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What is the minimum spec machine you would buy today?   [Edit]

Survey period: 19 Jan 2003 to 26 Jan 2003

New games, new OS's, new .NET. They all mean our kick-ass box of 2 years ago is now obsolete. What CPU/RAM specs are you choosing today?

Q1. CPU speed (in total, adjust for dual proc)

OptionVotes% 
under 1GHz1496.85
>= 1GHz53924.79
>= 2GHz1,10550.83
>= 3GHz23010.58
>= 4 GHz1516.95

Q2. RAM

OptionVotes% 
under 256 Mb642.94
>= 256 Mb50923.41
>= 512 Mb1,15052.90
>= 1 Gb35016.10
>= 2 Gb1014.65

Q3. Any must-have's?

View optional text answers (547 answers)


 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Martin Richter [rMVP C++]20-Jan-03 22:24
Martin Richter [rMVP C++]20-Jan-03 22:24 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Christian Graus20-Jan-03 22:37
protectorChristian Graus20-Jan-03 22:37 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Andrew Peace22-Jan-03 9:22
Andrew Peace22-Jan-03 9:22 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Carlos Antollini20-Jan-03 2:53
Carlos Antollini20-Jan-03 2:53 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Anders Molin20-Jan-03 5:44
professionalAnders Molin20-Jan-03 5:44 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Nitron20-Jan-03 6:26
Nitron20-Jan-03 6:26 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Jon Rista21-Jan-03 10:02
Jon Rista21-Jan-03 10:02 
GeneralRe: Must have dual CPUs! Pin
Matt Philmon24-Jan-03 4:00
Matt Philmon24-Jan-03 4:00 
You know... I'd say ALL of us write multithreaded software these days. At my previous job I'd never really need to worry about multiple CPU's... the software we developed was to run on computers in truck bays and we'd be lucky for those guys to have a Pentium 2 with an OS greater than Windows 95. These days the software I write is for our internal use and on hardware that we control completely (kiosks). So... yikes. Mulithreaded is difficult enough without having to consider multiple CPU's. Spinlocks... yay.
GeneralSpeed isn't everything Pin
Gary Kirkham19-Jan-03 15:22
Gary Kirkham19-Jan-03 15:22 
GeneralRe: Speed isn't everything Pin
Chris Maunder21-Jan-03 6:13
cofounderChris Maunder21-Jan-03 6:13 
GeneralRe: Speed isn't everything Pin
Gary Kirkham21-Jan-03 6:23
Gary Kirkham21-Jan-03 6:23 
GeneralDual-proc Pin
Jon Sagara19-Jan-03 13:43
Jon Sagara19-Jan-03 13:43 
GeneralRe: Dual-proc Pin
qodfathr19-Jan-03 16:08
qodfathr19-Jan-03 16:08 
GeneralCost Analysis and Productivity Pin
ColinDavies19-Jan-03 12:44
ColinDavies19-Jan-03 12:44 
GeneralWhy? Pin
Mazdak19-Jan-03 8:59
Mazdak19-Jan-03 8:59 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Chris Maunder19-Jan-03 9:15
cofounderChris Maunder19-Jan-03 9:15 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
markkuk19-Jan-03 10:32
markkuk19-Jan-03 10:32 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Christian Graus19-Jan-03 12:31
protectorChristian Graus19-Jan-03 12:31 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
mystro_AKA_kokie19-Jan-03 14:26
mystro_AKA_kokie19-Jan-03 14:26 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Christian Graus19-Jan-03 15:28
protectorChristian Graus19-Jan-03 15:28 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Anonymous19-Jan-03 22:33
Anonymous19-Jan-03 22:33 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Daniel Fisher (lennybacon)20-Jan-03 2:10
Daniel Fisher (lennybacon)20-Jan-03 2:10 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Paul M Watt20-Jan-03 7:29
mentorPaul M Watt20-Jan-03 7:29 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Anders Molin20-Jan-03 5:34
professionalAnders Molin20-Jan-03 5:34 
GeneralRe: Why? Pin
Rob Manderson21-Jan-03 19:20
protectorRob Manderson21-Jan-03 19:20 

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