It’s a common notion among computer enthusiasts that systems branded as â€˜gaming computersâ€™ represent the higher-end of the performance spectrum, as games are some of the most demanding applications around. They require a lot of processing power and as such, nothing but ultra-powerful components can accomplish the tasks associated with gaming.
This means serious gaming can be expensive! If youâ€™re a budget-conscious gamer, here’s an especially affordable gaming computer: the iBuypower Gamer 512-GF AMD Gaming Computer. It’s your gateway to a superb gaming experience!
Looking for a multiple core CPU that won’t bust your budget, but will still let you overclock a lil’ bit? Check out the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 Processor!
The E2200 is an entry-level processor from Intel, but it still packs loads of performance power, enough to tackle basic computer tasks and play a few games, as well. It’s an affordable way to quench the burning desires of the overclocker hiding inside you!
Powerful games need powerful PCs, and are going to cost you a powerful lot, right? Wrong! If you’re a gaming enthusiast looking for an affordable gaming machine, then try the iBuypower Gamer 522-GX AMD Gaming Computer on for size.
This gaming has been outfitted with great components that can deliver true graphics and processing power. The really good part: Those performance enhancements don’t add up to a sky-high price tag!
Servers and workstations differ from common desktop computers in that they need components that are more reliable and durable. Mainstream components including processors, disk drives and even the fans that keep the components from overheating, simply cannot achieve the level of dependability that the complex computing environments of server and workstation platforms require. Often, these servers and workstations run applications that are very demanding, and they run them for an extended period of time. Thus, there is a need for dedicated components that are specially designed for this kind of workload. The AMD Opteron 2220 is one such component. It is a high-performance processor that handles high-load applications with ease.
Check this out. An email crossed my desk here at the TigerDirect labs regarding a particular Laptop: The Acer Aspire 5315-2713 Notebook PC. So I read through the specs and theyâ€™re pretty decent: An Intel Dual-Core processor, a gig of memory, and a 120GB hard drive. It even comes running the introductory version of Windows Vista Home Operating System. Not bad, but none of this is what Iâ€™d call â€œnewsworthyâ€ until you take the price into consideration: This portable PC is brand new for under 500 bucks.
To some people’s surprise, four cores are not the only game in town when it comes to overclocking. The Pentium Dual Core E2180 presents a challenge to the more cerebral overclocker. The numerous tweaks and adjustments on a sub-$100 CPU are seen as chess moves. It’s not how expensive it is, it’s the flexibility and performance potential. That is what you get with the Intel Pentium Dual Core E2180. While some pat themselves on the back for their ultra-sheik CPU flavor-of-the-month purchase, you smile away as your overclocked dual core wonder performs at the same level, for a quarter of the cost.
The new CPUs manufactured with 45nm process boast a lot of advantages. They run fast, run cool and squeeze less power off of today’s struggling power supplies. Yet, aside from the thermal benefits and great power efficiency, the best benefit is the relief to our wallets – price drops are our friend. The perfect example of this would be Intel’s new kid on the block, Core 2 Duo E8400. But lets go back to what caught my eye to begin with and the possibilities it presents in terms of overclocking – the new 45nm architecture. Let’s examine the specs and see why this new CPU should impress us.
Looking for an affordable PC that’s straight from good old Americana? The Systemax Ascent 4000 Desktop PC is an affordable dual core desktop bundle from Systemax comes with a 17″ Widescreen LCD and Vista Home Premium Operating system. That’s not all! It’s running an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ GHz socket AM2 processor on an MSI K9N6SGM-V motherboard, with NVIDIA GeForce 6100 graphics. You also get a 160GB SATA II 7200RPM hard drive and 2GB of DDR2 667MHz PC5400 RAM Memory. That’s enough to run some tough applications. Want to tube surf down the interwebs? The Ascent 4000 has a 10/100 ethernet adapter for quick network connections.
Our dauntless Tech Review Guru Logan found a gem at this yearâ€™s CES 2008: An open case for the HP Blackbird Gaming PC. This is not your older brotherâ€™s thrown-together gaming case (remember leaving the sides off for better air flow?). This case was designed from the ground up to be unique; to turn heads in the gaming industry where itâ€™s no longer enough to pack heavy hitting hardware into a rectangular box.
Ready to dive into the Quad-Core arena?
If yes, the choice is simple – Intel’s Core 2 Extreme QX9650!
Described by Time Magazine as one of “The Best Inventions Of The Year”, Intel has jumped over the 45nm hurdle and came up with amazing results. As Intel’s first 45nm desktop processor, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Processor is clocked at 3.0GHz with 1333MHz front side bus and 6MB of L2 Cache (per core die), making 12MB in total.