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I'm thinking of buying a computer for chess analysis only. So, I need the best possible machine (at about $500-1,000, not including monitor or software) for this. But I have no idea what to look for. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I guess the graphics card is rather irrelevant, right? And what about RAM, how much does that affect performance?
In the price range $500 to $1000 I'd recommend the following.
Processor: Core i7-2600K, Core i5-2500K or AMD Phenom II X6.
Memory: 8 GB.
Maybe an SSD drive for end game table bases.
All the rest: irrelevant.
get the fastest cpu available. Much RAM does not harm your system. Much RAM is good 4gb will do. Big harddisk for plenty of data thats it. Onboard graphic is good and cheap. I prefer asus mainboards. I own a laptop fujitsu siemens turion 64x2 1,6Ghz and its good for analysis
I've heard that the -K processors from Intel can be overclocked. I've also heard I shouldn't overclock, so why buy a -K processor? Are there other advantages?
How much faster will the analysis be with 8 GB RAM rather than "just" 4 GB?
Why is big harddisk? Analysis is mostly calculations, as far as I understand, so I don't see how the size or speed of the harddisk matters much.
I've used a Macbook Pro with a 3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and 8 GB of RAM. This machine is way to slow for the kind of analysis I would like to do. So, I'm sure about one thing, I'll get a stationaty computer.
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