This thread is intended for discussion of components used to build a custom PC or in some instances to upgrade factory built PCs. Discussion of differences between Intel and AMD are welcome. However, no political rants. We want to keep to the technical aspects, not the business and political dealings of the companies that manufacture parts. Any time the discussion leans toward sytem results, Use SiSoft Sandra benches With CPUZ system specs using captured screenshots. Don't claim results unless you can show them. Hopefully some of the people with expertise will join us to answer questions. It would be good if we can cover the systems from CPU-mobo choices to drives, cooling systems and the like, with the direction toward building a custom PC. Sometimes there may be technical discussions leaning toward advanced aspects of building, such as overclocking a system. Feel free to ask questions, but at no time ask that the thread be "dumbed down", after all, this thread is intended as a gathering for people with at least the skills and knowledge needed to build a PC.