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Old 08-25-2009, 09:56 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Not any more. 64 bit will only have driver issues with very old hardware. I have been on 64bit for quite a while now with no issues at all.

Not to mention if you go i7 you will want 6gb of ram and with a 32bit os you would only use a maximum of 3.5gb.

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If that's the case, then this build will do fine.

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The only 32 bit processor being actively developed that I know of is the atom, and you don't want it for a desktop.

The world is now 64 bit.

Be aware that a system capable of doing what is asked can be had for WAY under $1000. You can do it for $400-$500 easily. Don't think you -have- to spend that kind of money. A decent gaming machine can be built for $400, and a good one for $600.

But these guys like to spend.

If you tell them you want to spend $1000 every system they give you will come close.

Edit: The build being suggested to you is -blazing- fast. An i7, DDR3 ram. Its top of the line basically everywhere except for the graphics card, which still pretty good for light-medium gaming. Its an excellent machine and I won't argue otherwise. I'm just pointing out...alot of money is saved by building a system. To a system builder, $1000 is top of the line, even if companies will make you pay $2000+ for a top of the line computer.

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