How to Choose a Computer Processor For Your Home Build

If you are planning on building your own computer choosing the right processor is a critical decision with the wrong choice potentially wasting the other expensive parts of your machine. The processor market has been dominated by two major players for over a decade now with Intel and AMD alternately being at the top, more recently ARM low power processors …

The Release of Sandy Bridge: January 5th, 2011

The introduction of the Sandy Bridge processor will be January 5th, 2011 at the 2011 International CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It was recently stated on the anandtech website that both Gary Key (former AT Motherboard Editor, current ASUS Technical Marketing Manager), and Michael Lavacot (an Intel Consumer Field Application Engineer) will be hosting a webcast on the topic of Sandy …

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 with a decent Heat Sink/processor …