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Old 08-14-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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Default i3, i5, or i7 CPU?

I have an Intel E6550 Dual core with 4 Gigs of 6400 RAM runing Windows 7 (64 bit) and a 1 terabyte Seagate Hard Drive, and it is slow for dealing with 15,000 pictures in one file because I'm trying to get rid of the duplacates and it's taking close to 100% of my CPU output when I'm video calling and on magic jack at the same time. I would like to build another computer that would be much faster without putting me in the poor house. On each of the i series they have different speeds. I would like to have a motherboard that would support USB3, SATA 3 (6 gigs), and PC 2000. I don't need a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, or monitor and I'm looking to spend about $700. Any suggestions?
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Whats your budget? That would really change weather its and i3, i5, i7. I just finished a i7 930 build this week and I'm loving it. But a budget will help us to help you
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If you just want a machine to store and view the pictures then what you have should be fine. You might just need a new hard drive specifically for your pictures, if your having problems.

However, if your heavily editing them then it's a different cattle of fish.
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Whats your budget? That would really change weather its and i3, i5, i7. I just finished a i7 930 build this week and I'm loving it. But a budget will help us to help you
He did say the budget, its $700 dollars. This is an i3 system.

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131634
CPU/PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.470669
Ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145249
GPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102873
DVD/CD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106335
OS/Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...504.11-154-098

$704.92 (without shipping) after mail-in rebates it's $649.92

hope it helps.GL!
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Whats your budget? That would really change weather its and i3, i5, i7. I just finished a i7 930 build this week and I'm loving it. But a budget will help us to help you
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He did say the budget, its $700 dollars.
To be fair to Rakuma the OP edited his original post more than an hour later, after Rakuma and I posted, adding more information, including the budget.

I did try and put together a decent i5 750 set up but went over budget slightly.
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This is an i5 system.

CPU/PSU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.469003
Mobo/OS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...471.13-131-623
GPU/RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.443036
DVD/CD Burner- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827118040
Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811121088

$717.93 (without shipping) after mail-in rebates it's $622.93

Hope these two systems helps.GL!
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