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#1 lala_dos

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

Hi

Looking for a bit of advice. My 5 year old Dell is having some major issues and it's not worth trying to fix it.

I've been looking around online for a replacement and want to get some clever person's opinion on these

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Toshiba_Satellite_Pro_C850_1320330.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_K55A-SX388H_1337328.html

http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/ASUS_K55VD-SX494H_1337330.html#DetailTop

I'll only really be using it for lots of Office stuff, streaming and the internet, no gaming. I'd like to future proof myself as much as possible but I'm completely clueless about specs. Is the 8GB RAM option worth the extra £50 or is it a bit OTT for what I actually need?

I know my current Dell dinosaur was a pretty decent spec when I got it and is really only showing signs of old age lately so I'm willing to spend the bit extra if it might mean that the computer lasts a bit longer. (I also appreciate that there are no guarantees in life unfortunately)

Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated! :)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

The Toshiba and Asus with the 6GB of ram is basically more then enough considering it has an i5.

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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 01 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

I put up the exact same post on another site and got the exact opposite answer...go for the 8GB option. :blink:

Would I just be wasting my money? Long term would I notice any difference? Assuming the computer didn't run into any major problems, would spending a bit extra now mean that it might last a bit longer. Bear in mind my current computer is a 5 year old dinosaur.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

The tasks you've mentioned are very very basic it will no near tax all of that 6GB of ram let alone 8GB of ram my gaming system doesn't even use close to 6GB. Paying extra for more ram wouldn't make it last longer and shouldn't notice any difference assuming your still doing those basic tasks.

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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 01 February 2013 - 10:03 AM

OK I think that's made up my mind, thanks for the help. :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

Happy Computing :thumbup2:

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





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