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  # 313042 30-Mar-2010 20:00
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I have been saving for couple months now for a new PC, this would go nicely with all the parts I currently have in mind, plus will give me some extra $ for a big as monitor :-)

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Master Geek

  # 313044 30-Mar-2010 20:01
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I have a Amd 3400 , i have got some parts but the cpu is the most expensive , i had just brought a new camera and i am unable to edit my massive photo collection , I need the power of the I5 so i can do this because if i get one more programe frezze on me i might not have a computer because this one will go out the window


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Ultimate Geek

  # 313046 30-Mar-2010 20:02
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Currently, the HTPC is frozen in working state due to being used daily.

Given a new intel CPU, that would be just the ticket to build a second HTPC to try out that new mediaportal release...

HTPC: Antec Fusion 430, Gigabyte GA-MA78GPM-UD2H F7, AMD X2 4850e, Sapphire 4670 1GB, Corsair 4x1Gb,  Adata 128Gb SSD, WD10EARS Green, LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray, Hauppauge NOVA TD-500, Logitech z-5500, Logitech Harmony 525, Samsung LA40B530 1080p, Vista Premium-32 SP2, Catalyst 10.12(Facelift preview), Mediaportal 1.2.3+OneButtonMusic, AC3Filter, Cyberlink Powercinema 6 codec, BLU-RAY: Samsung BD-F7500

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  # 313047 30-Mar-2010 20:02
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I have many different projects underway but I would use the processor as my main pc core.  My main pc does everything from photo shop, accounting, Gaming and is a HTC as well so needs a bit more juice!

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Ultimate Geek

  # 313048 30-Mar-2010 20:03
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It would be great to have a more interactive RAW editing capability rather than the click and wait ... for ... it ... experience I undergo currently on an nForce2 system.


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Master Geek

# 313050 30-Mar-2010 20:04
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Thanks for the opportunity!
I do not have HTPC and do not know what to do with it I will give it away here to someone who me with my samsung beam(which is yet to come!...if and when it becomes available!!!) to set up my medical softwear so i can still take calls and make booking or send scripts while sitting and enjoying a nice lunch on a sunny day outside with someone special!. life is what you make of it....and I want to enjoy life and not just from the office...should be able to be mobile.... yet...'save lives!!!"..that way patients get to talk to me personally and not press 1..2..3..or more for various options and finally hanging up.
On the other hand!...ther is always a but......! I will be willing to try this beast and set up a HTPC...good project as like I say ..I fix ppl or try to not computers..but trying'..cheers. My girls are alway moaning about the 10 yr old laptop...which flickers etc.....annoying when they try their farmville or facebook..end up giving mine...
cheers!Tongue out

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Wannabe Geek

  # 313051 30-Mar-2010 20:06
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to perform multi tasks easier and faster, can process photos faster, play games quicker. It is the cpu in my mind to upgrade my old pc.


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Wannabe Geek

  # 313053 30-Mar-2010 20:12
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With a bigger brain I could start to realise the full potential of my current HTPC which lives in an IBM xSeries x236 case with Hot Plug 146g 15k drives running Windows 7 Premium serving up my XBox Media Centre.

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Master Geek

  # 313055 30-Mar-2010 20:13
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My old server is started to conk out if a few people are grabbing files off it, a new flash i5 would allow me to stop that happening, and able to run some more services including VMs off of it!

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  # 313057 30-Mar-2010 20:14
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I would use it upgrade my current Gaming Machine to trail down the parts in order of Mass Destruction!

(But in reality it would be a dedicated Ubuntu grunt/server machine providing me my files on secret missions so I will never again have to go on a stake out without my catalogue of music/video, actual work files(yeah right). And have something other than a virtual machine to run my website on showing off all my cool secret mission details, secretly of course.

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Master Geek

  # 313058 30-Mar-2010 20:15
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My wife is constantly on MY computer looking at Trademe & Living Channel shows. It would be great to have another computer so I have Geekzone all I want. I am only on now because she is on the Living Channel on SKY.


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Uber Geek

# 313059 30-Mar-2010 20:15
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sounds like an awesome competition.
i would like to win one to replace my 955 black edition to finally settle the ongoing battle between phenom's and intel. then once peace of mind is achieved id donate it to a good cause (someone on GZ who needs it more)

gz ftw

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Master Geek

# 313060 30-Mar-2010 20:16
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I'm fixing to make a Media Management System, I'd use the i5 as the main CPU for the system, with a 100 disc management unit allowing us to select from almost any disc (DVD/CD/BluRay) to watch on the Media system on the 55" LED Series 8 TV by Samsung.


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Master Geek

  # 313065 30-Mar-2010 20:20
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It's just - time.

I've been an avid gamer since a kid and have usually managed to keep a 2 year cycle on my PC's.

However, as I'm sure we all know - time catches up on us, we have kids - and priorities change.

Well - it's been 5 years since I've built a gaming machine from scratch - and the time feel's right. With Diablo 3 just around the corner - plus a bunch of other great titles already available.. there's no better time for me to take advantage of a competition like this.

So - in a nutshell, I'd take the Core I5 - and build a dream machine to game on.

Oh - if you want to throw in a motherboard & RAM - it'd make things heaps easier. :P


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  # 313066 30-Mar-2010 20:21
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My Socket775 mainboard is giving up the ghost. This would be the BEST excuse to get buying a new one past the Financial Controller. Plus, me having anything Core I would be the most current CPU I have ever run.

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