After several weeks, the owner of Tweakguides has finally released his "Hardware Confusion 2009" article, which discusses the "set of guidelines and considerations" the author follows everytime he does a computer CPU upgrades.
Actually, the "computer CPU upgrade" in the title is a misnomer. I intentionally placed it there as, strangely, a lot of people erroneously consider the entire ivory/black rectangular things as "CPUs." The article is very much comprehensive, it covers all the aspects of his computer system that were up for upgrading --- memory, CPU, video card, motherboard, and yes, even the power supply unit.
The finished computer system after the upgrade is powered by a Core i7 CPU, Intel's latest family of central processing units.
If you've ever asked the question "How do I upgrade my PC?" this article is a must-read.
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