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Intel processor comparison


supersnad

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Intel i3 processor 8gb ram or intel i5 processor 4gb ram. Which would be the better buy in a desktop? Brian

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Ashrich

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What do you plan on doing with the new PC ?

Ashley

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D@ve

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I'd probably choose the i5 system. RAM is rather cheap at the moment, you can buy a 4GB stick of DDR3 1333MHz for £14 such as from here, so you might find you can afford both.

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KRONOS the First

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Depends on your operating system, if it's 32 bit then it is pointless having any more than 4GB, if you are going to use 64 bit then go for 8 GB.

As has been said it really depends on what you use your PC for, I have both chips on differen PC's obviousl, the i3 is in my wife's PC who does nothing more strenuous than play hidden object games, whilst I have a i5 2500K as I play the latest FPS'S's and with a decent graphics card is an excellent choice.

I might just add that there are different i3 and i5 processors each has numbers following the i3/i5 so that can make a difference also.

As D@ve quite rightly says ram is pretty cheap so if you need to add extra that should not be a problem.

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supersnad

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I usually use my computer for surfing the net mainly and e- mailing Brian

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KRONOS the First

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Then a old Pentium 4 will do that as there is very little computing power needed to surf and email.

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Armchair

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Might as well just get an H61 motherboard + a Pentium G620 (or maybe even a Celeron G540 or G530, with 4GB of RAM.

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