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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Asulc, 16 Dec 2009.

  1. Asulc

    Asulc Minimodder

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    What parts of a computer are stressed the most while
    1) booting up a computer,
    2) browsing the web,
    3) watching a movie,
    4) and listening to music?

    My idea is to isolate what parts of the computer are needed for different tasks so that I will be able to better decide what I should spend my money on.
     
  2. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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  3. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    If that's all you're going to use it for (little to no gaming) you could go pretty low budget on parts.


    None of those are really intensive task so you don't need a quad core CPU or a $400 GPU
     
  4. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    CPU/RAM
    CPU/RAM depending on tabs opened
    GPU/RAM/CPU in that order
    RAM/CPU

    A faster HDD helps with all the above as well
     
  5. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Far over the misty mountains cold

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    part By Part. If I was you ill take the PSU in first because its giving life to the other part so choise a good one. After Look for you Mobo, depending what you need, overcloaking or not. HHD of course, a fast one, and After look for RAM (again if you want O/C or not) and Finally the CPU. If you want to save money take better RAM and O/C the CPU or If you dont know take normal Ram and a faster CPU. A Real Requiem of harmony
     
  6. Farting Bob

    Farting Bob What's a Dremel?

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    1. HDD/CPU
    2. CPU/RAM
    3. CPU/GPU (depending on if qwhat your watching is using GPU decoding)
    4. nothing is really stressed by playing music.

    RAM would only be an issue if you have less than 2GB for these tasks, and then only if you multitask. 2GB or more will basically eliminate it as a bottleneck under any normal usage. HDD will effect loading times of anything, and boot times.
     

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