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When buying a new computer, how important are each of the following?

Survey period: 25 Jul 2022 to 1 Aug 2022

Obviously a dozen other things come into the equation, too, but let's keep the list manageable.
OptionVotes12345 
Raw horse power7564%4%18%35%39%
Enough RAM for what I need and more.7565%2%5%21%67%
Disk storage. I need room7564%6%26%29%34%
The GPUs are critical7569%18%37%20%15%
AI processing power. TPUs, Neural engines, DLAs. I needs them.75642%22%21%7%8%
It needs to run the OS of my choice7569%4%14%18%56%



 
QuestionWhat does the scale represent? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar30-Jul-22 6:54
Vikram A Punathambekar30-Jul-22 6:54 
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trønderen31-Jul-22 3:51
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GeneralRe: What does the scale represent? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar1-Aug-22 6:40
Vikram A Punathambekar1-Aug-22 6:40 
GeneralRe: What does the scale represent? Pin
trønderen2-Aug-22 13:17
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Chris Maunder31-Jul-22 12:30
cofounderChris Maunder31-Jul-22 12:30 
GeneralRe: What does the scale represent? Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar1-Aug-22 6:38
Vikram A Punathambekar1-Aug-22 6:38 
GeneralRe: What does the scale represent? Pin
Chris Maunder8-Aug-22 8:22
cofounderChris Maunder8-Aug-22 8:22 
GeneralKeyboard Layout for taptops Pin
wmjordan27-Jul-22 16:56
professionalwmjordan27-Jul-22 16:56 
GeneralRe: Keyboard Layout for taptops Pin
Andrea Simonassi28-Jul-22 22:49
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GeneralRe: Keyboard Layout for taptops Pin
wmjordan28-Jul-22 23:24
professionalwmjordan28-Jul-22 23:24 
GeneralOnly the OS really matters anymore Pin
Bruce Greene27-Jul-22 3:48
Bruce Greene27-Jul-22 3:48 
GeneralMissing options... Pin
NPowDev27-Jul-22 1:35
NPowDev27-Jul-22 1:35 
GeneralRe: Missing options... Pin
trønderen27-Jul-22 4:57
trønderen27-Jul-22 4:57 
GeneralRe: Missing options... Pin
NPowDev27-Jul-22 7:07
NPowDev27-Jul-22 7:07 
Question6 options... Pin
Ravi Bhavnani26-Jul-22 10:14
professionalRavi Bhavnani26-Jul-22 10:14 
GeneralI don’t buy, I build Pin
matblue2526-Jul-22 2:20
professionalmatblue2526-Jul-22 2:20 
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
trønderen26-Jul-22 5:49
trønderen26-Jul-22 5:49 
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
matblue2526-Jul-22 10:51
professionalmatblue2526-Jul-22 10:51 
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
Saša Ćetković26-Jul-22 23:36
professionalSaša Ćetković26-Jul-22 23:36 
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
trønderen27-Jul-22 4:34
trønderen27-Jul-22 4:34 
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
C-P-User-327-Jul-22 12:26
C-P-User-327-Jul-22 12:26 
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
matblue2527-Jul-22 15:25
professionalmatblue2527-Jul-22 15:25 
I use pcpartpicker.com. It has the most comprehensive set of filters for searching. That helps a lot. I don’t rely on it 100% but it will warn you of major incompatibilities. They have lists of complete builds for every part so you can get an idea of what other people have put together. That could help if you’re doing it for the first time. You still have to research each component. It can take a while.
I don’t use Newegg much so I can’t comment on their tool.
I usually buy the components from Amazon or BestBuy because their prices are competitive and their return policies are good.
GeneralRe: I don’t buy, I build Pin
Mike Hankey31-Jul-22 5:37
mveMike Hankey31-Jul-22 5:37 
GeneralWhat is a computer? Pin
dan!sh 26-Jul-22 0:44
professional dan!sh 26-Jul-22 0:44 
GeneralRe: What is a computer? Pin
MikeCO1026-Jul-22 2:48
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