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The Truth About Power Supplies

This 850 Watt SilverStone power supply is one of the best on the marketIf there is one component vital to the operation of a computer, it is the power supply. Without it, a computer is just a box full of metal and plastic. The power supply converts the alternating current (AC) from your home to the direct current (DC) utilized by a computer. Your power supply is the heart and soul of your PC system, although it doesn’t get nearly as much press as sexier components like the processor, hard drive and memory. It is essential that you know the difference between a good power supply and a barely adequate one before you shop. So, what should you look for in a power supply? That’s the question our editors seek to answer with this valuable guide.

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An Extreme Gaming Machine! Systemax Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX6700

Talk about an extreme machine? The heart of this system is Intel’s new Systemax Intel Quad-Core QX6700Quad-Core QX6700 Extreme processor. By far, one of the best processors on the market today. Intel prides itself on the quad-core technology mainly due to significant improvements in system responsiveness that made certain tasks to be off-loaded to specific cores. In laypersons terms, the processor selects jobs to be handled by specific cores. Thus it breaks up the workload and makes the PC run more efficiently and faster.

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Help: First Build – Case Recommendations Needed

Help!I’m building my first computer and im looking for some suggestions. I need some ideas for a good case for under $100. Something with filters or screens would be nice because my room is dusty.

I am using a Biostar TForce6100-939 NVIDIA Socket 939 Motherboard and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+. With that processer should I buy the regular windows pro SP2 or should I get Windows pro x64 or something else all together? Any other suggestions at all please feel free.

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