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Thoughts on Cpus

Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:05 PM

Hey guys, I'm starting to research my options for a new CPU, motherboard, and ram. I'll get the latter two squared away once I figure out which CPU is right. Anyone have any thoughts on the matter? I'm a CS major and I do a lot of programming (mainly C++ and Java) and some Photoshop work. I'm mainly looking for something that will decrease compile times and the time it takes to calculate what my assignments require with a little leeway. I do game occasionally (mostly steam games). Is the i7 920 overkill? Sorry I've been out of the market for quite sometime and want to make sure this is an informed decision.


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Re: Thoughts on Cpus

Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:17 PM

The i7 will definitely decrease compile times, although they shouldn't be outrageously high anyway. You can't go wrong with an i7. :)

Matter of fact, if I was planning on building a new computer (for gaming, mostly), I'd totally go with an i7.

The i7 is the fastest processor out there. So...if it's speed you're looking for, then you can't do better.
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