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Windows 7: Help to buy new CPU

18 Apr 2010   #1
alders

 
 
Help to buy new CPU

This is what I am looking at only I want Win7 Pro it is a pre built system. help and advice is very much welcomed. This will be used for games as well as graphics and general use. Thank you

PB 3455 Core i5 750 2.66G 4GB DDR3 Ram ,1TB 64M 7200RPM HDD , GTS250 1GB Video Card , CM 690 II Case , 460W PSU , Windows 7 Home Premium 64


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18 Apr 2010   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are looking for speed, get a small 30GB SSD for the OS. That will give you a world of difference. No idea what they cost in NZ, but around here they sell for less than US$100 (e.g. OCZ Vertex 30GB).
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18 Apr 2010   #3
alders

 
 

I have looked up some prices for SSD here a little costly still. I understand they cut down on noise and heat but doesn't really speed it up. Will look at that later on. I was looking into the Acer Aspire Z5610 with the touchscreen but can only find small hard drives in NZ, plus couldn't find much info on them.
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18 Apr 2010   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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but doesn't really speed it up
That must be a misunderstanding. In my experience, nothing can speed up your system more than an SSD. E.g. I get a 15 second boot. I am not a great fan of touchscreens. I think it is only a gimmick.
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18 Apr 2010   #5
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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but doesn't really speed it up
That must be a misunderstanding. In my experience, nothing can speed up your system more than an SSD. E.g. I get a 15 second boot. I am not a great fan of touchscreens. I think it is only a gimmick.
So, if I have a P4 1.4Ghz, 256MB Ram machine with a 40GB IDE drive, getting a 30GB SSD will speed up the system more than adding 1GB of Ram?
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18 Apr 2010   #6
alders

 
 

whs my husband works at a mill they use touchscreens to run the plant has done for years. The reason I was looking at them is he is not very computer savy and I thought this option would be better for him. Now I am intersted in anyones point a view of all topics
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18 Apr 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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but doesn't really speed it up
That must be a misunderstanding. In my experience, nothing can speed up your system more than an SSD. E.g. I get a 15 second boot. I am not a great fan of touchscreens. I think it is only a gimmick.
So, if I have a P4 1.4Ghz, 256MB Ram machine with a 40GB IDE drive, getting a 30GB SSD will speed up the system more than adding 1GB of Ram?
LOL, I was thinking of todays PCs (duo or quad core, 2-4GB of RAM), not some box you borrowed from the Smithsonian museum.
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18 Apr 2010   #8
lkiller123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What kind of performance would you like to upgrade?

Your CPU is already sufficient for most needs unless you are doing CPU-intensive work such as Video Processing or such, or you can overclock it if you want. But considering that your system is a pre-built, overclocking processors might not be possible. You would need to upgrade your PSU if you want to have another card.

As someone else mentioned above, you might like to get SSD if you want faster boot speed, or else you won't need to spend the extra money on it.

If you want better framerate for gaming, you might want to consider a second GTS250 to run in SLI, if your prebuilt system has another PCIx16 slot for you to run it.
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18 Apr 2010   #9
alders

 
 

lkiller123
That system is what I am looking at buying and wanted to know if that is OK
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18 Apr 2010   #10
lkiller123

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Do you mind if you can provide us with a direct link?
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