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show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Hi folks,
I am gonna buy a new laptop Dell core i7. If i have a choice to get standard 2.8 and turbo boost 2.0-2.8 or 3.0. Which one you guys would suggest for CG?

I have two options
1tb hdd, 8gb ram, 2gb graphic card, i7 and 4th generation, it costs me about $750 with same specification with 5th generation it costs me $ 850 approx, but if i get 4th generation i can upgrade my RAM in $100 8gb more.
Which one will be good for CG 4th generation with 16gb RAM or 5th generation with 8gb RAM

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10/15/2015 11:27:48 AM (last edit: 10/15/2015 11:27:48 AM)
show user profile  joelr
I would go for the 16 gigs.
Also personally I wouldn't buy a new laptop today without a SSD. It's the best upgrade you will ever make.


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10/15/2015 12:48:58 PM (last edit: 10/15/2015 12:48:58 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
I am thinking about SSD also but if i could get SSD in $100, should i go for it or 16 gigs RAM? can you tell me why won't you go for 5th generation?
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10/15/2015 1:36:21 PM (last edit: 10/15/2015 1:36:21 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
I think the differences in overall speed are so minimal it's not worth thinking about, just put your money where it's most well-spent, which i think is the 'older' machine with more ram and/or upgrade to SSD with the money you save.

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10/15/2015 11:07:02 PM (last edit: 10/15/2015 11:07:02 PM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Don't bother getting an SSD under 250gb in my opinion.
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10/15/2015 11:54:22 PM (last edit: 10/15/2015 11:54:22 PM)
show user profile  donvella
^ what liondebt says

I also agree more ram, better. You will chew threw 16gb easily on a average archviz scene these days. I use about 40-50gb on average now.

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10/16/2015 12:00:14 AM (last edit: 10/16/2015 12:00:44 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Also. Logical Increments.

edit: Sorry, I assumed you were building your own pc. Not buying a premade, overpriced, Dell-stickered - i didn't even realise it was for a - laptop. I am very against laptops in general, especially for doing high-end 3D work, and therefore am in no way knowledgeable as to what's best. Every laptop myself, my friends or my family have owned has only lasted 2 years or so. Which I pretty much think is a total waste of money.

edit edit: But is a super handy website so I'll leave the link there for others to enjoy.
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10/16/2015 1:06:43 AM (last edit: 10/16/2015 1:10:55 AM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
Actually i am buying it to make some money to get a desktop and power backup system. I am facing some power failure problem so that's why i am buying a laptop otherwise i could get much better desktop than this laptop in $850
I have decided to go for 4th generation standard processor than turbo boost and will have SSD like 10gb.

Thanks guys
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10/16/2015 12:45:24 PM (last edit: 10/16/2015 12:45:24 PM)
show user profile  joelr
What do you mean SSD 10 gigs?

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10/16/2015 1:26:12 PM (last edit: 10/16/2015 1:26:12 PM)
show user profile  npcph
i added a ssd drive to my i5 laptop and even though my laptop is only sata 2, the speed increase is ridiculous. It made boot time almost instant. Opening programs is really fast. photoshop used to take about 2 minutes, now its about 10 - 15 seconds. If you are going to do anything other then browsing the internet, the ssd is well worth the price.

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10/19/2015 5:54:53 PM (last edit: 10/19/2015 5:54:53 PM)
show user profile  sheheryar_noor
NPCH what is your laptop specification and do you use it for rendering? Which SSD you are using?
Joelr i thought there are 10,20 gigs SSD available but they are external, i will have to buy samsung 120 gigs then :(
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10/20/2015 10:01:46 AM (last edit: 10/20/2015 10:01:46 AM)
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