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New machine

by Hargwanna / September 28, 2009 5:20 AM PDT

Howdy all,

I'm looking to buy a new desktop (mainly to create a few VM's and a virtual domain) and wanted peoples input on system requirements. At the moment I'm looking at 2 machines, specs below:

Machine 1
Intel Core i7 Processor 920 (2.66GHz, 8MB cache, 4.8GT/sec)
Memory : 8192MB (4x1024,2x2048) 1067MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
500GB Serial ATA (7200RPM)
512 MB DDR2 ATI Radeon HD 4350

Machine 2
Intel

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These seem to be gamer machines.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 5:37 AM PDT
In reply to: New machine

Your post and the machines don't seem to match.

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Not really much of a gamer...
by Hargwanna / September 28, 2009 5:51 AM PDT

What should I be looking for? I thought by getting a fairly robust desktop it should suffice...

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The Core 2 is dead.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 28, 2009 6:09 AM PDT
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Do not take machine 1
by nicolasprieur1995 / October 1, 2009 9:15 PM PDT
In reply to: New machine

But it all depends, if you are DIY a compatible computer then change the core to machine one and all will be fine.

But on the other hand if you are buying from a company than machine 2 is the way to go, you will keep the processor for a longer time than the i7 and the 1tb hardrive will last much longer.

And the graphics card on machine two is a bit better than on machine 1.
But you did not give us any prices so its hard to tell. might want to extend on that.

Good luck

<<<NICK>>>

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Cheers
by Hargwanna / October 2, 2009 1:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Do not take machine 1

Thanks Nick.

Due to finances the purchasing of the equipment has been delayed... So I have a bit longer to research it. Looking at sending about

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