Right, I've just started a new course and part of the requirements is to have two networked PC's. I built my current PC from scratch so this time I'm going for the complete system in one fell swoop!
I've been looking around, and I'm getting very confused by what's right for me or not. First I've put down a few rules about what the new system MUST have -
- at least 3.4 GHz worth of CPU
- at least 2GB RAM
- PCI-E Express (quite a keen gamer)
Then I started reading about Dual-Core processors. Having never really known much about them at first, they seemed like a really good idea at first. But the more I read - the more I begin to think it probably isn't necessary. From what I've gathered, they are only really useful for mutli-tasking with for things like server hosts. The most I'm really going to be running at any one time is perhaps Photoshop/Illustrator CS2, Dreamweaver, and assorted other programs.
What can anyone tell me about Dual-Core? Is it worth it even if you aren't going to make the most of it's capabilities?
The other thing I wanted to ask about was the 64-bit systems. Is it worth upgrading to 64 even if your OS is only 32? Will it make much of a difference?
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!