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The fact of the matter is that most of the processors these days
are way overkill for just about 99% of people. General slang is
that anything below an i5 or i7 quote on quote sucks. It does not.
There are machines from 2010-2011 that, even in this day and age
are still running reasonably well for web browsing and the like.
Allow yourself some growth but there is no need to go hog wild. A
nice balance is key.
Me, for instance, I have a surface book for my portable
workhorse. It has 8 gb of ram and 256 gb of solid state storage.
It's 4 years old now and has a 6th generation i5. It still runs
beautifully and the build quality is outstanding. It came with
none of the bloatware that other manufacturers send out because it
is a Microsoft product.
On 1/11/2019 2:55 PM, Brian Vogel
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 02:05 PM, Sarah k Alawami wrote:
So for me I would build a pc thus
Sarah, you have been a voice of reason in this exchange overall.
But the central point, which only this post seems to partially
miss, is that "for me" is just that.
Each and every user should carefully consider what their intended
use or uses of their computer is and what those require hardware
wise. What fits you, or me, or anyone else like a glove may not
fit another well.
Also, I support leaving some room for growth, too, but even the
base system you described for your build is just gross overkill
for my needs, and always would be in the foreseeable future (who
knows, it could become utterly insufficient, but I can't see that
in the near term).
Even if someone can afford the latest Intel or AMD CPU, it's an
utter waste if all they're going to do is web browse, e-mail, edit
some documents, and, perhaps, stream occasionally.
Tool to task, and all that.
Brian - Windows 10
Home, 64-Bit, Version
1809, Build 17763
deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the
need for illusion is deep.
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