Building your own HOT computer using AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor

In financial terms, because dual-core chips are the latest technology, there's less of a price differential between an off-the-shelf box and a system you can piece together yourself than is the case for low-end processors. As a consumer, rather than being forced to choose from a Chinese menu of canned configurations, you can spend your money on pure performance.

Building your own hot computer is also a valuable learning experience, one you'd do well to consider taking advantage of before PCs become like today's cars, with few user-serviceable parts inside.

In this article, we'll build a system around a Dual-Core Athlon X2 processor from AMD.
Increase your performance by up to 80% with the AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core processor. Work or play with multiple programs without any stalling or waiting. Dual-core technology is like having two processors, and two working together is better and faster than one working alone.

For AMD Dual-Core PC:

Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6 GHz processor
(Low-cost option- Athlon 64 X2 3800+)
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
200 GB Samsung Hard Drive
Leadtek GeForce 6200/XFX graphics card
Lite On/Sony DVD burner
Windows XP


2 comments so far

  1. Rqyteqto on

    Good start. I just built a new rig using the Asus M2N32 SLI Deluxe board, its very good and very versatile. I went with the 4400 processor, sort of a compromise between the 5000 and the 3800, but it also has the full 1024 caches rather than the 512 on the 3800, 4200, 4600 and 5000. Its also very difficult to find these days as AMD is discontinuing the large cache models to keep prices down. Bad decision in m opinion but I don’t run the company.

    I also went with 2 GB RAM, using the recommended Corsair 6400C4.

    I chose to have a lot more drives, but that does add to the cost. I was able to get the Samsung 250GB model for less than the 200GB. I put two of those in for data storage as well as two 74GB Raptors for OS and applications.

    I also chose to upgrade my ODD setup with both a Plextor 716 slot load and a Samsung SH-S162 tray load.

    To power it all, I have an Antec NeoHE 550. I also went with Antec for a case, using the SOLO, essentially a black P150 without a bundled PSU.

    So far its been a great machine.

  2. zahid on

    i want to know about price of this technology

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