HELP (buying computer)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by McTed, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. #1 McTed, Oct 21, 2007
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  2. I hate how everything is so cheap in America
     
  3. I'd also like to ask if there is any point of having a dual core processor, especially if the GHZ is lower. I see plenty of really inexpensive 3+ GHz processors and lots of expensive 2 GHz dual cores, whats the point of a dual core or a quad core even?
     
  4. Don't tell us what you need it to do.
     
  5. Quad core >>> Dual >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Single,

    All you need to know.
     
  6. for gaming essentially. I just want a computer i can still expand later. Online gaming usually with a lot of people something like battlefield 2 or warhammer online ( not out yet)
     
  7. yeah i've been hearing that but if its quad core but only processes at like 1.8Ghz then why get that for two hundred dollars if u can get a 60 dollar amd single core that processes at 3 ghz?
     
  8. lol... Compare the two red results. Thats the difference.
     
  9. "For example, most current (as of 2006) PC games will run faster on a 3 GHz single-core processor than on a 2GHz dual-core processor (of the same core architecture),[citation needed] despite the dual-core theoretically having more processing power, because they are incapable of efficiently using more than one core at a time."
     
  10. Starting point ...

     
  11. #11 McLaren_Man, Oct 21, 2007
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  12. Think of multi core CPUs has having more capacity to do work.

    On a single core, everything has to be processed by that core. On multi-core tasks are split. Even if the game itself isn't dual or multi core aware, it still allows for the OS, anti virus, etc to run on one core and the game to run, uninterrupted on the other core.

    Also, the 'games aren't ready for multi-core' argument is getting a bit old - almost all new releases are designed for multi core.
    Intel and AMD are planning on dropping their single core CPUs over the coming months - mult icore is the future and if you are planning on keeping this new machine for a year or more, buy multi core.
     
  13. #13 McTed, Oct 21, 2007
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  14. #14 V8Vantage, Oct 21, 2007
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  15. The clock speed is not a good indicator of relative speeds of different cores. The fastest computer in the world runs at 700mhz, albeit with 130'000 cores.

    I can assure though, at least for the desktop market, you wont be finding a single-core CPU that will outperform a quad-core one.
     
  16. makes sense, thanks for the info.
     
  17. Yeah, but it shows what I was trying to display well. C2D being several times faster.
     
  18. #18 Vanilla Ice, Oct 21, 2007
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    Anyway, I don't think I could recommend anything better as far as price per dollar goes than what you listed. However, for less than $1000, the best performing thing I could think of would be based around a Core2 Duo and a pair of 6600 GTS cards in SLi OR a single 8800 GTS. As per the list:

    One of each:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115030
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131142
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231087
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822144456
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136129
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129037

    Two of the first, or one of the second:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127284
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150171

    Some of the other parts bridging the gaps are a bit mediocre, but you end up with $60-90 for taxes and shipping. Assuming you have a mouse/keyboard/monitor/speakers. I don't think you could get much faster sub-$1000. 8600GTS SLI will probably be slightly superior to a single 8800GTS in most upcoming games, but a single 8800GTS will probably win out in older ones not as well optimized for dual graphics.
     
  19. wow thanks for all the help guys im getting my paycheck next week and its my birthday soon so ill have enough money to buy this<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  20. #20 Atomic2, Oct 21, 2007
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    woah, a 180 dollar case? especially one that simple? total waste of money. if you just want a simple case, a 50dollar one will be perfectly fine.

    i payed 80 for this case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063
    and couldnt be happier. its a bit of a "ricer" case but everything about is awesome, easy to use, awesome features, and looks great
     
  21. get a mac and an xbox
     
  22. #22 Vanilla Ice, Oct 21, 2007
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    What you failed to notice was that the power supply was included with the case. If you were to buy the case you suggested, plus the power supply included in the case I suggested, the total cost would be $190.
     
  23. for $1000? ok.
     
  24. #24 Atomic2, Oct 21, 2007
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    my bad
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156062
    is what i meant to post, same case but with a 500w powersupply
     
  25. You should start winning some wars.

    We fought WW2 not to help our allies but to get cheap computers from Japan
     

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