The digital computer industry is constantly improving in an effort to unlock new technologies that extend processors and their capabilities. Online gaming is perhaps one of the most competitive and popular industries that relate to the design of computer parts. One of the major debates that has gone on in this industry for some time is whether Intel or AMD provide the best CPU for the price. There are some differences between the designs of these two products and that is a topic that will be explored in the following sections of this post.
Computer Processors – Intel vs. AMD
Intel and AMD processors have constantly competed in the market to optimize the best performance for the best price. This raises an important question about this generation of processors. Which processor offers the best CPU for the price? That question can only be answered by diving into the important specifications of each processor for this computer generation.
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Main Event: New Components
Now that we’ve talked about what fits together, we can talk about which new components you should buy! This shopping list describes the essentials and why you’d need them, including CPU, motherboard, ram cards, video cards, the power supply, a hard drive or two, a cooler for the new components, a case to hold it all in, and maybe some extras if you need them(and if your wallet allows!). Read more “New Components and Your Selections”
Last time, we talked about your goals and constraints. Now that you’ve recognized and documented your goals, there are a few more rules that come into play. Just like the ratios of ingredients going into a cake, Form Factors are an essential part of fitting your build together. These new constraints will add the next level to your current mental picture of your setup, often making it better than before. Don’t be afraid of making changes, we’re still far from done in our series! Read more “Form Factors: Making Sure Your Parts Are Compatible”
First you must ask: Why am I here? The answer to this first question will be referenced throughout the series. It should become your project mission statement. You must keep this answer in mind through the whole process as you build a PC. The parts you select may make things difficult in the long run if you have conflicting goals. Is your old machine crapping out? Or just not keeping up at work? Read more “So You Wanna Build a PC?”
Seagate’s New 12TB Enterprise Hard Drive
If you are like me, seeing the availability of a 12TB hard drive is exciting. For those of us with massive amounts of music and videos, large hard drives are a must. The downside is that the largest hard drive on the block is the most expensive, especially an Enterprise version. The release of the 12TB means the 8TB and 10TB drives should eventually drop in price. Seagate is also planning on releasing a 14TB and 16TB drive over the next 12 to 18 months, with a 20TB drive arriving at a later date.
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