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Windows 7: Needs advice regarding pc parts

09 Dec 2009   #21
sergiogarcia9

 

If i aint going to game, what GFX card will you reccomend? :huh;
Sorry for my many questions btw


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09 Dec 2009   #22
ignatzatsonic

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If you don't need to game, you can probably do fine with onboard video if your mobo has it.

Or buy a $50 area card.

You have to come to a conclusion about tasks as I said in first post. You are changing your requirements in every post.
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09 Dec 2009   #23
sergiogarcia9

 

Am i?

Well i decided. It will be used for making graphics, editing video, and watching Movies. Nothing more than that.
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09 Dec 2009   #24
ignatzatsonic

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I don't have anything more to add. Good luck.
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09 Dec 2009   #25
sergiogarcia9

 

Thanks I will go with the i5 (nearly 100% sure)
Memory will be 6 GB
And to start with onboard audio and a 500 gb HDD. The other 1 tb i can get later.

Thank you for your great help! +rep
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09 Dec 2009   #26
ignatzatsonic

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Glad to help. Make a new thread after you have done more research and are closer to buy date.
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09 Dec 2009   #27
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Thanks I will go with the i5 (nearly 100% sure)
Memory will be 6 GB
And to start with onboard audio and a 500 gb HDD. The other 1 tb i can get later.

Thank you for your great help! +rep
A minor note:

When you say 6GB of RAM, are you aware that the Core I5 systems support dual memory channels? 6GB (3 X 2GB) would be more the norm in a Core I7 system, which does triple channel memory.
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09 Dec 2009   #28
ignatzatsonic

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Yes--bobkn is right, I do believe.

Normally if you went with i7, you would buy 3 sticks and run them in triple channel, so you would have 3 gigs, 6 gigs, or 12 gigs, depending on whether you bought 1 gig sticks, 2 gig sticks, or 4 gig sticks.

On an i5, it would typically be 2 sticks or 4 sticks; either 1 gig each, 2 gigs each, or 4 gigs each, for a total of anywhere from 2 to 16 gigs.

As far as I know, you can run 3 sticks in an i5, but I assume that would mean running in single channel mode. I would guess that if you had to choose, 6 gigs single channel mode would be preferable to 4 gigs in dual channel mode.

Sergio: that Intel motherboard you are looking at is detailed here:

Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG - Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG support

It will support these RAM speeds: 1600/1333/1066 MHz DDR3 SDRAM, with a maximum of 1.6 volts.

Since you won't overclock, 1066 MHz is all you need and that will save you some money.

Here is more detail on memory. It says single channel and dual channel are both supported. There is a list of specific brand names and part numbers that will work.

Intel® Desktop Board DP55WG - System memory

FYI: within 3 or 4 months, Intel is supposed to release "Clarkdale" processors, which will be the 600 series. Several of these will be in your price range.

Clarkdales will be i5, socket 1156, and may use a different motherboard chipset than the current Lynnfields. All Clarkdales will have video ON THE PROCESSOR. All are dual core with hyperthreading and Turbo.


670, i5, socket 1156 3.46 GHz
660, i5, socket 1156 3.33 GHz
661, i5, socket 1156 3.33 GHz
650, i5, socket 1156 3.20 GHz

In turbo mode, which is single core only, they can clock roughly 10% higher in each case.

The 670 will be around $300. The others $200 or less.

So the advice is, don't buy until the last minute. These Clarkdales may be available at that time.
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10 Dec 2009   #29
sergiogarcia9

 

I will go with the 8 gb then I will buy the i5 though, as that is really my favorite CPU
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10 Dec 2009   #30
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sergiogarcia9 View Post
Isnt DDR3 more expensive than DDR2? And most motherboards are DDR2 only?
Some big Korean (and other companies) have stopped selling DDR2 to the spot market to drive the price up. They are trying to get us to switch to DDR3.

It has worked. DDR2 has gone up 100% in the past 5 months. It is now very close to the same speed DDR2.

I would just get DDR3 if you're doing it now. DDR2 does not make sense and these prices.

Also.....there are some boards that will let you use DDR2 or DDR3. There are not many, but some if you want the options in the future.

Newegg.com - JetWay JXBLUE-78GA3D-LF AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 780G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards
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