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PostSubject: Dual core or Quad core?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:49 am

Ok, so i was helping out a friend select a computer... and anyway, what would be more beneficial for his needs. He said he wants to do some light video editing, play games a lot, and just basic tasks. He was either going to get a:

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3210M Processor (2.5GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 2.9GHz,3MB Cache) <-- Dual Core
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3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3610QM Processor(2.3GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0 up to 3.3GHz, 6MB Cache) <-- Quad Core
and that would run along with a Nvidea GT650m and some 1600mhz ram.

Just need some opinions as I was not completely sure as to what to say. The only thing stopping him from getting the quad core would be the $300 price increase :/ Thanks in advance...
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:41 pm

Id go with the i7 if you want to keep it longer
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:37 am

They are both Hyper-Threaded so the i7 is a real good one to get, in theory the Dual Core can do up to 4 different tasks at once (2 Cores, 4 Threads) whilst the Quad can do up to 8 (4 Cores, 8 Threads). Plus Quads are ideal for Gaming Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:37 am

Getting a new computer are we Purple.... xD

1. Do not get an AlienWare.
2. Go with the Quad Core, it allows for more freedom further on unless you are planning to upgrade it again later.
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:46 pm

Cookie wrote:
Getting a new computer are we Purple.... xD

1. Do not get an AlienWare.
2. Go with the Quad Core, it allows for more freedom further on unless you are planning to upgrade it again later.
Alright.. err dont get an alienware eh *COUGH!* It may already be sitting infront of me but meh. Its so fast! And i got it rather cheap! So on my part, i dont see why alienware is all that bad. I mean sure, they are overpriced.. but it was on sale Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:55 pm

Is your Alien-ware a laptop or desktop? I trust the desktops more than the laptops
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Cookie wrote:
Is your Alien-ware a laptop or desktop? I trust the desktops more than the laptops
Its a laptop, but seriously... i cant see what people are going on about, if you buy one in a sale its a bargain.
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:58 pm

PurplePois0n wrote:
Don't get an Alienware eh *COUGH!* It may already be sitting infront of me
PurplePois0n wrote:
Its a laptop

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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:41 am

I agree with the above jpg.
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PostSubject: Re: Dual core or Quad core?   Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:55 pm

Ret's picture made me laugh. Upvotes all around!

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