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Wannabe Geek

#313015 30-Mar-2010 19:39
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the i5 would go into my son's future workhorse as he finishes college this year and is keen on entering uni.

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Master Geek

  #313017 30-Mar-2010 19:39
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I'm currently a second-year Network Engineering student, and currently my old celeron is really isn't up to standard with my programming needs.


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Master Geek

  #313019 30-Mar-2010 19:40
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Well I could use the processor to further my 3D modelling currently I'm working on a command and conquer red alert 2 mod project and one thing planned are new modelled buildings 

Link to project is here plus many other mods for red alert 2 or tiberian sun

also to get some work done for another project for the old video board game nightmare trying to bring the cancelled 5th game khufu into a working game add on hoping to get after effects and premire pro to do most of the video editing 

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Master Geek

#313020 30-Mar-2010 19:41
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I think i should win one because i think my 4th xbox is about to explode and would like to ditch consoles for pc gaming only and an i5 would certanly do that !

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  #313021 30-Mar-2010 19:43
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god my computer sucks, i need a new one pronto, tried rendering 3d and photo-manipulation on an athlonXP recently?


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Wannabe Geek

  #313024 30-Mar-2010 19:46
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be nice to update the old pentium pc to something with a bit of grunt... a multi hosted server... :-)

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Wannabe Geek

#313026 30-Mar-2010 19:48
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Well, the old AVR PIC and ARM processors just arent cutting the mustard anymore for my robotic projects.  I need some real grunt.  I think an Intel i5 would really allow my projects to "See" where they are going. I Should be able to run quite a few thousand lines of Quickbasic for DOS per second on one of those babies!Laughing

They'll be alive I tell you... ALIVE!!!...

Fingers, toes and other limbs crossed!



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  #313028 30-Mar-2010 19:48
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I could really do with one of these as my blood pressure is going through the roof with my archaic computer. It takes 15 minutes to start and 15 minutes to shut down. I have to restrain from throwing it off the deck recently. I really want to be able to stream Football through the computer and watch on the Plasma & Home Theatre system.

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  #313029 30-Mar-2010 19:48
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I would like an I5 because i need a new cpu, :) , My one at the moment is kind of dying a painful death and i would like to put it to rest and replace it :D 

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Wannabe Geek

  #313030 30-Mar-2010 19:49
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I am in the process of turning an old metal hardcase toolbox into a portable gaming rig for traveling. I Intend this to also double as my media PC while I am at home. For this reason I will be using Intel's latest technology to conquer this huge task. By no means do I want my gaming rig/media box to suffer so it will only host the best technology but as you are all well aware this comes at some huge cost. An i5 will definitely go a long way to making this a very worth while project both for both gaming and media experiences!

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Wannabe Geek

  #313033 30-Mar-2010 19:53
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I plan on building my parents a fanging little media centre pc, this processor would be a sweet headstart. That way I could move back in with them, sit in their spa, drinking their beer watching movies on their tv playing off the computer I built them.
Life is all about giving you see, what can I say, some give, some take. I'm a giver, have been all my life, from the day I gave my brother his first chinese wrist burn to that time I gave my 6th form english teacher a heart attack, giver.
So pick me as a winner so I can keep on giving back to the world I've given so much to.

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Master Geek

  #313034 30-Mar-2010 19:54
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My current PC is full of hard drives, and the hard drives are all full. I could really do with a new PC to run as a home server/file server. Would also look at setting it up as a mythtv backend so I can watch TV on my other PCs.

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  #313035 30-Mar-2010 19:55
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I am in need of a new workstation for my Masters this year. The project needs a reasonable amount of computing power to solve numerical models (finite elements) of large strain material deformations. I am doing some of the work at university and at home, but would obviously like it if I have the flexibility of running problems on a dedicated computer at home (so I can have my PC back for other stuffs!).


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  #313037 30-Mar-2010 19:56
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I recently built myself a Hackintosh with a Core i7 860 on a Gigabyte P55-UD4 running at 3.8 GHz instead of the standard 2.8 Ghz (just fine with the stock cooler!). It's a screamer, and it would be nice to have a similar sister machine to run one of those "common" OSes on without bothering to crank up Parallels. Pity about the lack of Hyperthreading in the i5 (which actually works now), but beggars can't be choosers :-P

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  #313041 30-Mar-2010 19:59
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My current machine is now getting on towards 5 years old.  I got a deal on some hard drives and put new ones in it late last year when one of the ones in my original RAID 1 array died (man was I glad I had got that array put in!)

This machine does everything I need it to, but when I want to push the boundaries, I have issues.  Editing the RAW files out of my camera is SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW and painful.

And the one piece of software I have waited nearly 10 years to finally come available as a real piece of purchaseable software, fully developed (well as much as any software can be) needs at least an i5 processor to run.  The software is Terragen - a photorealistic terrain generator.  But when I tried to render a high quality image on this box I had to give up after 10 hrs rendering got me about 1% done :(

Unfortunately, being a single income with a mortgage means I have very little disposable income, and having to buy a new car recently because my previous car after 18 years of faithful steedship, had developed rust, and wouldnt get a new warrant, means I have no budget for a new computer. 

Much prayer will go on everytime I press the power button on this machine for the next 12 months or so, until I possibly get to the stage where I can replace it.  Amazingly enough I only have the one machine  (dont strip away my geek priviledges PLZ), so will be DEVASTATED if it dies.

So winning this processor would definately be a fantastic thing - I could then get new mobo and mem and recycle the rest and *gasps in excitement* even upgrade to Windows 7!!

Actually I would be far more excited about getting about 6GB memory and really rocking Lightroom LOL

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