Quick Processer question

  scott26985 19:43 29 Jan 2007

Im trying to pick a new pc right now. I had a good deal at £450 tower only but I've just seen the processer is a

Intel® Pentium D 820 Dual Core (2.8GHz,2MB Cache,800MHz) with 1024MB DDR2 533MHz Memory - (2x512MB)

I was set on a Intel Core 2 Duo but that will take the cost up £100.

Any advice?

  skidzy 19:59 29 Jan 2007

Well worth the £100 extra or click here

2nd from the right DimensionTM E520
Superb Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Performance, DVD Burner & Large Flat Panel

Just an idea Scott

  skidzy 20:00 29 Jan 2007

Sorry 2nd from the left :-)0

  scott26985 20:19 29 Jan 2007

Dell are even more expencive.

My Old PC is:

Intel M 1500MHz 1.49GHz 496MG RAM
60GB Hard drive

Will I notice a differnce with a:

Intel® Pentium® D 820 Dual Core (2.8GHz,2MB Cache,800MHz)
1024MB DDR2 533MHz Memory - (2x512MB)
Harddrive: 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer

OR a:

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Dual Core Processor(1.86GHz,2MB Cache,1066MHz)
1024MB DDR2 533MHz Memory - (2x512MB)
Harddrive: 320GB Serial ATA Hard Drive with 16MB Buffer

  De Marcus™ 20:25 29 Jan 2007

Not if your writing a letter to Granny or emailing your mates. If on the other hand your a more demanding user then yes it will make quite a difference.

This is an absolute bargain but I think they've sold out click here

  De Marcus™ 20:26 29 Jan 2007

I think they even have a £500 core 2 duo which looks even better value for money.

  skidzy 20:27 29 Jan 2007

Am i missing something,your looking for a new pc,preferably with Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Dual Core Processor.
For £19 extra over your budget (£450)you get the 19inch screen/including vat/and delivered to your door and the cpu you prefer.
My choice would be the Dell.

  the old man 20:33 29 Jan 2007

I will assume you are using one or two things you already have on your present system so I would suggest this one, click here
or even if you could afford this one which I have just ordered, if you funds run to this much, click here
You don't say what your budget is.

  scott26985 20:35 29 Jan 2007

I don't need a screen. What i do need is:

Core 2 duo
DVD/CD writter
Wireless card
Large hardrive

Im not sure on prossecers or Ram memory. However I download large files (music/movies) and do photo editing.

  skidzy 20:51 29 Jan 2007

Well if you can get that lot for £450,let me know.

I believe if you want the full Vista windows its around £200,but i may be wrong.

You certainly need at at least a gig of ram to carry out your photo editing comfortably and if using Vista,look for something with two gig of ram.I would still go for the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6300 Dual Core Processor(1.86GHz,2MB Cache,1066MHz)

  scott26985 20:56 29 Jan 2007

Maybe Im getting it wrong but when you buy a new Pc from a PC bulder (eg. dell) it does come witht he OS already on it right? All the ones I've seen tonight say Vista Home or Premeim or XP. Im assuming that means it comes with that OS.

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