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Ram or processor speed?
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi guys,

Just a quickie as above really. 2 very similar spec pcs I'm looking at:

1 o/clocked to 4.5 with 8gb 1600 ram
2 i7 2600 @ 3.4 with 16gb 1600 ram

Which will have the biggest effect for rendering etc? The slower machine is a mesh on offer but has 3yr warranty, the faster is the scan machine I posted a week or so ago with only 1yr warranty.

Thanks guys,

Stewart

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!



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10/13/2011 12:10:37 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 12:10:37 AM)
show user profile  9krausec
Umm.. CPU=directly effecting render times..

Unless you are using some GPU rendering tech.


What is the CPU in the faster one? Ram can be upgraded easier than CPU too (well, with all the new socket types coming out so fast and what not).




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10/13/2011 1:12:26 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 1:12:26 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Are you comparing 1x4.5 to 2x3.4 ghz?


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10/13/2011 1:56:24 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 1:56:24 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies:

Both CPUs are i7 2600 but the faster is an overclocked machine by scan.co.uk. The scan machine doesn't allow me to customise the RAM but is significantly faster - it does only have 1 year warranty though:
http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ShowSystem.asp?SystemID=1017

The slower machine is a meshcomputers.com machine on offer at the moment. It is not overclocked and I can take the RAM up to 16gb, plus it has 3 years warranty for about the same price as the scan machine.
http://www.meshcomputers.com/Default.aspx?PAGE=PRODUCTCONFIGPAGE&USG=PRODUCT&ENT=PRODUCT&KEY=937413&utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=online&utm_content=EVO2600K&utm_campaign=homepage_panel2

I was wondering which one you guys would go for as I can't afford to make a mistake...

Thanks again,

Stewart Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!



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10/13/2011 8:58:16 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 8:58:16 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
if the cpus are identifcal but one is clocked faster, go for the faster one.

as stated, you can put more memory in later if required.
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10/13/2011 9:18:10 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 9:18:21 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Cheers AS, but can I add the extra RAM to the Scan machine? Why wouldn't they let you do that at the point of order?

Thanks again,

Stewart

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!



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10/13/2011 9:41:39 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 9:41:39 AM)
show user profile  advance-software
no idea - ask them.
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10/13/2011 10:04:48 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 10:04:48 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Ask a stupid question ;D

cheers,

Stewart


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!



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10/13/2011 10:16:59 AM (last edit: 10/13/2011 10:16:59 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
2600 or 2600k be specific, if its a 2600k in both you can just OC it yourself

EDIT: checked the links, both are OCable, it takes like 1 minute of effort to push any 2600k chip to 4.5ghz. also both of these cases are silly overpriced but i think i commented on at lease one of them before too?

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10/13/2011 3:04:53 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 3:11:43 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Cheers Stabby:

I've got to get a pre-built machine and cant find a better deal so far, so if OCing is easy enough I might go for the Mesh with 16gb or Ram and OC myself...

I know prices might not be ideal, but that's the best I can find...

Thanks again,

Stewart


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!



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10/13/2011 3:26:23 PM (last edit: 10/13/2011 3:26:23 PM)
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