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#0 kimmy34




Joined: 30 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:28 am    Post subject: What's your spec? Reply with quote

Just curious about what people have. So, what's your computer spec?
Please let me know if your a gamer or not as well :D
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#1 superd00d3




Joined: 24 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am using a Core i5 750 running a VIC 20 emulator. Why you ask? Just because I can.
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#2 Know_Cents




Joined: 03 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a coincidence. I'm using a Commodore VIC 20 and running an i5 750 emulator. My 64k of memory is a little slow in the 8 gig emulator mode though. I may need to run a crossfire emulator to speed things up if I ever want to get through Zork.
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#3 kimmy34




Joined: 30 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious what people use. I know you guys heard this a million times but I couldn't decide between Intel i7 and AMD Phenom II. What made you choose Intel over AMD?
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#4 dave_c




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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The choice isn't very relevant, budget your system's total cost then subtract the cost of all but CPU & motherboard (since intel boards tend to cost a little more), then whatever money is left for the CPU, buy the one with highest performance in your tasks as shown by online benchmarks of those tasks. Sometimes it's an Intel CPU, sometimes not.

However, until you get into the ~$230+ price range for CPU + motherboard, AMD combos tend to be the better performance per dollar, especially if you pick a CPU which can have *hidden* cores unlocked... when paired with motherboards using modern AMD chipsets.
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#5 boy2death




Joined: 22 Nov 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My computer spec is here;
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400
Corsair 2GB DDR2 @ 1066 Mhz
Western Digital Caviar 640GB
Gainward ATI Radeon HD 4870
Asus P5Q Intel P45
Antec 900 Gamer Case
Logitech MX518
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard
Hanns-G 28" Widescreen LCD
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