Published on 31st October 2011 by
Paul Goodhead and Antony Leather
Originally Posted by RedFlameswhat about for say HTPC work, will the likes of the Pentium cope with playing blurrys and other HD video...
Originally Posted by BauulLol, I read that as "bluhrees" first time round. Thought I'd missed out on some funky new media technology!
Originally Posted by NuTech
More like this please. ;)
Originally Posted by mucgooAny reason for the recommendation of the A8 over pheonem 955 for gaming with a discrete GPU?
The 955 a faster and cheaper processor mainly due to socket F1 boards being pricey for a budget line.
Also shouldn't motherboard socket price be a factor?
Doing something for the more normal computing needs is great though.
Originally Posted by John_TExcellent article, loved it - thanks!
What I reckon may also be a good idea for an article, if you can stand suggestions, would be something along the lines of a Top Gear style challenge: All you guys have a fixed budget of say £400, (or whatever) and have to get a MoBo, CPU & HSF, GPU & Memory, (with the Case, PSU, HDD etc standard).
You can all get whatever gear you like within the confines of the budget and see who can build the best rig possible for a set range of challenges.
I don't know if that'd be possible, but I think it would make a pretty fantastic read - and would offer the chance for serious bragging rights...
Originally Posted by Ross1Hopefully it wasnt a different site that tried that, but I seem to recall reading a similar article to that at one point. They all had a budget, 1 guy tried to buy second hand, one guy tried to just buy a prebuilt, another tried to build his own.
Originally Posted by John_T
I must admit, I haven't bought the hard copy CPC for a little while now, so I probably missed it if it was fairly recent, (I'd love the issue number if anyone has it to hand).
Originally Posted by Valinor It's issue 98.
And yes, that is the only useful information in this post.
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