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Master Geek

  # 312969 30-Mar-2010 18:56
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My current PC is so loud that I cannot sleep if its running (even in another room) infact the only thing that drains out its sound is the trains that go past my window every 15 minutes. If I had a new processor to build a PC I would make one that runs 24 hours a day playing me sweet melodies.

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Master Geek

  # 312972 30-Mar-2010 18:58
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If I was lucky enough to win one of these processors, it would become the heart of a new home theatre PC.  Previously, I have been using an old modded xbox, to stream TV/Movies from the network, but unfortunately, the little P3-733 in the xbox is unable to handle HD video.

A new HTPC, built around the Core i5, should be the perfect replacement for my old Xbox...


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  # 312973 30-Mar-2010 18:59
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Having bought a Phenom 2 X3 720BE about 6 months ago, i am still blown away by the speed, quality and value for money of AMD over Intel. Make an intel believer of me and ill make you a slick flash digital thankyou card (to add to my portfolio of course! ;) )

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Ultimate Geek


  # 312974 30-Mar-2010 19:01
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I would use it on a dedicated machine to crunch numbers for Folding@Home, a computing project which studies protein "folding", misfolding, aggregation, and related diseases.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 312975 30-Mar-2010 19:01
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It would seriously fix issues with my Wow pc.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 312976 30-Mar-2010 19:04
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I would love to win this competition as I have a new gaming rig, and I only need a few parts left - one of them is a CPU! You wouldn't have a nice Graphic card competition going as well would (and perhaps a compeition for all you can eat broadband?! ;-)

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Wannabe Geek

  # 312978 30-Mar-2010 19:06
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This would give our flat the amazing gift of Blu-ray on our very own HTPC. We already have the Bluray drive and an abundance of disk space, we've just been trying to save for a processor powerful enough to decode the discs! You guys rock!


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Wannabe Geek

  # 312980 30-Mar-2010 19:10
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My plans for a new CPU (and motherboard, RAM and the rest) would build me a new machine to replace my now five year old P4.  The older machine could then be pushed down the family food chain, so that my son and daughter in law (and my cute as a button wee grand-daughter, come to that) could then be upgraded to something more speccy than the old AMD 600 they are on.  That machine in turn gets recycled down to Herbert to the primary school there, where my brother-in-law helps the kids build their own PCs from parts.

My new machine would then enable me to be far more productive with the various tools and programs I use to build community web sites.

Gains all round! 

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  # 312981 30-Mar-2010 19:10
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Pretty simple, update my home deskop. Its been 4 years and it needs a overhaul.

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  # 312982 30-Mar-2010 19:10
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I run Medial Portal on a 3 year old Dell with a Dual Core Inlel processor in it. It all works great, but of course a newer processor would make what is already great fantastic.


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Wannabe Geek

# 312984 30-Mar-2010 19:11
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About to start a home theatre PC project - a Core i5 processor would be a fantastic start.

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Wannabe Geek

# 312985 30-Mar-2010 19:12
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After watching two of my friends grab an i7 and an i5 recently, I have been dreaming to upgrade my computer as well. Despite being satisfied with my current build already, which has a Core2 E8400 overclocked to 3.6GHz, if I am able to get an i5, it would be a kick start in my upgrade for my PC.

The extra processing power provided by the additional cores would give me increased frame rates in gaming, which my friends have been bragging about, and also provide less lag when doing projects on a virtual machine running linux.
It will also provide me with the opportunity of giving my current cpu to my sister which has been stuck with a Athlon XP 2600+ cpu for the past few years.

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Wannabe Geek

  # 312986 30-Mar-2010 19:13
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I would use it in a new gaming PC for me and then I could pass down the 'dual core' to oldest boy, who could pass down his gaming PC to middle boy who could pass down his old notebook to youngest boy - who currently doesnt have his own PC!  So giving the i5 to me would cause a mini tsunami of upgrading - with the whole family benefiting :-) 

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Uber Geek


  # 312987 30-Mar-2010 19:14
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An i5! I would love one of these to replace my aging Core 2 Quad, which became obselete about 2 weeks before I bought it. I feel so depressed that I somehow managed to purchase the one, single, solitary Core 2 Quad series processor without VT.

I finally have fibre!  Had to leave the country to get it though.

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  # 312989 30-Mar-2010 19:14
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I would use it to upgrade my media center PC, the Athlon 3500+ doesn't handle 720p very well let alone 1080p.  Being quicker would also make it more wife friendly too.

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