Rig of the Month by ulrikov
Over the past few months, AMD has been trying to gang up its Fusion-based processors to withhold Intel's Sandybridge offensive. Although not as good as Intel's power-performance efficiency, AMD's Fusion based technology still has an edge on some areas over the earlier Sandybridge based systems.
For this month, we're going to build a computer that's based on this AMD technolog. Following the PVP Principle, we try to limit the budget for September 2011's "Rig of the Month" to around Php 30,000.
September 2011 Rig of the Month
Processor: AMD A6-3500 (2.1G) 3mb - Php 4,550 (PCX)
Motherboard: Gigabyte A75M-S2V - Php 3,990 (PCX)
Memory: Elixir 4GB 1333 ddr3 - Php 1,100 (PCX)
Hard Disk Drive: SATA2 500Gig Samsung 7200rpm - Php 1,695 (GI)*
Video Card: Gigabyte HD6570 OC 1gb ddr3 128bit - Php 3,950 (PCX)
Power Supply: HEC Rapter II 500W - Php 2,460 (PCQB)
Casing: CoolerMaster Elite 430 - Php 1,900 (PCX)
Optical Drive: DVD WRITER SONY 22x Black OEM - Php 795 (GI)*
Monitor: Samsung S20A300B 20" (LED) - Php 6,100 (PCX)
Keyboard: Genius KB-110 P/S2 Black Spill - Php 225 (GI)
Mouse: A4tech OP-720D - Php 180 (PCX)
Speaker: Creative Inspire T3130 2.1 speakers - Php 1,850 (PCX)
UPS: FSP 650VA - Php 1,995 (PCX)
Total: Php 30,790 + ~62.25 = ~30,852.25
*Components with +2.5% Cebu Gaisano Interpace
**Prices as of September 30, 2011; May change without further notice.
**Based on Pricelists, call local store for availability
PURPOSE - Media/Entry Gamer
With AMD's campaign on the upcoming bulldozer processors, the AMD fusion processors are still able to show its force through the AMD Radeon Dual Graphics Technology. What is this dual graphics technology? It's quite simple, you use a AMD fusion processor (Socket FM1), which already has a decent built-in graphics chipset (APU); and you pair it up with a certified AMD fusion discrete video card and you have a combined graphics processing unit. This fused graphics technology pulls out more fps (frames per second) on most games and boosts performance on most aspects.
For this project, we selected the A6-3500, which has 3 cores at 2.1GHz, 3mb L2 cache and is decent enough to run most applications and games of the average computer user. We decided to pair it up with the Gigabyte A75M-S2V, which supports the dual graphics technology, gigabit LAN, 2 PCI-Ex16 slots (one running only at x4), SATA, and the best part is that its the cheapest FM1 socket mobo we can find (only at Php 3,900).
For the graphics processor, we choose the Gigabyte HD 6570 1gb OC (overclocked edition). It's perfect for our dual graphics setup and it has a decent price tag at only Php 3,990. Paired with A6 processor, the Gigabyte HD6570 transforms into a Radeon HD6610D2. It performs much better in this case and gives more juice for games and media alike. For this setup, it is recommended that Windows 7 be the platform used. With all the stats in place, this setup comes only at a low price of around Php 30,000. You have a decent processor, which binds with the certified videocard and boosts graphics performance. What more could you ask for?
CERTIFIED : PVP (Performance, Value and Practicability)