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Computer processor question

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CraigNewmark, Jan 18, 2012.

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  1. CraigNewmark

    CraigNewmark Registered Member

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    I have used macs for the last 8 years and have not really kept up on processors since the p3/p4/celeron days in pc world. I am going to buy a new desktop so I am curious what type of processors should I be looking for these days? Any help is appreciated.
     
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    depends on what you want to do. Gaming is 2500k and video editing etc. means you should get a 2600k.
     
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    Intel is currently ahead of AMD, even with FX. Bulldozer blows and the new Sandy Bridge CPU is as good as it gets.
     
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    Mostly music processing. I still love macs, but there are a few apps I run on pc and my 2.8ht is not cutting it anymore. I am already maxed out on ram.
     
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    yeah a 2500k with 8gb of ram is a great choice. Make sure you get aftermarket cooling for it, something like an h50.
     
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    Ok, thanks for your help! Ill look into that.
     
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    for the mac...

    There is the i3, i5 and i7.

    Of course the higher the number the more power... and more money.

    I have an i5... it's is pretty fast.
    I just pushed my macbook pro to 8GB (that is the max)
    and I installed a Solid State hard drive... means it has no moving parts.

    My mac now flies....
     
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    If you are going the pc route...
    they have i3,i5 and i7 also

    Now if you are looking for extreme power and speed...
    they have the xeon line of processors...
     
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    I can show you a video of my PC if you want.

    PM me 4 it.
     
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    Hey, if you want to go cheap and efficient: get a Phenom II X4, FX sucks.

    Powerful but costly: i5 2500k, or ivy bridge which I believe came out already.

    I have a Phenom II X6 1090T and it works pretty damn good for 180 dollars.
     
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    I would got for a decent i7....any of those will do just fine
     
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    I run 50+ heavy programs simultaneously on one of my desktops which has an i7 processor with 16 gb ram... and everything runs extremely smooth!!!
    I'd recommend the i5 or the i7!
    i7 has more power.
    i5 is cheaper.
    But if you plan on having this computer for another 8 years then spend the extra couple bucks to get the i7 for sure.