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June 13, 2010 8:50:20 PM

Hello, I need a new desktop computer, what current processor would give me optimal speed working with several Excel programs at the same time. Thank you

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a c 158 à CPUs
June 13, 2010 10:06:47 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- What is ur budget for the CPU?
2- What brand do u prefer? Intel or AMD
3- Any CPU with 2 or 3 cores above 2.6GHz can give u the enough performance for ur work, but u need enough RAM for handle those Excel documents.
June 14, 2010 12:43:47 AM

I would say:

Processor:
AMD Athlon II x2 2.8 GHz Dual Core: $59.99
http://www.amazon.com/Athlon-240-2-8GHZ-45NM-4000MHZ/dp...

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H : $69.99
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-MA785GM-US2H-Micro-AT...

PSU:
Diablotek 350-Watt ATX Power Supply PHD350: $24.99
http://www.amazon.com/Diablotek-350-Watt-Power-Supply-P...

Case:
Cooler Master Elite 341 m-ATX Mini Tower Case Black: $38.24
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Elite-m-ATX-Tower/d...

RAM:
Kingston HyperX Memory 2GB (Cheapest + high performance): 48.99
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-PC2-8500-5-5-5-15-KHX850...

Hard Disk:
Western Digital 250 GB SATA2 7200rpm 8 MB Cache: $44.99
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-7200rpm-WD2500AAJ...

Graphics, Audio, Ethernet: Integrated

Total: $287.19

Guessing you already have Keyboard mouse and Monitor.

If not then

Monitor:
ASUS VH198T 19-Inch Widescreen LED Monitor (I do not support high resolution such as 1680x1050 with integrated graphics): $126.09
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-VH198T-19-Inch-Widescreen-Mo...

Keyboard + mouse:
V7 Classic Keyboard Combo With 3 Button Wired USB Mouse: $18.81
http://www.amazon.com/V7-Classic-Keyboard-Combo-Button/...

Total With monitor, keyboard and mouse: $432.09
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a c 131 à CPUs
June 14, 2010 1:11:09 AM

^ this is a prime example of everything you will need for your intended uses. Anything better, you will not notice a difference in most cases. If you do, it will certainly not be worth the cost of more powerful components.
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June 14, 2010 1:33:32 AM

More or less any dual core CPU will fit your needs.
June 14, 2010 4:57:38 AM

saint19 said:
Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

1- What is ur budget for the CPU?
2- What brand do u prefer? Intel or AMD
3- Any CPU with 2 or 3 cores above 2.6GHz can give u the enough performance for ur work, but u need enough RAM for handle those Excel documents.


1- not a budget problem.
2- Is there any difference? I have been using Intel.
3- Win XP Pro will only use 4 gigs.
4- what about a motherboard?
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June 14, 2010 5:14:17 AM

kapust said:
1- not a budget problem.
2- Is there any difference? I have been using Intel.
3- Win XP Pro will only use 4 gigs.
4- what about a motherboard?


For 1 and 4. I would recommend what razor_gt mentioned. It will do what you're doing just fine.

2. The only difference i would say there is the price. AMD system are a little weaker than intel but then again, for what your doing you wouldn't notice the difference between them so the cheaper AMD will be just fine.

3. If you're going for 4GB of ram, i would say go after 64bit os like XP 64 or Windows 7 64. 32bit OS will not see all of that 4GB. It will only see around 3GB.

Hope this helps so far and welcome to Tom's! :hello: 

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June 14, 2010 5:16:29 AM

kapust said:
1- not a budget problem.
2- Is there any difference? I have been using Intel.
3- Win XP Pro will only use 4 gigs.
4- what about a motherboard?

1. So you are willing to pay $10,000 for the best server computer you can get? What do you mean no budget? You have no limit?
2. They both use the same x86-64 and extension sets. There is no difference. They are all priced according to performance.
3. If you are using windows XP, 2GB will be more than enough.
4. That motherboard mentioned by Razor_gt is good.

Questions:
1. Information is useful. Have you left anything else out that is important when we consider what to put in your computer? (for example, that you will be running windows XP was important)
2. Where do you want to purchase from?
3. Any other uses? What kind of environment will you be using excel in?
4. Have you read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... ? It would help us a lot if you used it. ;) 
June 14, 2010 5:36:53 AM

warmon6 said:
For 1 and 4. I would recommend what razor_gt mentioned. It will do what you're doing just fine.

2. The only difference i would say there is the price. AMD system are a little weaker than intel but then again, for what your doing you wouldn't notice the difference between them so the cheaper AMD will be just fine.

3. If you're going for 4GB of ram, i would say go after 64bit os like XP 64 or Windows 7 64. 32bit OS will not see all of that 4GB. It will only see around 3GB.

Hope this helps so far and welcome to Tom's! :hello: 


Thank you
June 14, 2010 8:19:33 AM

hope i helped :D 
a c 158 à CPUs
June 14, 2010 6:38:58 PM

kapust said:
1- not a budget problem.
2- Is there any difference? I have been using Intel.
3- Win XP Pro will only use 4 gigs.
4- what about a motherboard?


1- Nice, so, u can pay 3K for a six core with 12GB only for work with Excel. I love the nOObs
2- Yeah, Intel is more expensive but sometimes give u better performance per clock. AMD is more cheap and can give u the best combination price/performance in the market.
3- Win XP Pro 32 bits only can use 3.5GB, but with x64 u can use more that 4GB.
4- The mobo depends of the CPU that u want.
June 14, 2010 9:41:00 PM

saint19 said:
1- Nice, so, u can pay 3K for a six core with 12GB only for work with Excel. I love the nOObs
2- Yeah, Intel is more expensive but sometimes give u better performance per clock. AMD is more cheap and can give u the best combination price/performance in the market.
3- Win XP Pro 32 bits only can use 3.5GB, but with x64 u can use more that 4GB.
4- The mobo depends of the CPU that u want.


Hows about a 5K Dual Quad Core server processors Rig with 24 GB memory?
a c 158 à CPUs
June 14, 2010 9:47:29 PM

razor_gt said:
Hows about a 5K Dual Quad Core server processors Rig with 24 GB memory?


The same as my rig a lovely waste of money.
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