Post subject: Just got my hex core core i7 desktop! :D Posted: Sat Dec 25, 2010 5:44 am
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Well my parents (I'm 17 ) Got me what I wanted for Christmas it's desktop with the Intel Core i7-980X with 4tb of hard drive storage! But it's in a Dell dimesion e510 case but some how it's cool. what OS should I put on it?
Edit: would windows longhorn work on it I think It has enough ram
Post subject: Re: Just got my hex core core i7 desktop! :D Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:26 am
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Right now, I'm looking at the AMD Phenom II x6 1090t processor. Not as great as the i7 hex core but the benchmarks are equivalent to an i5 but this processor has 6 cores
I got a 1055T, fast and damn cheap with it. They're not as fast as the i5s/low i7s per core, but they're not far off, and the extra two cores pulls them into the lead where multiple cores are fully utilised. Plus they're not too averse to a little overclock, though the margin on the higher models is a little slim.
Post subject: Re: Just got my hex core core i7 desktop! :D Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:12 pm
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Heh nice specs. Due to Dell being disappointing, trying to sell their crappy backup software instead of giving me working Windows repair discs, I'll build my next computer, and it'll probably have Sandy Bridge.
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