My dream computer would have the ability to store all of my DVDs and music. I would also need to play them back, both on my computer and on my HDTV. My ideal computer would allow my family to play all the latest video games and use all the current and future software. My ideal computer would need to have plenty of memory for video games and hard drive space for storing my movies and music. The computer would also need to have an output for my big screen HDTV and with a surround sound stereo system.
For my motherboard, I picked the ASUS A8N-SLI Premium ATX AMD. The contributing factors to this decision are based on the specs below. The main reason why I picked this motherboard is because this motherboard has the space for the all the components I need. Furthermore, the ASUS allows room for any future upgrades.
A recommendation, from friends, is the reason why I picked ASUS as my brand of choice.
* CPU Type: Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64/Athlon X2
* DDR Slots: 4x 184 pin
* Maximum Memory Support: 4GB
* PCI Slots: 2 Express x16, 1 Express x4, 1 Express x1, and 3 regular
* Max Lan Speed: Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
I chose an AMD processor instead of an Intel processor. AMD has scored higher on benchmark test and is the main reason why I chose AMD over Intel, (Schemerer, 2004). The processor I chose is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, (www.newegg.com, 2006). This processor operates at 2GHz, has 64 bit support, and includes instructions for all my gaming and video needs.
* Operating Frequency: 2 GHz
* 64 bit Support
* Multimedia Instructions: MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, 3DNOW! Professional
The PCI Express x16 slot, for the video...