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Windows 7: Spec for new PC

28 Dec 2012   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Looks good to me. Just a few things that I might change, depending on the cost implication.

1) CPU: Get the i7-3770K (allows for easy overclocking).
2) RAM: DDR3-1600 (use the XMP profile) and possibly increase the amount.
3) Optical Drive: Get a BluRay unit instead.
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28 Dec 2012   #12
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

"The fact that I mentioned HD video might lead someone to suggest I need a Blue Ray burner. Very few of my videos are more than 30 mins long so I use a hybrid system. I can get 25 - 30 mins of HD video on a standard single side DVD and it plays perfectly in a Blue Ray player attached to my TV."

Who did'nt read the thread Dwarf
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28 Dec 2012   #13
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

I did read it. I was thinking more along the lines of future-proofing.

Here are the specs of my optical drive: http://www.lg.com/us/products/docume...ec%20sheet.pdf
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28 Dec 2012   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Looks good to me. Just a few things that I might change, depending on the cost implication.

1) CPU: Get the i7-3770K (allows for easy overclocking).
2) RAM: DDR3-1600 (use the XMP profile) and possibly increase the amount.
3) Optical Drive: Get a BluRay unit instead.
Thanks for the input. I had considered the last two ideas and they took me past my budget and I didn't think I could justify either more RAM or a BluRay burner. Why would i need to overclock the CPU?
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28 Dec 2012   #15
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

It looks like a really nice build. I think I read where you are getting a 450w PSU. That just seems borderline to me. You might consider a bigger one if you can stay in your budget.
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28 Dec 2012   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
It looks like a really nice build. I think I read where you are getting a 450w PSU. That just seems borderline to me. You might consider a bigger one if you can stay in your budget.
Thanks for that. I selected all the components and found that the total wattage was 227w. The Company who are building the PC show a compatibility chart and that showed a 350w PSU was sufficient. I thought that a bit low so upped it to 450W.
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28 Dec 2012   #17
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Sounds good. Be sure and take some pictures of it when it is built.
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28 Dec 2012   #18
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Sounds Like a solid Pc Rig, with great gaming potencial if you put a dedicated gpu in it...
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29 Dec 2012   #19
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pedroc1999 View Post
Sounds Like a solid Pc Rig, with great gaming potencial if you put a dedicated gpu in it...
The main reason why I didn't put a dedicated Graphics Card in the rig was that I have never played a computer game nor have i the inclination or desire to do so. Remember Pedro that I am more than 60 years older than you and have never been exposed to the world of gaming. I think I can understand the attraction for some but it holds nothing for me at all. Indeed I would regard it as a complete waste of time! But I would not condemn anybody else who enjoys gaming. Each to his own!
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29 Dec 2012   #20
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yes i understand. It was a bit of a compliment to the choice of parts as a gaming computer needs all parts to be quite high end. I agree the igp will be enough for you
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