07-21-2011, 06:42 AM
I am planning to become a switcher. Used windows all my life but im done with that garbage. Buying a laptop or 2 every year has gotten old and expensive.
I want to buy a desktop computer that will last me at least 5-10 years. Furtureproofing!
What is the big differnce betweent he following:
2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nahalem"
3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nahalem"
1 TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3GB/s hard drive
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
Two ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
I have already an external 3TB hard drive. So I really dont need 1 TB internal. I wanted to know if the 512GB SSD is acutally worth the extra $1,400.
Is there any added benefits to having 2 of the graphics cards instead of one? I will only be using 1 moniter, possibly 2 at the most.
How big of a difference is the speed in the processors?
Any recommendations of white moniters(non apple)? I cannot find one.