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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sophie, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Sophie

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    I'd go for the 1600mhz at 32 GB but it really depends on what you need this for and what CPU you will be using.
     
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    Depends on the OS and the actual applications you are running. Also, are the apps multi-threading and what are the number of cores for the processors in question? Are you running virtual programs? Server or client? All things being equal it is easier and cheaper to add memory than to upgrade a processor in the future.
     
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    Well i have 16GB on 2 PC, the maximum i reached is 13 GB i believe, and i push the PC to the limit. ;)

    SO i would go for the 1833Mhz.

    However, there another criteria you need to look for which is the CAS or the latency.

    It is expressed like the following : 9-9-9-24.

    The lower are those values the better. Generally, when you climb in frequency the CAS is raising a bit. But for instance, a RAM @ 1833Mhz with a CAS of 10-10-10-27 is faster than a RAM @1600mhz with a CAS of 9-9-9-24.
     
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    Dealing with your CPU, i don't see a massive difference but the 0.1 Ghz missing. I would go for the cheaper.
     
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    Well, because one is 6M and the other is 8M.
    I recalled my old IT lectures that the M is important for CPU data processing or something (can't remember).
    So I'm wondering with that additional 2M and 0.1 GHZ more.... is it worth it?
     
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    For your first question, go for higher RAM since there isn't much difference between two CPU clock frequencies. And for your CPU question go for the 2.7G & 6M cache only because the difference isn't worth $400
     
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    Well, yeah there is this difference too. It is indeed important, but does it justify $400 for a personal PC, i'm really not sure.

    I have faith in saying that most of the nowadays CPU are ahead of the use we make, especially with hyperthreading.

    Anyhow, you are building a laptop if i'm not mistaken and if you were trully after sick performances you would have picked a desktop PC.

    I would save $400 on this one, but that's me :).
     
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    I'm really unsure about that too..

    The capital point for those CPU is hyperthreading. I would pay $400 more for hyperthreading that's for sure, but it isn't the case here. I made the mistake to pick one without HT and i feel it. COnsequently i'm using a 4 years old CPU with HT over a 1 year old without HT.
     
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    i just recently built 2 gaming pcs 1 for me and the wife
    and i asked the same question you did on tomshardware
    1600 - 1833 - there response was, the most popular ram
    at the moment is 1600 its reasonably priced, performs well
    and the cost set against the 1833 isnt really woth the $
    performance gain and wont be noticeable. review

    Dual-channel performance with the second generation Sandy Bridge processors just rocks,
    actually it rocks extremely hard. One can only imaging what is going to happen with the
    upcoming Ivy bridge processor supporting ever faster memory.
    But yeah dual-channel on a Series 6 Intel chipset motherboard in combo with a nice Sandy
    Bridge based processor including 2500/2600 series, well just hauls massive as.

    for an average modern pc this is plenty, and my mobo supports 2133 - but i still went 1600 below

    http://www.google.co.uk/products/ca...ih=553&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=12039693794734759875

     
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    its not a major different between those cpu, i will not spend more 400 just to get a little more performance
     
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    True... thanks a lot guys.Anyway, I still have like 6 months more to finish my national service.By then, I believe there will be discounts and a newer model of the Dell Precision.
     
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    Yeah, wish you good luck with that. have good one.
     
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