I am going to buy a new PC. At present I have a BENQ LCD TFT monitor and i have to buy the CPU.
I am doing my masters at present.
My main requirement is browsing internet (at about 3mbps speed)
So for these what shuld be my CPU specifications:
Like processor type and speed
Hard disk capacity
As far as my knowledge I think P4 2.8Ghz ,512 MB RAM, 80 GB hard disk are sufficient. But some of my frens are saying that for browsing we dont need that much processor speed and a 2 Ghz processor will be sufficient.
frens plz help me take a decission
thanx a lot
If all you are going to be doing is web surfing either of those will be fine. A P4 2.8 is so cheap now there is no use getting a 2.0ghz P4 that is outdated by alot.
You could go AMD aswell as they have good prices. Since you didnt specify any gaming you dont need a very latest Intel conroe CPU as they can be expensive. If you want to do light gaming the P4 would still be fine but if you are wanting to stay in the Pentium 4 era you might as well get an AMD as Amd's are faster than the Pentium 4's in that era and cheaper generally. You dont need a very large harddrive or small one Id say to get a 200 - 250gb harddrive though because at that size you get the most gb per dollar and you actually get more of your moneys worth because lets say an 80GB harddrive, it would only be like $20 cheaper see what im getting at? YOu pay $20 more and you get more than double almost tripple the ammount of space.
The amd AM2 processors are so cheap now you should probably get one of those in a single core. Dont think you need a dual core at all. You said basically surfing web only.
512mb ram would be plenty for an internet pc but 1gb would do better in performance reasons running applications and such.
Edited by jrm20, 05 February 2007 - 11:33 PM.