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Windows 7: Diffrence between Windows 7 Ultimate prices

28 Jul 2012   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rick99 View Post
Well, I want to put the most I can in it. I just don't know how to tell the maximum ram I can put in it.
I'm not trying to be rude, but this is just silly. So, if you get a motherboard that supports 32GB of RAM, you might be inclined to put in 32GB of RAM even though you might not ever have a genuine need for more than 4GB of RAM, is that what you are saying?

My mobo supoprts 16GB of RAM. I currently have 8 GB of RAM. 95% of the time, I am just fine with 4GB of RAM. Only when I run 2+ VM's at the same time am I ever in the timeframe when I need more than 4GB of RAM, but not more than 8. With 16GB of RAM, I could run 6-8 virtual machines all at the same time each with 1GB of RAM and have plenty of RAM.

Unless you need more than 4GB of RAM, you won't ever see a performance increase by having it. Lots of people buy RAM today because it's cheap and thinking they might need it soon. But 4GB of RAM was fairly norm 4-5 years ago and it's still popular now with 8GB of RAM still being more than enough. I don't forsee the average person on a PC needing more than 16GB of RAM for another 8+ years.


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28 Jul 2012   #22
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

8 GB sticks is the upper limit as far as I can see. HP has a 32 GB stick for over $2000, but they are buffered and probably not compatible.
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28 Jul 2012   #23
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

True, I probably won't need that much ram I may buy some of it then upgrade if it ever gets slow. But that will be awhile with that computer.
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28 Jul 2012   #24
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Why mess around with a $3k system? You can do a lot better.

EVGA | Products Family&series=All Motherboards&sw=5

(dual Socket 2011 motherboard, $649) It only has 12 DIMM slots, but it has 7 PCI-E X16 slots. (You can use a maximum of 4 of those at once, though.) It's an HPTX board, so you'd need a case large enough to handle it.

Newegg.com - ASUS Z9PE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600

(two Xeon E5-2690 CPUs $2040 each). You could buy lesser 8 cores in this family for a bit over $1000 each, if you want to be frugal. (32 logical CPUs in Windows.)

I'm not sure that nVidia drivers permit it, but three GTX690 cards (hex SLI) would be impressive, for $3k additional.
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28 Jul 2012   #25
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Well the thing is I just want to spend pretty close to 3k and not much more. Those are VERY nice motherboards I just don't think I want to pay much more than 3k for my PC.
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28 Jul 2012   #26
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rick99 View Post
Well the thing is I just want to spend pretty close to 3k and not much more. Those are VERY nice motherboards I just don't think I want to pay much more than 3k for my PC.
My apologies.

I promised myself to give up sarcasm years ago, but I've never managed to do it.
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28 Jul 2012   #27
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Haha I didn't notice that you were being sarcastic and no i'm not being sarcastic.
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28 Jul 2012   #28
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The thing is, if you buy a $1,200 computer today, or a $3,000 computer today, in 5 years time, both are going to be outdated and outperformed by a middle of the road computer. Spending extra today is no guarantee that your computer is going to be king of the hill for a longer period of time. If you don't believe me, ask the people who spend $1,200 on a Core 2 quad Extreme CPU about 3 years ago, and see if these same people aren't being outperformed by the new Ivy Bridge Core i5's and i7's.
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28 Jul 2012   #29
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

I know that technology advances quickly, but in five years I will most likely be able to upgrade my parts, unless they invent a new socket and don't make any more of the LGA sockets. That may happen, but if you build a PC then you'll have the same problem of it being outdated in 5 years. That problem never ends at any time, as you may know.
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11 Aug 2012   #30
Rick99

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

I think I want to put around 32GB will that work?
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