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AMD Athlon X2 6400+ Black Edition Teaser

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When ever I see a Fed-Ex truck I instinctively run outside. The rules are simple: If there’s nothing for me, there’s going to be trouble.

There was no need for trouble this time. He handed me a package containing the Black Edition CPU from AMD.

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It’s a beast. Here are the specs:

  • AMD X2 (Dual Core) 6400+ @ 3.2 GHz
  • 2 MB L2 Cache (1 MB per core)
  • 28 KB of L2 cache (64k per core)
  • Maximum temperature: 55 – 63 degrees C
  • HyperTransport speed is up to 2 GHz
  • Socket AM2
  • Unlocked Multiplier

It’s fast. That could have been the end of the article but I’ll give you a little more.

What You Need to Build a Great Budget System using the MachSpeed MSNV-939

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MachSpeed MSNV-939 MotherboardSo, you want to build a fast system and you don’t want to break the bank. Well, the here’s a great way to put together a budget system centered around the MachSpeed MSNV-939.

I know a lot of you enthusiasts out there are going to scream about the AM2 being newer than the 939, but the truth is this: There is no better value than a Socket 939 CPU from AMD.

There are also a lot of us that have a closet full of parts… Get them organized then use the list below to fill in the blanks as you put together your system!

DirectX 10 on Windows XP…

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I’m going to make a statement: Most gamers prefer Windows XP. In fact, as it seems in forums, it’s almost cool to make fun of Vista. Look at these guys in the image. Do you think they have ever played a game? There, I’ve made fun of them. Now I’m cool.
Microsoft Vista (PHOTO SOURCE:  MICROSOFT)If gamers don’t want Vista then why is Microsoft shoving it down their throats? DirectX 10 is amazing. The games are becoming so photo-realistic that it is ridiculous. Microsoft showed us this beautiful footage and before we wiped the drool from our chins, they inform us that in order to enjoy these games we would have to buy Windows Vista.

We are wounded. Are we just an after thought for Microsoft? Do they only care about the XBOX?

Holy Moley… AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 Black Edition… Is AMD the king of Dual Core?

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 Black EditionI got my hands on an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 Black Edition… You’d better be here on Monday when I post a video on this beast… You’re not gonna believe how fast this thing is!

There might be a new king in the dual core arena.

MSI P6N SLI Platinum: Perhaps the most stable nForce Motherboard

The P6N SLI Platinum seems to be a mix of my two favorites. It has an external ESATA port like the ASUS Striker and it has some great tweaking features similar to the EVGA 680i SLI. It also sacrifices some speed in the graphics department to gain stability.

Why You Want DirectX 10

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I don’t think some of you understand how serious this is. DirectX 10 is not just an upgrade from DirectX 9, it is the future of the future. Just look at the difference: Microsoft Flight Simulator in DirectX9 Same shot in DirectX 10 Age of Conan DirectX 9 The same screen in DirectX 10. I […]

Logan’s Free Software Rundown

Open source is changing the software world. These days you can find good replacements for a lot of those bloated, expensive software packages and you can usually find them for free! This week I decided to clean out the pipes on the PC. All those nasty temporary files, bad registry entries, and such need to […]

And The Award For Coolest Box Art On An nForce Motherboard Goes To…

There’s no doubt about it. Abit wins the coolest box art award. It’s wicked dragon box art beats the others over the head with the hammer of awesomeness. There are a lot of these nForce 680i SLI motherboards floating around the TigerDirect offices. It’s hard to pick the best one. Some are more stable, some […]

Motherboard Mayhem!

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! … This post has nothing to do with Monster Trucks. Furthermore, I will never post anything about Monster Trucks. It’s time to upgrade the rig. Some people start with the case, some start with the graphics cards, but I start with the motherboard. I’ve always been an AMD guy… And I’ve always […]

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