Buying a new high end computer that will handle Windows 7

By hmfl33498 ·
I am looking for a high end fast computer that will be relevent for at least a few years. I want to provide for windows 7 when it is issued. I will order Vista Ultimate with the machine.

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Ok, and???

by w2ktechman In reply to Buying a new high end com ...

if you are shopping for a computer for Windows 7, then why not wait until it is released and the full specs are out?
Buying a computer now for Windows 7 does not make sense, since it can change dramatically by the time it gets released.
For specs now, just get the fastest, most powerful system on the market and hope for the best. Quad-Core is a must.

However, waiting a bit longer, you will likely be able to purchase a faster system for less money.

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Shopping for a computer for W 7

by hmfl33498 In reply to Ok, and???

Your answer makes good sense, however my old computer seems to have developed a problem with the power supply. We recently had a cold spell in Florida and the temp. in the house dropped to 60 degrees. The computer would not start until we were able to raise the temp. in the room to 68 degrees. The machine is an old Dell 8200 from 2001 and it does not pay to update it.I am backing up every week , but I am looking to buy a new computer if I have too. I have been looking at a Intel Core i7940 2.93 Ghz, 8 GB DDR3 1333 memory. Any other suggestions that you think will enable it to work with Windows 7. Thank you

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You are looking too far into the future.....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Buying a new high end com ...

What you want is to base your ideas on what data you have now, and how best to keep it.
Basically you can keep Windows XP until Windows 7 comes out. As for the new Intel chip, Vista does not work that well with it at the moment. It has something to do with how the memory in the cores are used, Vista wants to use it one way but the processor chip is designed to use it another way, so a little conflict with the chip is happening at the moment. The processors, (not Intel i7) Intel or AMD, will do the job you need, depending on your finances. A fast computer will only go as fast as the components that are attached to the motherboard, though the motherboard will have to be of the fast type here. The new DDR3 memory is only slightly faster than DDR2 memory, so the cost for the new DDR3 memory is not worth it at the moment. Get the top of the range DDR2 memory chip and compatable motherboard with the fastest Intel or AMD chip then add the fastest harddrives to it. All of this will still be able to run Windows 7 when it comes out. So you do not need to wait, if you want Vista then go for it, if you want to save a few pennies then get the basic (not expensive) motherboard and load on Linux (Ubuntu, Xandros) any flavour of Linux that takes your fancy. When the new Intel Processor is able to work good with Vista or the new Windows 7, then you can get the top of the range of everything for the fastest computer of your choice. Newegg is one site to have a look at:
It will get your taste buds going for the time being. :)

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New computer

by hmfl33498 In reply to You are looking too far i ...

Thanks for your very wise advise. I am going out to buy a laptop with Windows XP for now and wait, as you suggested till windows 7 comes out. I had intended to spend between $3000-$4000, but I think you are right I do not have enough technical knowledge to configure a computer for a future program windows 7 and I would be wasting my money.

Many thanks for taking the time to answer me.

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No problem....

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to New computer

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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