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Wannabe Geek


# 313480 31-Mar-2010 14:07
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Oh to have a i5 processor would be heaven. My dear ole' dell is chugging along, I pray I could revive it with a new heart, but alas, the new heart, might not fit.  I would just have to reserect a new friend with a new heart.  I have managed to keep my ole' dell going for almost 9 years now,  but to have a new heart would be the ultimate gift to my ole' friend, the Dell.

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Uber Geek


  # 313481 31-Mar-2010 14:10
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Jeez, so many responses, everyone loves a freebie I guess.  But I deserve the i5 the most because the frame-rate of GTA IV on my ZX81 simply doesn't cut it anymore, and what with Episodes from Liberty City due out in a couple of weeks I'm in despair.




"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." -  Stephen Hawking


 
 
 
 


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Wannabe Geek


  # 313497 31-Mar-2010 15:16
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To receive and record live video feeds from wireless security cameras that watch crooks and casual passers-by on our farm

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Trusted

  # 313513 31-Mar-2010 15:47
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I would love a New i5 Processor to start rebuilding my Media Back end.. The Existing machine is getting a little slow doing lots of transcoding

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Master Geek


  # 313514 31-Mar-2010 15:48
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My wife has serious issues with my computer hogging, so the i7 would be the saviour of my marriage...well not quite but close enough!

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Geek


  # 313542 31-Mar-2010 16:27
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Looking to set up a media server/VoIP server for our residence.
A Core i5 would go quite swimmingly.

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Geek


# 313553 31-Mar-2010 16:54
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Having discovered a dodgey fan on the graphics card last weekend, I was off to town to source a replacement to keep the card from melting.  "Sorry we don't have PARTS" but we can sell you a replacement.  $200 bucks later and back home only to discover that this new puppy requires an additional power supply feed (damned PCIe!) so back to town to purchase the requisite PCIe adaptor cables.  Shock horror - these are listed on numerous websites, but do you think that they actually stock such things?  So the only alternative (if I want this thing working this weekend) is to purchase a new power supply that has the requisite connectors.  Back home with the new power supply and finally have a system that does not dound like a 747 with dispepsia.  

Having spent the additional money I may as well replace the M/B with something a little more modern.  Winning one of these i5's will make the motherboard choice a whole lot simpler (and the whole project significantly more rewarding).

Thanks Intel -

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 313581 31-Mar-2010 18:44
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Its time to get rid of my P4 processor and start on an upgrade path. The corei5 processor will be a great way to start building my dream PC. Gaming will be a pleasure as well as the speed of processing which the core i5 delivers!


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Wannabe Geek


  # 313597 31-Mar-2010 20:12
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What the hell is Intel Core i5 and what the heck does a processor do?
Seriously, I just built a HTPC and because I was working to a budget I used an Intel 2.8GHz Dual Core, so I would drop that little old i5 in place of the dual core to rev up my system, and play back MythTV without any stuttering, or having to share VDPAU processing with my GPU!! I scoured the forums in Geekzone and Googled my way into learning and building the HTPC, now I have a bad case of the "I need more power" and more gadgets, I even lashed out and bought a new AV receiver to replace my 20 year old Marantz receiver amp (which developed a buzz... I wonder if I could get warranty?)

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Master Geek


  # 313601 31-Mar-2010 20:44
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Oh how I wish I had an Intel Core i5 processor that'll make my HTPC roar
For my old Athlon 2400+ brick box don't cut it no more

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Wannabe Geek


  # 313606 31-Mar-2010 21:02
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Oh and details of system
Asus P5KPL/EPU Intel G31 ATX MOBO
Intel Pentium E6300
Apower P4-A650 PS
2GB Kingston value ram
Asus EN9500GT MG
AverMedia Digi Super 007 TV card
Ikonik EN1 case
WD5000AACS 500GB SATA HD

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Wannabe Geek


  # 313608 31-Mar-2010 21:07
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richb: What the hell is Intel Core i5 and what the heck does a processor do?
Seriously, I just built a HTPC and because I was working to a budget I used an Intel 2.8GHz Dual Core, so I would drop that little old i5 in place of the dual core to rev up my system, and play back MythTV without any stuttering, or having to share VDPAU processing with my GPU!! I scoured the forums in Geekzone and Googled my way into learning and building the HTPC, now I have a bad case of the "I need more power" and more gadgets, I even lashed out and bought a new AV receiver to replace my 20 year old Marantz receiver amp (which developed a buzz... I wonder if I could get warranty?)
Oh and details of system
Asus P5KPL/EPU Intel G31 ATX MOBO
Intel Pentium E6300
Apower P4-A650 PS
2GB Kingston value ram
Asus EN9500GT MG
AverMedia Digi Super 007 TV card
Ikonik EN1 case
WD5000AACS 500GB SATA HD

One day I will get myself together and learn how to post on here properly lol

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Geek


# 313624 31-Mar-2010 21:48
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Got a great little setup on my HTPC, just love it, unfortunately it cant keep up with DVB-T and stutters etc when trying to play it Cry. I need to upgrade to something faster to really unleash the beauty of this underpowered project.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 313655 31-Mar-2010 23:20
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Duron 1000Mhz. It's what I've been on since 2001... well at least it was until the the motherboard died late last year. I've been planning a new build ever since. Oh and it's my birthday on the 6th of April.

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Wannabe Geek


  # 313657 31-Mar-2010 23:22
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I have built up a media system to replace a standard XBMC but have since found that a P4 is not up to the task to run a TV card or the 3 that I planned to use.

This I5 would be perfect for this task.
 

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