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#1 cgirl0111

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:54 PM

I've been keeping all my options open... may upgrade to windows 7 on this pc, but may be looking to get a new pc instead so i thought i'd get some input... I used to be big into this kind of stuff back in the day but I've gotten away from it the past few years... current pc is a pentium 4 3.2 ghz with hyperthreading.

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The new computer purchase template is:

My budget for the new computer is: $500-600

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? mail, web browsing, web development, graphic design

What software do you intend on using on the computer? photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? not really

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? It depends what I am doing. I need it to run my programs such as photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver, etc concurrently)

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Yes however i actually keep these on my external hard drive, so i am not someone who requires much hard drive space. I actually have less then 40 gb of stuff on my laptop as well as on my pc.

I am not a fan at all of HP/Compaq products and will not purchase one. I have no tolerance for Dell laptops but I have heard their desktops are more reliable. Current PC is a Sony but I have had a few issues with it over the years - had to replace the power supply and also the RAM. I also thought about just building my own PC with my current hard drive/dvd drive/etc. I could even put it right in the existing case. It would be pretty cheap to pick up a new mobo, ram, a copy of windows 7, and an intel i5 chip. i'm fine with onboard video.

does an i5 chip seem like too much for what i want it to do? does it make more sense just to buy a pc from a normal manufacturer?

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:16 AM

Does it have to be Intel? AMD is much more cheaper in price.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 07:17 AM

I'm not really sure... I know AMD is a lot cheaper in price but from the experiences with them that I've had in the past the AMD counterpart always seemed to be slower then the Intel counterpart.. and I've had two of their CPU's crap out on me. Maybe things have changed.... I've only bought Intel for the past ten years or so... the last one that my parents had had the CPU die on theirs also and that was about 5 years ago.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 10:12 AM

I doubt the AMD processor would just crap out on you.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:49 PM

It's probably just bad luck. The one time it was the motherboard and not the CPU.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 08:57 AM

Processors are basically made well.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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