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Wannabe Geek

  #313359 31-Mar-2010 09:33
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This is the perfact excuse to build a new toy, a good toy it would be.

Remember he who dies with the most toys win.

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Wannabe Geek

  #313363 31-Mar-2010 09:43
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I would be using this processor for a home virtual server (for labs and testing) and/or as part of my HTPC network.
Alternatively, this could also be used as a gaming machine.


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  #313365 31-Mar-2010 09:49
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I am a robot from the future in an age where technology has regressed and I am being powered by an AMD Sempron 2200+ tragically running Windows ME and the hopes of the people of my age to convey an important message. The message is over 4GB in size.

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Wannabe Geek

  #313366 31-Mar-2010 09:49
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Currently sporting old school Athlon II for my PC, i5 would be a marvelous upgrade, and along with it i might switch up my mobo and add some memory...hell new graphics would be nice too. It would be a chance to revamp my pc from scratch :)

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Ultimate Geek


  #313367 31-Mar-2010 09:52
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If I won? Well I would build a simply dubious and positively delicious Media PC that would credit and compliment our new LCD, a Media PC that adds to the sharpness and total envy-ness of this Full HD 32inch LCD TV, Ofcourse this would also benefit from the i5 for gaming purposes when the wife wasn't looking :p

Your friendly Southern Geeky Fellow :P

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  #313369 31-Mar-2010 09:54
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The Intel Core i5 would suit myself and my family as we are starting a new business and any way to reduce overheads would go along way to giving us the push start we need to get the project management business off the ground. The bank already is uncertain of a business loan in the current environment so the Intel Core i5 would help to no end. The processing power would be suffice to run the design programmes I need and possibly serve as a server for the other computers I need.
I wish everybody luck though. Its an amazing prize.

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Wannabe Geek

#313373 31-Mar-2010 09:56
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an Intel Core i5?would be the perfect brain for a new HTPC build that has been on the horizone for some time.? The current workhorse (a single core 3.2ghz P4) just falls short of 1080p and high-bitrate 720p video decoding and would love to be retired to the parents.


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Master Geek

  #313376 31-Mar-2010 09:57
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My ideal HTPC would include 2x DVB-S tuner, 1xDVB-T dual tuner, 1x DVB-S/T/Analog FM tuner and Bluray. The system needs to stream audio and video to other HTPC's in the house. It also needs to be able to cope with internet radio and TV.  The i5-750 will handle all this and would as close to the ultimate HTPC there could be.

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Wannabe Geek

#313383 31-Mar-2010 10:08
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Should I win one of these, I plan to create something never seen before in the HTPC world...

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Wannabe Geek

  #313385 31-Mar-2010 10:13
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Hi Geekzone,

I am planning to upgrade my PC for a bit of gaming and also to run more than one virtual machnines within VMware's workstation. This upgrade would be ideal and would just be perfect.

thank you 

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Wannabe Geek

#313388 31-Mar-2010 10:19
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With the first opportunity in my life to finally purchase a home, the thought of making plans to build a small Home Theatre System has been floating around in the back of my mind for months now.

If the property is large enough, I will convert the attached Garage into an Information Super Highway for Entertainment and Media. Using the Intel Core i5 as the main control center for HDTV broadcasts and integrated surround system within a sound proof room, will add to the new and quiet empty space needed for online challenges. Adding in a self built bay window for Early Morning News and Gaming, will ensure I do not loose touch with the real world or the virtual one.

Perhaps, I'll even do two Sharp 65" Displays budget permitting,  :)  :) just to ensure there is enough real-estate for both.

Then the final add-on to complete the system build would be an Nvidia Tesla C1060 or ATI Firestream 9250 to have the system helping the world as a mini supercomputer, building, folding, processing, and searching.

It's only a dream I have for my own personal space, but making it a reality will up my up and coming geekness!

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Master Geek


  #313390 31-Mar-2010 10:22
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I will be using this proccessor to build new zealands first super hydron collider. I will then point the collider at canberra and demand that they share thier minerals with us. I will also use any spare capacity to pawn noobs in battifled bad company.

Any views expressed here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer Telecom NZ

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Wannabe Geek

  #313393 31-Mar-2010 10:26
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 One of the features, a  4-way multi-task processing that allows each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. I am always muti tasking on my home computer and it really slows it down. It would be nice to be able to be on a couple tasks that I have to do and not have my computer freeze up on me. The Graphics (from me doing research on it) seems to be the best when watching movies and things. Who doesn't or wouldn't want a better computer with the best picture? The fact that it automatically speeds up performance when you need it most is just one of the other great things about this. That is what it is all about isn't it? Great picture, being able to muti task and speeds up performance when you need it..Who could say no to a chance to win something so great that could really help someone out....

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  #313395 31-Mar-2010 10:29
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have a Core i5 processors, would radical reduce the total power consummation and heat generated from my current HTPC instead of having a over complicated heater that plays blu-rays movies.

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Master Geek

  #313397 31-Mar-2010 10:30
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Well If I won on of the processors, it would give my parents the incentive to purchase a new computer or parts for one and give me the chance to put one together. It would be an extreme step up from the old HP Desktop they bought back in 2000-2001. Runs with 1.2GHz and I'm pretty sure (from memory) it has Memory less than or equal to one GB. Which is plain not efficient enough!

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