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A new computer set up?

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A new computer set up?

Post Posted: 09.12.2009 16:07

What are users' thoughts on a setup like this?:

PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-860 w/VT (2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, with Media, 32-bit, English edit
PRODUCTIVITY Software No Pre-installed Productivity Software edit
HARD DRIVE 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache™ edit
MEMORY 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz - 2DIMMs edit
VIDEO CARD 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTS240® (DVI, DVI, S-video) edit
OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 16X (DVD+/-RW) Burner Drive edit
SOUND CARD Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio edit
FIREWIRE No IEEE 1394a Adapter Selected edit
MODEM AND WIRELESS No Modem Option edit
FLOPPY DRIVE & MEDIA READER No Dell 19-in-1 Media Card Reader Selected edit
KEYBOARD Dell QuietKey Keyboard edit
MONITOR No Monitor edit
MOUSE Dell USB Optical Mouse edit
SPEAKERS No speakers

Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: A new computer set up?

Post Posted: 09.12.2009 17:59

Hey Dan,

I'm not much of a techy, but it sounds like a powerhouse.
I currently use a 5 yr old laptop with a Pentium M 1.6 Ghz with a 2 M cache and 2 gigs of DDR2 RAM and no fancy video card and just started seeing a slow down as my models have become more complex. I just ordered a new laptop with a duo core processor running at 2.2 Ghz, 2M cache and 4 Gigs of DDR3 RAM with a video card that'll share up to 1.8 G of memory.

My neighbor who does a lot of CAD rendering, video editing and music production through a very similar setup is quite happy with it.

I'm not a big fan of Dell but I do check out their website for comparisons. I ordered my computer through TigerDirect.ca because I live way out in the sticks, (not very far from you as the crow flies but an 10 hour drive to Canmore) If I lived in town I would certainly talk to the local shops.

Happy computing
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