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Windows 7: My New Rig

24 Oct 2011   #1
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
My New Rig

Well, after 18 months of waiting... my inheritance is paying out, so I am putting myself together a new rig. Time to get rid of this clunky old thing (which was supposed to do 6 months... and has lasted 3 years with a couple of upgrades)

Would be glad to hear any feedback, or anything you think I've missed/overlooked:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard | GA-Z68A-D3-B3
Processor:2nd Generation Intel® Core
PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Modular Power Supply | OCZ700MXSP-UK
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 OC 1024MB GDDR5 | GV-N460OC-1GI
RAM (8GB): Patriot Signature 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600 1333MHz Memory Module | PSD34G13332H
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green Power 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive 6Gb/s - OEM | WD10EARX (Possibly 2... haven't decided yet)
Cooling: 2 of these: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/c...000-gba01.html
Total Price: £570 (plus delivery)
Oh, and before anyone says I forgot an SSD That's deliberate, IMO I can't justify paying that much for so little storage space.
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24 Oct 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Looks good.

Don't forget something to put it all in!
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24 Oct 2011   #3
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

severedsolo,
For less than a 100 usd to not throw a ssd into a new upgrade is a shame. Leave your data and all games on the spinner but OS and programs get loaded on the flash. It is without a doubt the single most transformational device upgrade you can do. Sure back when 40gb's ran $250 it was a tough call but to get a 64gb sata III for 110.00
Crucial CT064M4SSD2 m4 2.5 Solid State Drive - 64GB, SATA 6Gbs at TigerDirect
Well you should consider it a must have for upgrade phase 2.0
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24 Oct 2011   #4
IownAmoneyPit

Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro//Windows 10 Insider Preview ?
 
 

Looks good severedsolo for about £15.00 more you can get a Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 64MB Cache Hard Disk Drive SATA 6 Gb/s 126MB/s <4.2ms 7200rpm - OEM which have a 5 year warrenty + the green ones have been prone to failure in the past.

PS. If you can, post us some pics in the "show us your rig" thread when build day arrives.
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24 Oct 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 / 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice rig !
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25 Oct 2011   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Have to agree about the SSD. It's not about storage space, it's about the OS speed boost. Otherwise, looks like a good build. A Guy
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25 Oct 2011   #7
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Looks good but as everyone has said, you would probably benefit from an SSD.
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25 Oct 2011   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Oh, and before anyone says I forgot an SSD That's deliberate, IMO I can't justify paying that much for so little storage space.
Yes, you don't get a ton of space, but it's fast and it makes a very noticeable difference. I've yet to find a person who upgraded to an SSD and regretted it. The only regret i have heard is, "I regret not getting an SSD sooner".
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