So this afternoon I sat down and polished and updated all the gaming tiers (Entry Level through Fifth Gaming Tier Build). In the lat couple of months I am sure everyone trying to purchase computer hardware has heard about the Cougar Point problem. There was a problem with the release of the new Sandy bridge processors where all the 1155 socketed motherboard made for them had a SATA problem that could cause connection problems later on. The Fourth and Fifth Gaming Builds do consist of Sandy Bridge processors, but currently I cannot provide a very concise recommendation on any particular motherboards; there are none. If you decide you want to purchase the hardware in these builds, you can still do so, however you may have to wait a couple weeks still to purchase a motherboard.
Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year 2011. I have updated the tier four and tier five of the gaming builds sections. The greatest improvements were the additions of the new Intel Sandy Bridge processors the Intel Core i5-2500, Intel Core i5-2500K, Intel Core i7-2600, and Intel Core i7-2600K. With the addition of these Sandy Bridge chips comes an array of improvements within the chipsets alone such as greater processing speed bumps from the older Intel i5 and i7′s used in previous builds, the integrated GPU (not specifically for gaming, but does makes lower end external GPU cards useless in about the $40-$60 range; this is particularly important for building new HTPC’s), and Quick Sync (good for quickly transcoding videos to portable devices). I know the previous two additions to Sandy Bridge are not specifically important to gaming, but Sandy Bridge is the best CPU on the market to date for gaming: Check out the Sandy Bridge gaming benchmarks using The Intel Core i5 2500K and Intel Core 2600K at Anandtech testing a list of 10 popular games.
Newb Computer Build 2011
Whenever the end of the year is coming to a close, I always get a feeling of contempt to the year that has passed. I stand proud at what has happened, but know that no matter what the next year will be even better; makes sense doesn’t it? The computer hardware industry must be one of the most innovative and distinguished amongst modern thriving world and there is no doubt that 2011 will not be left without cause.
Earlier this month it has been said that the new Intel Sandy Bridge processor line had been spotted at several retailers in Malasia according to Cheapree at Lowyat.net. Apparently the new Sandy Bridge processors were seen on Compuzones facebook page (like the screenshot seen below). The Sandy Bridge processors are officially supposed to be released at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas (CES 2011). I don’t really know what the deal is, but seems pretty hoax like to me, so think as you will. If these rumors or observations are true, it sure would be nice to see some early benchmarks right?
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Sandy Bridge Processors / MOBO’s Seen Early: Mistake?
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