do your research with respect to what’s available to you, and trying to get the most value for your money spent.
This is where hardware benchmarks become really useful…
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
The power supply unit provides your computer and all of its accessories with power. Choosing the right power supply unit for your computer depends on how much power you actually need. Here is power supply calculator that is very useful to determine the right PSU Wattage needed for your particular set-up based on CPU, Motherboard, Video… Read more »