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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 312990 30-Mar-2010 19:16
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As a photographer, i should be using a Mac... apparently. I don't, because I'm a PC lover at heart, and would love something gruntier than my current P4 (yes, can you believe it? I'm still using a P4). I'm in the process of beefing up my current working machine and the i5 would be the best!

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Reply # 312991 30-Mar-2010 19:17
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I've got the ORIGINAL core 2 quad extreme in my media center/games box and it desperately needs replacing.... it's so damn noisy! The new CPU would be fantastic to go with a new mobo and ram - and the tuner and drive array i've already got...

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Geek


  Reply # 312995 30-Mar-2010 19:18
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Considering the power dispursed by such a chip, I shall need an equally powerful operating system.
My plans with the i5 are to install dos 6.1 with Windows 3.11 for Workgroups. My current PC handles DOS quite well but Windows 3.11 simply overpowers it resulting in several BSOD's cascading across my monochrome monitor. I believe an i5 shall handle this task admiriably and shall let me render the latest 2d games at a hopeful goal of 10fps.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 312996 30-Mar-2010 19:19
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A CPU such as this would drag my computer from limited cache dark ages into the light multi-threaded ascension - or in other words, replace my Q6600 and give my faithful comp a new lease on life!

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Geek


  Reply # 312997 30-Mar-2010 19:20
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I'm looking to build a separate HTPC rather than use my current one for the task....

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Geek


  Reply # 312998 30-Mar-2010 19:20
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A great prize!
Currently building and putting in comprehensive (800m Cat6 and 400m RG6 amongst speaker and Camera wiring) and now need a computer to drive it the multimedia, internet, camera, temperature control, etc. plans I have for the house. http://www.davidson.gen.nz/gallery/Qod/Who_are_Brett_and_family/Our+House/HouseBuilding/BuildingProgress/PreWiring/P1040474.JPG.html
On top of that am also renovating my mothers' 1926 villa and she needs wiring installed, amongst otehr technology that will seamlessly fit in in that perriod's style. See link and compare "old-plan" and "new-plan" images to get an idea of the work involwed! http://www.davidson.gen.nz/gallery/Qod/Who_are_Brett_and_family/Brett/Lorraine/Bretts_Mums_house/
My son is now at gaming age too!
An i7 can keep easioly cope with the media/fileserving (mongst other thing) and I could then donate my current Intel-Dual core to my son and his computer to my Mum. :-)
That's always been the plan - you guys can just make it happen a bit sooner!

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Geek


  Reply # 313000 30-Mar-2010 19:22
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I've written an audio player that manages and replays music the way I want it to. It crossfades brilliantly, mixes music by genre according to configurable rules: and I have a text to speech module that pre-sells the music and announces events.

I'd like to do the same now for video, sourcing freeview and internet content and replaying it seamlessly interspersed with announcements generated from Google calendar, incoming email and RSS feeds. This would effectively be an automated home television station.

But I need some more grunt on the computer front! Even my existing development desktop isn't good enough for this: I need a cutting edge box with some cutting edge daughter boards and a cutting edge processor.

If I provide the first two, perhaps this competition can help with the third?

Regards,

::Leigh
http://www.else.co.nz/

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  Reply # 313001 30-Mar-2010 19:22
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My gaming pc badly needs upgrading.  Looking forward to getting my hands on Supreme Commander 2 but if its anything like the first game (resource hogging) more power is required.

Thx guys.






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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 313002 30-Mar-2010 19:23
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Our home PC is a little tired, and the grandchildren are continually nagging to use my work laptop.  In their words "granddad's computer is so slow nana, can't we use your laptop?" While I'm not willing to compromise the security of my laptop, as a teacher I am inpressed that they can discern the difference.  I shelled out for more RAM, but it really needs a CPU upgrade. Pleeeeeeeeeeeese!!!

dzn

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 313005 30-Mar-2010 19:24
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I would keep the processor and upgrade my gaming box ;)
using the old cpu i would probably make a secondry pc as a media box!

chur!

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 313008 30-Mar-2010 19:28
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The core i5-750 is the must have procvessor. I'm building a workstation for a friend who's in her second year of University architecture studies. So a fast 64 bit quad core processor with extraordinary levels of 2nd level cache is an entry level requirement. This is then coupled with 8GB 1333Mhz memory, an imported  quadro gaphics card, Arctic cooler, Windows 7 and a motherboard with Sata 3 hard disk and USB 3 extensions. This machine will be fast and let her focus on her creations while the machine does the work.

And her boy friend palys games. So add a Nvidia graphics card and you now have a multu functional machine that is up there with the best for less than $2000.

Add a super quiet Antec case and not only is this extraordinary value but it is also future proofed - a rare commodity in todays rapidly changing market.



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Geek


  Reply # 313010 30-Mar-2010 19:30
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Even though my name says AMDMAN , ive still been wanting an intel based computer , for its sheer power and reliability 

to go with a new gaming PC

EVGA P55 board
ATI 5870
Corsair Dominators
ANTEC 1200 case or one of Silverstones new designs

and give my current PC to my parents who are in desperate need of a new highish performance office PC 

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  Reply # 313011 30-Mar-2010 19:31
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When you ask your mum to get you anything-computer like for your birthday and she gets you a motherboard, maybe you should tell her ahead of time that there's a difference between them all!

In other words, I would very much like one (please) so I will have a CPU on my new motherboard, and a replacement for my tired old Pentium 4!





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Master Geek


  Reply # 313013 30-Mar-2010 19:33
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My home server has been struggling to keep up with the load of all its increasing tasks (http server, torrent client, video conversion etc), this processor would bring it right up to speed.

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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 313014 30-Mar-2010 19:35
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