Building a dual-core desktop PC

Posted on Thursday, Nov 03 2005 @ 15:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scott from The Tech Report decided to upgrade its system and has posted a worklog and a couple of benchmarks of his new dual-core AMD-based system.
So I gathered together whatever hardware I could manage, and I built a new system. Here's a quick look at the components, with my justification for each choice. Note that my hardware choices weren't intended to be the most EXTREME possible, as if my PC were auditioning for some Mountain Dew commercial. I was aiming for a good price-performance ratio, and I wasn't shy about using perfectly good components from my parts shelf or my old PC.
Read on over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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