Components and Software


AMD also makes the Athlon 64 3200+ version with only 512 KB of L2 cache. For gaming, spend the extra $20 and get the 1 MB version. The 512 KB model is a great processor and just as fast, but you never know when that extra cache may come in handy.

When designing the Gamer, we created a machine that keeps up with the latest games without going all out and really tearing into your bank account. The Gamer's processor is a definite step up from the Home Office PC and its memory has doubled to 1,024 MB, or 1 GB. These two upgrades—plus the addition of the PowerColor Radeon 9800 Pro video card—turn the average PC into a ...

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