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

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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 and $180.99 (US) for the …

10. Other

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A computer build needs its peripherals. At the time of purchase I already had an extra keyboard, mouse, and monitor lying around;  if you know where to look keyboards and mice can be purchased at relatively cheap prices. If you are purchasing your computer parts in one big build from Newegg.com then you may want to bundle these parts together, …

8. Video Card

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the responsibility of the video card is to generate output images to your display. There are tons of different cards out there and it can be kind of confusing when browsing through them all. Some motherboards come with ‘integrated graphics’ built in but this comes with terrible low-performance graphics results. Purchasing a separate graphics card has its own RAM and …

7. DVD Drive

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This is probably one of the easiest thing to buy for your computer build. Most CD/DVD drives can be purchased from around $19-$25 (CAD) and double as a burner. Drives like all other products vary by brand, and as far as I can see they do not have very much variation between different drives. If you are feeling ambitious you …

4. MotherBoard

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The motherboard holds the crucial components of your computer system. As stated by PCreview: “A motherboard houses the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System), which is the simple software run by a computer when initially turned on. Other components attach directly to it, such as the memory, CPU (Central Processing Unit), graphics card, sound card, hard-drive, disk drives, along with various external …

2. Power Supply Unit (P.S.U)

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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 Graphics Card (VGA, Memory, optical …