Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
9 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #313236 30-Mar-2010 22:53
Send private message

After many years of abusing a laptop for nothing more then internets and photo storage I've recently gone back to the desktop fold when an old xp machine fell into my lap, this has sparked a keen desire to build a media centre capable of running some HD content for my projector. A shiney new i5 core would make a great start to this dream box.
Cheers team.

15 posts


  #313237 30-Mar-2010 22:53
Send private message

o to win a fragment of the epic colossus that will be my undeniably enviable world dominating MEGA MACHINE... the mere mention of which will send shivers down mere mortals yellow spines!!and why would such a twisted rapturous piece of evil engineered technology with graphics that make reality look pixellated be unleashed onto this innocent and feeble world??? to play PACMAN of course.....24/7...


61 posts

Master Geek

Lifetime subscriber

#313239 30-Mar-2010 23:04
Send private message

Well, my wife struggles along with an Athlon 2500 in a Shuttle SN41G2 I put together for her years ago.  Now she does photo editing, rips CDs and wants to watch Freeview on her PC.  An upgrade is long overdue.

The core i5-750 is the processor which could help make her dreams come true.  I would once again be her favourite resident nerd. 

11 posts


  #313246 30-Mar-2010 23:15
Send private message

I'd like to use this processor in my current media center setup as the only thing it lacks is a decent CPU.  It's where I run my DVB-T and DVB-S signals, it's my hub for all my pictures, videos, movies, etc. It's sitting in a sweet thermaltake case with a remote etc.

8 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #313248 30-Mar-2010 23:16
Send private message

I'd love to have one of these babies just to see the expression on my fellow geeks faces. They're always buying the latest kit for their home pcs and I'm happy with the cheap trademe preloved technology several generations back. But you'd save money if you just spend $3-400 now instead of $40 here, $50 there.... It's more fun!

3 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #313253 30-Mar-2010 23:22
Send private message

If i won this amazing piece of technology i qould finally be able to get some relief on my shocking frame rates :) . I am currently running on an Intel Core 2 Duo (E6400 2.1ghz). Having this CPU would make my life that bit more faster and make my next build something to be proud of.

30 posts


  #313255 30-Mar-2010 23:25
Send private message

I like to make music with my PC but my old processor has trouble with all those filters, synths and samplers. Upgrading to a new processor like the i5 would make a huge difference to the amount of noise I could annoy my wife with :)


199 posts

Master Geek

  #313257 30-Mar-2010 23:30
Send private message

I have been thinking of upgrading my crusty old dell desktop for sometime. A system based on the intel i5 would be a ideal upgrade. Would mean that I my photo and video editing tasks will be a bit faster.....

2 posts

Wannabe Geek

  #313264 30-Mar-2010 23:46
Send private message

Must... have... Intel Core i5 to... process... Mark Sainsbury's... HD moustache... on aged Media Center PC...
Intel i5 with hyper-stache

75 posts

Master Geek

  #313278 31-Mar-2010 00:17
Send private message


I build my first computer recently, and I have now started looking at a new project which was going to include an i5 in it. It'll definately beat my current Pentium Dual-core.


80 posts

Master Geek

  #313288 31-Mar-2010 00:51
Send private message

This CPU is more than 5 years old now and it is time for a lifecycle upgrade.
And guess what it is?
It is an Intel P4 2 GHZ.
As I am a fan of Intel, i would love to some the latest and greatest power of Intel.
It would enable me to play the latest games, enhance my research, learning and development more on Virtualisation.

It would be a great pleasure to have this newest technology in my baby's heart

4062 posts

Uber Geek


  #313290 31-Mar-2010 01:11
Send private message

i'd take this i5 and jam it into my HTPC (along with a new mobo etc too).  the current htpc runs OK using an old AMD chip, but i want to crunch about 40GB of h.264 video footage of my 18 month old girl and turn it into old-computer-friendly mpeg2 format so I can burn to DVD for the grandparents.

I think the process would run over 100 times faster on the core i5 proc!

21 posts


  #313294 31-Mar-2010 01:56
Send private message

My puppy is dying, If i win the i5 ill have it run folding@home to hopefully find a cure for his illness and save him so he can keep playing Frisbee. ;)

10 posts

Wannabe Geek

#313297 31-Mar-2010 03:24
Send private message

My regular PC blew up recently, PSU I suspect, but I'm going to use it as an excuse to do a new PC rebuild with mostly new components and some salvaged components from my old system. That's where the nice new shiny Intel Core i5 CPU would come in handy!

516 posts

Ultimate Geek

  #313299 31-Mar-2010 06:23
Send private message

WOW ! Intel Core i5 processor ! This is what i've been waiting for. I do lot of home videos for my family and also to many of my friends. Editing these videos is a pain on my current system. This cool new processor will help greatly here. Not only that am software programmer and work mainly on .net technologies which take quite a bit processing power ! This new intel system will rock my projects with its speed.


1 | ... | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

News »

Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Teletrac Navman launches integrated multi-camera solution for transport and logistics industry
Posted 8-Oct-2020 10:57

Farmside hits 10,000 RBI customers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 15:32

NordVPN starts deploying colocated servers
Posted 7-Oct-2020 09:00

Google introduces Nest Wifi routers in New Zealand
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Orcon to bundle Google Nest Wifi router with new accounts
Posted 7-Oct-2020 05:00

Epay and Centrapay partner to create digital gift cards
Posted 2-Oct-2020 17:34

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.