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need opinion

Post by AlpineKid » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:14 pm

could not find on good reviews. any help would be great.

Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9650 w/VT (3.0GHz, 12M L2Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q9400 w/VT (2.66GHz, 6M, L2Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Q8300 w/VT (2.50GHz, 4M, L2Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8500 w/VT (3.16GHz, 6M, L2Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8400 w/VT (3.0GHz, 6M, L2Cache, 1333FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E7500 w/ VT (2.93GHz, 3M, L2Cache, 1066FSB)

Dell is having a good sale on one of there computers systems. which is a good processor for home use (not gaming). want fast.
thank you for the help.

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Re: need opinion

Post by XstollieX » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:47 pm

What are you going to be using the chip for?

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Re: need opinion

Post by pwcmed » Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:57 pm

If this is a everyday computer you can go with the E7500 and be happy.

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Post by werty316 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:38 pm

If this computer is just for general usage then go with the cheapest model.
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Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:54 pm

werty316 wrote:If this computer is just for general usage then go with the cheapest model.
I'd choose the lowest-priced processor with an FSB of 1333.
There is a notable difference in day-to-day usage between CPUs that have the faster of the two speeds.

Other than that, any of these CPUs would be fine for a regular PC.
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Re: need opinion

Post by ibleet » Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:20 am

Based on a combination of pricing and performance , I would choose the E8400.

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Post by sasamkd » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:58 am

You won't notice any difference in everyday use between 8xxx and 7xxx.
Yes, there is a difference but how often are you going to load the PC heavily? Is it going to make a difference if some job is done in more time if you are doing that once in a week?
If not go for the 7500. It is fast enough. Else, take the 8400.

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Post by GI-JOE » Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:43 am

pwcmed wrote:If this is a everyday computer you can go with the E7500 and be happy.
I second this. This will be sufficient for what you need. No use going with overkill.
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Re: need opinion

Post by AlpineKid » Tue Nov 24, 2009 2:22 pm

XstollieX wrote:What are you going to be using the chip for?
Work with photos, graphs programs, Microsoft Office and the internet. Watch .wmv and tv/movies from the internet.
No games.

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Re: need opinion

Post by skier » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:40 pm

for what you're going to do the E7500 is a bit much even, if you upkeep your Operating System well, you can do those things just as fast with a 1.5GHz single core CPU as a 3GHz dual core, only difference is how you're wallet feels

(i've recently gone back and forth between a 600MHz Pentium III and an E7200 @ 3.42GHz, both on a newly installed OS, basic applications were only about three times as fast on the Core2)

if you get into video editing, that is a whole 'nother story, but if the most intense thing you're gonna do is image editing, i'd just get the cheapest thing compatible(E7500) because the most CPU Utilization you're looking at will be in the <40% range regardless of the chip

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Re: need opinion

Post by Major_A » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:59 pm

If you are looking for fast and cheap build an AMD setup. For what you are using the PC for I would also skip a quad core unless it's cheaper (AMD vs Intel build).

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