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May 14, 2009 12:03:32 PM

Hi,

I am planning to buy a new PC in coming weeks. I checked with few HW vendors over here to get an idea about the system configuration that fit my needs, but I got totally confused.

My requirement is to have a high end PC for my learning purpose. Below configuration I feel is good to fulfill my needs

CPU Power: ~3GHz
RAM: 4 - 6 GB
HDD: 250GB would be fine

Now please help me to get the exact component details, like CPU type (Dual / Quad core) & suitable motherboard. My budget is between 600 to $700.

Thanks for your time.
Kiran

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May 14, 2009 12:06:15 PM

Ehh

You will need to elaborate on what exactly your learning purposes will be? just internet surfing and word? or apps for classes etc? any gaming?
May 14, 2009 12:06:23 PM

what's it for?

and you don't need 3ghz, even 2.5ghz processor's do well these days.
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May 14, 2009 12:12:22 PM

yeah you need to be more speicifc on what you want to ue it for? because for basic learning applications you will only need a cheap system
May 14, 2009 12:23:28 PM

Thanks buddies for response.

My requirements

-- SYSTEM that can support 2-3 virtual machines running simultaneously
-- + Tools I can execute for data loading
-- Run DBMS related application / servers
May 15, 2009 11:49:52 AM

Ok. Let me rephrase my question.

What would be the hardware configuration you recommend if budget range is 700 to $900 for Intel based PC?

Thanks
May 15, 2009 12:08:08 PM

kiran08 said:
Ok. Let me rephrase my question.

What would be the hardware configuration you recommend if budget range is 700 to $900 for Intel based PC?

Thanks


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May 15, 2009 12:25:52 PM

Yeahp that about sums it up

Close thread.
May 15, 2009 1:18:16 PM

Why_Me said:
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Thanks for your nice response

Can you please suggest if E8500 + Intel motherboard DP45SG would also be fine.
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May 15, 2009 1:36:49 PM

The E8500 isn't a very good option anymore - Core i7 rocks the E8500 - especially if you overclock. However if you were on a very stringent budget (like $300) then the Intel E5200 is worth a consideration. If your budget was ~ $500 - 600 I would suggest the phenom II 940 BE. The core i7 is however the most powerful CPU solution today, you could mildly overclock the 920 to 3.3 Ghz easily and have a faster CPU than the $1000 965 model - not bad eh?
May 15, 2009 1:57:44 PM

nerrawg said:
The E8500 isn't a very good option anymore - Core i7 rocks the E8500 - especially if you overclock. However if you were on a very stringent budget (like $300) then the Intel E5200 is worth a consideration. If your budget was ~ $500 - 600 I would suggest the phenom II 940 BE. The core i7 is however the most powerful CPU solution today, you could mildly overclock the 920 to 3.3 Ghz easily and have a faster CPU than the $1000 965 model - not bad eh?



Thanks "nerrawg" for your opinion.
I shall get back if any questions :-)
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