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#1 sam_man

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:09 AM

My church is upgrading computers and assigned me to tell them what to get. The real deciding factor is price. But what would y'all suggest for the main computer; which runs dual monitors with one monitor connected to a projector? I was wondering what y'all would suggest as the minimum CPU, GPU and RAM to get for that computer? The other three computers will be only running a single monitor and used for things requiring little processing and graphics power. I would appreciate any response, Thanks!

It would be great if someone could find a good computer on newegg to link to me for the main computer (The dual monitor one).

Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. Roger

Edited by rotor123, 19 July 2012 - 03:02 PM.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 08:31 AM

What are the computer gonna be used for?

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

Yeah, duh I don't know how I forgot that haha. The main computer will be used for just running Powerpoint, videos, music etc. The max. price for the main comp is about $600. I was looking on Newegg and I thought these two looked pretty nice for that. My main focus is to decide what to get for the main comp.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220140 (Edit: After looking at the reviews it seems like it's not too great, but let me know if you think it looks like a good choice.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220163

I would love it if you could find a couple of nice suggestions on Newegg for under $600.

Thanks, Sam!

Edited by sam_man, 21 July 2012 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 22 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

I would get the second one because you can save some money on it since the things that the computer will be used isn't to intensive and it simple tasks and you could run dual monitors using VGA and DVI.

>Michael 
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 25 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

Hot Plug SCSI Model / Dual Processor Capable / Intel 7320 server chipset . Xn 3.0 Ghz(800Ngz FSB) with 1MB L2 Cache / 512MB PC2700 DDR memory / 2 X 72GB Ultra 320 10K SCSI Hard Disk

Intel@ Xeon 3.0 GHz or 3.2 GHz processors (dual processor capability) with 1-MB

level 2 cache standard. Processors include support for Hyper – Threading and

Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)



Intel@ E7320 chipset

800-MHz Front Side Bus

512 MB of PC2700 DDR SDRAM standard (expandable to 8GB)

Single PCI-Express Gigabit NIC (embedded)

Slot-based Single Channel Ultra 320 SCSI Adapter or 4 port SATA Adaptar (depending

upon model)

Support for up to 6 Ultra 320 SCSI hard drives

Internal U320 SCSI storage capacity of up to 880.8 GB (6 x 146.8 GB 1” SCSI drives)

Internal SATA storage capacity of up to 1 TB (4 x 250 GB 1” SATA drives)

Six expansion slots : four 64-bit/66-MHz PCI-X (3 available), one x 4 PCI-Express, and

one 32-bit/33MHz PCI

Two rear USB 2.0 ports

Tool-free chassis entry and component access

Integrated ATI Rage XL with 8MB SDRAM video

600W non Hot Plug Power Supply

Optional Lights-Out 100 remote Management Card allows you to manage server remote

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:15 AM

This is the best computer specs that I can suggest you'd buy for dual monitors:

Processor

Processor Class Intel Core i7
Processor Model Intel Core i7 3960X
Processor Speed 3.3 GHz
Number of Cores 6
Cache Size 15360 KB
Number of installed processors 1

Graphics

Graphics Type Discrete
Discreet Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Discreet Graphics Chipset Model Number AMD Radeon HD 7900
Number of video cards included 3
Installed Video Memory per Card 1024 MB
Memory
Installed memory 16384 MB
Memory technology DDR3
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Storage
Hard Drive Type

* Hard Disk Drive
* Solid-State Drive

Total Hard-drive capacity 3439 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200 RPM
RAID Type RAID 0
Optical Drives
Optical Drive Speed 48
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Expansion Slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 4
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0

Networking

Included network card Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Interface Connection
Interface connection

* Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8" mini)
* Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8" mini)
* Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8" mini)
* DVI
* Ethernet - RJ45
* FireWire Port (front)
* HDMI
* USB
* USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
* eSATA

Number of Back Firewire Ports 0
Number of Back USB 2 Ports 6
Number of Back USB 3 Ports 4
Number of Front Firewire Ports 1
Number of Front USB 2 Ports 2
Number of Front USB 3 Ports 0

Case

Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
Open External Drive Bays 3
Open Internal Drive Bays 1
Power Supply
Power Supply Wattage 1200 watts

Software

Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Professional


hope this helps you in getting the PC that you want...

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:21 AM

This is the best computer specs that I can suggest you'd buy for dual monitors:

Processor

Processor Class Intel Core i7
Processor Model Intel Core i7 3960X
Processor Speed 3.3 GHz
Number of Cores 6
Cache Size 15360 KB
Number of installed processors 1

Graphics

Graphics Type Discrete
Discreet Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Discreet Graphics Chipset Model Number AMD Radeon HD 7900
Number of video cards included 3
Installed Video Memory per Card 1024 MB
Memory
Installed memory 16384 MB
Memory technology DDR3
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Storage
Hard Drive Type

* Hard Disk Drive
* Solid-State Drive

Total Hard-drive capacity 3439 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200 RPM
RAID Type RAID 0
Optical Drives
Optical Drive Speed 48
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Expansion Slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 4
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0

Networking

Included network card Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Interface Connection
Interface connection

* Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8" mini)
* Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
* Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8" mini)
* Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8" mini)
* DVI
* Ethernet - RJ45
* FireWire Port (front)
* HDMI
* USB
* USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
* eSATA

Number of Back Firewire Ports 0
Number of Back USB 2 Ports 6
Number of Back USB 3 Ports 4
Number of Front Firewire Ports 1
Number of Front USB 2 Ports 2
Number of Front USB 3 Ports 0

Case

Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
Open External Drive Bays 3
Open Internal Drive Bays 1
Power Supply
Power Supply Wattage 1200 watts

Software

Operating system Microsoft Windows 7 Professional


hope this helps you in getting the PC that you want...

Dual monitors don't require a $1000 Intel CPU nor a high end gpu or a 1200W power supply to run it.

>Michael 
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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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