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Sausage 7112

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Hello,
I have just purchased a brand new PC but don't really know much about them other than I thought i7 is faster than i5 (and I probably have this wrong) but it was cheapish £400 ...can anyone tell me what its best suited for eg gaming, media, business or none of the above?
Spec used CPU-Z to get the details
Intel i7 860 (lynnfield 1156 LGA) 2.8GHZ
Mobo - Asrock H55M-GE
3x4gb XMS3 Corsair 1600 DDR3 - Dual channel (12gb in total)
GPU - ATI Radeon HD5450 (1GB RAM)
HD - 20xSony 500GB
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


I think the Mobo & GPU are not the best but hope it will be a good family PC that can play the odd game and stream movies over a 2nd screen (split between normal HD PC monitor and 40" HD flat screen TV)...oh and one that will last me a few years before its obsolete and requires a a major upgrade,
 

dpflamer

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It is a pretty decent system, its 17 alright, but the previous generation. But its till packs a lot of punch. GPU is a bit oldish but it can play a lot of games maybe not at the highest resolution. It will be able to play all kind of movies, blu-ray, 3D with out any hickups... overall a good system that should lasy you a good 2 to 3 more years unless you planning to play the latest games.

The Radeon should have a HDMI output which can be used to connect to you LCD TV, it will carry the sound over the HDMI too!!
 

Sausage 7112

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Thanks...I feel releaved to know that someone who understands PC's far better than myself gives it a thumbs up. ...thanks for the tip about the HDMI socket...found out it does and have connected up..great picture.
 

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