SSD makes booting so nice.  like ubuntu desktop in 5-10 seconds down from

about a year ago I bought 4 or 5 i5's from ebay from different vendors, all
have been working fine.

I am seeing i7 1155's for $50 (current bid) to $99 (buy it now)

On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:37 PM, Galen Seitz <> wrote:

> On 03/02/2018 09:43 AM, Chuck Hast wrote:
>> Well, the cooling is liquid, has a large heat exchanger to get rid of the
>> heat
>> and the CPU part is a large piece of copper that is held down on the CPU,
>> the heat is moved out of the copper block via heat pipe to the heat
>> exchanger.
>> I see the i7's all over the place too. From boxed devices for over $500 to
>> used
>> on Ebay, so looks like the selection is all over the place.
>> I see a lot of 3.40 mHz devices, not so many 3.50 mHz units.
> Have you maxed out the memory, and are you using an SSD?  I think you
> should do that first if you haven't already.
> Regarding the processor, I agree with Bill W in that an i5 will likely
> give you a noticeable improvement without breaking the bank.  The change
> from an i5 to an i7 would be less noticeable.  Unless you doing something
> truly compute intensive that can take advantage of the extra threads, the
> difference between the i5 and i7 will be minimal.
> galen
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