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 comparison chart includes the overall …

AMD Phenom II X6 – Six-Core: But Why Six-Cores?

Six cores has been said to be overkill for the average consumer, and in fact will create a slower performance on the apps that cannot use them (Daemon news). This is because at the moment few apps are abel to utilize all six cores. The AMD’s come with a 6MB L3 cache with software for software based turbo when you …

Conclusion: Of My Computer Parts

Here I have compiled a list of what you need to build your own PC, as well a what I used to build my most recent one with attached links. I will be making more builds, and would like input on what you would like to see. Perhaps builds within a certain price range, particular types of builds, or if …

10. Other

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, …

9. Operating System

After you have all of your computers parts, and have put them together you will need the software to run it. Ultimately the operating system you want to run is completely up to you, but for simplicities sake I would recommend just purchasing, borrowing, trading, or finding a copyAfter you have all of your computers parts, and have put them …

8. Video Card

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 …