Powerful & Fast Computer for around a grand
October 1, 2012 9:57 AM Subscribe
I need a new Desktop PC and I want it to run well
. First, what are good combinations of processor and memory? Intel's Ivy Bridge I7 processors look the best, and I'm guessing 10 gb of ram would suffice, or would it? I'm not buying an Apple, but HP? Compaq? Dell? What combination of processor/ram/brand would you recommend for a desktop somewhere around a thousand dollars? Thanks!
posted by cashman to computers & internet (31 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm pretty sure I want an i7 Ivy Bridge processor, but I don't know if getting 10gb of RAM over 8gb matters at that point, or if getting 16gb over 10gb will make a difference in performance. Is the best thing more gigahertz, or more cores?
Gold star and bonus points for links to actual computers available for purchase around $1000 or cheaper, with suggestions of what to configure on them.