Sunday, July 19, 2009

AMD Phenomenal Processors

I just can't hold back any longer.
I have to do this shameless AMD "Fan Boy" Post !

The reason being that I am currently putting together a new PC that will be solely used for Gaming. This PC is built around the sensational new "value for money" Phenom X2 550 3.1 GHz Black Edition processor from AMD.

Here is a basic review of the Phenom X2 550 BE:

An here is a more detailed review:

Initially the graphics card will be an old cheapy 1GB Nvidia 9600GT, but the plan is to upgrade later to a Radeon 4890 (when funds become available).

The rest of the rig consists of the following:

800 watt Power Supply
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P Motherboard (ATI DDR3)
4GB of Kingston 1333 DDR3 RAM
2 x 750 GB Western Digital HDD Black Performance Series
Gigabyte Poseiden Case
Winfast DTV2000H Digital TV / FM Radio Card
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Gaming Sound Card
2 x LiteON DVD-RW
ASUS 24" LCD Monitor

My current rig, that I will be keeping and using for "real" work, is a phenomenal AMD Phenom X4 940 3.0GHz quad core PC. This machine has been brilliant and there seems to be no limit to the number of applications that it can run at the same time. It is also magically fast on all Adobe CS3 Products.

The specifications for this machine are:

AMD Phenom II X4 940 3.0GHz processor
Gigabyte GA-M720-US3 Motherboard
Nvidia 512MB 9800GT Graphics Card
Winfast DTV2000H PVR2 Digital TV / FM radio card
Creative X-Fi Extreme Music Sound Card
2 x 640GB WD HDD Caviar Black 32mb cache
4GB Kingston DDR2 1066MHz Memory
Antec Earth Watts 750W Power Supply
Lite-On DVD-RW
Samsung 24" LCD Monitor
Basic Black case with some colored neons inside it.

Naturally there is no argument that the Intel Core i7 processors are the best, but here in Australia we have to pay too much for them. I have found that I can build AMD computers much cheaper, that consistently do everything that is asked of them.

So if you want good old fashioned "Bang for Buck",
then Get into AMD Phenom !

You will be phenomenally glad that you did.

Big Passy Wasabi

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