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Need advice on new system upgrade
I don't post here very often, but I really need some advice on a new system configuration I was looking at, as my PC is at that point in its life where it's time to put it to sleep.
A friend of mine who works in IT says ASRock systems are pretty awesome, and that many of his coworkers use them. They look pretty decent, and I was considering getting one myself since I'm due for a new system.
I'm out of tune with the newest processors and graphics card, and what would actually be considered a high-end system. I do video recording, some gaming, music/photos, etc.; all the stuff that would require a decent system. Would the link below be sufficient for today's standards?
I appreciate any help.
ASRock Vision 3D 252B Intel Core i5 2520M Intel HM65 none 1 x HDMI Remote Control Barebone
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|21 Dec 2011||#4|
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Is there any reason you need the mobile version?
Is there any reason you need to deviate from a standard mid-tower ATX or micro-ATX computer?
Look here for CPU benchmarks:
PassMark Intel vs AMD CPU Benchmarks - High End
You will see there that the CPU on that machine (2520M) scores 3578.
That compares to 6156 for an Intel 2400 (not a mobile processor).
The Asrock may have good build quality--I have no idea---but I would think that you could do better for $1000.
I assume you have no intention of building your own. I would at least go to HP or Dell websites and see what you can come up with for the same money.
If you were building your own, here is a list of rough prices that would offer superior performance:
Intel i5-2500: 210
Asus, Gigabyte, or Intel motherboard, with H67 or Z68 chipset: 150
8 GB RAM: 50
Decent case: 70
Good mid-power high quality power supply: 80
Western Digital Caviar Blue 750 GB hard drive: 120
That's 680 and includes on-processor graphics.
Toss in 100 or 150 for a mid-range video card if you want. It would still be about 180 less than the Asrock.
Do some homework and at least consider other builders.
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