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#1 Mika80

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

So, I am not a computer expert, I use it for work, but I need one able to handle multiple explorer/Chrome pages open at the same time as well as many Excel and Word and Outlooks pages open as well ... I believe I need a high memory, such as at least 10 or 12 GB? And a good processor? 

I don't watch movies, do graphics or anything similar, I just need the computer to be able to handle 100 pages of Office and explorer/firefox/chrome open at the same time and 2 monitors.

Any suggestions?

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 04:04 PM

Do you have a budget and are you just looking for the desktop itself without the peripherals?


>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 29 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

I was thinking around $750?
I think I need a 10 or 12 gb of ram and a good processor?
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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:17 AM

The Dell XPS X8500 has a i7-3770 which is more then enough plus with 8GB of ram. If you wanted 16GB of ram, you would have to upgrade it as systems with pre-installed 16GB are high end systems with beefy graphics card. I do believe 8GB of ram should be sufficient for your needs. 


>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 30 May 2013 - 03:08 PM

Thanks!
What about these ones?
http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-57308924-IdeaCentre-K430-Desktop/dp/B009AEPAP2/ref=sr_1_95?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369846109&sr=1-95&keywords=desktop

http://www.amazon.com/HP-h8-Generation-processor~16GB-Wireless-N~/dp/B00856JS1S/ref=sr_1_35?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369845964&sr=1-35&keywords=desktop

Or

http://m.bestbuy.com/m/e/product/detail.jsp?skuId=8573086&pid=1218878156885

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

Definitely the HP as it has the fastest processor out of the pack and 16GB of ram. Alternatively, the Asus is also good as that i5 processor is more then capable of handling the task if you wanted to keep within your budget.


Edited by killerx525, 30 May 2013 - 04:02 PM.

>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 30 May 2013 - 11:05 PM

 

I would choose the Asus here because you get a speedy processor with 16 GB RAM at a low price compared to that of HP. The HP is the best choice but the wise choice would be Asus. From your 1st post, it seems like Asus could very much handle your computer activities. i5 processor will definitely be enough and with 16 GB RAM, I don't think you'll have a problem.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 08:01 AM

Thanks!
What if I get a computer with less ram, but with a good processor and then I add extra ram myself, would that cost me the same at the end of the day?

Also, I just installed some extra ram to my old computer but somehow it fried my motherboard and now it wont turn on anymore (thats also why I need anew computer) ... I wil ask someone else to install it although I think the memory was faulty as I had done it before without problems ... Any idea of what could have happened?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:24 AM


Also, I just installed some extra ram to my old computer but somehow it fried my motherboard and now it wont turn on anymore (thats also why I need anew computer) ... I wil ask someone else to install it although I think the memory was faulty as I had done it before without problems ... Any idea of what could have happened?

 

I'm not sure how your RAM fried your motherboard. Before your MoBo completely died, what errors have you encountered? Did you also dealt with temperature problems? 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

Hi, no errors, after installing the new memory the monitor wouldnt turn on anymore, I called a tech guy and he said the motherboard is gone ....

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:26 PM

Hi, no errors, after installing the new memory the monitor wouldnt turn on anymore, I called a tech guy and he said the motherboard is gone ....

Sounds like something fried before or while the RAM was being installed, its very rare to find RAM with enough problems to fry a motherboard, they are heartier than you think

 

Also, even back to your first post, you dont need 16GB of RAM, Heck you really dont even need 8GB... 4 would probably do you fine, as long as you have a decent processor, my laptop can handle around 50-60 tabs open with word and excel running on its screen and another monitor and its only got 4GB, and a crappy processor. If you get 6 or 8GB and a decent processor (i5 probably best choice even than the i7) you should be golden.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

Thanks! Can you send me a link to what you would suggest? Thanks!




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