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Posted: 8/13/2011 9:26:33 AM EDT
I am a PC / desktop person. What processor and RAM do I need for fast as hell internet and multitasking?
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 9:30:08 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 9:31:41 AM EDT



Originally Posted By Slavac:


i7 Sandybridge Intel and 16g of appropriate RAM.  You'll also want a decent video card so go with the EVGA GTX 590 Classified and a 1000W PSU to power it.



That should get screaming fast internet and multitasking.


not without a fast boot drive



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227724



 
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 9:37:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By _Matt_:

Originally Posted By Slavac:
i7 Sandybridge Intel and 16g of appropriate RAM.  You'll also want a decent video card so go with the EVGA GTX 590 Classified and a 1000W PSU to power it.

That should get screaming fast internet and multitasking.

not without a fast boot drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227724
 


Yea... I'll take two
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 9:44:22 AM EDT
Yep, an SSD will make a huge difference but I suggest an affordble SATA 3 instead of a PCI Express.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 10:37:45 AM EDT
Laymans terms guys.
Link Posted: 8/13/2011 10:45:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2011 10:49:10 AM EDT by InfiniteGrim]
Built this for another member. This PC will run every REALLY fast and beable to play most games maxed out @ 1080p. If you dont want games you can save $130 and get the other version of the same motherboard with HDMI, and use the video capabilities of the CPU.

The windows 7  mention in this build is the $30 windows offer from Microsoft for students. You can get a member on here or a friend with a .edu email address to get it for you.

The only difference between teh two is i5 v i7. The only difference you will see between the two is the i7 will be faster with rendering huge video files. Other then that the difference is negligible until programs start taking advantage of all teh cores.


As for SSD, you will notice faster loading times, but you are only going to beable to put your OS and a few programs on it. I would rather have a WD black, or two WD black in RAID

Originally Posted By InfiniteGrim:
Ok This is what I have come up with.

CPU -i7 2600k $315
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CPU Cooler Zalman 92mm $47
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Motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO Crossfire/ SLI (you can get two GTX 550 eventually) $170
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Graphics Card-Galaxy GTX 460 $130
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Memory- GSkill 2x4gb DDR3 1600Mhz $60 (you can buy a second set for 16gb or get up to DDR3 2200
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Power Supply- OCZ 700Watt ModXStream (ihave this one works nicely) $60
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Main Harddrive: Western Digital BLACK 750gb $65
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(OPTIONAL) Storage Drive: Western Digital Green 1.5TB $60
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DVD Drive- LG DVD+-RW $19 ( OPTION 2 of them)
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Thermal Compound Artic Silver 5 $12
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Card Reader $15
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***** PICK a CASE FROM HERE The $30-50 cases are pretty good quality.

TOTAL: $924- $30 rebates...... $894 +$30 windows 7 + case price




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Ok This is what I have come up with.

CPU -ii5 2500k $219
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CPU Cooler Zalman 92mm $47
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Motherboard ASUS P8P67 PRO Crossfire/ SLI (you can get two GTX 550 eventually) $170
LINK

Graphics Card-Galaxy GTX 460 $130
LINK

Memory- GSkill 2x4gb DDR3 1600Mhz $60 (you can buy a second set for 16gb or get up to DDR3 2200
LINK

Power Supply- OCZ 700Watt ModXStream (ihave this one works nicely) $60
LINK

Main Harddrive: Western Digital BLACK 750gb $65
LINK

(OPTIONAL) Storage Drive: Western Digital Green 1.5TB $60
LINK

DVD Drive- LG DVD+-RW $19 ( OPTION 2 of them)
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Thermal Compound Artic Silver 5 $12
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Card Reader $15
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***** PICK a CASE FROM HERE The $30-50 cases are pretty good quality.

TOTAL: $829 - $30 rebates...... $799  +$30 windows 7 + case price

Again you can drop the cooler and artic silver 5 making it $720 +$30 windows 7 + case price



Link Posted: 8/13/2011 11:25:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By gmtmaster:
Laymans terms guys.


Whatever you end up with make sure the system drive is a Solid State Drive (SSD).
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