Computer Comparison?

celtics08

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Im seeing a problem with System E on the site link you gave they are claiming that it is 9.6 Ghz CPU speed... I think they are saying because its a quad core that its 4 x 2.4 ghz which is totally false...

In system F it is an 8800 GT not the 9800 GT and also it is not a 10 Ghz processor for the same reason as mentioned above but it does state that it is overclocked to 2.6 Ghz which is .4 Ghz faster than stock....


Depending how serious about editing you are I'd go with a Quad core not a dual core....

And for an OS make sure that you get a 64 bit so that you can use your full 4 GB's

If I was you I'd go with either E or F since they are quad cores and would be better for music editing purposes....

Thats true but in the questions and answers below (on system F URL) the seller offers various upgrades for free including a free upgrade to the 9800 GT. Does that make a big difference? Cheers for the quick reply by the way, very much appreciated
 

Kimster

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System F is of course the best, but I also like C for its value for money...
 

celtics08

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Hi all, I'm new here but will hopefully be active in the future. I'm looking at buying a new computer and any help is greatly appreciated!

My question is, which of the following three setups is better value for money? I'm a poor student and can't really afford much but what I want to do is use Photoshop and audio software like Ableton Live easily, and play music, browse web, etc at the same time. All prices are in New Zealand dollars.

System A - $1089
Processor: AMD X2 5000+ 2.6Ghz
Graphics:Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 512M
Sound: 5.2 channel High Def
Ram: 2GB DDR2-800
Hard Drive: 250GB SATA2
Extras: 22" widescreen LCD monitor (No OS)
URL: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-202954647.htm

System B - $1160
Processor: AMD Athlon64 4200+ 2x2.2GHz
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 7025 256M
Sound: 5.1 channel High Def
Ram: 4GB DDR2 RAM
Hard Drive: 250GB SATA2
Extras: Windows Vista Premium (64bit), 22" widescreen LCD monitor
URL: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-203554783.htm

System C - $1333
Processor: Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5Ghz x 2
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9800GT 512M
Sound: 7.1 channel High Def
Ram: 4GB DDR2 800
Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB SATA2
Extras: Asus 20" widescreen LCD monitor, Logitech Keyboard & Optical Mouse
URL: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-203095390.htm

System D - $1809
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0ghz
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9800GT 512MB
Sound: 7.1 channel high def
Ram: 4GB DDR2-800
Hard Drive: 500GB SATAII HDD
Extras: LG 22" widescreen LCD, Vista Home Premium, Logitech Deluxe Keyboard and mouse set
URL: http://www.trademe.co.nz/a.aspx?id=203238737

System E - $1899
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (4 x 2.4ghz)
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 8600GT 512MB
Sound: 7.1 channel high def
Ram: 4GB DDR2
Hard Drive: 640GB SATAII 7200rpm
Extras: Microsoft Vista Home Premium, 22" widescreen LCD monitor, Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard
URL: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-203129853.htm

System F - $2099
Processor: AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core
Graphics: Nvidia Geforce 9800GT 512M
Sound: 7.1 channel high def
Ram: 4GB DDR2
Hard Drive: 640GB DDR2
Extras: Vista Home Premium (64bit), Full HD LG 22" monitor
URL: http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Desktops/LCD-monitor/auction-202560556.htm

Particularly I am interested in the difference between the processors and graphics chips, and also whether the Full HD monitor makes a difference?

Thanks a lot in advance for any help
 

PokerDegenerate

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Im seeing a problem with System E on the site link you gave they are claiming that it is 9.6 Ghz CPU speed... I think they are saying because its a quad core that its 4 x 2.4 ghz which is totally false...

In system F it is an 8800 GT not the 9800 GT and also it is not a 10 Ghz processor for the same reason as mentioned above but it does state that it is overclocked to 2.6 Ghz which is .4 Ghz faster than stock....


Depending how serious about editing you are I'd go with a Quad core not a dual core....

And for an OS make sure that you get a 64 bit so that you can use your full 4 GB's

If I was you I'd go with either E or F since they are quad cores and would be better for music editing purposes....
 
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