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Review: The Ultimate PC For 2006

With the average computer becoming obsolete (or so the tale goes) by the time it arrives at your home, it takes an incredible amount of hubris to attempt to define the ultimate performance PC for an entire year. But here I go anyway. One note of caution: Remember, these are my selections, based on my experience and opinion. Feel free to disagree. I don't mind at all.

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In The Beginning Was The CPU

Processor selection is always difficult, even though there are only two real choices: AMD and Intel. After testing both an Athlon FX60 and an Intel Pentium 955 Extreme Edition (XE), I'm going with Intel for this project, but it could have gone either way with these two dual-core processors. That's how close they are in performance.

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