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Windows 7: Upgrading My PC

14 Jan 2010   #11
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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You could build a HTPC the size of a VCR that would the PS3 to shame.

I'm not too sure about that according to Sony the PS3 is the most power computer/game console in the galaxy. Also I have owned a gigabyte motherboard before and it was pretty solid. We had a few at work. BioStar was the absolute worst board I have ever owned. To this day it will not boot with anything plugged into a USB port.
Power in the galaxy? You can't even adjust settings in games! Just an idea though.


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14 Jan 2010   #12
zone23

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zone23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
You could build a HTPC the size of a VCR that would the PS3 to shame.

I'm not too sure about that according to Sony the PS3 is the most power computer/game console in the galaxy. Also I have owned a gigabyte motherboard before and it was pretty solid. We had a few at work. BioStar was the absolute worst board I have ever owned. To this day it will not boot with anything plugged into a USB port.
Power in the galaxy? You can't even adjust settings in games! Just an idea though.

I know just kidding around the internet is always so serious. I meant powerful to but I guess you got that. Also if I was single still I probably would have went with an i5 or i7. The only thing I saw that I didn't really like was the with SLI it only has an 8x bus were for 50 bucks more I could have gotten dual 16x. Like I said though I really don't play games on the PC.
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15 Jan 2010   #13
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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I'm not sure about that cause the one you posted is only a dual core. What I've read is that the one I picked (quad core) really didn't take that big of a hit, even though it doesn't have L3 cache. I read it wasn't a huge deal.
The Athlon II X4 is only good for very specific applications that execute entirely separate threads doing different things (example: Cinebench, Handbrake video encoding and 7-Zip).

For everything else, I'd take the AMD Phenom II X2 550.

Much better CPU imo.

Just my $0.02...
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