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  1. #31
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    Laptops are great for mobile computing, for everything else they are worse than useless.
    Get yourself a desktop (term includes tower).

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    yeah... now that my employer has kindly bought this monitor, im getting a desktop without a doubt... they've just given me a 1k bonus so im gonna use that to build one lol.

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    WhoHoo! How much are you spending and do you need any advice?

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    I need to rebuild my machine eventually and jump onto the i7 wagon with 6-12gb of ram.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    I need to rebuild my machine eventually and jump onto the i7 wagon with 6-12gb of ram.
    What do you have? What would i7 do that your machine can't? With my Q6600 and 8GB of ram (recently doubled for photoshop), I can handle all sorts of tasks. I don't see the need to upgrade CPUs (especially) any time soon.
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    I've has a C2D E6600 and 4GB of Ram since December of 2006.
    It's about time to upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    I've has a C2D E6600 and 4GB of Ram since December of 2006.
    It's about time to upgrade.
    Even with the venerable E6600, you're still fine. You have a 64-bit OS to take full advantage of your RAM right?
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    yep vista ultimate 64 bit.
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    bleh, you don't need to upgrade your computer! save up for lenses!
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    Bob, socket 775 with a Q6600 with GO stepping is pretty much guaranteed to give an easy overclock to 3.0GHz and probably 3.3GHz.
    But with the slim price difference you're probably better off going for i5 technology right now. The O/C potential is still there.
    The two velociraptor drives would be paired in Raid0 config to boost the disk subsystem.
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