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  • Markie
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    Reference the CPU question, check the benchmarks…

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/CPU/2

    Reference the motherboard, check the reviews and see if there are any other features of the pricy one which sound cool, but my guess is that as you don’t know if you’ll notice the difference, you won’t.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    I am not particularly knowledgeable of computers

    Given that, why don’t you just go and buy a computer that is already setup at your price point? Having a set of components that have been tried and work well together easily beats any slight performance advantage you might get by trading off one sort of motherboard against a type of processor. If this is something you want to learn about and further down the line you want to upgrade some components then fair enough but otherwise buy something that works from a shop you can take it back to when it breaks down again.

    Markie
    Member

    Good thinking beyond the question leffeboy! And I agree, FWIW.

    If you buy the Dell that sits at your price point you’ll be well served IMO, and with the three year warranty you’ll have no worries either (for three years, natch!).

    PeaslakeDave
    Member

    I am not particularly knowledgeable of computers but I am looking to build a desktop suitable for all the family. It will be used for some games and some office type tasks. It will need to multi task so I am also stuck between going for the 4.2 GHz quad core or the 3.3 GHz 6 core processors as they are virtually the same price..

    I am currently looking at these with a budget of about £500
    http://www.vibox.co.uk/build-your-own

    what I am unsure on is how the mother board affects the pc. If I go for the cheaper £42 one (I don’t want usb 3.0), will it hinder the pc compared to a more pricey one? does it affect the processing speed or other performance?

    any info or advice would be much appreciated to help me make up my mind. Thanks very much in advance

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