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Thread: What platform should I go with?

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    What platform should I go with?

    Core i3
    Core i5
    Core i7
    Pentium
    Core 2 Duo
    Core 2 Quad
    Core i7 Extreme

    Looking to possibly buy a new desktop. I want no less the 4-6 gigs of memory as well.

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    Core i7 , Sandy Bridge etc. Looks to be pretty good price (being that it's pretty new) and somewhat futureproof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    Core i7 , Sandy Bridge etc. Looks to be pretty good price (being that it's pretty new) and somewhat futureproof.
    +1

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    i7 Extreme!! biggest and best you can afford!!

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    i7 or i7 2600K. The i7 extreme is a waste of cash.

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    Are most applications compatible with the 64-bit OS? I'm looking at going with 6 gigs of memory.

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    Yes.

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    What will you be doing with it?
    I'd love to say get the biggest and baddest and latest processor out there....
    But depending on your budget, and what you're going to do with it...heck an i5 can me more than enough for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    What will you be doing with it?
    I'd love to say get the biggest and baddest and latest processor out there....
    But depending on your budget, and what you're going to do with it...heck an i5 can me more than enough for you.
    Internet mostly. What I have figured is about ~1,550 + Not what I want to spend right now.

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    look over at [H] forums, there are a bunch of folks selling I7 systems because they are upgrading to sandybridge, i bet you could find a good deal there.

    http://hardforum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=17

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    Christ, made this thread over a month ago and have yet to do anything.

    The "shop" that I was going to buy from does not seem to want to get back to me. So it looks like I am going to build my own.

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