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post #11 of 33
A miserable pile of secrets.

That is a joke. Read the wikipedia article for more, and go watch LinusTechTips.
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post #12 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post
Let's not forgot that Advanced Micro Devices is also responsible for the ATI brand and Radeon graphics cards.
"Were" responsible for the ATi brand.

ATi is gone now after all. It's all AMD now.
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post #13 of 33
Here's a few brands off the top of my head that you should get familiar with.

CPU's: Intel, AMD.

Graphics cards: nVidia, AMD (used to be ATi until AMD bought them)

Motherboards: Gigabyte, ASUS, MSi, Biostar, Foxconn, ASRock, etc.

RAM: Corsair, A-Data, G-Skill, Patriot, OCZ, etc

Power Supply's: Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, XFX, OCZ, etc

Cases: Coolermaster, Corsair, Antec, Fractal Design, Lian Lee, Silverstone, NZXT etc.

CPU Cooler: Noctua, Corsair, Coolermaster, Thermal Right, etc.

Harddrive's: Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung.

Solid State Drives: Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Patriot, A-Data, Corsair, etc.

Fans: Noctua, Scythe, Silverstone, Sharkoon, Coolermaster, Fractal Design, Zalman, etc.

Those are most of the big names in each category.
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post #14 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by amorph View Post
Here's a few brands off the top of my head that you should get familiar with.

CPU's: Intel, AMD.

Graphics cards: nVidia, AMD (used to be ATi until AMD bought them)

Motherboards: Gigabyte, ASUS, MSi, Biostar, Foxconn, ASRock, etc.

RAM: Corsair, A-Data, G-Skill, Patriot, etc

Power Supply's: Corsair, Antec, Silverstone, XFX, OCZ, etc

Cases: Coolermaster, Corsair, Antec, Fractal Design, Lian Lee, Silverstone, NZXT etc.

CPU Cooler: Noctua, Corsair, Coolermaster, Thermal Right, etc.

Harddrive's: Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung.

Solid State Drives: Intel, OCZ, Crucial, Patriot, A-Data, Corsair, etc.

Fans: Noctua, Scythe, Silverstone, Sharkoon, Coolermaster, Fractal Design, Zalman, etc.

Those are most of the big names in each category.
fix'd, OCZ pulled out of the ram market.
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NightTommy just do alot of newegg window shopping and forum browsing here. I have learned so much here. Also hwcompare.com is a fun site to go compare GPU's just to get an idea.
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post #17 of 33
Quote:
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NightTommy just do alot of newegg window shopping and forum browsing here. I have learned so much here. Also hwcompare.com is a fun site to go compare GPU's just to get an idea.
i do most of the newegg window shopping for him
post #18 of 33
amorph, AMD has owned ATi for a long time, the name change was only recent.
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post #19 of 33
A CPU manufacturer like Intel. CPU= Central Processor Unit. Its a small chip usually around 2 square inches. It is like a really speedy calculator the processes all the data in a computer.

So yea AMD makes Processors. It's pretty much it
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So is this best time to tell him that AMD CPUs and GPUs are betterz?
O yea Corsair is the best, and Razer quality is something, SSDs are expensive, and and and and....

/lawl.


Anyhoo, that wiki link on AMD, also checking product reviews through benchmarks, and asking questions here at OCN would be great places to help you out. Even watching product reviews on youtube is another great source.
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