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newbie needs your opinion

Post by ricecooker29 » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:50 pm

Hi all
So I am in dire need of a new computer since my computer is randomly shutting down on its own. I'm looking at computers from cyberpowerpc and from dell. As I am customizing the components, I was wondering do I really need an i5? Can I go with an i3 or with a quad core? I need a computer that can handle modern games and video and picture editing, but I can only afford around $900. Which one should I go for? Thanks for the help.

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Post by timberwolf120 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:38 am

Go with the i5, preferably the i5 750 if you can afford it. It will be great for gaming and video editing.

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Post by mithras » Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:46 pm

The extra cores and cache on the i5 would probably be worth it.

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Post by Bio-Hazard » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:10 am

For video editing the more power you have the more pleasing the editing experience will be.

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Post by Sttm » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:42 pm

First off, Dont buy a Dell. Dell knowingly sells broken PCs to customers.

Is $900 including Tax and shipping?

For that price without Tax and Shipping, I would be aiming for a Core i5-750 or Phenom X6-1055T system, with a Ati 5770 gpu, 4gb ram.
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