computer purchase [CLOSED]
Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:05 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:30 AM
if your looking for a new system I would say the best way is to have a custom system built then buy the programs your looking for and install them. A system with An amd athlon 2800+ w/512 ddr ram and win xp pro install your looking around $1250.00 you would have to get the other programs you where looking for and install them.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:58 AM
It really depends what you're going to use it for, and the capability of the software you're running.
I need to find the most powerful computer package available to lay person.
As far as pure number crunching a quad Opteron is probably the highest end PC you'll find. Here's a review comparing to dual Xeon's and others. These systems are reserved for high-end servers and workstations. The HP ProLiant DL585 with four 2.2GHz chips and 4GB of memory will set you back about $20,000!
As you can see the bleeding edge costs money. The highest end desktop chip is AMD's FX53, closely followed by Intel's P4EE (extreme edition). The FX53 is a little cheaper, (about $750), but requires more expensive ECC RAM. Either of these systems wil set you back about $3,000-$3,500.
Of course, you could always build your own supercomputer using a beowulf cluster and Linux.
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