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Windows 7: I want a better computer

04 Mar 2012   #11
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
Hi,
I have a HP 1000 gig, 6 gig ram, 1 gig dedicated graphics.
MS windows 7 home Premium 64-bit SP1
Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, 6.0GB RAM, AMD RADEON HD 6450

I want a better computer. A faster computer, a Bigger computer.
What is the next Step up ?

...No, what is 3 Big steps up ?

I want to get computer power.

I want a real powerfull computer.

What should I ask for when I buy a new computer ?

I would appreciate your input.
For what purpose?

You may be disappointed with any processor upgrade. There are better ones than a core I5, but for most purposes it may not be obvious.

Using an SSD for the boot drive may make things feel zippier.

If you want to play high-end games, get a better graphics card. That'd be the most significant upgrade.

If your main goal is bragging rights, get a system with a Socket 2011 I7-3960X CPU, Asus Rampage IV Extreme motherboard, 8X8 GB DDR3-2400 RAM, dual 512GB SSDs in RAID 0, three or four Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards for Crossfire, etc. Water cooling, but of course. You can climb to the top of the hardware heap - for about three months.


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04 Mar 2012   #12
BisVal

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

OK here is Your PC - it is better , much , MUCH BETTER :


CoolerMaster Cosmos II Ultra Tower 369$

OCZ Technology ZX Series 1000W Power Supply 219$

Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) 1249$
LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619I73960X

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 CPU Cooler 95$

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard 439$

ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB 899$

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB HDD with 100GB SSD 539$

Corsair Dominator CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 215$

Lite-On iHBS212 12x Blu-Ray Disc Writer with LightScribe 89$

Lian Li CR-36 Black Multimedia Card Reader 35$

ASUS Xonar Essence ST 195$
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05 Mar 2012   #13
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I do sit and think. (see profile)
I haven't yet figured out how to fill in all the specs, but I will. ( I will make a concentrated effort to fill in the correct details)
I don't play computer games. Merely, I don't want to wait, even a millisecond for a page to open..a program to load. An Antivirus program to run at 90 mb sec., when it could run at 3gig per sec.
You say.." is it necessary ? " Of course not.
"Incorporate tomorrows needs ..." There is no one time to buy technology, as, by the time it is delivered, it is already out of date.
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05 Mar 2012   #14
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Add more RAM !! Add a Solid State Drive. Buy an i7.

But really yours is fine.
What? Why would you tell him to buy an i7? It's just an i5 with hyperthreading which in most cases will actually reduce performance.


@OP - More RAM, SSD, overclock your CPU and add a 2nd video card.

/e:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
I do sit and think. (see profile)
I haven't yet figured out how to fill in all the specs, but I will. ( I will make a concentrated effort to fill in the correct details)
I don't play computer games. Merely, I don't want to wait, even a millisecond for a page to open..a program to load. An Antivirus program to run at 90 mb sec., when it could run at 3gig per sec.
You say.." is it necessary ? " Of course not.
"Incorporate tomorrows needs ..." There is no one time to buy technology, as, by the time it is delivered, it is already out of date.
If you don't play games then just overclock your CPU and add an extra 2 GB of RAM and overclock that.
Alternatively, switch to a Linux OS and put 16GB of RAM in.
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05 Mar 2012   #15
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Yeah, I like that . That sounds closer to what I want.
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05 Mar 2012   #16
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Well, it was 3rd on the list.
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05 Mar 2012   #17
Cancerous

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BisVal View Post
OK here is Your PC - it is better , much , MUCH BETTER :


CoolerMaster Cosmos II Ultra Tower 369$

OCZ Technology ZX Series 1000W Power Supply 219$

Intel Core i7 3960X Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) 1249$
LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619I73960X

Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 LGA2011 CPU Cooler 95$

ASUS P9X79 Deluxe Motherboard 439$

ASUS GeForce GTX 590 3GB 899$

OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 1TB HDD with 100GB SSD 539$

Corsair Dominator CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 215$

Lite-On iHBS212 12x Blu-Ray Disc Writer with LightScribe 89$

Lian Li CR-36 Black Multimedia Card Reader 35$

ASUS Xonar Essence ST 195$
Why not watercooling and a cheaper case?
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05 Mar 2012   #18
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
I want to get computer power.

I want a real powerfull computer.
What are you going to do the day after you get this "real powerful computer" and discover there is something "better" or more "powerful" out there and that you spent all that money only to fall short.

Sounds to me like you won't be satisfied, regardless of what you buy.

Unless, of course, you are just having some fun with us.
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06 Mar 2012   #19
Kevin Ismail

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
I want to get computer power.

I want a real powerfull computer.
What are you going to do the day after you get this "real powerful computer" and discover there is something "better" or more "powerful" out there and that you spent all that money only to fall short.

Sounds to me like you won't be satisfied, regardless of what you buy.

Unless, of course, you are just having some fun with us.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #20
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
I want a better computer

Look, of course I like to engage with people that know a LOT about computers.
But, I know that I know very little.
Simply, I want good and expert advice with regard to having a better and faster computer.
I am not satisfied with having the computer as it stands now. To me, it is way too slow, albeit, it is all I can afford right now.
No mistake, there are no hiccups in my system. I run a real clean clean computer, I don't even store files. I don't allow files nor baggage to dwell in my PC. I have spent years studying antivirus and malware. I even know how to fix other peoples computers.
But what I don't know, are some of the most simple tasks of a computer.
So , when I ask, it's only because I don't know. And when you tell me, then I know.
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