I am about to buy a new PC. I have narrow the field down to two, both are pretty much the same with 2048mb DDR-2-Ram, and 350-400 GB hard disc, except one has the Intel Pentium D930 Dual Core processor with 3.0 GHz. And the other has the I/P 4HT with 3.6 GHz. I don't know much about the Hyper threading Technology, so I'm looking for a bit of advice on which one to go for.
As I am also considering looking for a new system at the moment can you please post details of what you are looking at (Make, model etc), costs and reasons for buying (home, business, gaming etc). With links to site(s) if possible.
I am in Austria so I am buying there from one of the usual superstores. One is a Microstar Xline 930500, the other is the HP Pavillion W5385 A7 and another is the Pro Works 660400 this is the one with the Intel Pentium 4HT. They are all about 1400 Euros. which is my maximum. BTW I don't play games, I use it for Photos, Music, and general word processing.
If you don't do games and are not into any processor intensive applications then either of them will do. gudgulfs assessment of the processors is far more than I know about them cos I use AMD processors. What about the monitors? They are often neglected but in many ways are the most important as these are the things you will spend hours staring at. Either of the PCs got a better monitor?
I am buying the PC only, it doesn't come with any extras except the OS (XP Home pre installed) and a couple of soft wear programs (which I don't need), I bought a very good monitor last year an LG L2010B, which I am very happy with. But this PC has got to do me for the next four years min. thats the reason for the post.
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