That single paragraph is hard to find it all. As to the CPU question, for now I suggest you never over invest. I've used many brands and never found much wrong with any.
hello cnet forum,
I' m currently into the process of searching to built a new pc, and due to my personal irrelevance into pc hardware, its advance and compatibilities, I d like and appreciate some help. I' ve been using ubuntu for many years and i really like it ( especially before its last edition with ubuntu unity) but because of the need to work on some programs that run on windows (e.g. photoshop) i m willing to install a dual boot. (i ll give it a try for ubuntu studio with gnome and windows 7 or 8). So, not knowing much about pc hardware, i walked into a major pc store, told them about my budget (around 500E) and asked them about my options. My idea is to set a nice base, meaning buying as good basic hardware (motherboard, cpu, ram, harddisk) as i can afford. I already posses a case, and some power suppliers that i think will do their job decently.. having read in some forums i asked for intel cpu, because of their supposedly better stability. And so the packet came out like this: cpu intel core i5 3570, ram crucial ddr3 8gb (2x4) kit 1600 mhz ballis, motherboard Gigabyte GA-B75-D3V, SSD Samsung 120gb sata III 840. of course some of the contents are suggested because of the shops deal with certain brands. like they didn't have any asus motherboards , which i m advised from friends to choose instead of gigabyte in terms of reliability. Also i m thinking if would be a better idea to buy the intel 3570k which has the unlocked overclocking feature, so to be able to upgrade the cpu speed in the future if i need. And another suggestion from a friend that i had was to buy as much ram as i can from the beginning because of the up going prices when they begin to become old..
so this is the point that i' m at the time, looking forward to learn what to buy, so i can begin to build my web page. The other uses of my pc are going to be picture editing (photoshop, gimp, 180x360 panorama program..), music recording and editing, web browsing, web page developing, and i want to be able occasionally to play some games and to edit some videos.
any advice and recommendation on hardware purchase are really, really welcome and being looked forward