[Durham] New motherboard and processor

David Beer david at thebeerfamily.com
Wed Feb 6 10:47:06 UTC 2013

Hi Andrew

I looked at building my self a machine a while a go for VMs and other 
jobs, I was at the time looking at the AMD FX+. Quite an amazing chip 
for all round great performance and if using it for games the graphics 
partnership with ATI is quite a good choice.

Oli is right set a budget and stick to it then decide what you can 
realistically get for your money.


On 06/02/13 09:45, andrew wrote:
> Hi Oli
> Ill be using the system for general tasks, photoshop and possibly a 
> few games - haven't played any for a long time.  oH ill be running 
> some vm's too
> You've just made me decide to go price up an i5 system now lol
> Im going to buy a pi too for running an openvpn gateway for my network :P
> Cheers
> Andy
> On 6 Feb 2013, at 09:35, Oliver Burnett-Hall <olly at burnett-hall.co.uk 
> <mailto:olly at burnett-hall.co.uk>> wrote:
>> On 4 Feb 2013 07:56, "andrew" <andrewglass3 at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:andrewglass3 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> >
>> > My inner nerd says i7 lol what do you guys think?
>> I can't give you any advice on different motherboards or processors 
>> (my knowledge of these is several years out of date), but what I 
>> strongly recommend I'd working out your budget first and making sure 
>> you stick to it.
>> You'll always be able to spend a bit more to get something better, 
>> but if you go down that road that you'll end up with a system that's 
>> far more powerful and far more expensive than you need.
>> Remember that for general computing you could probably get away with 
>> using a Raspberry Pi these days, so you shouldn't need to spend too much.
>> - olly
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