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
1 GB DDR2 RAM
200 GB Samsung Hard Drive
Leadtek GeForce 6200/XFX graphics card
Lite On/Sony DVD burner