Computer Performance Tips

Given all the components in a computer system, it's sometimes difficult to know which to focus your attention (and money) on when looking for the best performance out of a system.

My preference is as follows:

Depending on the use of the system, a good graphics card with lots of fast memory and a high-capacity connection to the mainboard (i.e. PCI-X) might be a good purchase.

For motherboards, I exclusively work with ASUS.

For network cards, I work with D-Link unless I have a specific reason otherwise.

I go with AMD over Intel for CPU.