Channel Insider's St. Patrick's Day Green PC
Going green starts with a processor, and there are plenty to choose from. Looking for performance, value and power efficiency, we chose the $175, 2.6 Ghz AMD Phenom II X4 810 with 4MB of L3 Cache - a great little performer, which can be overclocked (at your own risk) and offers a real bang for the buck.
St. Patrick's Day and the color green go together. In honor of the green, Channel Insider built a system designed to satisfy both the environmental green and the need to save greenbacks - two things every system builder is after these days. That means selecting parts that sport ROHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) logos, as well as offering Energy Star compliance. Beyond that, the components must work together. After all, a poorly functioning PC can never be green. So follow along as Channel Insider puts the green into the desktop PC for St. Paddy's day.
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